Bike Helgeland - Island jumping

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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 spectacular views of famous Norwegian landmarks: The Seven Sisters mountain range, 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 creating your own day trips 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.

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: Starts every Friday from 11 June to 13 August. Other dates on request

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7, 4 cycling days

    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.

  • Day 1, Friday: Individual arrival in Brønnøysund

    - By car:
    You find long-term parking at the airport. Prices and ordering at avinor.no.
    Taxi or bicycle from the airport to the hotel in Brønnøysund (2.5 km).

    - By plane:
    The regional airline Widerøe has flights to Brønnøysund.

    - By boat:
    Hurtigruten from Trondheim, arrival at 01.45
    Hurtigruten from Bodø, arrival at 15:00

    Pick up rental bikes Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
    Accommodation in Brønnøysund.

  • Day 2, Saturday: 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, Sunday: 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 on the island Herøy.

  • Day 4, Monday: 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, Tuesday: Biking in Sandnessjøen area + boat trip to the island Lovund

    We recommend a trip back to Alstahaug and Petter Dass Museum, which is 40 km roundtrip.

    Return rental bikes.
    Local Express boat to the island Lovund in the evening.
    Dinner and accommodation in Lovund.

    The islands of Lovund and Træna only have a few km of roads, so no nead of bycycles. You find nice walks and other activeties on the islands. 

  • Day 6, Wednesday: 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, Thursday: Express boat from Lovund to Sandnessjøen, or Bodø

    The trip ends at Lovund. For most destinations, it is easiest to take an express boat from Lovund to Sandnessjøen and then travel on from there.
    Different return option (not incl.):

    By car:
    Bus or Hurtigruten from Sandnessjøen to Brønnøysund to pick up your car.
    Hurtigruten departs from Sandnessjøen at 12.15.

    By plane:
    The regional airline Widerøe has flights from Sandnessjøen

    By boat:
    Express boat from Lovund to Bodø (change to another boat in Stokkvågen)
    Hurtigruten from Sandnessjøen to Trondheim, departure at 12.15
    Hurtigruten from Sandnessjøen to Bodø, departure at 04.45

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2021: Starts every Friday from 11 June to 13 August. Other dates on request
Number of days: 7 (4 cycling days)

Price 2021:
Per person in double room: From NOK 8 950.-
Single room supplement: From NOK 3 150.-

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

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

Surcharge:
Hurtigruten, boats and ferries during the tour.

Bikerental 2021:
Touring/Trekking bike 5 days: NOK 2 325.-
E-Bike 5 days: NOK 3 075.-
The price includes the return of your rental bike from Sandnessjøen to Brønnøysund.

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

You pick up the bike in Brønnøysund Friday afternoon / Saturday morning and return it in Sandnessjøen before the departure to Lovund. 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. 

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
Vesterålen - The islands north of Lofoten

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