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Nordic Escape

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Location:
Norway
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
19 Aug 2018 - 4 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Nordic Escape
Race Director:
Siyanda Mthethwa
Email:
info@nordic-escape.com

Nordic Escape

THE RACE THROUGH VIKING COUNTRY IS ON
Nordic Escape is a 4 day MTB stage race along the scenic Geiranger fjord of Norway. The 200 km journey starts with an exciting prologue in the charming streets of Ålesund. Ride on in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps with spectacular panorama views of the fjord region and 5000 m of climbing. The 3-masted steel sailing ship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl, provides an unique basecamp traveling between each stage, where you can enjoy the local cuisine in a social setting. The entirely new Nordic Escape – powered by SCOTT might just be your next stage race adventure for 2018!

BOARD THE SHIP
The “Statsraad Lehmkuhl” is a 3-masted steel bark and Norway´s largest and oldest square rigged sailing ships. The “Statsraad Lehmkuhl” is the NORDIC ESCAPE BASECAMP providing the participants with accommodation and transportation in between the stages whilst your bike will be transported via road transport. What better way to experience the stunning fjord landscape then sailing on this ship, after a day on the bike.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
The landscape of “Sunnmøre Alps” is rich and varied. Combined with the city mountain bike race prologue, this race offers varied terrain where versatility and fun are in the focus. Good bike handling skills are required as per maraton (XCM) / cross-country (XC) style terrain.

MORE INFO
Click here for the Nordic Escape video trailer
Head over to nordic-escape.com or our facebook page to learn more about Scandinavia’s latest epic bike challenge.

Weather conditions

The weather conditions in this alpine-fjord-landscape can provide temperatures between 6° to +25° Celsius

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
200km
Ascent:
5000m

Terrain

Technical Rating: 5

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
10km
140m
Prologue in Ålesund
2:
60km
1800m
Sykkylven - Sykkylven
3:
60km
1350m
Stranda - Stranda
4:
50km
1700m
Valldal - Valldal

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R19650 to 22700 / EUR1350 - 1560

ALL INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE - Pick up Ålesund airport (AES) - 4 nights accommodation & ship transport - Full board facilities - 4 days race entry - Medical services - Service & nutrition stations - Finisher meals - Bike wash/transport/storage - Opening ceremony - Finisher party - Finisher shirt - Drop off Ålesund airport (AES) Limited to 140 participants  

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