Around Sunnhordland by Bike and Boat
Around Sunnhordland by Bike and Boat– Norway –7 days / 6 nights, Bergen - Rosendal - Husnes - Utåker - Skånevik - Leirvik - Husavik - Bekkjarvik - Hundvåkøy - Store Kalsøy - BergenExperience the rugged west coast of Norway, the fjord landscape of Sunnhordland by bicycle! Begin in Bergen with the express boat to Rosendal, then cycle along the shores of the Hardangerfjord to Husnes and Utåker. Visit the Barony of Rosendal, ferry to the blues village of Skånevik, Leirvik and the merchant centre of Bekkjarvik. Enjoy the idyllic Hardanger region with orchards, mountains, fjords, and picturesque villages, travel by bicycle and boat.
|Operation||June 22 - August 24, 2015|
|Departure||Every Monday - Friday:
June 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
|Price||from $1,365 in double room
from $1,570 single room
$155 bike rental
Book before June 1, 2015 and save $40 per person
|Included||4 nights accommodation
2 x nights Bergen (Bed/breakfast)
Selfmade lunch pack and thermos refill
4 x 3-course dinner
Hardanger express boat, Bergen - Rosendal, day 2
Ferry Utåker - Skånevik, day 3
Expressboat Skånevik - Leirvik, day 4
Ferry Sandvikvåg - Husavik, day 5
Expressboat Hufthamar - Bergen, day 6
Map and tour description
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Meals other than listed above
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Bike rental: Hybrid bikes for the 5-day tour
Included: 1 x pannier, helmet and lock for each bike + x Inner Tube (which you pay extra for by delivering if you use it).
1 x repair kit and pump per booking.
|Tour Options||Extra nights in Bergen before/after the tour
We can tailor make bicycle trips for groups, or combined tours with bike and canoe, or tours on horseback
Around Sunnhordland map
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Day 1 BERGEN - HARDANGERFJORD ROSENDAL Monday
The Hardangerfjord express from Bergen to Rosendal in the afternoon, where you spend the night. (depart 16.30, arrive 18.25)
Day 2 ROSENDAL - SKANEVIK (B, L, D) Tuesday
We recommend a trip around Rosendal and maybe a visit to the Barony, which is the smallest castle in Scandinavia and the only one in Norway. You should also visit the Stone Park, where they display rocks from the Folgefonna Glacier National Park.
Cycle via Uskedalen and Husnes to the ferry quay of Utåker - 50 km. The stage runs along roads with some traffic, through lush farming country, with lovely views of the Hardangerfjord, to the islands of Tysnes, Stord and Halsnøy.
From Utåker you get the ferry to Skånevik, with plenty of nice spots for swimming and a town centre that invites you for a short stroll. You spend the night in Skånevik.
Day 3 SKANEVIK - ERNE - LEIRVIK (B, L, D) Wednesday
We recommend you cycle a detour from Skånevikstranda to Etne and back, a total of 52 km. Get the express boat to Leirvik in the afternoon. Leirvik is the town on the island of Stord, with a nice town centre and harbour. You spend the night in Leirvik.
Day 4 LEIRVIK - BEKKJARVIK (B, L, D) Thursday
This is the longest stage of the trip, from Leirvik via Fitjar to Sandvikvåg, 39 km, then the ferry to Husavik and 5 km cycling to Bekkjarvik. This stage follows the signposting of the North Sea Route, that run from Egersund to Bergen (signposting only to Sandvikvåg). There is some uphill from Leirvik to Sagvåg, then easy cycling through lush cultural landscape.
Bekkjarvik is an idyllic old merchant centre with a lovely harbour for those who travel by boat, and a small centre with shops and exhibitions of old boat from the 1800's up until now. In the Gallery Bekkjarvik you can find known artists within oil painting, aquarelles, prints and sculptures. Spend the night in Bekkjarvik.
If you want to do more biking today, we recommend a detour, cycling to the island of Selbjørn, over the bridge to the island of Stolmen (15 km tour/return).
Day 5 AUSTEVOLL - BERGEN (B, L, D) 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), then you can cycle 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.
Delivering of rental bikes before 18:00.