North Cape Group
North Cape Group
Globe and Sunset
Globe and Sunset
Alesund
Alesund
Bergen
Bergen
Bike And View
Bike And View
Cozy Dinner
Cozy Dinner
Foggy Ride
Foggy Ride
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Fjord
Lapplander
Lapplander
Lofoton Village
Lofoton Village
Norway Twisty
Norway Twisty
On The Rocks
On The Rocks
Reflections
Reflections
More reflections
More reflections
Reindeer on road
Reindeer on road
Rest Stop
Rest Stop
Riding North
Riding North
Happy Tour Guides and Riders
Happy Tour Guides and Riders
The Derrs
The Derrs
The Group
The Group
Trollstigen
Trollstigen
Waterfall
Waterfall

Tour Schedule 2015

Date2015 AdventuresDaysPrice
(USD)
Co-riderNotes
Jul 12 - 27Norwegian Midnight Sun16$9,975 $7,500

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Across the Arctic Circle and on to the North Cape!

The Adventure is designed for riders who are looking for something very special: a tour beginning in Oslo - the economic and governmental center of Norway - to the end of the world - nearly 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle - further north than Prudhoe Bay, Alaska! This Adventure will take you through the pristine beauty of Norway with stunning and bizarre landscapes on endless roads through uninhabited wilderness with 24 hours of daylight. There is no other "North Cape" tour that will let you experience more of Norway.

Join us in conquering the North Cape by motorcycle! Ride along the Norwegian fjord–dotted coast line, cross the Lofoten Islands and the never ending plains of Lappland up to the border of Russia. Join us on a whale safari and watch the Midnight Sun! This tour is about challenging and experiencing mother nature with all its facets and riding the roads that lead you to where Europe ends – The North Cape.



Highlights include:

  • Oslo - the fastest growing city in Europe and the city ranked number one for quality of life among large European cities

  • Trondheim - a colorful and historic city at the shore of the river Nidelv

  • Crossing of the Arctic Circle

  • A 4 hour ferry ride to the Lofoten Islands

  • The Lofoten: a mountain range rising from the sea

  • An optional whale safari in Andenes on the Vesteralen Islands

  • Watch The Midnight Sun

  • Ride through Finnish Lappland, the land of the Samis

  • Ferry ride on the "world's most beautiful fjord": Geiranger Fjord

  • Ride Norway's most famous "Trollstigen" passroad

  • Free day in Alesund - Norway's "little Bergen"

  • Stave churches: 700 years old witnesses of Norway's past

  • The North Cape - the northernmost point in the world that is accessible by motorcycle

Riders will cover a distance of about 4,000 km (2,500 miles), entirely on good paved roads which are mostly easy to manage with little traffic. Some sections (~10 – 15%) are technically more challenging, but there are also long daily distances with straightaways. Wind and rougher climate can be an issue the further north we ride.

Hotels are good three and four star quality.


The Route

The route is entirely paved, with a variety of road features.

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Additional Information

Includes BMW F700GS motorcycle
Additional charge for a Ducati Monster 696 (limited number - on special request)
Additional charge of $325 for BMW F800GS
Additional charge of $325 for a Ducati Hyperstrada 800 (limited number - on special request)
Additional charge of $975 for a Ducati Multistrada 1200 (limited number - on special request)
Additional charge of $975 for BMW R1200GS
Additional charge of $1,375 for BMW R1200RT
Additional charge of $1.850 for BMW K1300GT
Additional charge of $2,175 for BMW K1600GT
Single room supplement - $1,675
Meals: Price includes all breakfasts and 13 dinners.

Arrival in Oslo. Riders opting to arrive a day or so early to adjust to the time change can choose from a wide selection of world class attractions, including the Akershus Fortress, the Viking Ship Museum, and the Fram Museum - featuring the strongest wooden ship ever built , which still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. The ship was used by Amundsen when he visited the South Pole in 1911 and the North Pole in 1926.

Airport transfer, motorcycle hand over, kickoff meeting and our first dinner together is today’s program!
Oslo to Gudvangen (~370 km, 230 miles). The first riding day is a trip through Norway’s past and fairy tale landscapes! The twisty road through the Numedal Valley leads us along numerous ancient farm buildings and typical centuries old stave churches. Today’s destination is in the middle of one of Norway’s most spectacular landscapes at the Naeroyfjord, a sidearm of the Sognefjord – the deepest and longest fjord of Norway.

Highlights: ancient buildings and stave churches - spectacular scenery
Gudvangen to Alesund (~ 400 km, 250 miles). Ride along glacier – covered Jostedalsbreen National Park - pure riding pleasure on twisty mountain roads and along fjords! A ferry ride on the “world’s most beautiful fjord” is a must and allows us to admire the stunning scenery. Today we end up in the small Art Nouveau – style city of Alesund.

Highlights: Mountain scenery and roads, ferry ride on Geirangerfjord
Free Day in Alesund (Optional - 200 - 300 km). Today you may do some sightseeing of the city or go for a half day’s ride enjoying the roads around Alesund! The famous “Atlantic Road” as well as twisties around spectacular fjords or mountainous back country are the choices.

Highlights: Art Nouveau City of Alesund and Riding around Alesund
Alesund to Trondheim (~ 430 km, 270 miles). Today you'll enjoy a scenic ride through central Norway, spiced up with a detour across Norway’s most famous pass road: Trollstigen! Our destination of Trondheim is a historical city, which is well worth a visit.

Highlights: Trollstigen pass road, Trondheim (old city and warehouses, Nidaros Dome)
Trondheim to Overhalla (~ 320 km, 200 miles). Today we enjoy a relaxing ride along the Norwegian coast line and through rural back country – the first ferry is waiting for us just 20 minutes after the start!

