Reason why people enjoy being on tour with me: I really enjoy being a guide, showing people a good time and sharing great experiences.
Favorite destination: Any place with curvy roads, friendly people and a scenery. In my experience every place has something unique to offer – with an open mind, you will be able to find it.
What I like:
I like contrasts;
Lazy cruising & fast corners,
Skidding on gravel & leaning in on sticky tarmac,
Deep, dark forests & high, open mountain passes.
Or a rainy day followed by a beautiful sunset.
What I dislike: Unnecessary stress and drama.
Hobbies: Hiking, jogging and cross country skiing in the Norwegian outdoors (I’m not a fanatic though – the couch can be a nice place too). Riding my motorbike of course. And I love being around animals.
My favorite bike: Well, I do like my R1200GS a lot, because it is so versatile and can be used for anything from dirt road riding, to long distance touring with my favorite pillion.
Arild is our only Scandinavian tour guide. He was born in Oslo, Norway in the mid-sixties and still lives in the Oslo-area. He has spent 20 years in the airline business and another 10 years within real estate, and is experienced in service, sales and management. These days being a tour guide as his no. 1 priority, while doing some analysis and consultancy work on the side. He took his license in the eighties, but had a long break from riding. 5 years ago he rediscovered that everything is more fun on two wheels, and it’s been hard to get him off his GS ever since. Being a typical Norwegian he might come across as a bit cool and reserved, but he will be your best friend on tour and make sure you are doing all right.