Arctic Race of Norway

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Photo: Arctic Race of Norway - www.letour.com/arn.

Yesterday marked the beginning of the fifth edition of Arctic Race of Norway, an annual four-stage bicycle race that takes place among the fjords and hills of Northern Norway.

21 teams, consisting of some of the best pro cyclist in the world, will compete to finish the 680 kilometers first. The race can be seen on TV worldwide and gets extensive media coverage. 

While cycling is now booming on a global basis, Norway is definitely in the lead of this trend. Driven by the great success of Norwegian star riders, the growth of cycling in Norway has been spectacular over the recent years: TV ratings for cycling races are hitting record figures, and both the number of cycling enthusiasts and amateur riders have soared.

Norwegians' love for cycling combined with the breathtaking sceneries of Northern Norway is a promising combination. The Arctic Race of Norway will undoubtedly promote these locations and their amazing landscapes to a global audience. You do not have to be an athlete to enjoy cycling along the winding roads of Norway yourself and you do not even have to bring your own bike. From late spring until autumn, you can find numerous biking adventures throughout the country, either on the roads or on off road tracks.

Read more about these opportunities, and the Arctic Race, at VisitNorway.