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SUNNMØRE ALPS

ALESUND - SOLD OUT
SEPTEMBER 8 - 11 2022
$3,782.68
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Explore the untamed beauty of the fjords this September with a once-in-a-lifetime joyride led by two legends of Nordic cycling and gastronomy. Experience a point to point tour of the otherworldly roads of the Sunnmøre Alps, with our team of cycling legends and world champion, Thor Hushovd; taste the wildest new Nordic cuisine from Scandinavia’s open fire cooking king, Niklas Ekstedt; and then relax in the five-star luxury surrounds of 62°Nord.

STAGES

NORWAY ITINERARY /

THUR EVENING

TIME & PLACE

A 3-course celebration of Norway’s best produce, led by local chefs, in collaboration with our Directeur Culinaire and former head chef of 3 Michelin starred ‘The Fat Duck’, Ashley Palmer-Watts. 

FRI MORNING

JOYRIDE 01

Departing from Hotel Brosundet, we leave the city of Ålesund for your first taste of the fjords. This is a point to point ride that takes in the breathtaking roads of Syklyven and Stranda, before making our way to our final destination, the stunning Øye valley. Ride as hard or long as you like, with groups ranging from 50km to 125km.

FRI AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Make yourself at home at our base for the next two nights - Hotel Union Øye - and then relax in luxury. Let our soigneurs soothe tired muscles with a massage, enjoy an afternoon aperitif in the hot tub, or grab a snack from the kitchen. This is your time to unwind, your way.

FRI EVENING

A TASTE OF THE WILD

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Norwegian nature with an unforgettable outdoor dining experience made by Niklas Ekstedt, using the best foraged and locally sourced ingredients surrounding you.

SAT MORNING

JOYRIDE 02

The ultimate pleasure ride, side by side with our team of cycling legends. Taking in the stunning beauty of the Øye valley, your longest ride of the weekend is a loop that ranges from 70km or 155km, making some delicious stops along the way to taste some of the region’s best producers.

SAT AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Return to Hotel Union and enjoy some rest and relaxation. Take a dip in the cool waters of Norangsfjord with your fellow joyriders, soothe those tired muscles again with a massage from our soigneurs, or just recline with a drink and soak in the views.

SAT EVENING

TOUR DE FEAST

A 5-course homage to Nordic cycling culture by Scandinavia’s master of open fire cooking, Niklas Ekstedt. Celebrating Thor and Norwegian riding heritage through the flavours on your plate, with accompanied pairings by Champagne Laurent-Perrier.

SAT EVENING

TALES OF A YELLOW JERSEY

Fireside chat with Nordic cycling legend, Thor Hushovd, hosted by Adam Blythe. Unwind and enjoy stories from the tour, with accompanied whisky and wine tasting.

SUN MORNING

JOYRIDE 03

Your final ride of the weekend is shorter, more relaxing, but equally as beautiful. We take in the fjords for the last time in the saddle with a 45km ride covering the rest of Øye valley.

SUN AFTERNOON

THE FINISH DINE

The ultimate after the finish line feast, created by the chefs at Hotel Union Øye. Our final culinary celebration, served family style.  

TEAM

Thor Hushovd
LEAD RIDER

Thor Hushovd

BIO
Niklas Ekstedt
LEAD CHEF

Niklas Ekstedt

BIO
Adam Blythe
Team Rider

Adam Blythe

BIO
Chris Lillywhite
TEAM RIDER

Chris Lillywhite

BIO
Monica Dew
TEAM RIDER

Monica Dew

BIO
"From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, I was grinning ear to ear. The ride routes were idyllic with breathtaking scenery throughout, the food was absolutely out of this world, and the accommodation was as luxurious as it gets."

FINLAY - EDINBURGH

"The ride routes were breathtaking, the food was out of this world and the accomodation was beyond luxurious"

ANNA - PARIS

DESTINATION

OUR BASE

62° NORD

Explore the land of the fjords and then relax in luxury at two of the finest hotels The Sunnmøre Alps have to offer. With a mix of contemporary Nordic design and world-class service, Hotel Brosundet is the perfect start to your trip. Sitting on the banks of the water in Ålesund - a UNESCO world heritage site - this newly renovated listed building hosts 131 beautiful rooms, all centred around a spectacular central fireplace that takes inspiration from traditional Viking communal hearths.

Cradled between the mountains on the shores of Norangsfjord, Hotel Union Øye is where the kings and queens of the past fell in love with the fjords, and it’s waiting to host you for the remainder of your trip. Grand, opulent and charming, it’s the perfect base to explore the beauty of the Øye valley and taste the flavours of Norway.

RIDING

THE LAND OF THE FJORDS

Ålesund and the Sunnmøre region is an area known for its untouched and spectacular nature, secluded fjords and majestic mountain tops. Led by Thor Hushovd, Adam Blythe and a group of ex-pro riders, you’ll be shown the hidden beauty spots only the locals know. Whether you’re looking for a challenging climb or you’re just looking to take it all in, we’ll find a ride for you.

DINING

A WILD FOOD HAVEN

Our team of chefs and Sweden’s open flame master - Niklas Ekstedt - will be drawing inspiration from the surrounding flora and fauna to create your post-ride feasts. The forests are abundant with wild herbs, mushrooms and berries ripe for foraging, while the fjords and ocean are teeming with life. Depending on the season you can expect the freshest cod, halibut, salmon, oysters, lobster and crab. Drawing on ancient methods of fire cooking, smoking and preserving, each meal celebrates Nordic Cuisine in a modern wild way. Be it freshly brewed coffee, local apple cider or matured wheels of cheese, our strategic pitstops on the road will keep you fuelled and happy.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

riding

RIDING

A place on all of our rides across the weekend with our team of cycling legends and pro ride leaders. Each ride has 3-5 different groups, with lengths tailored perfectly to any level of riding.
Dining

DINING

A Michelin standard of dining and drinks created by the world’s finest chefs. All of your meals are included, with a comprehensive list of wine, beer and soft drinks.
Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

The experience begins the moment you book with our concierge taking care of everything. Whether you’re riding or relaxing, you’ll have personally tailored hospitality from our team, with massages from soigneurs and access to hotel facilities.
Luxury Bikes

LUXURY BIKES

Our team of mechanics will be on hand to tune-up your bike when you arrive, and we’ll also have a selection of Specialized Aethos bikes available to test ride across the weekend.
Custom kits

CUSTOM KITS

Limited edition kit by Rapha will be included in the package, including a LeBlanq team jersey, gilet and cap. We also offer a laundry service.
Membership

MEMBERSHIP

Book any joyride package and you’ll also become an annual member of our club, with access to monthly joyrides and dining experiences at some of the UK’s best restaurants, as well as a subscription to Rouleur magazine.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from your destination
  • Personal Ride Insurance
  • Accommodation pre/post trip (please ask our Concierge for preferential rates)
  • Beverages outside of our drinks list

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

BRING A NON-RIDING GUEST
We're not just for joyriders. Bring a non-riding partner or friend to share your room at a reduced price of and they'll enjoy all the same world-class hospitality and dining, including activities and taster rides while riding guests share the roads with our legends.

CHAMPAGNE IN ROOM
A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle on ice waiting for your arrival

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