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Bike Helgeland - Island hopping

Price NOK:
14 750,-
Days: 6
5 x accommodation including breakfast and self-packed lunch.
5-course dinner at Vega Havhotell.
2-course dinner at the Trading Post Forvik.
Hybrid bike.
Luggage transfer.
Expressboat tickets.
RIB safari in Herøy.
Map and tourdescription.
Tour leader.

Transport to and from Brønnøysund is not included.
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A bike ride along the Helgeland coast, in Northern Norway, offers spectacular scenery, with towering peaks, stunning ocean views and sheltered bays. The landscape along the coast of Helgeland is easy to bike, with relatively low traffic on the main roads. This coastline will simply take your breath away. There are thousands of islands in all shapes and sizes. You cycle along fjords, across bridges, and by the foot of majestic mountains. Every day you'll have spectacular views of famous Norwegian landmarks like The Seven Sisters mountain range and Mount Dønnamannen. Ferries and express boats takes you from one island to the next.  
The trip starts in Brønnøysund accessible by plane, car and ferry. You will experience the UNESCO World Heritage listed archipelago, Vega, as well as the beautiful islands Herøy and Dønna. We have included a 2 hour RIB safari to Sandsundvær from Seløy. You then continue towards Sandnessjøen and also spend a night at the 200-year-old trading post Forvik, before ending the tour back at Brønnøysund.

Brand new quality hybrid bikes are included. E-bikes can be rented at an addiotional cost (limited offer). Your luggage is transferred by our tour guide who is never far away if you have questions or need help with anything. Once the trip is booked and paid for, you will receive a detailed tour description with tips on what you can see and do during the trip. The trip has short stages, but the tour description gives tips for alternative routes and nice detours.

NB! You will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier's. Please don't make any payments or book your flight until you have received an email confirmation from us. 

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Program

  • We transport your luggage from place to place and are never far away in our follow car if something unforseen occurs. You will be part of a larger group traveling together, but can take a break, a shortcut or a detour whenever you want.

    TOUR DATES 2023: Starts every Monday from 29 May to 21 August. 

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 6

    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience.
    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.

    This tour is operated by Kystriksveien Reiseliv as

  • Day 1 Monday: Individual arrival to Brønnøysund. Bicycle tour to Mount Torghatten, 30 km round trip

    Welcome to the coastal town, Brønnøysund. You can travel to Brønnøysund by plane or the Coastal Steamer.

    If you arrive early, you have the time to pick up the rental bike and take a bike ride out of town to see Torghatten, the mountain with a hole right through it. The hike through the hole is well worth the trip. You can also hike around the mountain (1.5 hours walk).

    How to get to/from Brønnøysund:
    - By car: 
    You find long-term parking at the airport. Prices and booking at avinor.no.
    - By plane: The regional airline Widerøe has flights to Brønnøysund.
    - By ferry: Hurtigruten/Havila (timetable for summer 2023 not yet published)

    Accommodation at Thon Hotel Brønnøysund

  • Day 2, Tuesday: Bicycle and island hopping from Brønnøysund to Vega, 27/49 km

    The trip now goes by bike and ferry to the island of Vega. The tourist information office at Gladstad provides information about the activities and attractions in Vega. The Vega World Heritage Center in the old fishing harbour, Nes is worth a visit. They can inform you about the unique eider tradition that is the basis for the Vega Islands' world heritage status. We can also recommend a trip to Sundsvoll, where you can hike The Vega Staircase (1500 steps) leading up to the ascent to Ravenfloget (350 metres above sea level), offering stunning views of the islands. 

    Accommodation at Vega Havhotell, known for its great food.
    A 5-course meal is included.

  • Day 3, Wednesday: Bicycle and island hopping from Vega to Herøy, 10 - 50 km

    The boat trip that takes you from Vega to Herøy is a great experience and you get to see more of the Helgeland archipelago. On Herøy, you have many nice options to bike in different directions. The landscape is perfect for cycling with flat islands that are connected by countless bridges.

    In Herøy you also have options for hiking, renting a kayak and visiting a famous flower shop.

    Accommodation at Herøy Brygge, which is centrally located with a view of De Syv Søstre mountain ridge. You can have dinner at Herøy Brygge or you take a bike ride to Seløy and eat at Augustbryggo (dinner is not included).

