Day 1 / You are welcome to join your guide in the evening in the port of Harwich before we board the 23:00 Stena Line overnight ferry to Rotterdam. En-suite cabin accommodation on board.
Day 2 / 237 miles. In keeping with our ethos, we avoid the main motorway routes and ride mainly through the open countryside of Holland and much of Germany to our overnight stop in Oldendberg with its famous palace, which was built by the monarchs of Oldenburg when it was an independent city-state.
Day 3 /180 miles. Continuing through the unspoiled German countryside we cross the Elbe by ferry and then overnight in a harbor front hotel near the Danish border in picturesque Flensburg.
Day 4 / 231 miles. Today we ride the whole length of Denmark south to north through fields and forests and pass our first fjords to arrive at our overnight hotel in the ferry port of Hirtshals.
Day 5 / 137 miles. After catching an early ferry to Norway we arrive in Kristiansand, and then ride a scenic costal route to our 100 year old traditional Norwegian hotel in Sandes near Stavanger.
Day 6 / 176 miles. Our first classic ride up the coast of Norway today. Island hopping by bridge and crossing majestic fjords too wide to span with bridges by both tunnel and ferry to arrive in our base for two nights in the Voss area.
Day 7 / Your choice of ride-outs today or a relaxing day off the bike. Ride a ‘secret’ Norwegian biker road to the dizzying heights of the surrounding mountains, and experience the lunar desolation of the Hardangervidda plateau. Or cross an adjacent fjord and then ride through the fruit farms of the fertile Hardanger peninsular and up to the ski station on the nearby glacier. Another possibility is a ride to the Flam scenic railway, one of the top 20 railway journeys in the world. Alternatively you can choose to chill at your waterside hotel and sample some of the free activities such as kayaking which we have arranged for you.
Day 8 / 225 miles. Leaving the Voss area we ride to Geiranger which lies at the head of the world heritage site of the magnificent Geiranger Fjord. Stunning views, ferries, the longest road tunnel in the world and mountain ringed fjords are the order of the day until we reach our base for the next two nights in Geiranger village.
Day 9 / A ride-out not to be missed today to the world famous Troll’s ladder or Road of the Trolls via the Road of the Eagles. Alternatively you could take a boat trip up the magnificent Geiringer Fjord to the stunning waterfalls or borrow an electric car complete with audio guide…
Day 10 / 118 miles. Another classic day today, riding the renowned Atlantic road to Kristiansund. Constructed by bridging the Atlantic Ocean between a series small islands and skerries this world famous route is often described as one of the most spectacular roads in the world. We overnight in a unique island hotel accessible only by boat.
Day 11 / 194 miles. Today we begin to travel on northwards in earnest towards our destination of the Arctic Circle. Following the edges of the huge fjords, surrounded by mountain peaks and then riding through the tunnel to Hell (the village of Hell that is!).
Day 12 / 168 miles. Riding almost due north up the narrow spine of Norway through seemingly endless pine woods and forests, we arrive at Mo-i-rana, the Norwegian gateway to the Arctic Circle and our base for the next two nights.
Day 13 / Ride-out day to the Arctic Circle! We visit the Arctic Circle discovery center and the Arctic raceway motor racing circuit, stopping off at a surprise motorcycle museum on the way. Alternatively for a day mainly off the bike you can take an underground tour of the nearby caves systems and visit one of the nearby glaciers which carved those majestic Norwegian Fjords we’ve been seeing so much of.
Day 14 / 290 miles. Today we say goodbye to Norway, riding east over the mountains into Sweden. Riding through lush Swedish forests and past innumerable lakes and meadows to our hotel in Stromsund.
Day 15 / 230 miles. Continuing our run southwards we pass through national parks visiting Osterund which has its own ‘Loch Ness Monster’ legend and arrive in Mora for a two night stay in this lakeside town.
Day 16/ Your choice of a ride-out today or a day relaxing off the bike. Take a ride-out around the rim of the largest meteor crater in Europe (one of the top 15 largest on earth) with its diameter of over 50 Km and enjoy the lakes and forests of the area which is often voted the best holiday destination by the Swedes themselves. Or you could indulge your inner child with a visit to nearby Tomte Land (Santa land), where Father Christmas spends his summers with his elves and trolls. Or visit the beautifully preserved house of Anders Zorn the famous Swedish artist and the adjacent museum of his works for an intimate view of this remarkable man. Or of course just lounge in your hotel and enjoy the spa, pool and sauna complex.
Day 17 / 214 miles. Leaving Mora we ride south through the endless pine forests and slowly descend the Swedish plateau to finally approach sea level. Passing the huge lake of Vanern, almost an inland sea, we arrive at our overnight hotel in Skara, which you will find shares an interesting connection with Anders Zorn and our stopover in Mora….
Day 18 / 157 miles. Today we begin our return journey in earnest with a ride to the coastal city of Gothenburg to take the afternoon ferry to Fredrickshaven in Denmark where we stay in another unique hotel near the ferry port.
Day 19 / 180 miles. We ride the length of Denmark north to south to our overnight harbourside stop in Flensburg.
Day 20 / 400 miles. The only motorway day! Gets the job done though by taking us the length of Germany and Holland to arrive in the Hook of Holland for the 22:00 overnight Stena Line ferry to Harwich. En-suite cabin accommodation on board.
Day 21 / Arriving in Harwich at 6am we part company and ride home to our various parts of the UK with unforgettable memories of this Scandinavian grand tour.