Thomas Brnynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Riding Skuggenatten
Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel drone overview

World-class trail biking in Oslo and Telemark

Off the grid glamping at Norrøna Canvas Telemark

World-class trail biking in Oslo and Telemark

Off the grid glamping at Norrøna Canvas Telemark

From USD 3361

If you love combining mountain biking, delicious locally-produced food, and relaxation in the wilderness, this trip is for you. This adventure takes you to Norrøna's own hotel - Canvas  Telemark - and gives you access to mountain bike heaven right outside your door with nature as your home. 

Highlights

  • Experience the forest of Nordmarka in Oslo
  • Bike in over 100 kilometers long bike trails in beautiful Telemark
  • Taste locally produced food
  • Live in unique yurts 

Join us on a week-long trip full of biking, and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. On the bicycle seat, we get to experience the best of what Oslo has to offer and some of the most incredible trail biking opportunities in the world, right in the heart of Telemark. For the biking day in Oslo, a normal full-suspension bike is included. It is possible to upgrade to an electrical bike. For the rest of the days, an electrical full-suspension bike is included.  

First, we will spend two nights at one of our favorite hotels in Oslo. During our stay in the city, we will be biking in Nordmarka (the wilderness area of Oslo), eating some excellent food, and getting to know each other before we depart for Norrøna Canvas. Canvas is a paradise ideal for all outdoor lovers, especially mountain bike enthusiasts. Imagine over 100 kilometers of slick rock connected together by singletrack trails running through lush vegetation in the middle of the wilderness. Picture a trail that never ends, that goes over a bridge and onto a small island in a secluded clearing. Suddenly, in the middle of the rocks, you spot a hideout built exclusively to elevate your mountain biking experience. This will be our home for the next four days where we will sleep in traditional yurts, eat locally-produced food, and enjoy the spa facilities.

And the best thing? Canvas is built responsibly in such a way that there is no infrastructure and if it is taken down, its trace will disappear. The hotel uses upgraded solar panels, gas, and wood burning as the main heat and food preparation sources.

You can also book just a stay at Canvas Hotel if wanted, read more here

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Dates and booking

Mon 24. June - Sun 30. June 2024

USD 2831Available

Mon 19. August - Sun 25. August 2024

USD 3456Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours Phone
Mon-Fri : 08-20
Sat-Sun : 14-17
Opening hours Chat
Mon-Fri : 07-23
Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
CET

Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

On this trip, some of the stages can be demanding. You should therefore have a good training basis, and good health before departure. It is an advantage to have some experience with biking.

Accommodation and food

In Oslo, we will stay at one of our favorite hotel before we travel to Norrøna's own hotel Canvas in Telemark. Here we will stay in traditional Kyrgyz yurt-style tents or specially designed house tents.  

If you are traveling alone, you will share a twin room with someone of the same sex. If you want a single room, you can request this for an additional fee of NOK 3,400 when registering.

All meals are included as described in the day-to-day program.

Other information

We meet at the hotel in Oslo. The hotel is easily accessible by a 20-minute train ride from Oslo airport or a short tram or subway ride from the city center. 

For the biking day in Oslo, a normal full- suspension bike is included. It is possible to upgrade to an electrical bike. For the rest of the days, an electrical full-suspension bike is included.  

We ask you to bring a large piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, as this is easier to handle in the terrain we travel) for clothes and other necessary things, you need for the trip. We also ask you to bring a small daypack that you can use when we are biking.

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Day 1:Meet up in Oslo

Arrive in Oslo at a time of your choice, either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will meet at 8 pm in a local restaurant close to the hotel to have dinner together, and get to know each other.

Arrive in Oslo at a time of your choice, either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will meet at 8 pm in a local restaurant close to the hotel to have dinner together, and get to know each other.

Hotel in Oslo

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Day 2:Urban mountain biking

After breakfast together, we get our bikes ready for exploring the best Oslo has to offer - Nordmarka - the big forest region in northern Oslo. During the day we will eat a delicious lunch together and in the evening we will end the day with a dinner and get ready for the big day the day after.

