What do you do, if you did something that you enjoyed very much, and it has come to an end? Correct, you simply start it all over again
So I consulted the Vikings - the masters of the boats and ferrys, I had a meeting with the Norwegian weather trolls, and after I had figured it all out, the cards were re-shuffled for another Touring Center here in Ålesund. This time 5 couples and two solo riders have been joining the 5 day's ride.
Here are Denise and Ray from New Zealand
Sabine and Marco from Switzerland
Brad and Angie from the USA
Shari and Gary from the USA
Pam and Kelly from the USA
as well as Phil from Canada.
We also had Alastair from New Zealand in the team, but he seems to have kept hiding from my camera
Our first day took us out to the "Atlantershavsvegen" - The Atlantic Ocean Road
Passing by the village of Bud where we learned a bit about the German-Norwegian past in the bunkers of Bud
A beautiful and relaxed ride back to Ålesund
Our second riding day lead us to the Fjords in the area south of Ålesund
Pristine lakes perfectly mirror the mountains. Simply breathtakingly beautiful!
A typical Norwegian scenery
On day 3 we scheduled the Geiranger Fjord into our ride. Starting out with the ferry in the morning, we also went up to the Geirangervegen to take in the breathtaking view over the Fjord from high up above the mountains.
The Eagle's Road at Geiranger
On the fourth day, we first thought the weather wouldn't be as nice anymore as it had been the days before. And in fact, it wasn't. But just in a different place. We went out to see the birds at the bird's island of Runde. What a great day! While some of us went for the hike up on the rock, the other part of the group took the ride with the small boat to get to see the wild birds from the sea side. This was truly a great experience!
Sabine, Marco, Phil and Alastair were taking great joy out of the boat ride
Even though day 5 was the last riding day (of course, coming up too soon, as usual ) we had a grandiose day riding in perfect sunshine. The Trollstigen Road was a fascinating experience for everyone in the group.