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Biking Hardangerfjord

7 days
6 nights

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Dates

Rates:

$ 1,260.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,550.00 (single occupancy )

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
May 30 - Aug 15 Tuesday to Monday

Hotels:

  • Voss - Fleischers Hotel
  • Ulvik - Utne Hotel
  • Norheimsund - Thon Hotel Sandven
  • Rosendal - Tourist Hotel

Included:

  • 6 x nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • 6 x self packed lunch and refill of thermos
  • 5 x 3-course dinner or norwegian buffèt
  • Train Bergen - Voss day 1
  • Hardangerfjord-express Rosendal - Bergen day 7
  • Map and tour description. Luggage transport

Highlights & Experience:

”Small piece of Norway”, Biking along Hardangerfjord, spectacular view of the fjords, mountains and glaciers.
Guided glacier hike. Fruitfarm. Ferry crossings. Picturesque roads. Hardangerfjord bridge.

Optional Services:

Bike rental in Bergen: 7 days $245. X-day $35,
Pannier: 7 days $14.
Guided Glacier hike incl. boat and bus: (appr. $123,- Per. Person
(Children 4-16: $102) prices for 2017 not available yet).
Ferries during the tour: appr. $35 total / has to be paid on board.
Extra accomodation in Bergen before or after the trip:
Prices from $100 per. Person in double room (B/B).
Singel room from $141 (B/B)

Itinerary:

Hardanger is well known in Norway for fruits and berries: apples, plums and cherries, and is the largest supplier of fruits in the country. You cycle through areas with both small and large fruit farms. In the early summer the wonderful fruit trees are in blossom, in mid-summer the fruit is ripening and in late summer & early fall the fruit can be bought in ”honesty stalls” near the road, where you can help yourself - take the fruit you want and put the money in a box!
You bike over short hills and along fjords, partially on picturesque roads with little traffic, but sometimes you have to bike on roads with more traffic. Ferry crossings offer well deserved breaks where you can enjoy the views from the fjord. The new Hardangerfjord Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world with facilities for cyclists - an exciting trip!
In Rosendal you can visit the Barony Rosendal, a castle with a magnificent renaissance rose garden. The tour concludes with a boat trip on the Hardangerfjord-Express back to Bergen, which is an experience in itself.

Day 1  : Bergen - Voss

Individual arrival Bergen. Pick up rental bikes.
Train from Bergen to Voss.

Day 2  : Voss - Ulvik (27 mi)

From Voss it’s a gentle climb up to Skjervet and ride the old road, passing the Skjervefossen waterfall and down to the upper Granvin. From here you cycle the old road through the great Espelandsdalen and down to the open and beautiful fruit village of Ulvik. 

Day 3  : Ulvik - Kinsarvik (19 mi)

From Ulvik you cycle along Hardanger Fjord to Bruravik. Then you cycle over the Hardanger Bridge, and continue at the south side of the fjord to Kinsarvik. Here is a ferry crossing to the small village Utne.
The hotell is located right by the ferry docks and one of the oldest hotel in continuous operation since its opening in 1722.

Day 4  : Utne - Herand - Jondal - Norheimsund (14 - 31 mi)

From Utne to Herand you cycle through fruit farms on picturesque roads with little traffic. From Herand you go by ferry to Norheimsund.
Accomodation at hotel in Norheimsund - 2 nights.

Day 5  : Norheimsund

Rest-day, it’s possible to do different adventures:
1. By boat/bus ”Fjord to ice cap” / guided glacier hike on Folgefonni Glacier / Nationalpark.
2. Cycle to Steinstø (20 km tour/return), lunch at a fruit farm. Steep hike and beutiful views of the Hardangefjord.
3. Boat to Lofthus, hike the Munketreppene, up to a magnificent view point
4. Soft adventures like kayaking, kanoeing or fishing or just strolling around.

Day 6  : Cycle Norheimsund - Rosendal (40 mi)

The distance today is long, but no hills to climb and on roads with little traffic. It is a nice ride along the Hardangerfjord,to Gjermundshamn. Ferry crossing to the south side of the fjord and ride on to the small village Rosendal.

Day 7  : Rosendal

Breakfast and departure.
Return to Bergen by Express boat from Rosendal. Delivering of rental bikes.