Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
Sollia & bike trip, Oct 19 2009
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This Sunday, the target was Sollia on Gurskøya. Terje Bergset and I rode our bikes from Myrvåg to Mørkevatnet in Moltudalen - a distance of 16,5km via Sandvikskaret. This was my second recent bike trip, and at least one part of my body had not yet forgotten about the first...
It was a beautiful day, and the combination of a bike trip and a hike was just perfect. Biking up Moltudalen was hard work, but at the same time - excellent workout.
The hike from Mørkevatnet to Sollia took one hour (2,2km). Being the highest point on Gurskøya island, the view is just phenomenal, and I always look forward to get to this top. And Terje wasn't disappointed either...
After a nice, but cold stay on the summit, we looked forward to get down to the less windy valley. And especially the downhill stretch to Moltustranda. But while I am a wimp downhill, Terje is the exact opposite. He overtook a car (still on the gravel road) at an incredible speed, and that was the last I saw of him until I got to Moltustranda. According to my GPS track, my max speed was 57km/h, so I can only imagine how fast he went.
We returned to Myrvåg 4h:10m after heading out. Total distance on bike was 34,9km and 4,4km on foot. I deemed this to be adequate exercise and was in no need to hike another mountain in the afternoon (understatement)...
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
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