Self-guided biking tour from the city center to Edvard Grieg’s home on Troldhaugen, where you eat lunch and listen to a reconstructed Grieg concert.
This bike route will take you to the traditional “upper class area” of Bergen. We start the bike adventure at Bergen Basecamp in the city center, adjusting the bike to you. The route is going south of Bergen – first through the city center. On the way, you will visit the local castle, Gamlehaugen, where the royal family will stay when they visit Bergen. You cannot enter the castle. However, there is a great outdoor area where it is nice to take a swim on hot summer days. The route continues on the road called “Paradisstranden” (Paradise Beach). We will also pass the house Wernerholm, where Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote the national anthem of Norway. The goal of the tour is Troldhaugen, where you will stop for lunch and a concert. Included is also a visit the home of Edvard Grieg and the museum. Returning to the city center, you take a different route via Fantoft, where you can see Fantoft Stave Church.
Route info: Flat bike road most of the way, but a small hill up to Troldhaugen. The route is approx. 25 km all together and takes about 5 hours. This is a self-guided tour, which means that you will be provided with directions through a mobile app, which will guide you to the same place. You will also be provided with written information about the places you visit.
Included: Rent of high quality city bikes, helmet and locks for the bikes. App with necessary directions, and written tour information. Tickets to Edvard Grieg’s house, museum and the lunch concert. Voucher for lunch at Troldhaugen. Entrance to Fantoft Stave Church.
Lunch options: Local fish soup, optional salad or today's soup. No drinks included.
Season: 18 May – 30September
Age limit: Minimum 12 years
Practical information: Bikes, equipment, and vouchers will be provided at Bergen Basecamp in the city center. We will go through the equipment with you and adjust the bikes for you before you leave. We recommended you to bring a water bottle, sport shoes, warm and windproof clothing, extra clothing depend upon season, camera and sunglasses. Remember to dress according to the weather!
Time table: 10.30: Meeting at Bergen Basecamp to get ready 11.00: Leaving Bergen Basecamp 11.30: Visit Gamlehaugen (7 km) 13.00: Lunch concert starts in Troldsalen (5 km) 13.30: Lunch in the cafeteria at Troldhaugen 14.30: Leaving Troldhaugen towards the city center 15.00: Fantoft Stave Church 15.30: Be back at Bergen Basecamp in the city center (8 km)
Must be booked before 10.00 on the day of departure. Cancellation with full refund until 48 hours before departure.