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With E-bike along the North Sea Cycle Route

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
Discover Jæren - high sky, wide horizon and endless sea. This coastal landscape is unique and completely unlike anything you will find in other parts of Norway. Discover the daily life, the people and the grazing livestock. The bicycle route 'Jærruta' runs in the area south of Stavanger, Norway's Oil Capital. The landscape is characterized by being Norway's most active agricultural area with large fields, characteristic rock gardens, heather and grasslands. When biking through these landscapes, you are close to the North Sea and a stroll down to the beaches on Jæren is a great experience regardless of the weather. Feel free to stop by some of the museums and the well-preserved lighthouses along the route. The trip is not particularly demanding, but the wind and the hilly trails can be a challenge, so we have included the renting of an electric bike.
We have put in extra days to discover more of the area, visit Stavanger, take a walk to the famous Pulpit Rock or Trollpikken (the Troll's Dick), or bike further south on the North Sea Route.

Scenic Route Jæren:
Parts of road 507 and road 44. To some extent this road differs from many of the other tourist routes, it’s quite simply a regular all-purpose road cutting through the cultural landscape, often framed by old stone fences that are kind of monuments of a time that no longer exists.

The Old Main Road of Western Norway:
7.2 km of gravel road between Ogna and Hellvik. The construction of the road was started in 1789 and finished in 1840. The road runs in an exciting and hilly mountain landscape with some steep slopes. The road is part of the North Sea Cycling Route and the Coastal Pilgrimage Trail. You find information boards along the road.

The Old Jærbanen Railway:
Not far from where the Old Main Road of Western Norway ends, the Old Jæren Railroad begins. The road mostly follows the old railway that is converted into a hiking/cycling route. The road meanders between and through boulders and rocks and reveals the impressive old stonework.

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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 2022: Starts every Monday from 9 May to 19 September

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7, Monday - Sunday

    DISTANCE: 120 km + possible detours

    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in normal good condition, and have previous cycling experience. Daily stages approx. 40-60 km. In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.

  • Day 1, Monday: Arrive in Sola

    Individual arrival:
    - Flight to Stavanger Airport Sola + taxi
    - Train to Sandnes + bus/taxi
    - Boat (Fjordline) to Stavanger + bus/taxi

    Accommodation Sola Strand Hotel

  • Day 2, Tuesday: Discover the area

    The rental bikes are waiting for you at the hotel.

    Tour suggestions:
    - Optional bike ride
    - Water activities at Sola beach
    - Visit the exciting Norwegian Oil Capital, Stavanger.
    - Tour to the Pulpit Rock
    - Lysefjord cruise - See the Pulpit Rock from below.
    - Enjoy the SPA at the hotel

    Accommodation Sola Strand Hotel

  • Day 3, Wednesday: Bike from Sola to Bryne, 54 km

    Along the coast, you get to experience the high sky that has inspired visual artists for generations. The landscape is characterized by long sandy beaches, active agriculture and fields that are separated by old stone fences.

    Points of interest:
    - The beaches
    - Orre recreation centre (Friluftshuset på Orre)
    - The Old Orre church
    - Hå Old Vicarage
    - Obrestad lighthouse
    - Vitengarden (science farm)

    Accommodation Bryne Kro & Hotell

  • Day 4, Thursday: Discover the area

    Tour suggestions:
    - Discover Bryne with a nice sculpture park 
    - Optional bike ride 
    - Bike high and low in Time municipality, 57 km
    - Cycling and hiking to lake Frøylandslasvatnet and the Midgardsormen bridge

    Accommodation Bryne Kro & Hotell

  • Day 5, Friday: Bike from Bryne to Egersund, 67 km

    The trip starts inland, through idyllic agricultural land up to the heath areas furthest east in the municipality. 
    After a while you turn west through an open and varied landscape; from elongated fields, heather and grasslands to beautiful beaches with surfing and swimming.
    At the end of the day, you bike The Old Main Road of Western Norway and The Old Jærbanen Railway that are converted into hiking/cycling routes.

    Points of interest:
    - Fotland mill
    - Knudaheio, Arne Garborg's home (late Norwegian author)
    - Varhaug old churchyard
    - Kvassheim lighthouse
    - The Hitler's teeth at Brusand Beach
    - The Old Main Road of Western Norway
    - The Old Jærbanen Railway

    Accommodation Grand Hotel Egersund

  • Day 6, Saturday: Discover the area

    Tour suggestions:
    - Discover Egerund and Magma UNESCO Global Geopark
    - Bike to Sokndal / Jøssingfjord, 31/35 km each way
    - Cycling and hiking to Eigerøy lighthouse
    - Cycling and hiking to Trollpikken (the Troll's Dick)

    Accommodation Grand Hotel Egersund

  • Day 7, Sunday: Departure

    - Leave the rental bikes at the Hotel in Egersund
    - Train to Sandnes.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2022: Starts every Monday from 9 May to 19 September
Number of days: 7 (Monday - Sunday)
Number of participants: A minimum of 2 persons to complete the tour.

Price 2022:
Per person in double room: NOK 15 900.- 
Single room supplement: NOK 2 880.-

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

Price includes:
6 x accommodation incl. breakfast, self-packed lunch/ refill of brought thermos
6 x 3-course dinner
E-bike (5 days)
Map and tour description (1 set per booking)
Luggage transfer (1 item per person)

Included in the bike rental: Extra battery, double pannier, pump, a bicycle look, patch kit, toolset and a replacement tube.

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

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