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62°NORD LAUNCHES THE SIGNATURE ADVENTURES FOR 2022

This spring 62°NORD sees the launch of the Signature Adventures, a series of six-day set-departure themed programmes that offer unrivalled access to the remote Sunnmøre region, on the north-west coast of Norway..

Leading experiential travel company 62ºNORD recently launched its Signature Adventures – a series of once-in-a-lifetime themed adventures across set departure dates. Offering six-day itineraries, guests can enjoy unrivalled access to the Sunnmøre region on the north west coast of Norway, whilst discovering the best cycling routes with Ride the Fjords, and epic roads with Drive the Fjords, staying at the best hotels in the region along the way. Stay tuned for the launch of additional Signature Adventures including Ski the Fjords and Dine the Fjords, coming soon…


RIDE THE FJORDS: The ultimate two-wheel adventure through the fjords, promising the most dramatic cycling experience through the pristine wilderness in Northern Europe – Launching 5 June 2022


Venture out through the untouched natural beauty of the fjords and Sunnmøre Alps on a top-of-the-range Fara bike with 62ºNORD’s epic cycling voyage: Ride the Fjords. This six-day adventure is the ultimate immersive experience into the unspoilt Norwegian wilderness promising vast open roads, fresh alpine air and majestic mountain views. Each trip will be led by an expert team of professional cyclist guides with an epic choice of routes tailored to abilities. Cyclists can test their limits with a more challenging pace or take in the sweeping views across the spectacular fjords with a leisurely ride and the reassurance of being able to use an electric bike.


The six-day itinerary will begin at the alpine-chic Storfjord Hotel with a welcome from the cycling guide before heading out on a gentle introductory cycle. Breathe in the fresh Norwegian air while winding through the mountainous peaks followed by a mouth-watering lunch stop and cider-tasting. Next, explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord on a RIB speedboat excursion, where travellers will reunite with their bike and ride through the majestic valleys. After an active day on wheels, guests can enjoy some R&R with an overnight stay at the iconic Hotel Union Øye, which reopens its doors on 1 June following a dramatic transformation.


After a good night’s sleep head out for a challenging ride through picturesque valleys and rolling hills towards the pristine Hjorunfjord, where a boat will take visitors back to the property for a gentle paced afternoon. Next up, venture north through a set of thrilling switchbacks followed by a gourmet lunch coupled with sensational views of the Norwegian Alps before speeding out towards the Festøy, ending the day at Storfjord Hotel. Travellers will be treated to an epic helicopter ride, offering a bird-eye view of the region, and delivering them to the Trollstigen, Europe’s tallest vertical rock face. Here, cyclists can conquer the switchback corners and marvel at the panoramic views from the 1,100m high mountain peak and achieve the highly coveted Queen Stage of a cycling race. The last day of the trip will see guests cycle a 40km loop of hills and fjords, or alternatively guests can spend the day relaxing with a well-earnt spa treatment amongst the idyllic surroundings of the fjord.


DRIVE THE FJORDS: For the first time, travellers are offered the unique chance to drive a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo through the majestic fjords in northern Norway this summer, during an adrenaline fuelled, emission free adventure – Launching 19 June 2022


Those looking to embrace their inner adrenaline junkie and drive like James Bond for six-days will delight in this Drive the Fjords experience. For the first time ever, car-lovers have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover some of Norway’s top driving routes, including the Trollstigen serpentine mountain pass, full of thrilling hairpin bends and Geirangerfjord and along the Atlantic Ocean Road, as showcased in the James Bond classic, No Time to Die, whilst driving the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.


This brand-new, all-electric car features an exclusive off-road design, 571PS overboost maximum power with launch control and an acceleration of 0-62mph in only 4.1 seconds. The perfect antidote for those who have fallen out of love with driving, this high-tech, environmentally friendly experience offers an entirely unique journey.


Travellers will enjoy a six-day itinerary taking them into the mountains, from island to island and between the winding valleys to reveal the awe-inspiring beauty of the region in the most sustainable high-tech vehicle yet. The trip begins with a stay at the Storfjord Hotel, where guests will receive an overview of the route before driving north towards the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road. Head out with a prepacked Storfjord picnic basket, complete with local produce, cheeses, meats, berries and Champagne, best enjoyed overlooking the dramatic overpass and crystal-clear fjords of Norway. Champagne connoisseurs can indulge stress-free knowing the next part of the adventure can be enjoyed by helicopter – taking in unparalleled views from a birds-eye-view.

The next stop will be the Troll wall – the highest rock wall in Europe. Driving deeper through the winding roads around the Romsdal Mountains towards the Valdal Valley, offering unrivalled views of the Trollstigen. Visitors can catch a ferry across to Stranda and stop at viewpoints along the way, overlooking the Geirangerfjord, on-route to the historic and rural mountain lodge, Hotel Union Øye. From here, discover the coastline towards Stryn, taking the Gondola to the UNESCO World Heritage listed fjord hamlet of Geiranger and delight in a spectacular drive through the grandest fjord.


The final destination of the trip will be to a remote island off the west coast, where guests can celebrate the vibrant oceans, coupled with an authentic five-course menu of the freshest, locally sourced seafood. Embark on a journey back to the property on a RIB excursion through the Storfjord for a truly memorable experience. Travellers will also be treated to a helicopter sightseeing trip where they can view the majestic landscapes of the secluded fjords and towering mountain peaks before heading home.


HOW: Ride the Fjords rates start at $7,500 per person for the six-day experience, inclusive of accommodation, meals, transfers, helicopter flight, Fara bikes, guides and mechanics and a support vehicle. Drive the Fjords rates start at $7,900 per person for the six-day experience, inclusive of accommodation, meals, transfers, helicopter flight and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. For more information www.62.no/en



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