Discover Hardangerfjord by bike

Price NOK:
16 950,-
Days: 6
5 x Accommodation with breakfast and self-packed lunch/refill Thermos.
4 x 3-course dinner/buffet.
Train Bergen - Voss, day 1.
Hardangerfjord Express Boat Rosendal - Bergen, day 6.
Tour description.
Electronic maps (bikemap.net).
Luggage transfer.
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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.

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.

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 6, Wednesday - 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 (on one lap, you can choose to bike up to 76 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, Wednesday: Individual arrival Bergen and Voss

    Pick up rental bikes. Train from Bergen to Voss

    It is worth spending some extra time on Voss. Voss Gondol is open all year and takes you from the hotel/train station in Voss to Mount Hanguren (820 masl) in under nine minutes.
    On the opposite side of Vangsvatnet Lake, you find Bordalsgjelet Gorge. This is a spectacular natural attraction within walking/biking distance from Central Voss.

    Accommodation at Fleischers Hotell, Voss

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

    From Voss, you start with some uphill to Skjervet, where you ride down the old road, past the spectacular Skjervsfossen Waterfall, to Granvin. From here you bike uphill, through Espelandsdalen, and continue down to the beautiful fruit village of Ulvik.

    Accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, Ulvik

  • Day 3, Friday: Discover Ulvik and the fjord

    Ulvik is nestled on the shores of the Hardangerfjord, offering visitors spectacular views of the deep blue waters and the surrounding mountains. This is a good place for relaxation or a day full of nature experiences.

    - Bicycle tour to Osa, 20 km (round trip). Possibly further towards the mountain.
    - Relax and enjoy the village and the hotel facilities.
    - Visit one or more of the three remarkable cider farms in Ulvik.
    - Go by boat from Ulvik to Eidfjord, and go on a bicycle tour from there. From Eidfjord, you can also join the Vøringsfossen Sightseeing Tour to Hardangervidda Nature Centre and Vøringsfossen waterfall.
    Hike to the local drop-in cabin Solhaug with a great view of Ulvik.

    Accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, Ulvik

  • Day 4, Saturday: Bike Ulvik - Kinsarvik, 36 km + alternative routes to Norheimsund

    From Ulvik 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 magnificent waterfalls and great hiking.

    Several alternative routes from Kinsarvik to Norheimsund:
    - Boat from Kinsarvik to Norheimsund (or you can take the ferry to Utne and the boat from there).
    - Ferry from Kinsarvik to Utne, bike to Herand (23 km), boat from Herand to Norheimsund.
    - Ferry from Kinsarvik to Utne and another ferry from Utne to Kvanndal, bike from Kvanndal to Norheimsund (40 km).

    Accommodation at Thon Hotel Sandven, Norheimsund

  • Day 5, 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.

    Accommodation at Rosendal Fjordhotel

  • Day 6, 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 2024: See booking page
Number of days: 7 (Wednesday - Monday)

Number of participants: Minimum 2 people to complete the tour. A maximum of 12 spots on each departure.

Prices 2024: 
Per person in double room: NOK 16 950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 950.- 

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

Price includes:
5 x accommodation with breakfast and self-packed lunch
4 x 3-course dinner/buffet
Train Bergen - Voss, day 1
Express boat from Rosendal to Bergen, day 7  
Tour description
Electronic maps (bikemap.net)
Luggage transfer (not in Bergen)

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks

Extra: 
Extra accommodation in Bergen before or after the tour:
Per person in a double room: from NOK 1 150,-  incl. breakfast. 
Single room: from NOK 1 650,- incl. breakfast.

Bike rental 2024
Touring/trekking bike, 6 days: NOK 3 100.- 
E-Bike, 6 days: NOK 4 000.-

Included in the bike rental: 
Helmet, panniers, handlebar bag, pump, a bicycle look, patch kit, tool set and a replacement tube.


It's possible to continue biking, by connecting this tour to our tour in Sunnhordland.
We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer.

See more self-guided bicycle tours in Norway on www.discover-norway.no/bike

Bike Rentals

Touring/Trekking bike - SCOTT SUB Cross 35
Available with ladies' and men's frames. The rental bikes have luggage racksand fenders.


E-bike - SCOTT Active E Ride Unisex

 

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