After breakfast together, we get our bikes ready for exploring the best Oslo has to offer - Nordmarka - the big forest region in northern Oslo. During the day we will eat a delicious lunch together and in the evening we will end the day with a dinner and get ready for the big day the day after.

Hotel in Oslo

B,L,D

7 hours

Colin Eick - Canvas Hotel Interior
Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Yurts

Day 3:Travel to Norrøna Canvas

After we have enjoyed breakfast together, we depart to paradise for mountain bikers - Canvas Hotel. The hotel is located in an isolated area that can not be accessed by a vehicle, so the last 2 km to the camp will be done on foot or bike. Upon first glance, Canvas Hotel is reminiscent of a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay, we will live in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood burdepartning stove, and a private toilet, with your bike, the restaurant, and the spa/showers only a few meters away. We live right on the trail, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is so varied and offers the best rides for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with fresh Norwegian ingredients combined with an excellent drink pairing and a spectacular view of the pond, before enjoying a high-quality sleep in our Hästens beds.

After we have enjoyed breakfast together, we depart to paradise for mountain bikers - Canvas Hotel. The hotel is located in an isolated area that can not be accessed by a vehicle, so the last 2 km to the camp will be done on foot or bike. Upon first glance, Canvas Hotel is reminiscent of a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay, we will live in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood burdepartning stove, and a private toilet, with your bike, the restaurant, and the spa/showers only a few meters away. We live right on the trail, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is so varied and offers the best rides for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with fresh Norwegian ingredients combined with an excellent drink pairing and a spectacular view of the pond, before enjoying a high-quality sleep in our Hästens beds.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3,5 hours

1,5 hours

200/200

Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Backflip
Thomas Brnynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Riding Skuggenatten

Day 4:Full day of biking

Waking up to birds singing and mist floating above the pond will feel like a dream. To wake you up slowly and get the best start to the day, coffee is delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy the slow morning in bed by the fire or in the morning sun before we meet to prepare breakfast together and get ready for our full day of biking. We will spend the day biking in the singletrack trails that stretch over 100 km, running through the lush vegetation in the middle of the wilderness, over slick rocks, century-old pine needle trails, countless bridges, and two spectacular suspension bridges. The Ice Age polished the mountains, and made them some of the most incredible trail biking opportunities in the world. After a long day of biking, you might feel the need to unwind, and what better way to do this than with a cold swim in the pond, a warm bath in the tub on the wharf, a steamy sauna, or a hot shower made with a barrel hung between two trees? In the evening we enjoy dinner together and share stories from the eventful day.

Waking up to birds singing and mist floating above the pond will feel like a dream. To wake you up slowly and get the best start to the day, coffee is delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy the slow morning in bed by the fire or in the morning sun before we meet to prepare breakfast together and get ready for our full day of biking. We will spend the day biking in the singletrack trails that stretch over 100 km, running through the lush vegetation in the middle of the wilderness, over slick rocks, century-old pine needle trails, countless bridges, and two spectacular suspension bridges. The Ice Age polished the mountains, and made them some of the most incredible trail biking opportunities in the world. After a long day of biking, you might feel the need to unwind, and what better way to do this than with a cold swim in the pond, a warm bath in the tub on the wharf, a steamy sauna, or a hot shower made with a barrel hung between two trees? In the evening we enjoy dinner together and share stories from the eventful day.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

Colin Eick - Canvas Hotel Bath Tub
Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel The Nest

Day 5:Full day of biking or a day by the lake

We start the day by repeating the calm morning with a coffee delivery and a homemade breakfast. You can choose how you want to spend this day. Maybe you want to explore more of the never-ending biking trails and beautiful nature, or maybe your muscles need a day off with relaxation in the spa and sauna, enjoying the silence and the view. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together, and perhaps some star gazing by the bonfire before we head off for a good night's rest.

