Bicycle Denmark & Norwegian Fjords
Copenhagen, Sweden & Western Norway
Essentials of Denmark & the Norwegian Fjords:
Denmark – Our Odyssey begins in Denmark, where we cycle the island of Zealand. Pedaling past long, sandy beaches and through a countryside dotted with small, tidy farms, you will marvel at the ancient churches and the museums filled with the Viking heritage.
Sweden – Experience the expansive skies of Sweden accentuated by a landscape of rolling, yellow rape-fields, rows of willow trees, coastal villages and half-timbered houses.
Norway – The fjords of Western Norway offer the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in all of Scandinavia and provide the venue for one of the world's most scenic cycling experiences. Mighty fjords rip into rugged, snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls, canyon-like valleys, deep lakes and glaciers sparkle in the sunshine. Along the shores of the fjords, small villages cluster around white clapboard churches framed against a mountainous background.
Cuisine: The Scandinavians have a passion for food and the natural, fresh ingredients play an important role in every dish. With an abundance of seafood, the preparation of fish has developed into an art form. The service is always excellent and reflects the country's warm hospitality.
Highlights: Copenhagen, Frederiksborg Castle, Elsinore (legendary castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet), Helsinbgorg, Oslo, Lillehammer (site of 1994 Winter Olympics), Geiranger, Trollstigveien (Troll's Path), Loen, Jostedal Glacier, Fjaerland, Sognefjord (longest and deepest fjord in the world), Kinsarvik, Hardangerfjord, Bergen.