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Senja - Bike under The Midnight Sun

Price NOK:
10 950,-
Book early discount per adult: 250,-
Days: 8
7 x Accommodation with breakfast
7 x Self-packed lunch/refill of own thermos
5 x 3-course dinner.
Luggage transfer.
Map and tour description (1 set per booking)

Ferries/express boat is not included (approx. NOK 500.- per person)
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From the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, the cycling trip goes south through beautiful and varied sceneries. You meet the ocean at the island Sommarøy. The trip continues by ferry to Senja, Norway's second largest island. The road along the west coast of Senja to Gryllefjord, winds through a magnificent and rough landscape, uphill and downhill - in and out of fjords.

At the west coast, in June and July, you can experience biking under the midnight sun. Ride all night long with the glow of the sun as your guide.

Nice hosting is ready to welcome you on your trip. During the trip, there will be time and opportunity to explore the great outdoors, like hiking, kayaking, fishing, or additional excursions by bike.
The tour starts and ends in Tromsø.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Friday: Individual Arrival in Tromsø
Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 2 - Saturday: Tromsø - Sommarøy - 56 km
Picking up rental bikes at Tromsø Outdoor.
We recommend a bike ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. You ride over to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. It is flat and nice to cycle here, but a somewhat steep ascent to Kattfjord, approx. 200 meters above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, which is surrounded by Majestic Mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is fine, we recommend a stop for a swim at a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal community, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accommodation at Sommarøy (Sommarøy means Summer Island).

We recommend an evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with magnificent views of the ocean and down the island of Senja.

Day 3 - Sunday: Sommarøy - Brensholmen - Mefjordvær - 45 km
From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills. Bike to Brensholmen, there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn you bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here you continue out the fjord towards the ocean and Mefjordvær.
Dinner and accommodation in Mefjord.

Day 4 - Monday: Mefjordvær - Ersfjorden - Steinsfjorden - Straumbotn - Hamn - 46 km
Bike back to Senjahopen, then continue up to, and through the Geitskards-tunnel. From here you go down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord.
By Tungeneset you can enjoy the stunning view north, towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan".
Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to the Skalands-tunell before you roll down towards the "Senja Troll" and on to the Hamn in Senja Island.
Dinner and accommodation in Hamn

Day 5 - Tuesday: Discover the area
Just relax, go for a cycle tour, or enjoy the wide range of activities that are offered at Hamn in Senja; Boats for rental, hiking, kayak-adventures, Fjord Sightseeing, body rafting, outdoor Hot-tub and Sauna.
Dinner and accommodation in Hamn

Day 6 - Wednesday: Hamn - Finnsnes - 51 km
The last leg of the tour starts by biking the same route back to Straumsbotn, then gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes.
Dinner and accommodation in Finnsnes

Day 7 - Thursday: Finnsnes - Tromsø
NB! New time tables from 1. January 2019

Hurtigruten from Finnsnes to Tromsø. Departure Finnsnes 11.30, arrivla Tromsø 14.15
Express boat from Finnsnes  08.45 or 14.30, arrival in Tromsø 10.00 or 15.45.

Return rental bikes.
Accommodation in Tromsø

Day 8 - Friday: Breakfast and departure.
It's possible to book extra nights in Tromsø

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2019: Starts every Friday from 21 June - 16 August
Number of days: 8 (Friday - Friday)
Cycling days: Min. 4 + possibilities to do other activities. See day by day program.
Distance: 56/45/47/51 + possible to do extra legs
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful Information
NB! Minimum 2 persons bikes together.

Price per person 2019:
Per person in double room: NOK 10 950.-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 800.-

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

Price includes:
7 x accommodation with breakfast
7 x self-packed lunch / refill thermos (all except last night in Tromsø)
5 x 3-course dinners (all except Tromsø day 1 and 7)
Map and tour description (1 set per booking. For extra set: NOK 250,-).
Luggage transfer

NB! Ferries are not included (approx. 500.- pr. person).

Bike rental 2019:
Touring/Trekking bike: 6 days NOK 1 460.-
E-Bike: 6 days: NOK 2 870,- 
Pannier or handlebar bag: NOK 110.- each 
Deposit for e-bike rental is NOK 2 000.- per bike, to be paid when you pick up the bikes.

Extra day for bike rental:
Touring/Trekking bike: NOK 200,-
E-bike: NOK 390,-
Pannier / handlebar bag: NOK 15,- each

This follows the bike:
Helmet, bicycle look, repair set with patch kit, necessary keys for adjustments, replacement tube, pump, lights mounted on the helmet and reflective vest. Please choose equipment you wish to take with you on the ride.
E-Bikes:
Krank mounted engine, Shimano STEP electrical system. The battery is 400VA and ranks 90 - 120 km by normal use. It follows IMED charger and it is intended to fill it in the room at the hotels.
It does not follow extra battery.


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

Part of the tour follows Norwegian Scenic Routes: Senja.

Other tours in Northern Norway:
Bike the Amazing Lofoten
Arctic Coast Cycling
Bike Helgeland - Island jumping

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Bike Rentals

Merida spreeder




Finse 1222 Lite, Gentleman frame



Finse 1222 Lite, Lady frame



Electric Cycle 



Ortlieb handlebar bag 




Ortlieb pannier

 

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