BIKETOUR GEILO – the NAVVIS’ Road FLÅM – VOSS – EKSINGEDALEN - BERGEN From the Top of NORWAY to the Coastline and the old trade city of BERGEN This tour offers cyclists the chance to actively enjoy the magnificent scenery. You can cycle on roads with very little traffic from the high mountains through fertile valleys down to the shores of the fjord. A tremendous nature excitement, covering from the well known Resort Geilo and across the Hardangervidda Plateau along the ”Rallarroad”, ( the Navvies’ Road ) construction road from building Bergen Railroad in early 1900, and visit the Sognefjord by Flåm Valley. Towards the western Norway to Voss Resort. Approaching the Fjord, climbing the only strong hillside and passing through the charming, wild and beautiful Eksinge Valley with typical old roadconstuctions, meeting the Osterfjord and some tremendous waterfalls like Hesjedalsfossen, where you can walk behind the water. Follow the ancient protected road along the Osterfjord to Dale, visit the fabric outlet of “Dale of Norway” before the train takes you to Bergen. You might prolong your stay in Bergen getting enough time to explore this charming city of the old german trade people ”Hanseaten”
Geilo to Bergen by bike including the Navvy's road
TOUR DEPARTURES 2015: every Tuesday 7. Juli to 25. August.
- 7 nights Hotel accommodation with all meals
(except 2 x dinner in Bergen) selfmade Lunchpackage
- Flåm Railroad for person and bike,
- Train Dale - Bergen and Bergen – Geilo (touristclass) incl. transport of the bike
per person in doubleroom NOK 9.420,- € 1.135,- GB£ 899,-Supplement for singleroom
( not in Eksingedalen ) NOK 2.230,- € 269,- GB£ 213,-
BikeRental 21gear bike / bags for day luggage NOK 900,- € 109,- £
DAY by DAY PROGRAM
TUESDAY: Meeting point in BARDØLA Høyfjellshotel before dinner. After dinner INFO and you get the maps and descriptions of the route. If you need to hire bikes you should book in advance.
WEDNESDAY: After breakfast where you make your own lunch package, the tour starts along Rd7 passing Ustaoset to Haugastøl. Here you take off the main road and follow ”Rallarvegen” into the valley Ustekveikjadalen towards Finse. Slightly uphill all day, and along the road you pass Storundi Café in an old caring house from the railline. We follow the river into the valley and before reaching Finse you will have a magnificent viewof the glacier Hardangerjøkulen. Dinner and overnight in FINSE 1222. Start 800m – end 1.222m / 22km asphalt and 27km gravelled road
THURSDAY: After breakfast you can visit the Rallarmuséet (story about the workers constructing the railroad) and then continue the bike tour up to the highest point on 1.343m bylakeFagervatn. On the road towards Hallingskeid you will still meet snow till mid august and you’ll have to ”walk” the bike. Last leg through the narrowcanyon ofKlevagjelet, where you should be careful by passing an unsecured part of the road. Great old bridge with stone arch and well down to flat area you can buy ”vafler” in Seltuft Café before you reach today’s goal, you can bike down the fantastic Flåmsdalen and stay in the new Flåmsbrygga Hotel. Dinner. You must try the new beer produced in the neighbour house. Start 1.222m – 1.341m – 2m / 52km on gravelled road with some shorter distances with snow till August.
FRIDAY: A good breakfast and a lunch package safely in your luggage before you get on the FLÅM Railroad 09.50 up to Myrdal. At Myrdal station you have to take the train at 11.10 to get through the Gravhals tunnel. By Upsete you get off and start the ride of thevalley ofRaundalen down to Voss, an old tourist resort at theLakeVangsvatnet. Here you can enjoy the afternoon free and you will stay in the Vossevangen Hotel. Dinner. Start 850m – 50m / 43km gravelled road
SATURDAY: A little longer leg is waiting for you on the way to the coast. From Voss, the route takes you along the shores of Vangsvatnet, to Evanger and up Teigdalen – a typical example of the narrow, wild glens of westernNorway, with small farms clinging to the hillsides. The real trial of strength and the only long climb en route is over theNesheimfjelletMountains, to a height of720 m above sea level. ( Ride by car can be arranged at Mestad Camping (NOK 300). You’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view! On the other side of the mountains, the road winds its way down through Eksingedalen, with its many waterfalls. Here you will overnight in a small and charming lodge Dalastova or Godmorstova (depence on vacancies). May be you don’t get your own sleeping room. Start 50m – 720m – 60m (Godmorstova) 48km asphalt road
SUNDAY: The last leg toBergen will be somewhat special. Eksingedalen - Stamnes ca.35 km, First along the rich fishing river Ekso on a typical old country road; a meeting with old road construction, and down to the fjord comes the impressing waterfall Hesjedalsfossen, a perfect place for rest. Along the fjord, you will see old salmon”giljene”. Passing Stamnes you continue along the narrow fjord arm until you after 31km reach the E16. Local road the last4 km to Dale. Possible to visit the knitwear fabric "Dale of Norway" (jackets and sweaters) before you at 15.02 leave by train toBergen. Arrival inBergen 15.52 and short ride through the city centre to Thon Bergen Brygge Hotel, or to the Terminus Hotel close to the railway station. Free nights, and dinners are not included inBergen. 2 Nights w/ breakfast inBergen. Dinner at your own inBergen. 100m/60m – 0m 28km/24km asphalt road
MONDAY: After breakfast you can exploreBergen and optional at 10 am you can follow a guided City Sightseeing. Bring the rental bikes to the railway station for return before 10am
TUESDAY: After breakfast you take the train back to Geilo to pick up your car or use other transportation home or continue your holiday in Norway. If you want to prolong your stay in Bergen with more days, please see below.