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Sunnhordland - The islands south of Bergen

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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 give you suggestions for great detours both along the fjord and in the archipelago.
In Bekkjarvik we can promise 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.

Sunnhordland is labelled as a sustainable destination with commitments to a more sustainable development of the environment, their unique culture, the local community, and last but not least - your well-being. 

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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 2021: Starts every Sunday from 13 June to 12 September

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 7, Sunday - Saturday

    DISTANCE: 170 km + possible detours

    LEVEL: Moderate. People who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience. Must be prepared for all kinds of weather. Daily stages approx. 20-50 km
    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.

    You can combine this tour with our tour in Hardanger from Bergen to Rosendal.

  • 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.

     

  • Day 2, Monday: Boat from Bergen to Rosendal

    Pick up rental bikes in Bergen.
    Go by the Hardangerfjord Express from Bergen to Rosendal in the afternoon. Depart at 16.30 and arrive in Rosendal at 18.25.
    Accommodation in Rosendal

  • Day 3, Tuesday: Bike to Utåker, 50 km + ferry to Skånevik

    We recommend spending some time in Rosendal and visit The Barony, a 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, with rocks from the Folgefonna Glacier National Park.

    From Rosendal, you 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 go by ferry to Skånevik.
    Accommodation in Skånevik.

  • Day 4, Wednesday: Optional bicycle tour to Etne, 52 km + boat to Leirvik

    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 to Sandvikvåg, 38 km + ferry to Husavik + bike to Bekkjarvik, 7 km

    Bike from Leirvik via Fitjar to Sandvikvåg. Ferry to Husavik, and then a short bicycle tour to Bekkjarvik. This stage follows the signposts of the North Sea Route, which runs from Egersund to Bergen. Signposts only to Sandvikvåg. Some uphill from Leirvik to Sagvåg, then easy cycling through a lush cultural landscape. Bekkjarvik is an old trading station packed with coastal culture and with a fishery museum at Bekkjarvik Torg. Bekkjarvik Galleri exhibits the work of several creative artists.
    Accommodation in Bekkjarvik.

  • Day 6, Friday: Bike to Hufthamar, 20 km + Express Boat to Bergen


    We recommend spending some time in Austevoll before you leave for Bergen. You find several nice detours along the way to Hufthamar.
    The Express boat to Bergen departs from Hufthamar at 15:05 and arrive in Bergen at 15:55.
    Return rental bikes.

  • Day 7, Saturday

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Departures and prices

Tour dates 2021: Starts every Sunday from 13 June to 12 September
Number of days: 7 (Sunday - Saturday)
Number of participants: A minimum of 4 persons to complete the tour. (A lower number may be arranged at an additional cost).

Price 2021:
Per person in double room: NOK 12 200.- 
Single room supplement: NOK 2 760.-
Extra ccommodation in Bergen: from NOK 950.- per person (B/B). Single room: from NOK 1 300.- (B/B).

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

Price includes:
6 x accommodation incl. breakfast
4 x self-packed lunch/ refill of brought thermos
4 x 3-course dinner
Ferry / express boat Hardangerexpress from Bergen to Rosendal (day 1)
Map and tour description (1 set per booking)
Luggage transfer (1 item per person)

Bike rental 2021: 
Touring/Trekking bike, 5 days: NOK 1 800.- 
E-Bike, 5 days: NOK 2 400.-
Pannier: NOK 200.- each
Handlebar bag: NOK 100.- each
Helmet: NOK 100.- 

Included in the bike rental: Lock, tool kit and pump. 1 x inner tube pr. bike, which is paid for if used.

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

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