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SUNNMØRE ALPS

Norway - Ålesund
SEPTEMBER 14 - 17 2023
$4,644.62
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An exclusive RCC joyride through the Sunnmøre region with Rapha founder Simon Mottram. Explore the untamed beauty of the fjords in September 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 Velochef, Henrik Orre, a Michelin-star chef who fuelled Team Sky through the peaks of their performances, and then relax in the five-star luxury surrounds of 62°Nord’s hotels.

STAGES

NORWAY ITINERARY /

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 natural lagoon Skodje and the headlands of Brattvåg peninsula, finishing at Hotel Storfjord . Group rides range between 70km and 140km.

FRI AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Make yourself at home at our luxurious base for the next two nights, Hotel Storfjord. Chill out with a cooling drink, take a stroll down to the water for a refreshing dip in Glomset Bay or ease tired legs in the warmth of the hot tub.

FRI EVENING

A TASTE OF THE WILD

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Norwegian nature with an unforgettable dining experience by Henrik Orre at Hotel Storfjord.

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 Romsdal valley, the Troll wall and the iconic switchbacks of the Trollstigen. This will be the longest ride of the weekend ranging from 70km to 130km.

SAT AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Return to the the sumptuous Hotel Storfjord and enjoy some rest and relaxation. Take a dip in the cool waters of Glomset bay, with your fellow joyriders, or just recline with a drink and soak in the views.

SAT EVENING

TOUR DE FEAST

A 5-course homage celebrating Thor and Norwegian cycling heritage, created by Henrik Orre, aka Velochef.

Henrik Orre spent five seasons on the road producing delicious meals for Team Sky, before becoming head chef at 2 Michelin-star Matbaren in Stockholm. Somehow, in between, he also found time to publish three cycling-specific Velochef cookbooks.

SAT EVENING

TALES OF A GREEN JERSEY

A fireside chat with Nordic cycling legend, Thor Hushovd, as well as a Q&A with Rapha founder Simon Mottram. Unwind and enjoy stories from Thor's incredible career as well as Simon's journey into the world of cycling, including the stories and legends that inspired him to create Rapha.

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 Skodje Lagoon.

SUN AFTERNOON

THE FINISH DINE

Before you head towards Ålesund, indulge in a family style feast prepared by local chefs using the finest seasonal ingredients.

TEAM

Thor Hushovd
LEAD RIDER

Thor Hushovd

BIO
Henrik Orre
LEAD chef

Henrik Orre

BIO
Sean Yates

Sean Yates

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.

Your second stay on this wild adventure will be at the handbuilt, ‘laftehytte’ style Storfjord Hotel. Situated on a hilltop in Alpine Norway, this handcrafted haven is the gateway to magnificent mountains and breathtaking fjords. Lose yourself in the tranquil surrounds and enjoy the luxury of this secret Scandi escape deep in the Sunnmøre region.

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

From running Michelin-star kitchens to five seasons fuelling Team Sky's appetite for the yellow jersey, his love for open-fire cooking and adventure cycling, Henrik Orre is the perfect pairing for a wild culinary tour deep into the Sunnmøre region. Henrik 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 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

Champagne in Room
A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle on ice waiting for your arrival.

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