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Norway 🇳🇴

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The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment's notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

1: Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid;

2: If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group;

3: Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble;

4: Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines;

5: Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse;

6: On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them;

7: Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone;

8: Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.

ROUTE INFO

1Length of TET in country
1286 + 404km
2Expected time to cover TET in country
5 + 2 days
3Best time of year to ride TET in country
May - late September

Cold weather and snow can still remain in May
4Entry point into country
Håkerudstomta & Geadgevari Lake
5Exit point from country
Stöa & Nordkapp
6Language(s)
Norwegian
7Currency
Norwegian Krone
8Emergency telephone number
110 - Fire

112 - Police

113 - Medical

9Drive on the...
Right
10Laws regarding wild camping
Under the ancient rights of Allemannsretten, now enshrined in law, you may put up a tent, or sleep under the stars, for the night anywhere in the countryside, forests or mountains, as long as you keep at least 150 metres away from the nearest inhabited house or cabin.

This right does not include “fenced land”, which is private, and includes cultivated land, such as ploughed fields with or without crops, meadows, pastures and gardens, as well as young plantations, building plots and industrial areas.

If you want to stay for more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner's permission, except in the mountains or very remote areas.

Campfires in or near forests are prohibited from the 15th of April to the 15th of September. They are nevertheless allowed in places where fire hazard is unlikely, as by the sea. Never leave an open fire before you have ensured that it is fully extinguished. Take care not to cause any other damage.

As usual clear up and take any garbage with you.

11Trail riding and the law
You are allowed to ride on gravel roads that cars can enter - unfortunately many of the gravel roads are payroads. If they are closed by a gate, it is not allowed to pass the gate.
12Bike events on or near the TET
Bukkerittet Grimsbu second weekend of August.

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Notes (southern section):

Distance in Norway 1270 km

Expected time. Five days

Entry point. Håkerudstomta (Charlottenberg)

Exit Point. Stöa

12. Bukkerittet Grimsbu second weekend of August.

Route overview

Southern Section

The Southern section of TET Norway crosses the border between Sweden and Norway in Charlottenberg and starts with small dirt-roads and driveable tracks through deep forests before soon hitting ancient mountain roads east of Lillehammer We then cross the beautiful Gudbrands Valley on our way to the Per Gynt Area, where we travel on the smallest and sometimes quite challenging back-roads of the area on our way north. On the way to the mountain village of Skåbu, we encounter some more tricky tracks, but they are rideable even on a 1200 GSA equppied with knobbly tyres.

The route continues up and down valleys and mountains to Vågåmo where we climb to the top of Blåhö mountain reaching an altitude of 1618m. The view from here is fantastic in all directions in nice weather - and a bit challenging in bad!

If you want to visit Norway’s most famous fjord - Geirangerfjorden - and Trollstigen, you can make a one day detour on mainly tarmac-roads from here.

TET Norway continues with a medley of single-track, grass roads and dirt roads until we reach the two most famous summer mountain valleys of Norway - Grimsdalen and Einunndalen. Alot of the riding is above the treeline and you’ll need to take care as you’ll meet cows, horses and sheep roaming free on many of the small mountain-roads. If you are lucky you might even meet some reindeer up here!

Crossing the Grimsbu Touristsenter (an offroad Mecca in Norway), you’re onto some rocky roads and minor water-crossings before the challenging mountain road to the top of Tronefjell at 1666m where the Indian Peace-Prophet Barald is buried. As late as June you can still get stuck in the snow on your way up, but the last part of the winding “road” to the top and the view is reward awaiting you.

Then it’s up and down the sides of Österdalen and Bittermarka on very varying back-roads on our way to the Swedish border. If you enjoy trout or charling fishing, you are now in one of Norway’s best fly-fishing areas where you often meet truly wild fish.

After following the Ljöra River to the Swedish border you get half an hour of relaxing tarmac road to recover on before once again hitting the Swedish dirt-roads on your way north.

Northern Section

The TET here cross the expanse of tundra and sparse forest heading north along the Old Post Road towards Alta before finally resorting to tarmac for the final stretch to the iconic top of Europe - The North Cape.


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