— Please tell us how the whole idea started.
We were looking for the best spot in southern Norway and found the owner of a property who was into mountain biking as well. We didn’t want to destroy the wilderness, so that’s how the idea of the yurts arose. They fit perfectly.”
— By the lake
— Canvas Hotel is designed around different mountain biking tours, isn’t it?
We have small routes ranging from about half an hour to two hours, and we have the big routes which are seven hours. In Norway, you are by law allowed access anywhere in the forest, so it’s very easy to get on a bike and go wherever you want.
Our groups have one guide per 5-7 guests and we offer special training programs as well. There are all kinds of difficulty levels to accommodate anyone from beginner to experienced rider. We tailor-make every stay.”
— Sauna yurt
— What’s a typical day like at the hotel?
When you arrive at the yurts after a good day of biking, you generally go directly into the sauna. We have also French vintage bathtubs that you can put wherever you want to. People really enjoy that.”
— Canvas Hotel by the lake
— Tell me a bit about the yurts and the facilities that you offer.
— Mountain biking
— Is Canvas Hotel open throughout the entire year?