We start the day by repeating the calm morning with a coffee delivery and a homemade breakfast. You can choose how you want to spend this day. Maybe you want to explore more of the never-ending biking trails and beautiful nature, or maybe your muscles need a day off with relaxation in the spa and sauna, enjoying the silence and the view. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together, and perhaps some star gazing by the bonfire before we head off for a good night's rest.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Epic Nature
Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel kitchen

Day 6:Journey home

Today we wake up to a lovely breakfast before we either go for a final bike ride or spend the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a final lunch together, before we make a return to Oslo. During the drive back we will talk about our fantastic trip and sum up all the experiences that we have had together.

Today we wake up to a lovely breakfast before we either go for a final bike ride or spend the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a final lunch together, before we make a return to Oslo. During the drive back we will talk about our fantastic trip and sum up all the experiences that we have had together.

B,-,-

3,5 hours

1,5 hours

200/200

Arrive in Oslo at a time of your choice, either in the morning or in the afternoon. We will meet at 8 pm in a local restaurant close to the hotel to have dinner together, and get to know each other.

Hotel in Oslo

-,-,D

After breakfast together, we get our bikes ready for exploring the best Oslo has to offer - Nordmarka - the big forest region in northern Oslo. During the day we will eat a delicious lunch together and in the evening we will end the day with a dinner and get ready for the big day the day after.

Hotel in Oslo

B,L,D

7 hours

After we have enjoyed breakfast together, we depart to paradise for mountain bikers - Canvas Hotel. The hotel is located in an isolated area that can not be accessed by a vehicle, so the last 2 km to the camp will be done on foot or bike. Upon first glance, Canvas Hotel is reminiscent of a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay, we will live in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood burdepartning stove, and a private toilet, with your bike, the restaurant, and the spa/showers only a few meters away. We live right on the trail, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is so varied and offers the best rides for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with fresh Norwegian ingredients combined with an excellent drink pairing and a spectacular view of the pond, before enjoying a high-quality sleep in our Hästens beds.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3,5 hours

1,5 hours

200/200

Waking up to birds singing and mist floating above the pond will feel like a dream. To wake you up slowly and get the best start to the day, coffee is delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy the slow morning in bed by the fire or in the morning sun before we meet to prepare breakfast together and get ready for our full day of biking. We will spend the day biking in the singletrack trails that stretch over 100 km, running through the lush vegetation in the middle of the wilderness, over slick rocks, century-old pine needle trails, countless bridges, and two spectacular suspension bridges. The Ice Age polished the mountains, and made them some of the most incredible trail biking opportunities in the world. After a long day of biking, you might feel the need to unwind, and what better way to do this than with a cold swim in the pond, a warm bath in the tub on the wharf, a steamy sauna, or a hot shower made with a barrel hung between two trees? In the evening we enjoy dinner together and share stories from the eventful day.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

We start the day by repeating the calm morning with a coffee delivery and a homemade breakfast. You can choose how you want to spend this day. Maybe you want to explore more of the never-ending biking trails and beautiful nature, or maybe your muscles need a day off with relaxation in the spa and sauna, enjoying the silence and the view. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together, and perhaps some star gazing by the bonfire before we head off for a good night's rest.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

Today we wake up to a lovely breakfast before we either go for a final bike ride or spend the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a final lunch together, before we make a return to Oslo. During the drive back we will talk about our fantastic trip and sum up all the experiences that we have had together.

B,-,-

3,5 hours

1,5 hours

200/200

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Thin, ultra lihgt.

Footwear

Solid, with a solid sole. Such as approaches shoes.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Need to fit in a standard bottle holder on the bike.

Recommended

Clothing

Full-finger gloves, for protection.

Pants/shorts, long/short sleeved shirt (wool or synthetic), thin and light windbreaker. Padded bike shorts if preferred. Dress according to the weather and temperature.

Footwear

Shoes for mountain biking, flat sole or SPD is ok - bring what fits your pedals, and that you are used to/comfortable with.

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Clothing

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.