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Sunnhordland - The islands south of Bergen

Price from:
9 850,-
Days: 7
6 nights accommodation incl. breakfast.
4 x self-packed lunch and refill thermos.
4 x 3-course dinner.
Hardangerfjord Express Boat Bergen-Rosendal.
Map and tour description.
Luggage transfer.
Transport method: No transport
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Discover Bergen and the Fjords south of Bergen. The Hardangerfjord Express Boat takes you from Bergen to Rosendal through an adventurous nature of mountains and fjords.
From Rosendal you cycle in a varied and hilly landscape. You get to experience a little bit of Norway in miniature, with mountains, fjords, islands and lush hills. In the east, you can catch sight of the imposing glacier plateau, Folgefonna.
The daily stages are cut by boat- and ferry trips, and ends in cozy towns, where you can experience the authentic coastal- and fjord culture.
We also promise you some extraordinary food experiences, when award-winning chefs offer homemade food with ingredients from a pantry that is influenced by their surroundings - fresh, wild and beautiful.

The tour starts and ends with in Bergen.

Tour dates 2018: Every Sunday in the period of 17 June - 16 September (NB: tour starting 8. July are fully booked)
Number of days: 7 (Sunday - Saturday)
Level of difficulty: Level 2 - see useful Information
Distance: 50 / 52 / 44 / 20 + km  Possible to do more biking every day.

Price 2018:
Per person in double room: NOK 9 850,- 
Single room supplement: NOK 2 400, -
Extra night in Bergen: from NOK 900,- per. person (B/B). Single room: from NOK 1 235,- (B/B).

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

Price includes:
6 x accommodation incl. breakfast
4 x self-packed lunch/ refill of brought thermos
4 x 3-course dinner
2 x evening meal (Thon Orion Hotel in Bergen day 1 and 6)
Ferry / expressboat Hardangerexpress from Bergen to Rosendal Monday
Map and tour description
Luggage transfer

Not Included in the price:
Ferry's and Express boats (Utåker - Skånevik, Skånevik - Leirvik, Sandvikvåg - Husavik, Hufthamar - Bergen - Appr. NOK 500,- Per. Person)

Bike rental 2018: 
Hybrid bikes, 5 days:  NOK 1 500,- 
E-bikes, 5 days: NOK 2 280,-
Panniers: NOK 100,- each

Follows the rental bikes: Lock, repair kit and pump.
1 x hose pr. bike, which has to be paid for if you use it (pay to the rental shop by delivering the bike).

It is possible to book the package without accommodation in Bergen.
It is also possible to extend the package with extra nights in Bergen before or after the tour.

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

Other tours in Fjord-Norway:
Bike the Hardanger-fjord route

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Day by day program

Day 1, Sunday: Individual arrival in Bergen.
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: First 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.

Bike via Uskedalen and Husnes to the ferry quay of Utåker – 50 km.
You'll meet some traffic today. 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: We recommend you to take a detour from Skånevikstranda to Etne and back, a total of 52 km. travel with the Express boat to Leirvik in the afternoon. Leirvik is a small city on the island of Stord, with a nice Centre and harbor.
Accommodation in Leirvik.

Day 5, Thursday: This is the longest stage of the trip. Bike from Leirvik via Fitjar to Sandvikvåg, 39 km. Ferry to Husavik, and 5 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. tour/retourn).
Accommodation in Bekkjarvik.

Day 6, Friday: 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 - 20 km. 
Express boat from Hufthamar to Bergen, depart 15:05, arr. Bergen 15:55.

Return rental bikes before 18:00.
Accommodation Bergen.

Day 7, Saturday:  Breakfast and departure.

It is possible to book extra nights in Bergen before and after the tour.

Bike Rentals

Departures and prices

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8/7Bicycling Sunnhordland 8. - 14. July 2018Full9 850,-Full
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15/7Bicycling Sunnhordland 15. - 21. July 201829 850,-Book
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22/7Bicycling Sunnhordland 22. - 28. July 2018Full9 850,-Full
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29/7Bicycling Sunnhordland 29. July - 4. August 2018More than 89 850,-Book
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5/8Bicycling Sunnhordland 5. - 11. August 201819 850,-Book
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12/8Bicycling Sunnhordland 12. - 18. August 201889 850,-Book
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19/8Bicycling Sunnhordland 19. - 25. August 201819 850,-Book
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26/8Bicycling Sunnhordland 26. August - 1. September 2018More than 89 850,-Book
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2/9Bicycling Sunnhordland 2. - 8. September 2018More than 89 850,-Book
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9/9Bicycling Sunnhordland 9. - 15. September 2018More than 89 850,-Book
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16/9Bicycling Sunnhordland 16. - 22. September 2018More than 89 850,-Book