All about the journey
Albin and Suzanne from the Helsingborg Chapter, Sweden, share the experience of their ride to and from the Norwegian Rally in June 2009
It all started with a group of 17 planning a ride to the 2009 National Norway Rally in late 2008. As road captain for the local chapter, I was nominated leader for the trip from Helsingborg in southern
We left early Thursday morning. Eleven of us, on eight bikes showed up that morning. The other six left days before.
The whole 700km of the first day was spent in our raingear! We arrived at Moelv in
After three days in the breathtaking area of western
The first day of our return journey, we headed 200km north to Trollstigen. This trip has it all - from snow-topped mountains to the green valley below. We then headed for Dovre fjell before arriving at our destination, Dombas.
The following day we headed for Geilo. Most of the day was spent riding up in the mountains, passing through several winter ski resorts. We stopped by one of the lakes, admiring the absolutely crystal-clear blue water.
We also passed through Fagernes, one of the most scenic routes in this area.
The small twisty roads had more than one metre of snow at the sides-in mid June! Understandably, these roads are closed to traffic from September.
The third day of the trip wasspent crossing four mountain passes, reaching a height of 1,500m, as we headed for
The fourth day, we headed home on the highway, with the thoughts and memories of this wonderful experience.