With the demise of the direct ferry from Newcastle and the massive prices if you get lucky on the freight service or even the Harwich = Ejsberg route I am thinking maybe I will fly in and rent a bike.
Anyone recommend anywhere? I've googled every permatation I can think of but get no where, I'm sure you can land in Oslo and get hooked up pretty quickly but I'd rather get something sorted before getting there.
I seem to remember there being a big motorbike shop in Kristiansand, close to the Ferry Port, that did rentals, but it's at least 6 years since I was in Norway, so I can't remember the name or anything, sorry (but it DOES prove that they're out there!!).
I did find a website by a Norwegian biker, and it does have a link for his e-mail, the site is all in Norwegian, so I don't understand it, but perhaps it's worth you contacting this guy, with luck he might understand English, and be able to help you - from his site it is clear that he is keen on Touring at least:
If you go about half-way down the page I have listed, you will find this:
send meg en mail!
Which, I think, is fairly self explanatory.
The ONLY other thing that I can think of for you to do is to contact HC Travel, who carry an extensive worldwide list of places where you can rent bikes and tour:
Good luck, the demise of the Newcastle ferries is quite a downer eh??
Waitiing to hear from HC, yeah its right royal pain no Newcaslte
Found this one on google - not sure if HD is to your taste
Harley Davidson Rental Norway AS
Raschs vei 4A1178 Oslo, Norway+47 900 63 900
No web site unfortunately but most Norwegians I have met have spoken good English - most have been very rich too!
Biking fun on the Worlds Playground - http://www.yougodo.com/Search.aspx?c=92
Found a few more - Arctic Harley seem well up for this sort of thing - even with a few suggested routes (with or without a guide).
May be a bit cold up there but if you are used to Newcastle
I investigated this a few weeks back and found these guys in Oslo:
You should find most of the info needed at our rentalpages - also in English
- by clicking at the rental star on our frontpage.
Eventually you can go directly to the page here:
You are most welcome to rent our bikes - please do you requests via the
webpage or directly to our rental department at:
Med vennlig hilsen / Best regards
Lazy Boyz Harley-Davidson AS
T: +4722907800 F: +4722907801
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