Northern Transcon - 3 or 4 weeks
France (Champagne), Northern Europe (Belgium, Luxemburg & Germany), Denmark & Norway

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Contrast is at Northern Transcon’s core:  tastes of Latin, Flemmish, Germanic, & Scandinavian cultures are on a varied menu of some of Europe’s most charming lands.

Toast the French Royals’ long-gone health with a ‘coupe’ in Reims’ champagne cellars.  Joan of Arc crowned her king at the cathedral, World War I was fought back and forth along the Marne.  History book Europe comes to life; classic French cuisine and champagne toasts add gastronomy to the mix.

Then to the Low Countries.  Belgian Flanders delights with tree-lined canals, windmills, & way too many beers.  On to the Ardennes:  pine forests, rushing brooks, wild boar, gnomes – lots going on.  Cross lovely Luxemburg – in a day – to Germany.  The wine towns of the Mosel offer Roman ruins, brooding castles, and Germany’s most interesting dining.


 

 

 

 

 


Then a 2-week idyll in the realm of Vikings.  Pastoral Denmark was made for cyclists.  A national network of bike paths proves it.  Thatch-roofed inns, hand-pulled brews and cheerful “homey” meals define a magical welcome.  Norway, Europe’s civilized Siberia, has geography designed for aesthetics.  Fjord boats replace buses, hiking trails are where the highways should be, and landscapes are stunning!  Mountain bikes and walking shoes carry us over this final week.  

3-week versions are also offered, skipping the French start (B3) or the Norwegian finish (B2).  But why would you do that?

Our Cycle Trips

Overview Map
of the places we stage trips


Departure Calendar
of our scheduled trips


Trips by Length / Title


 
 
 
 
 
or...
Short Trips from Paris
 

What's Included
...
...in the Trip Cost


Additional Services...
...which you can add to your trip.


Other Trips We Offer

 
Summary Trip Itinerary
For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days
Days of the Week
Region Visited
Details
0
Su
Pre-trip, hotel night in Paris, if desired (B1 & B2)
1 - 5
Follow link for details
Mo - We
The Marne Valley
We - Fr
Montagne de Reims
6
Sa
Train to Brugge
B3 (w/out Champagne) meets on Saturday, in Brugge
6 - 13
Follow link for details
Sa - Mo
Belgian Flanders
Tu - Th
The Ardennes
Th - Sa
The Mosel Valley
13
Sa
Sleeper train to Denmark
Berth provided on board.
14 - 20
Follow link for details
Su - We
Jutland: the Lake District and Arhus.
We - Sa
Odense, Fyn & the Baltic Islands
Sa
Arrival in Copenhagen
B2 (without Norway) disbands upon arrival in Nyborg.
Train to Copenhagen, and Sa night hotel there is included in the “Access Package
21
Su
Copenhagen,
Travel to Norway
Morning in Copenhagen, afternoon / overnight travel to Norway, by train or boat (cabin berth provided).
We generally take an overnight boat for this trip, with a spectacular morning trip either up the Oslo fjord, or along Norway's west coast.
22 - 28
Follow link for details
Mo - Th
Cross-Country Mountain Biking to the Sognefjord
Fr - Su
Aurlandsdalen Hike
B1 & B3 disband upon arrival in Voss.
A train on to Bergen, and Sunday night aboard the sleeper train to Oslo is included in the Access Package.
29
Mo
Travel Date
Arrival in Oslo at 6:30a (Access Package subscribers only).

Northern Transcon — Facts & Figures
Version
2018 Dates
Baggage Services Offered#
(optional)
B1
Champagne, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Denmark & Norway
Schedule Pending
Follow this link to help choose the trip dates

$7,450 US
$9,295 C
5,995 €

Daily, Half, Lite
B2
Champagne, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany & Denmark
Schedule Pending
Follow this link to help choose the trip dates

$5,350 US
$6,650 C
4,195€

Daily, Half, Lite
B3
Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Denmark & Norway
Schedule Pending
Follow this link to help choose the trip dates

$6,195 US
$7,725 C
4,950 €

Daily, Half, Lite
§ Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.  Click here for details.

Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
Currency
$ prices include both bikes.
€ prices include the mountain bike in Norway.
See here for information on bringing your own road tourer.
# At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate (except for Lite, which always operates on this trip).  Services already confirmed to be operating appear in bold.   If the “Daily” service is confirmed, the “Half” service may no longer be offered to future sign-ups, though it will be provided to those to whom it has previously been confirmed.

“Daily” service is included for the Norway section of any trip operating there (B1 and B3).

See here for a discussion of our baggage services.
Daily
Half
Lite
$US
B1 & B2
=$855
B3=$710
B1 & B2
=$415
B3=$320
B1 & B2
=$210
B3=$155
B1=$1,280
B2=$830
B3=$1,045
B1=$325
B2=$205
B3=$270
$C
B1 & B2
=$1,065
B3=$885
B1 & B2
=$520
B3=$398
B1 & B2
=$260
B3=$195
B1=$1,598
B2=$1,035
B3=$1,305
B1=$410
B2=$250
B3=$335
*Additional cost applies if private cabins are desired on overnigh trains and ships.
€uros
B1 & B2
=720€
B3=598€
B1 & B2
=350€
B3=270€
B1 & B2
=175€
B3=130€
B1=1,080€
B2=698€
B3=880€
B1=275€
B2=170€
B3=225€
B1 & B2
=290€
B3=260€

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Paris (B1 & B2)
Brugge
(B3)
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end... Voss (B1 & B3)
Nyborg (B2)