Senja Cycling Round Trip

Senja Cycling Round Trip– Norway –8 days / 7 nights, Tromsø - Sommarøy - Mefjorden - Hamn - Finnsnes - TromsøBiking the island of Senja with guide. From Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands, the trip goes south through beautiful and varied sceneries, to the island Sommarøy. Continue by ferry to Senja, Norway's second largest island. Ride the National Tourist Route of Senja to the fishing village of Gryllefjord, winding uphill and downhill, along fjords with crystal clear, icy-cold waters. Explore with activities of hiking, kayaking or fishing.

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Operation June 26 - July 3, 2016
Departure June 26 - July 3, 2016 with english speaking guide
(Sunday - Sunday)
Price from $1,475 per person in double
$1,8705 single
Included 7 nights accommodation
Breakfast daily
6 x selfmade lunch pack / refill thermos (all days except departure day)
6 x 3-course dinner (all days except arrival day)
Tour guide during the tour
Luggage transport, follow-up car
Ferries/express boat during the tour
Travel book, maps, route descriptions
Not Included International airfare & airport taxes
Meals other than breakfast
Travel insurance
$25 Service fee
Please Note This follows the bike: helmet, wirelock, Repair kit with patches, the necessary keys for adjustments, spare hose, pump,lights for mounting on helmet, reflective vest with a half-long arms.
It is possible to bring own bike.
More Information Senja biking map
Senja bricjure

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Day 1 ARRIVAL TROMSØ (D) Sunday
Individual Arrival in Tromsø (by Hurtigruten, flight or own car). We meet the guide at the hotel 19:00 and we walk together to a Restaurant near by for dinner.

Day 2 CYCLE TROMSØ - SOMMARØY (B, PL, D) Monday
We pick up the rental bikes and go for a ride in Tromsø, before heading towards Sommarøy. Ride over to Kvaløya and along Kvaløysletta. It is flat and nice to cycle here, but some steep ascent to Kattfjordeidet, ca. 200 metres above sea level. From here it is easy and nice cycling before "rolling down" to Kattfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level. If the weather is fine, we recommend a stop for a swim at a beautiful sandy beach. Sommarøy is a thriving coastal communitiy, living of fishing and tourism.
Dinner and accomodation at Sommarøy. (Sommarøy means Summer Island). If the group likes, we will go for a evening stroll on Hillesøytoppen, with magnificent views of the ocean and down the island of Senja. Overnight in fishermans cabins. (56 km / 35 mi)

Day 3 SOMMARØY - BRENSHOLMEN - MEFJORDVÆR (B, PL, D) Tuesday
From Sommarøy there are some climbs, but also lots of nice downhills! Bike to Brensholmen, there is a ferry to Botnhamn on Senja. From Botnhamn we bike to Senjahopen, which is Senjas largest and most important fishing village. From here we continue to Mefjordvær. Tonight it is Midsummer-night, which we will celebrate in Mefjordvær with outdoor fire, good food and drinks.
You stay overnight in small rooms without own bathroom (in the hallway). Dinner and accomodation in Mefjordvær. (45 km / 38 mi)

Day 4 MEFJORDVÆR - ERSFJORDEN - STRAUMBOTEN - HAMN (B, PL, D) Wednesday
Cycle back to Senjahopen, then continue up to and through Geitskards-tunnel. From here down to Ersjordsstranda and further along the Ersfjorden and Steinsfjord. By Tungeneset the stunning views north towards the famous mountain peaks "Okshornan". Today's trip ends with a steep climb up to Skalandstunellen before we roll down towards the "Senja Troll" and on to the Hamn at Senja Island. Dinner and accomodation in Hamn. We stay overnight (you stay 2 nights at Hamn) in apartments with seaview. (46 km / 28 mi)

Day 5 HAMN (B, PL, D) Thursday
Rest day at Hamn. Different activities possible: Biking de-tour to Gryllefjord and return. Additional activities: Rental boats, Hiking, Kayak-adventures, Fjord Sightseeing, Body rafting, Outdoor Hot-tub and Sauna. Accomodation in Hamn in apartments with seaview.

Day 6 CYCLE HAMN - FINNSNES (B, PL, D) Friday
The last leg of the tour starts with cycling the same route back to Straumsbotn, then gentle climb towards Svanelvdal and easy biking to Slettemoen and Finnsnes. Accomodation Finnsnes Hotel. (51 km / 32 mi)

Day 7 FINNSNES ((B, PL, D) The last cycle day at this tour. Tour guide will show you "pearls" around the small village Finnsnes before you return by Expressboat to Tromsø. Farewell dinner at a good restaurant in Tromsø.

Day 8 FINNSNES - TROMSØ (B) Sunday
Breakfast and departure. Option to book additinal night(s) in Tromsø.

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