ZEBTOUR

This is "The Mountain Gourmet Tour"

Stir your spirit of adventure with this incredible ride deep into the mountains of Norway. Ford crystal clear rivers, admire sparkling waterfalls in this remote and glorious landscape. The tough but sweet tempered Icelandic horses and superbly competent guides make for an inspiring and exhilarating riding experience.  We recommend that you be in good physical condition as this is a long and challenging trip.

Day 1 
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00, second pickup at 5:00.  Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal. You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way. Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.

Day 2 
After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we ride out to the charming mountain cottage at Nedalel.  Break for a picnic lunch in a tranquil meadow by the side of a brook.  We will build a  campfire, make coffee and tea, and enjoy getting acquainted with the horses and each other.  We end our day with a traditional Norwegian dinner.

Day 3
Ride alongside the Sylene mountain ridge with its breathtaking views of a landscape that has changed little over centuries.  The steep ascent makes for a  welcome break for lunch for people and horses.  Saddle up for a lively afternoon ride over excellent riding terrain to the grand cottage at Storerikvollen, situated on the shores of the Essand Lake.  After a long tolt along the sandy shores of the lake, make your way back to the hospitality and comfort of the cottage for  a delicious home-cooked dinner. 

Day 4 
Today we continue deep into the wilderness, crossing many small streams in our ascent . We will pass the highest point of the tour at 1000 meters above sea level on our way to the Schultz cottage where we spend the night. f we are lucky, we may see some of the reindeer and grouse that are native to the Norwegian tundra. Dinner and overnight in the cozy Schultz cottage.

Day 5
From Schultz, we descend gently through unspoiled wilderness, then down several challenging rocky hillsides.  Break for a picnic lunch. This afternoon's ride takes us through the soft beauty of hills and valleys to the Ramsjo cottage, beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Ramsjo, commanding panoramic views of the Fongen mountains. Dinner and overnight at Ramsjo.

Day 6
Trek from Ramsjo back to Storerikvollen, with superb views to be had all day. Delight your senses in the colossal scale of the Norwegian landscape, and finish up your day with a refreshing dip in Essand Lake. 

Day 7 
A bittersweet day, still surrounded by the exquisite mountains and forests, but heading back to civilization! We finish up the ride returning to the attractive hotel at Stugudal for a festive farewell dinner, reminiscing about our fabulous trip in the mountains.

Day 8
Depart after breakfast with a transfer to Trondheim Airport.