Saturday Ride Out
Don’t miss out on the absolute highlight of InZane Norway, the spectacular ride out packed with beautiful scenery and lots of experiences. All activities, tickets and serving during the ride out is included in your participant fee!
We will have a mandatory information meeting prior to the ride out where we go through the program for the day, route details, parking and safety instructions, etc.
What will you experience on this magical day?
Here are the highlights:
Mountain roads with scenic views and hairpin curves.
We ride through Troll Valley. This hidden and secluded valley is according to the local legends the true origin of the Norwegian troll. Feel the mystery mood as we ride between the trees, along the river and waterfalls.
Challenge: can you spot the frozen mountain troll where you see the trees come out of its head?
First stop is at West-Telemark museum Eidsborg and Eidsborg Stave Church.
Here, you will be served a warm lunch consisting of a delicious homemade elk stew with accessories, local lemonade and fresh mountain water.
After lunch, you are free to discover the amazing stave church from the 13th century, the open-air wood building museum, the scale model of the famous Telemark Canal, or the many exhibitions inside. There will be guides at selected stations, reserved for the InZane participants.
Next leg is a short ride to Dalen. Here, we will visit the famous Dalen Hotel. The hotel manager will give us an exclusive orientation about the hotel history. You can study the hotel exterior up close, take a walk in the beautiful hotel gardens by the end of Lake Banak and take pictures of the hotel and surroundings.
The hotel is built in and Viking style, and is one of Norway’s largest wooden buildings. It is now a cultural heritage site.
After the hotel visit, we invite you to eat a refreshing Italian ice cream with a flavor of your choice, and a cup of coffee at Finstøga Café across the street.
Riding further, we climb up the other mountainside on the south, through the forests towards Ådals Verk. This small stretch will for about 10 km be ridden at a slow pace due to asphalt damages. From there the landscape opens, and we cruise along lake Vråvatn on nice curvy roads with spectacular mountain views in front.
We return to the Hotel for some relax time before dinner.
The route is in total 104km with approximately 2h riding time. First stop is about half way. Traffic blockers and InZane crew on motorcycles will stop traffic in intersections and help you enjoy a traffic-wise safe and predictable Ride Out! There will also be InZane crew at the stops to instruct you how to park.