Day 39. 100km. Alta Canyon

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Cycling, Norway
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Today was meant to be a rest day. Well, it wasn’t too restful, but possibly one of the most spectacular. A heavenly road through the high tundra plains to the Alta Canyon – the largest canyon in Europe.

Day 39. 100km. Alta Canyon. Map and gpx.

I have heard a lot about the Alta canyon – the largest canyon in Europe. I wanted to walk there. The road to the starting point is the other side of Alta and from there its an 18km round trip by foot, and quite strenuous.
The guy in the bike shop gave me a tip. A road that goes all the way to the canyon. It’s a bit longer but no walking is needed. Given I don’t have a walking backpack, this sounded like a good option.

The road was glorious. It followed a creek steeply uphill to the tundra plateau, and rolled up and down over the plateau, with one panoramic vista opening out after the next.

It was, indeed, a bit longer. I ended up cycling 100km. But, my, it was worth it.
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Comments
  1. AndrewGills says:

    Phwar! You’re getting me inspired to get out on my deadly treadly

  2. Thomas says:

    Wow! In case you hadn’t already convinced me to head north by bike at some point, you’ve sure done it now!

  3. Definitely worth the sacrifice of a rest day!

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