Highlights: lunch fish soup in the village of Vingsund, Norwegian coastline, an easy and relaxing ride.
Overhalla to Sandnessjoen (~ 270 km, 170 miles). We continue our ride along the Norwegian coast. Several fjord crossings on ferries offer welcome breaks and leave time to watch and enjoy the scenery.

Highlights: 3 ferry crossings; scenic fjord views.
Sandnessjoen to Arctic Circle crossing to Bodø (~ 370 km, 230 miles). Our first experience with northern Norway. The scenic inland ride through glacier-carved mountains gives us an introduction to the Arctic. With the crossing of the Arctic Circle we enter the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Approaching Bodø we witness the Straumen Maelstrom - one of the planets’ strongest sea currents!

Highlights: Arctic Circle crossing; maelstrom sightseeing close to Bodø
Bodø to Svolvaer (~140 km, 90 miles). In the morning we take the ferry to the Lofoten islands; the afternoon is dedicated to the ride through spectacular scenery along colorful fishing villages, white beaches and crystal clear water.

Highlights: Ferry to Lofoten islands; spectacular Lofoten scenery, where mountains meet the sea.
Rest day in Svolvaer, Norway. Visit the Viking Museum or the Lofoten Museum, go for a walk along the harbor in Svolvaer or for a sunset cruise – or take your bike for a loop along the seashore! It’s your decision on your free day in Svolvaer...
Svolvaer to Andenes (~ 220 km, 140 miles). We leave the Lofoten and continue to the neighboring Vesteralen Islands; from Andenes at the northernmost tip you can optionally do Norway’s only whale safari in the afternoon.

Highlight: Lofoten scenery / optional whale safari in the afternoon.
Andenes to Nordkjosbotn (~400 km, 250 miles). We leave the Vesteralen Islands and continue north. Optional loops bring us close to waterfalls and into the Norwegian back country.

Highlight: Vesteralen scenery.
Nordkjosbotn to Karasjok (~470 km,290 miles). Ride through northernmost Finland to Kirkenes, only 10 km away from Russian border. Kirkenes is also the turning point for cruise ships of the famous “Hurtigruten”.

Highlights: optional ride to Jakobselv (easternmost point of Europe) and along Russian border.
Karasjok to NORTH CAPE to Alta (520 km, 320 miles). Today is the day! An early start ensures that we have enough time for “the” destination of our trip: a long ride brings us to northernmost point of Europe! Almost certainly we will have to fight against wind and harsh weather, but this once-in-a-lifetime experience is worth it!

Highlight: visit of North Cape and North Cape Museum, Alta back country.
Alta - Tromsø (400 km, 250 miles). We enjoy the scenic and twisty ride south on the main roads along 7 different fjords and getting spectacular views of the “Lyngen Alps”. Tromsoe, the “Paris of the North” is waiting for us with interesting sightseeing and the northernmost brewery of the world!
Departure from Tromsø. Breakfast and airport transfer.
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures BMW F700GS

BMW F700GS

Seat Height: 820 mm
Seat Height: 32.3 inches
Dry Weight: 186 kg / 410 lb
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.2 Gallons
Displacement: 798 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,500
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $3,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
Japan: $2,000
New Zealand: $1,500
Russia: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures Ducati Monster 696

Ducati Monster 696

Seat Height: 770 mm
Seat Height: 30.3 inches
Dry Weight: 163 kg / 359 lb
Fuel Capacity: 13.5 Liters / 3.6 Gallons
Displacement: 696 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,500
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $3,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Seat Height: 880 mm / 850 mm
Seat Height: 34.65 inches / 33.46 inches
Dry Weight: 178 kg / 392 lb
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.3 Gallons
Displacement: 798 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,000
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Russia: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Seat Height: 850 mm / 830 mm
Seat Height: 33.5 inches / 32.7 inches
Dry Weight: 181 kg / 399 lb
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.2 Gallons
Displacement: 821 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,000
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures BMW F650GS

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Seat Height: 850 mm.
Seat Height: 33.5 inches
Dry Weight: 189 kg / 417 lb
Fuel Capacity: 20 Liters / 5.3 Gallons
Displacement: 1198,4 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $3,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures - BMW R1200GS

BMW R1200GS

Seat Height: 870 mm / 850 mm
Seat Height: 34.25 inches / 33.46 inches
Dry Weight: 199 kg / 439 lb
Fuel Capacity: 20 Liters / 5.3 Gallons
Displacement: 1170 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
Japan: $2,000
New Zealand: $3,500
Russia: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures - BMW R1200RT

BMW R1200RT

Seat Height: 840 mm / 820 mm
Seat Height: 33.07 inches / 32.28 inches
Dry Weight: 229 kg / 505 lb
Fuel Capacity:33 Liters / 7.1 Gallons
Displacement: 1170 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
Australia: $4,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
Japan: $2,000
New Zealand: $3,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Seat Height: 820 mm / 840 mm
Seat Height: 32.3 inches / 33.1 inches
Dry Weight: 249 kg / 549 lb
Fuel Capacity: 33 Liters / 6.3 Gallons
Displacement: 1300 cc


Damage Deposit:
Europe: $3,500
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures BMW K1600GT

BMW K1600GT

Seat Height: 810 mm / 780 mm
Seat Height: 31.9 inches / 30.7 inches
Dry Weight: 249 kg / 549 lb
Fuel Capacity: 24 Liters / 6.3 Gallons
Displacement: 1649 cc


Damage Deposit:
Australia: $4,000
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $3,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
The single supplement applies for riders who request single occupancy. It also applies for cases in which a rider wishes to share a room with another rider, but there are no riders available or willing to share a room.