Norway is an attractive destination for hiking and cycling.
Active holidays that include activities like hiking in the mountains and countryside and cycling are constantly evolving and increasing in popularity. This is also a type of holiday that is offered throughout Norway.
The workshop in brief
We invite you to take part in this workshop, where our aim is to bring together about 25 Norwegian providers offering products within the hiking and biking segments, and around 25 tour operators from our priortized markets that are specialized in hiking & biking trips. The workshop will be held at Vestlia Resort in Geilo (about 3.5 hours from Oslo). Wednesday, September 7th is reserved for hiking and cycling activities in and around Geilo, as well as a seminar after lunch with lectures and discussions. On the 8th of September, there will be pre-arranged meetings between Norwegian providers and buyers spesialised in hiking & biking tours.
The registration deadline is now set to the 1st of August.
As there are limited places, we might close registration before the deadline in case we are fullybooked.
See participation terms & conditions under "Practical information"
Tuesday, 6th of September
Individual arrival of buyers & suppliers
19:00-21:00 Welcome dinner for buyers and suppliers at Gommostugu, Vestlia Resort.
Wednesday, 7th of September
Individual arrival of suppliers
Morning: select from a range of activities showing hiking &/or biking products in the region
13:00-14:00 Lunch for buyers & suppliers
14:00-17:00 Seminars for buyers & suppliers
17:30-19:30 Team building activity for all participants
20:00 Dinner at Kai Fjell Salen, Vestlia Resort.
Thursday, 8th of September
09:00-13:00 Workshop with pre-booked appointments, Vestlia Resort
13:00-14:00 Lunch for all participants
14:00-15:20 Workshop negociations continue, Vestlia Resort
Individual departures of suppliers and buyers
Departure buyers to post-tours
A train departs for Oslo central station on the 8th of September at 16:58 (arriving at 20:45)
A train departs for Bergen central station on the 8th of September at 15:48 (arriving at 19:27)
A train departs for Bergen central station on the 8th of September at 18:02 (arriving at 21:18)
* The program is susceptible to change
Buyers can choose between 4 post-tours departing after the workshop.
Please find here the highlights of each tour with travel information.
You will receive the detailed program for the tour you are registered to in mid-August.
Post-tour A: Slow biking & hiking around the great lakes of Norway: free of charge (this post-tour is now cancelled).
Post-tour B: Hiking & biking the mountains and the coats: free of charge (some places remaining)
Post-tour C: Hiking & biking at Senja: participation fee of NOK 1000.- excl. Norwegian VAT will be charged. The fee will cover transportation from Geilo to Bardufoss airport and Senja on the 8th of September, as indicated in the tour program. Innovation Norway and Senja by Heart will book all necessary transfers from Geilo to Senja. (some places remaining)
Post-tour D: Hiking & biking in the Sognefjord: free of charge. The train ticket from Geilo on the 8th of September is included and booked by Visit Sognefjord. (some places remaining)
You will be able to register your interest in the tour(s) that are(is) of interest for you.
Deadline for select your interest is 15th of June.
After that date, your local Innovation Norway representative will contact you and confirm on which tour you have been registered to.
You will then need to book your own transport arrangements to / from Norway, according to the post-tour you are travelling on.
All information regarding where the post-tours end (which airport and what time) are indicated in the tour programs.
Date: 6. - 8. September 2022
Type of activity: Workshop
Suppliers: Providers of hiking & biking products in Norway (accommodation/activity companies/destinations etc.)
Buyers: Incoming tour operators and tour operators specialised within the hiking & biking segment
Price: Free of charge
Registration deadline: Thursday, June 22nd, 2022
- Welcome dinner 6th of September in Geilo.
- Morning activities on the 7th of September.
- Lunch, seminar, team building activity and dinner on the 7th September.
- Workshop with pre-booked appointments and lunch on the 8th of September.
- Description of the company and product in the Market Manual, which is made available digitally to all registered suppliers.
- Access to the Product Manual describing all registered suppliers
- Access to the online meeting platform, both before, during, and after the workshop.
- Accommodation 6th+8th of September
- Travel to / from Norway.
Please contact your local Innovation Norway representative for more information.