Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Sollia & bike trip, Oct 19 2009

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Towards Sandvikskaret

Towards Sandvikskaret
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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...



Arriving on Sollia

Arriving on Sollia
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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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To Sollia

0. Trip tracks 1. Towards Sandvikskaret 2. Up Moltudalen 3. By Lake Mørkevatnet 4. Avoiding a boggy path 5. Sollia ahead 6. Nice weather 7. The final hill 8. Smalltalk 9. Grouse 10. Arriving on Sollia 11. Terje on Sollia 12. Me on Sollia

Views from Sollia

13. Runde 14. Ørsta peaks 15. Ørsta peaks 16. Ørsta peaks 17. Eidskyrkja 18. Sunnmørsalpane 19. Zoom view from Sollia 20. Zoom view from Sollia

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