SUNNMØRE ALPS

Norway - Ålesund
SEPTEMBER 5 - 8 2024
$4,869.46

Explore the untamed beauty of the fjords with 'pinch me moment' Joyrides 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 Nordic cuisine with Hotel Union Øye head chef, Anette Myrhagen and then relax in the five-star luxury surrounds of 62°Nord’s hotels.

STAGES

NORWAY ITINERARY /

THUR AFTERNOON

PROLOGUE

Pedal your way gently into the weekend with a short, relaxed ride to loosen the legs, taking in stunning roads surrounding Ålesund.

THUR AFTERNOON

UNWIND

Relax into the weekend in style at Hotel Brosundet and enjoy the 5-star facilities in the Sundet spa, or simply enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne in the outdoor baths. This is your time to unwind.

THUR EVENING

TIME & PLACE

A three-course celebration of Norway’s best produce, enjoyed at the stunning Hotel Brosundet. Each course highlights the most delicious ingredients found in the Sunnmøre region. Drinks pairings will be provided by LeBlanq's Master of Wine.

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 the final destination, the stunning Øye valley. Ride as hard or long as you like, with groups ranging from 80km - 130km.

FRI AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Make yourself at home at our luxurious base for the next two nights, Hotel Union Øye. Chill out with a cooling drink taking in the breathtaking surroundings or enjoy a refreshing dip in the waters of Norangsfjord. This is your time to unwind.

FRI EVENING

A TASTE OF THE WILD

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Norwegian nature with an unforgettable dining experience by Anette Myrhagen at Hotel Union Øye.

FRI EVENING

TALES OF A GREEN JERSEY

A fireside chat with Nordic cycling legend, Thor Hushovd. Unwind and enjoy stories from his tours, with a glass of InchDairnie RyeLaw whisky in hand.

SAT MORNING

JOYRIDE 02

The ultimate ride, side by side with Thor and 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 80km - 130km, making some stops along the way to taste some of the region’s best seasonal produce.

SAT AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Return to the the sumptuous Hotel Union Øye and enjoy some rest and relaxation. Take a dip in the cool waters of Norangsfjord, enjoy the Fjord sauna, or simply relax with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne in hand.



SAT EVENING

TOUR DE FEAST

A 5-course homage celebrating Thor and Norwegian cycling heritage, created by Anette Myrhagen.

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 with a leisurely ride covering the rest of Øye valley, before returning to Ålesund.

SUN AFTERNOON

THE FINISH DINE

Make your way back towards Ålesund and indulge in a casual style feast prepared by local chefs using the finest seasonal ingredients. 

TEAM

Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd

BIO
Anette Myrhagen

Anette Myrhagen

BIO
Sean Yates

Sean Yates

BIO
"I took the trip to Norway in 2023 and had the most incredible time. Every detail of the trip was exceptionally planned and made for the most magical weekend."

AARON - NEW YORK

"One of the best biking experiences I have ever had. The routes, the group leaders, the support, the hotels, the food, the wine, the saunas and cold plunges in the fjords were all spectacular. Most of all, it was great fun riding and meeting a great group of people from all over the world."

JAKE - LOS ANGELES

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 and a group of ex-pro riders, you’ll be shown the hidden beauty only the locals know. Whether you’re looking for a challenging climb or you’re just looking to take it all in, we’ll have a ride for you.

DINING

A WILD FOOD HAVEN

Anette will be drawing inspiration from the surrounding flora and fauna, sourcing fresh fish and seafood from the fjords, and foraging for wild berries, herbs and mushrooms in the surrounding forests. All of which will be combined to create post-ride feasts which celebrate the very best of Nordic cuisine.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

riding

RIDING

A place on each of the weekend’s rides, guided by our team of cycling legends and pro ride leaders. We offer several groups, tailored by distance and pace, to ensure you can enjoy your perfect joyride.
Dining

DINING

A Michelin standard of dining and drinks for you to indulge in, created by the world’s finest chefs and master sommeliers.
Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

Your time is precious and we’re here to help you make the most of it. Our team is on hand to host and guide you so that you can join in, relax and savour every moment.
Luxury Bikes

TEST RIDES

A selection of premium road bikes are available to test ride during the weekend. We also have a team of bike mechanics ready to support with fine-tuning and fixes to help keep you on the road.
Custom kits

CUSTOM RAPHA KIT

Each rider receives special edition Rapha kit, including a LeBlanq team jersey, gilet and cap. We also provide a laundry service for your LeBlanq kit.
Membership

MEMBERSHIP

Book any Joyride package and enjoy club benefits and treats from our partners, including an annual subscription to a cycling 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

InchDairnie RyeLaw Whisky
A bottle of InchDairnie RyeLaw whisky in your room awaiting your arrival.

Bianchi Bike Hire

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NORWAY

Norway · SEPTEMBER 5 - 8 2024