Worldloppet races

Combi package Birkebeiner & Reistadløpet | 2020

The Schedule, Your travel and racing program will consist of the following

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
You can take any international flight you wish. The bus departs from Oslo-Gardermoen Airport heading for Lillehammer, approximately two hours’ drive. Arrival time approximately at 18.00h. Then you can check-in and the dinner will be served. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Starting at 7.30h in the morning, you can have breakfast at your hotel. Then you can take our bus that departs from the hotel and goes to the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic stadium for a first 10 to 15 kilometers "warm-up" ride. In the afternoon, you’ll pick up your individual bibs and race packets at Hakon Hall. Then you can visit the town and especially the main street called ‹Storgatta›. We will eat a specially prepared menu for diner. You’ll want to prepare your skis for the then-current snow conditions. 

Friday, March 20, 2020
Starting at 7.30h in the morning, you can have breakfast at your hotel. Then you can take our bus that departs from the hotel and goes to Sjusjoen. During the ride, you can take a look at the last 15 to 18 kilometers of the race. You can go as far as the arrival stadium. Then you can return to the hotel, which only takes a few minutes. In the afternoon, you’ll want to wax your skis. And you may wish to visit the town on your own. Dinner will be at 7 in the evening. After dinner, we’ll provide you with a briefing about the next day’s race. 

New :
A skating race on the original tracks of the Birkebeiner from Rena to Lillehammer – the ‹Fredags Birken›. This race in the free technique has already been added to the Worldloppet Pass. The buses to the start run only five minutes from the hotel. For the skating race holds the same rules for the backpack of 3.5 kg which you have to carry with you.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
The Big Race Day ! You will get up at the crack of dawn and eat as big a breakfast as you can. There will be a bus to take you from the hotel to the start of the race in Rena, which is 8:00 in the morning. The bus will be waiting at the parking lot in Rena so if you have a later start, you can wait in the bus. All luggage can be left in the bus and will be transported back to the hotel after the race, you can walk back to the hotel by yourself. In the evening, you will have the last celebratory dinner with all of the other tour group members. By now you will have made lots of friends, to be sure. 

Sunday, March 22 until Wednesday March 25, 2020
Breakfast then transfer with our shuttle to Nordsetter located 20 km above Lillehammer. You will stay 3 days on the high plateaus in a hotel with half board. The network of trails (more than 350 km) that you know from the Saturday Birkebeiner is perfectly prepared in classic style and skating!

Transfer by taxi on Wednesday morning to Lillehammer station and then by train to Oslo Gardamoen airport (approximately 1.5 hours and not included in the arrangement) which arrives directly under the airport. Fly to Bardufoss and then transfer by bus to Setermoen (about 30 minutes) where the Reistadløpet will depart on Saturday. Checking into your rooms and first meal in your hotel.

Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th:           
You will have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then you can spec out the course either on skate skis or classic skis.  You will look over the start of the race.  The place where you will pick up your race bibs is only 200 meters from your hotel. Setermoen is a little town with very few services.  For that reason, the noon day lunch will be something you will do on your own at your hotel.  The afternoon is for rest and for preparing your gear.  You will eat together in the hotel each evening.   On Friday, just before dinner, you will go obtain your race bibs.

Saturday, March 28th:            
It is up to you to decide on the 34km or the 50km race.  In either case, you will have an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget.  The morning of the race, you will be offered a copious breakfast.  Each of you will decide when to leave for the race.  There is a 10:00 start for women and a 10:30 start for men.  At the end of the race in Bardufoss, there will be buses to take you back to your hotel in Setermoen, plus you will be able to partake in the after-race festivities and meal.  This evening is your last dinner with the group in your hotel.

Sunday, March 29th:   
You will be taken by bus to the airport in Bardufoss, where you will take your plane back home.

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