MOUNTAIN BIKE – The Great Hill

A true classic Enduro ride mixing X-country skills.

Ride berms, rollers, small jumps, rock rolls, root gardens, technical or wide open and fast trails. Our knowledgeable local guides will take you up, down, left and right on the local trail network. We’ll give you an experience you’ll be bragging about until your next visit. There are a number of variations of routes to be done that all circle back to the central hub.

This tour rides from our shop and will climb to an eclectic mix of trails. It is best suited for riders who enjoy all-mountain/enduro riding. Most of the trails are recommended to ride one way so generally, you are riding up the main access trail and down single track trails, but there are a few options to keep the climbing interesting.

This is our most popular tour for the Intermediate/Experienced mountain bikers riders and a local favourite for an after work ride. 

This trip includes a high-end 2019 full suspension mountain bike from CUBE, click here for more info abut the bike:

TRIP DURATION

~ 3 hours in total

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
– Trained and knowledgable guide
– High-end full suspension CUBE mountain bike
– Helmet
– Gloves

ABILITY LEVEL
Ability level:  recommended for riders SKILL LEVEL above 5 and FITNESS LEVEL above 5. See the skills & fitness rating system down below.

TOURS DATES AND TIMES:
May 08th – October 13th
10 am and 02:30 pm DAILY

PRICE: 
kr. 900 Adult
kr. 810 Youth – (born in 2005 and after)
Family kr. 3240,00 (2 adults + 2 youth)

GUEST REQUIREMENTS:
– Min age 14 (with intermediate to advanced mountain bike experience)
– Good physical health
– Please inform us of any medical conditions (ex. asthma, epilepsy)

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
– Comfortable clothes suitable for biking
– Snack foods to fuel your ride throughout the day (ex. nuts, fruit, sandwich)
– Water
– Thermal underwear if cold
– Windstopper/Waterproof jacket
– Suncream
– Sunglasses

MEETING POINT

Outdoor Norway Base address: Evangervegen 14 – Postal code 5704  – Click here to get there via google maps. Our Outdoor Base is located by the waterfront of the main lake in Voss, close to the new Gondola and only 100mts from the train station and the bus station.

Show up 10 minutes before your scheduled time at our operational base

ITINERARY

1- Check-in at our outdoor base 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
2 – Gear up
3 – Quickly warm-up. Bike check + adjustments with your Guides
4 – Ride the trails on way out of town to reach the trail network
5 – Great Hill tour
6 – Biking back to our Outdoor Norway base
7 – Return gear
8 – Help to hose down the bikes
9 – Drink a cold one, Skål!

DETAILS ON OUR RENTAL BIKES:

The CUBE Stereo 150 HPA Race is a machine that delivers almost infinite fun on epic trails.

With 150mm, 29 wheels and robust components, it’s the perfect set-up for any riding situation you care to throw its way – the perfect bike for existing and aspiring enduro riders alike and the perfect bike for our backcountry terrain.

With 160mm travel suspension on forks and 150mm on the shock to absorb all the bumps and make it a hell of plush ride and not doubt it will boost your confidence to send that good droop. All bikes have a rear shock with settings for climbing and pedalling trail ride, gives you plenty of options to enjoy the trails all the way back down, formulating the perfect Enduro machine.

Equipped with a 150mm* adjustable seat-post with handlebar lever. The Reverb dropper post gives the rider plenty of scope to move around on the bike and provides a safe and comfortable descent.

*Bike size small come with 120mm adjustable seat-post.

Great guided mountain bike tour

“My two friends and I had a great experience on a guided mountain bike tour with Outdoor Norway. The tour itself was very cool, with nice bikes, good views, and challenging terrain.”

Stephen from Bergen, Norway

Downhill mountain biking in Voss

What an adventure! If you live to explore on two wheels the downhill MTB’ing at outdoor Norway is a must. It was the most incredible way to experience Voss!

Craigus B. from Australia


SKILL AND FITNESS RATING SYSTEM

We want ensure you will find your adventures appropriate to your ride experience, skill level and interest, is of utmost importance to us.

During the booking time we ask every Rider to review the SKILL AND FITNESS RATING SYSTEM below, to ensure we can offer the most appropriate cycling route so you’re confident to executing the set skill and fitness.

SKILL RATINGS :

SKILL LEVEL 1 – NEWBIE
You’ve never ridden a mountain bike before.

SKILL LEVEL 2 – BEGINNER
You have limited experience with off-road trail riding.

SKILL LEVEL 3 – NOVICE
You’re hooked on riding off-road and wide dirt trails (gravel trails or doubletrack), but still lack the skills and confidence to consistently ride terrain with roots, rocks, tight corners, tight trees and steeps. Singletrack – what is singletrack?

SKILL LEVEL 4 – STRONG NOVICE
Your dedication to mountain biking has led you to your first handful of rides on real singletrack. You enjoy the smooth mellow singletrack, although often the trees feel too tight, the climbs come too quick to shift and have you walking, and the obstacles have you a bit surprised as you did not even know people ride right over logs!

SKILL LEVEL 5 – INTERMEDIATE

TERRAIN

At a controlled speed and on mellow singletrack terrain, you are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand.

OBSTACLES

You are comfortable and confident rolling over small obstacles (a couple inches high) like roots, rocks and small rollable drops (a couple inches high). You do not take your wheels off the ground.

SKILL LEVEL 6 – ADVANCED

TERRAIN

You are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand and are comfortable doing so on aggressive terrain with little braking.

OBSTACLES

You can hop over obstacles such as small roots and rocks that less advanced riders may wheel lift over. You are comfortable and confident with a front wheel lift and rear wheel lift to get up and over larger obstacles (up to 20cm) such as roots and rocks that are not rollable.

SKILL LEVEL 7 – EXPERT

TERRAIN

You are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand and are comfortable doing so on aggressive terrain with little braking. You rarely, if ever, walk.

OBSTACLES

You often hop over obstacles such as roots and rocks that less advanced riders may wheel lift over. Small drops are no issue for you and you are comfortable with having both wheels leave the ground.

BIKE PARK

If you have ridden a bike park, you are comfortable on all green, blue, black and double black trails.


FITNESS RATINGS

FITNESS LEVEL 1
You are a couch potato.
You cannot ride for more than half an hour on flat terrain at a time, and the thought of climbing on a bike is daunting.
You exercise less than 1 hour per week.

FITNESS LEVEL 2

You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
You can handle a 1 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace.
Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but are sometimes manageable.
You exercise on average 1 hour per week.

FITNESS LEVEL 3

You are capable of 2 hours of pedal time in a day at a relaxed pace, as long as there are several breaks.
You can handle one or two easy climbs of up to 150 vertical metres (330 ft.) total.
You exercise on average 2 hours per week (including riding a mountain bike).

FITNESS LEVEL 4

You are capable of riding at a moderate pace for an average of 2 hours of pedal time a day.
You are capable of climbing up to 200 vertical metres (650 ft.) in a day.
You exercise on average 3 hours per week.
Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.

FITNESS LEVEL 5

You are capable of riding at a moderate pace for an average of 3 hours of pedal time a day.
You are confident climbing up to a total of 300 vertical metres (1,000 ft.) in a day.
You exercise on average 4 hours per week.
Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training or running.

FITNESS LEVEL 6

You are capable of riding at a moderate pace for an average of 4 hours of pedal time a day.
You can handle moderate climbs up to 750 vertical metres (2,450 ft) total in a day.
You exercise on average 6 hours per week.
Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training or running.