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Bike the Hardanger Fjord route

The Hardanger Fjord route includes some of the finest sceneries Norway has to offer, with spectacular view of the fjords, mountains and glacier. When you bike, you get these great visual impressions in slow motion.
The bicycle tour starts with a train ride from Bergen to Voss.
Hardanger is known for being Norway's largest supplier of fruits and berries. You bike through areas with beautiful fruit farms. Early summer offers a great blooming season, and during late summer and fall the fruit can be bought at farm stands along the road. Help yourself and put money in a box.
The tour runs partially on less trafficated, picturesque roads, and partially on roads with more traffic. You go up- and down hills, and along fjords. Ferry crossings offers rests and time to enjoy the view from the fjord. You also get to bike the new spectacular Hardanger Fjord Bridge.
The biking tour ends in the small village - Rosendal, and we recommend a visit to the old Barony.

From Rosendal the Hardanger Fjord Express offers a great sea voyage back to Bergen.

Part of the tour follows Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger.

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Program

  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and decide your own speed. You can take a break, a shortcut or a detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2021: On request

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7, Tuesday - Monday

    DISTANCE: 180 km + optional detours

    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience. Must be prepared for all kinds of weather. Daily stages approx. 20 - 50 km
    In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.
    For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people ride together.

  • Day 1, Tuesday: IIndividual arrival Bergen and Voss

    Pick up rental bikes. Train from Bergen to Voss
    It is worth spending some extra time on Voss, which is known for the event - Extreme Sports Week. You don't need not be extreme to spend time in Voss. It's a nice place just to relax before starting your bike tour the next day!
    Accommodation at Fleischers Hotell, Voss.

  • Day 2, Wednesday: Bike Voss - Ulvik, 43 km

    From Voss you start with a gentle climb up to Skjervet, where you ride down the old road, past Skjervsfossen waterfall, to Granvin. From here you bike uphill, through Espelandsdalen, and continue down to the beautiful fruit village of Ulvik
    From Ulvik you can do many great bike loops. How about visiting a fruit farms along the Fruit & Cider Route?
    Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, Ulvik.

  • Day 3, Thursday: Bike Ulvik - Kinsarvik, 36 km + ferry to Utne

    From Ulvik to Bruravik you bike along narrow fjords, to the new and spectacular Hardangerfjord Bridge. The bridge offers an exciting trip across the fjord before continuing south to Kinsarvik.
    For those in good shape, it's nice to take a detour up the Husa valley, with a magnificent waterfall and great hiking.
    Ferry from Kinsarvik to Utne.
    In Utne it's possible to add a visit to the Hardanger Folk Museum.
    It's also nice to bike an evening tour on the west side of Sørfjorden.
    Dinner and accommodation at Utne Hotel, located right by the ferry docks, and one of the oldest hotels in continuous operation since the opening in 1722.
    It's nice to take an evening bike tour on the west side of Sørfjorden.

  • Day 4, Friday: Biker Utne - Herand, 23 km + Ferry to Norheimsund

    From Utne to Herand you bike along fjord and orchards on picturesque roads with less traffic. In the right season you can buy fruit at farm stands along the road.
    When you pass the mountain, Samlen, you can make a detour of 3 km, to Hardanger Art Gallery, with exhibitions and events.
    In Herand there is a nice beach for a refreshing dip, or you can make an extra cycle tour to Jondal and back.
    Express boat from Herand to Norheimsund.
    Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Sandven, Norheimsund.

  • Day 5, Saturday: Day off in Norheimsund - opportunities to do various activities or just relax

    Some opportunities:
    - Guided glacier tour in Folgefonna National park (by Expressboat from Norheimsund + bus trip and return)
    - Bike roundtrip to Steinstø, lunch at Steinstø Fruits and Cake house.
    - Rent a kayak, canoe or row boat
    - Boat cruise to Lofthus, hike the Monk Steps - return by boat.
    Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Sandven, Norheimsund.

  • Day 6, Sunday: Bike to Gjermundshavn, 55 km + ferry to Årsnes + bike to Rosendal, 9 km

    Start by biking to Tørvikbygd, and from there; a nice ride along the fjord, to Gjermundshamn. Some minor climbs, but not much traffic.
    Ferry crossing to the south side of the fjord and continue biking to the small village of Rosendal.
    Dinner and accommodation at Rosendal Turisthotel, located by the fjord, in the centre of Rosendal.

  • Day 7, Monday: Breakfast and departure

    If you missed it yesterday, we recommend making a visit to the Barony in Rosendal before you leave.
    The Hardangerfjord Express Boat back to Bergen.

    This trip can be extended with our tour in Sunnhordland, from Rosendal to Bergen.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2021: On request
Number of days: 7 (Tuesday - Monday)

Prices 2021:
Per person in double room: NOK 14 850.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 580.- 

Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per adult.

Price includes:
6 x accommodation with breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill own thermos
6 x 3-course dinner
Train Bergen - Voss, day 1 - incl. bike tickets
Express boat from Herand to Norheimsund, day 4 
Express boat from Rosendal to Bergen, day 7  
Map and tour description (1 set per booking. Extra set NOK 150.-)
Luggage transfer (1 item per person)

Bikerental 2021 
Touring / Trekking bike, 7 days: NOK 2 500.- 
E-Bike, 7 days: NOK 3 400.-
Pannier / handlebar bag: NOK 200.- each.
Helmet: NOK 100.-

Included in the bike rental: Lock, tool kit and pump, 1 inner tube pr. bike (paid for if used).

Extra 2021: 
Extra accommodation in Bergen before or after the tour: from NOK 950,- per person in double room incl. breakfast. Single room: from NOK 1 300,- incl. breakfast.

It's possible to continue biking, by connecting this tour to our tour in Sunnhordland, ending in Bergen. This tour starts in Rosendal, Mondays.

We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer.

Other tours i Fjord-Norway:
Sunnhordland - The islands south of Bergen

Bike Rentals

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