Sunnhordland by bike and boat
Discover the fjords south of Bergen
The Hardangerfjord Express boat takes you from Bergen to Rosendal through an adventurous nature of mountains and fjords. From Rosendal you bike in a varied and hilly landscape. You get to experience a little bit of Norway in miniature, with mountains, fjords, islands and lush hills. In the east you can catch sight of the imposing glacier plateau, Folgefonna.
The daily stages are cut by boat- and ferry trips, and ends in cozy towns, where you can experience the authentic coastal- and fjord culture.
We also promise you some extraordinary food experiences, when award-winning chefs offer homemade food with ingredients from a pantry that is influenced by their surroundings - fresh, wild and beautiful.
The tour starts and ends with in Bergen.
Every Sunday in the period of 18 June - 3 September (Sunday - Saturday)
It is possible to book the package without accommodation in Bergen.
It is also possible to extend the package with extra nights in Bergen before or after the tour.
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50 / 52 / 44 / 20 + km Possible to do more biking every day.
NOK 9 450,- per Person i doubleroom. Book before 1. June: NOK 9 200,- per Person i doubleroom.
Single room suplement: NOK 2 460,-.
Hybrid bikes: NOK 1 500,-
With the bike follows: Lock, repair kit and pump.
Day by day program
Day 1: Individual arrival in Bergen.
Accommodations in Bergen.
Day 2: Pick up rental bikes.
Go by Hardangerfjord express from Bergen to Rosendal in the afternoon (depart 16.30, arr. 18.25).
You spend the night in in Rosendal.
Day 3: We recommend a trip around Rosendal and maybe a visit to the barony, which is the smallest castle in Scandinavia and the only one in Norway. You should also visit the Stone Park, where they display rocks from the Folgefonna Glacier National Park.
Bike via Uskedalen and Husnes to the ferry quay of Utåker – 50 km.
The stage runs along roads with some traffic, through lush farming country, with lovely views of the Hardangerfjord, to the islands of Tysnes, Stord and Halsnøy. From Utåker you get the ferry to Skånevik, with plenty of nice spots for swimming and a town centre that invites you for a short stroll. You spend the night in Skånevik.
Day 4: We recommend you to take a detour from Skånevikstranda to Etne and back, a total of 52 km. Get the express boat to Leirvik in the afternoon. Leirvik is the town on the island of Stord, with a nice town centre and harbour.
You spend the night in Leirvik.
Day 5: This is the longest stage of the trip, from Leirvik via Fitjar to Sandvikvåg, 39 km, then the ferry to Husavik and 5 km cycling to Bekkjarvik. This stage follows the signposting of the North Sea Route, that run from Egersund to Bergen (signposting only to Sandvikvåg). There is some uphill from Leirvik to Sagvåg, then easy cycling through lush cultural landscape. Bekkjarvik is an idyllic old merchant centre with a lovely harbour for those who travel by boat, and a small centre with shops and exhibitions of old boat from the 1800s up until now. In the Gallery Bekkjarvik you can find known artists within oil painting, aquarelles, prints and sculptures.
You spend the night in Bekkjarvik.
If you want to do more biking today, we recommend a detour , cycling to the island of Selbjørn, over the bridge to the island of Stolmen (15 km. tour/retourn).
Day 6: We recommend spending some time in Austevoll. You can bike north to Storebø on the RV 546 on the west side of Huftarøy (+10 km).
From Hufthamer you can make another detour across the bridge at Austevollsbrua to Hundvåkøy (+11 km) and all the way out to the island of Store Kalsøy (+25 km), then you can bike the same way back to Hufthamar.
The shortest route from Bekkjarvik to Hufthamar - 20 km. Express boat from Hufthamar to Bergen, depart 15:05, arr. Bergen 15:55.
Delivering of rental bikes before 18:00.
Day 7: Breakfast and departure.
It is possible to book extra nights in Bergen before and after the tour.