Day 1 - Sunday: Individual arrival in Bergen.
Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.
Accommodation in Bergen.
Day 2 - Monday: Pick up rental bikes.
Go by the Hardangerfjord express from Bergen to Rosendal in the afternoon (depart 16.30, arr. 18.25).
Accommodation in Rosendal.
Day 3 - Tuesday: See Rosendal and bike via Uskedalen and Husnes to the ferry quay of Utåker - 50 km.
We recommend spending some time in Rosendal and make a visit to The Barony.
There you find The Manor House from 1665, surrounded by beautiful and historic grounds, including a Renaissance garden, a romantic landscape garden and the kitchen garden.
You can also visit the Stone Park, where they display rocks from the Folgefonna Glacier National Park.
From Rosendal, yo will meet some traffic. The road runs through lush farmlands, with lovely views of the Hardangerfjord, towards the islands of Tysnes, Stord and Halsnøy. From Utåker you get the ferry to Skånevik, with plenty of nice spots for swimming and a Centre that invites you for a short stroll.
Accommodation in Skånevik.
Day 4 - Wednesday: Skånevik.
We highly recommend taking a bicycle tour from Skåneviks to Etne and back, a total of 52 km.
Travel by the Express boat to Leirvik in the evening. Leirvik is a small city on the island of Stord, with a nice city centre and harbour.
Accommodation in Leirvik.
Day 5 - Thursday: Bike from Leirvik to Bekkjarvik.
Bike from Leirvik via Fitjar to Sandvikvåg, 38 km. Ferry to Husavik, and 7 km cycling to Bekkjarvik. This stage follows the signposts of the North Sea Route, which runs from Egersund to Bergen (signposts only to Sandvikvåg). There is some uphill from Leirvik to Sagvåg, then easy cycling through lush cultural landscape. Bekkjarvik is an old trading station packed with coastal culture and with a fisheries museum at Bekkjarvik Torg. Bekkjarvik Galleri exhibits the work of several creative artists.
If you want to do more biking today, we recommend a detour to the island, Selbjørn, across the bridge to the island of Stolmen (15 km roundtrip).
Accommodation in Bekkjarvik.
Day 6 - Friday: Bike to Hufthamar, boat to Bergen.
We recommend spending some time in Austevoll. You can bike north to Storebø on the RV 546 on the west side of Huftarøy (+ 10 km).
From Hufthamer you can make another detour across the bridge at Austevollsbrua to Hundvåkøy (+ 11 km) and all the way out to the island of Store Kalsøy (+ 25 km), and then bike the same way back to Hufthamar.
The shortest route from Bekkjarvik to Hufthamar is 20 km.
The Express boat from Hufthamar to Bergen, departs 15:05 and arrive in Bergen 15:55.
Return rental bikes before 18:00.
Day 7 - Saturday: Breakfast and departure.
This trip can be combined with our tour in Hardanger, from Bergen to Rosendal.
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