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Fjord Norway Voss

Bike the Fjords - the Hardangerfjord

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This bike tour gives you a first-hand experience of the Fjords of Norway.

This bike tour gives you a first-hand experience of the Fjords of Norway. Landmarks such as Bryggen i Bergen, The Historical Hotels and Restaurants, and the Hardangerfjord are some of the places you will visit. Local guides will be available to assure that you will have the best possible experience.

This stunning ride along the beautiful west Norwegian Fjord lasts for eights days, with six days of bicycling, and let you have nice meals and good rest at The Historical Hotels & Restaurants along the ride.

A support vehicle will transport luggage and further be at your service if needed. An additional option of E-bikes is available for all or parts of the ride. 

It is also possible to do a shorter version of this eight days long trip, we can make one for you on request.

Guided bike rides are available:

8-15 of May 2018
22-29 of June 2018
13-20 of July 2018
13-19 of August 2018
24-31 of August 2018
7-14 of September 2018

Self-guided tours:
Bike rides without guide may be booked at any dates, only on request.

Fore more information and booking, email: post@bikethefjords.com or at the website: www.bikethefjords.com .



Region: Fjord Norway 
Destinations: Hardanger, Bergen, Voss 
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days bicycling  
Level: Intermediate riders
Price with guide from: 25.300,- NOK per person
Price without guide from: 20.600,- NOK per person
Addition for single rooms: 2500,- NOK per person


Day 1: Arrival – Welcome to Voss

We meet in the afternoon for a warm welcome at Store Ringheim Hotel & Restaurant. This is a most special hotel in agricultural surroundings in the outskirts of Voss centre. We get together with the crew and the rest of the group who will join us on our trip. A glass of wine or mineral water and some Norwegian “tapas” will be served. Information regarding the forthcoming trip will be given, and we will have a look at the bicycles to adjust the equipment for you. You can choose between three different Scott bicycle types, read more about the bicycles here, and please let us know when you have decided. There will be possibilities to go for a short evening trip to test the bikes; we head for the Mølstertunet open air Museum nearby, with a wonderful view to the centre of Voss and the lakes and mountains beyond. A three-course dinner will be served at Store Ringheim Hotel & Restaurant in the evening.

•  Highlights: Transfer to Voss, Voss Folk Museum Mølstertunet 

•  Bicycle lenght: 2 km (to check the equipment)

•  Meals: Norwegian “tapas”, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Store Ringheim Hotel & Restaurant

Day 2: Biking around Voss

We enjoy a lovely breakfast at Store Ringheim Hotel & Restaurant before we head for the Tvindefossen waterfall. We will come quite close to this famous waterfall, and there will be possibilities to buy an ice cream and enjoy the lovely view. Afterwards we pedal the same route back, and there will be several possibilities for lunch when we return to the centre of Voss. After lunch we go for another bike ride around Lake Vangsvatnet. This ride around the Lake takes you through old farms and lovely scenery. You can read more about the two trips, Tvindefossen Waterfall and Lake Vangsvatnet here. 

•  Highlights: Tvindefossen waterfall, Lake Vangsvatnet, Voss town centre 

•  Bicycle length: 54 km, (31km before lunch, and 23km after)

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Store Ringheim Hotel & Restaurant 

Day 3: We head to the fjords!

After a hearty breakfast we are ready to leave southwards heading for the Hardanger Fjord. There will be a gentle grading climb at the start of our trip; we will have a short stop at the top of Skjervesfossen waterfall where we can feel the refreshing spray of the waterfall close to the road. We will continue our descent through some hairpin bends towards Granvin, a charming little village where we will have a coffee break and possibilities to buy a snack. At Granvin we will also see the Hardanger Fjord for the first time, and we will be biking along the fjord side to Kvanndal, where we will be waiting for the ferryboat to carry us over the Hardangerfjord to Utne Hotel, our accommodation for the night.

•  Highlights: Voss, Skjervesfossen waterfall, Granvin, Utne, Kvanndal, ferry crossing the Hardanger Fjord

•  Bicycle length: 40 km

•  Terrain: A long but gentle gradual climb to start with, then downhill and flat to the Hardanger fjord, somewhat hilly with climbs along the fjord to Kvanndal

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Utne Hotel

Day 4: Crossing the Hardanger Fjord kind of day!

After breakfast at Utne Hotel we take the ferry over the fjord to Kinsarvik where we bike towards Ulvik. On this trip we will be crossing the famous Hardanger Bridge. The lunch will be at Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik. After lunch we bike from Ulvik to Granvin, Kvanndal and then take the ferryboat back to Utne.

•  Highlights: Kinsarvik, the great Hardanger Bridge, Ulvik, Espeland mountain valley,

•  Bicycle length: 65 km 

•  Terrain: To start with both flat and hilly, a major climb after lunch

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Utne Hotel

Day 5: Biking along The Hardanger Fjord

Today we head further southwards along the Hardanger Fjord, passing little fruit farms and charming small communities like Lothe, Alsåker and Herand. At Herand we will have a short stop for an ice cream and coffee in the tiny, cosy harbour. We continue pedalling towards Jondal, where there will be possibilities to buy a lunch meal on the quay, before entering the ferry boat to take us across the fjord to Tørvikbygd on the other side of the Hardanger Fjord. From here we bike the last stretch to our next hotel, Hardingasete, which is indeed a very special and cosy guesthouse.

•  Highlights: Fruit gardens are blossoming in May/June. In August/September you can pick cherries from your bicycle seat post. Tiny cosy villages like Herand and Jondal, Tørvikbygd

•  Bicycle length: 43 km

•  Terrain: A mix of flat and hilly, two minor climbs

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Hardingasete

Day 6: Bicycling to the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall

We will have a round trip from Hardingasete and get back in the afternoon. This day we will bike towards Norheimsund, and we will have a look at Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. In Norheimsund you can choose between several places to buy your lunch. After lunch we head back to Hardingasete where we stay for one more night and will enjoy a lovely meal in the evening. 

•  Highlights: Norheimsund, Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, The Hardanger Fjord

•  Bicycle length: 43 km 

•  Terrain: Mostly flat, some small hills

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Hardingasete

Day 7: Last day of biking, ending the day in the spa!

We continue the last part of the route along the fjord to Mundheim, where we head for a small climb as we are leaving the Hardanger Fjord. Slightly the landscape changes, the mountains come closer, and a couple of lakes come up as we are approaching Skjelbreid for lunch. This day we have to bring a lunch packet and enjoy the lunch in open air.

We continue pedalling downwards to the Fusafjord and take a ferry crossing the fjord from Venjaneset to Hatvik on the other side of the Fusafjord. From Hatvik there is a short distance of biking to our next grand hotel, Solstrand Hotel & Spa that is wonderfully situated on the Bjørnafjord. With its beautiful garden and luxury facilities like the spa and the pools, you must make sure to relax and enjoy it all before dinner is served. 

•  Highlights: Strandebarm a cosy village, lunch in open air, ferry ride across the Fusafjord, a swim or sauna in the spa at Solstrand Hotel&Spa

•  Bicycle length: 63 km

•  Terrain: Mostly flat, a couple of climbs

•  Meals: Breakfast, three course dinner

•  Accommodation: Solstrand Hotel & Spa

Day 8: Last day – transfer to Bergen

After breakfast at Solstrand Hotel & Spa there is a possibility to add on a night accommodation in Bergen (on request), for sightseeing in the lovely city of Bergen. 

Alternative: transfer to Bergen or Bergen Airport Flesland on your own.


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