Unsupported Bikepacking through Norwegian highlands and fjords. Roughly 1000 km / 16.000 m

Starting and finishing in Tolga. Accreditation and briefing Saturday 8th July /// Official Start Sunday 9th July /// Time limit Saturday 15th July.

About the project

The Bright Midnight is a bikepacking event which shows you a lot of what Norway has to offer. Start and finish in a little mountain city called Tolga. The route then goes through highlands – endless gravel roads in the mountains, conecting all those summer farms up there. It then eventually leads to the fjords, goes along them, over some mountain passes, visitig some iconic cities like Geiranger and eventually turning back in to highlands through some national parks. It total about 1000 km with about 16 000 meters of elevation gain.

Online Registration will open Tuesday November 8th

The Bright Midnight – 09/JULY/2023 – 1000km x 16.000m

Single ticket – 289€269€ (early bird price until 31 December)

Pair ticket – 569€529€ (early bird price until 31 December)

Start/Finish: Tolga

Accreditation and briefing: 8/JULY/2023

Official Start: 9/JULY/2023

The Bright Midnight is a brand new bikepacking adventure! Roughly 1000 kilometres, the route crosses an incredible mix of sceneries: from small Norwegian villages set in the highlands to the tarmac and gravel roads crossing the fjords. Gravel roads, mountains, woods, rivers, waterfalls and dozen of unique places in between!

You must follow the track we provide. If at some point the way is blocked by something unexpected (e.g. roadworks, landfalls, trees on the path etc.) you can leave the track but you’ll have to rejoin it as soon as possible.

The route is briefly explained in this page but we will send you the official GPS file and the roadbook few weeks before the event.

Yes it’s mandatory to have your own insurance.

You must have a valid liability, death, accident and health insurance valid during the event that covers emergency extraction and repatriation insurance.

The organization won’t provide any kind of insurance for the event and will not held liable for any damage whatsoever that may occur directly and/or indirectly to you or other parties.

The Bright Midnight route has different types of locations and environment. It’s a well balanced mix where, if you plan your adventure carefully, you’ll be able to find anything you need. There will be some remote areas but we will give you a detailed roadbook with the rider’s manual.

If you’ll follow the GPS we provide you won’t surely get lost. Anyway if anything happens you may ask people, find the route on your GPS or on your mobile phone using mapping applications. It’s always useful to save an off-line map on your mobile phone!

Try to fix them yourself. Don’t forget to bring tools and all the necessary. If it’s a major mechanical problem try to find a bicycle shop that can fix it for you.

No. The event starts Sunday July 9th. From that moment you’ll be free to look for facilities and book anything you need.

Sorry, no. The track is already planned but we’ll have to do few final recognitions before giving it to you. This is for your safety and to fully enjoy a fantastic route.

From Oslo, Tolga is easily reachable by train. Check train options here www.vy.no

You can also read a full guide HERE that Justinas kindly wrote for you 😉


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