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Bike Helgeland - Island jumping

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

A bike ride along the Helgeland coast, in Northern Norway, offers spectacular scenery, with towering peaks, stunning ocean vistas and sheltered bays.
There are thousands of islands in all kinds of sizes and shapes. You cycle along fjords, over bridges, and at the foot of majestic mountains.
Every day you'll have the spectacular views of famous Norwegian landmarks: The Seven Sisters mountain range, The Mount Dønnamannen and Torghatten.
You also get to visit the island of Vega, and the island of Lovund, which is known for its large colony of puffins.
Helgeland is a unique, open landscape of sea and land, which also reflects the way fishermen and farmers have lived during the past 1500 years, still maintained as a vibrant community.

The landscape along the coast of Helgeland is easy to ride, with relatively low traffic on the main roads. Each day provides opportunities of making your own daytrips by inserting your own choice of detours.
The hills will probably not take your breath away, but the sights and the wonderful scenery will.

When the trip is booked and paid for, you will receive a detailed program, describing the various options, with the length, timetables for ferries, etc.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Sunday: Individual arrival Brønnøysund. 
Pick up rental bikes Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
Hurtigruten from Trondheim arrive in Brønnøysund at 00.40 (not included).
Accommodation in Brønnøysund.

Day 2 - Monday: Biking in Brønøysund area or island jumping to Vega - Optional distance.
You travel by ferry to Vega, where you have more opportunities to make trips by bike and / or walking tours. Ferry back to Brønnøysund in the afternoon.
Accommodation in Brønnøysund.

Day 3 - Tuesday: Biking, and island jumping from Brønnøysund to Herøy - 60 km.
This is a long day trip, but relatively easy biking on paved roads. You make 3 ferry crossings along the way. It is also possible to make part of the trip by local bus.
Accommodation at the island Herøy.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Biking on the island Herøy and island hopping to Dønna - min. 28 km.
At the island Dønna you can study the map, and extend your trip with nice detours across the island.
We recommend a trip north, to Dønnesfjellet and the restaurant "Dønnesfjellstua" 127 meters above sea level. Here you can enjoy great views of the islands and, further north where you are going the coming days. Ferry from Bjørn at the island Dønnes to Sandnessjøen.
Accommodation in Sandnessjøen.

Day 5 - Thursday: Biking in Sandnessjøen Area + boat to the island Lovund.
We recommend a trip back to Alstahaug and Petter Dass Museum, which is 40 km roundtrip.
Local Express in the afternoon, to the island Lovund.
Dinner and accommodation in Lovund.

Since the islands of Lovund and Træna only a few km of roads, and the boat that goes there only takes a few bikes (no reservations), we recommend that you return the bikes at Sandnessjøen, before taking the Expressboat to Lovund.

Day 6 - Friday: Excursion to the island Træna, or a day off at Lovund.
We recommend a day trip to the island Træna, one of Norway's smallest municipality with 470 residents. If you bring your bike, you have a few km of roads to ride on, but also nice to do hiking. At Træna you can explore the famous rock formations, Trænstaven and Kirkhelleren, which rises vertically from the sea. The Petter Dass chapel is also worth a visit.
On Lovund we recommend a trip to the top of Lovund Mountain 623 m.a.s.l., with fantastic views in all directions.
It is also possible to join a fishing trip, etc.
Dinner and accommodation in Lovund.

Day 7 - Saturday: Express boat from Lovund to Sandnessjøen, or Bodø.
Different return option (not incl.) (info in the tourdescription).

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2020: Starts every Sunday from 14 June to 26 July. Other dates on request
Season: June - August
Number of days: 7 (4 cycling days)
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful Information
Distance: See day by day program.

Price 2020:
Per person in double room: From NOK 8 560.-
Single room supplement: From NOK 2 760.-

NB! Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per person.

Included in the package:
6 x accommodation with breakfast, and self-packed lunch, refill of own thermos.
2 x dinner or buffet
Map and tour description
Luggage transfer

Hurtigruten, boats and ferries during the tour.

Bikerental 2020:
Touring/Trekking bike 5 days: NOK 2 125.-
E-Bike 5 days: NOK 2 725.-
The price includes return of rental bike from Sandnessjøen to Brønnøysund.

Following the bikes: 1 pannier, helmet, multi tool and pump.

You pick up the bike in Brønnøysund Sunday afternoon / Monday morning, and return it in Sandnessjøen before departure to Lovund Island. This is because it can be difficult to bring the bikes on the ferry, and it is only a few km of road on Lovund and Træna. 

This tour can be combined with a 'Hurtigruten' cruise along the coast of Norway. 
The tour starts in Brønnøysund Sundays. Hurtigruten from Trondheim arrives in Brønnøysund at 00.40.

Parts of the tour follows the Norwegian Scenic Routes: Helgeland

Other tours in Northern Norway:
Bike the Amazing Lofoten
Arctic Coast Cycling
Senja - Cycling roundtrip

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