  • Day 4, Thursday: Bicycle and island hopping from Herøy to Dønna and Sandnessjøen, 33 km

    The route between Herøy and Dønna is magical and considered one of the finest along the coastal route of Helgeland. To the east you have a view of the Seven Sisters mountain ridge, to the west you see Lovund and to the north, you see Mount Dønnamannen.

    From Seløy you will join a RIB safari (2 hours) taking you through several abandoned fishing villages, through hundreds of islets and reefs, taking you as close to the elements as possible, while a guide tells you about the local history. Maybe you will even see sea eagles along the way.

    If you want a easy but beautiful hike, you can go up Åkvikfjellet all the way south of Dønna. The ferry from Bjørn at Dønna takes you over to Sandnessjøen (25 min). 

    Accommodation at Scandic Syv Søstre

  • Day 5, Friday: Bicycle and ferry from Sandnessjøen to Forvik, 39 km

    Easy cycling parallel to the mountain range, the Seven Sister. Approximately 20 km after Sandnessjøen you will see the Petter dass Museum at Alstahaug. We recommend stopping here for a guided tour if possible.
    You continue from one island to the next on a narrow strip of land to Tjøtta. The International War Cemetery at Tjøtta may be an interesting stop along the way. Ferry from Tjøtta to Forvik. 

    Accommodation in authentic surroundings at Forvik Old Trading Post or Vevelstad Guesthouse (shared bathroom / WC). At the trading post, you can visit the pleasant coffee distillery. In the evening you are served a 2-course meal which is included in the package.

  • Day 6, Saturday: Bicycle and ferry from Forvik to Brønnøysund, 39 km

    Easy cycling. The route from Forvik to the ferry in Andalsvåg (18 km) follows a strip of land between the sea and the mountains on the mainland. Ferry to Horn. On the way to  Brønnøysund, you pass Hildurs Urterarium (Herb Garden), where you can buy lunch and walk around in the beautiful garden.

    The trip ends in Brønnøysund. Agree with the tour guide how this last leg is carried out, and where/when to pick up your luggage.

    If you want to extend your stay by one night, you can stay at Hildurs Urterarium (Herb Garden) and eat a 5-course menu in the evening.
    Price per person in a double room: NOK 1 650. - incl. a 5 course dinner and breakfast. Must be booked in advance. Not available on tour starting 10. July 2023.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2023: Starts every Monday from 29. May to 21. August
Number of days: 6 days/5 nights 

Price 2023:
Per person in double room: NOK 14 750.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 950.-

Included in the package:
5  x accommodation including breakfast and self-packed lunch
5-course dinner at Vega Havhotell
Dinner at the Trading Post Forvik
Boat transport
Luggage transfer
Bike rental
RIB safari to Sandsundvær
Tour leader

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

Extra on request:
E-bike: NOK 1 750.- (limited number)
Room with private bathroom at Vevelstad: NOK 400.- per room (limited number)
Extra night in Brønnøysund before/after the tour: NOK 850.- incl. breakfast (double room)
Extra night at Hildurs Urterarium after the tour: NOK 1 650.- per person incl. 5-course dinner and breakfast (double room)
NB! Shared bathroom/WC at Hildurs Urterarium.

Parts of the tour follows the Norwegian Scenic Routes: Helgeland

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

Bikes

Bicycle rental is included in the package price

Merida Crossway 100 hybrid bikes:

Top of the range trekking/hybrid bike featuring super smooth Shimano XT drivetrain and air suspension fork. Ideal for the day to day jobs around town and fun-packed adventures in the open countryside. The bikes are equipped with a screen set and luggage tray.


Ladies frame

Gentlemen's frame

E-bikes can be rented for a supplement of NOK 1 750. -

Merida eSpresso L 300 SE EQ Classic

Merida electric bike with well-known Shimano components. The bike come with equipped with mudguards, lights, lock, rear rack and a kickstand and full shimano setup on engine, battery and trekking. Fast-rolling 700c wheels, ideal for rides on roads, lanes and smooth tracks. High and good sitting position with good comfort. Low entry for easier getting on and off the bike. The battery is easily disconnected from the frame and the engine is placed low in the center of the bike for optimal balance.

Characteristics:
- Shimano E8014, 418wh battery
- Shimano E5000, 40nm engine
- Shimano gear, 9spd
- Shimano brakes
- EQ model - fully equipped
- Low entry

E-bike unisex

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