The best cycling routes and the most convenient accommodation – Discover Norway (previously Norske Bygdeopplevelser) have done all the hard work for you with their self-guided cycling packages.
Discover Norway’s self-guided cycling packages include accommodation and most meals (breakfast, packed lunch and usually dinner) plus a map and detailed tour description – that is, they make your holiday easy peasy and you can get cycling straight away! Please note that bike hire is available but not included in the price.
The routes are carefully selected in idyllic landscapes with mountains, fjords, forests and valleys along roads with relatively little traffic.
They are suitable for most people, from adults who want an active holiday to families with kids. Many packages include suggestions of additional bike excursions on the way, so you can adapt the route as you wish.
Cycling offers with Discover Norway
Experience a piece of Norway up close with fjords, mountains and picture-perfect villages.
Starting in Bergen, you will pass Rosendal, where you can visit the 17th century manor house Barony Rosendal and its charming rose garden. You will cycle through lush farming country with wonderful views of the Hardangerfjord before you arrive at Skånevik. The route continues by ferry and express boat to pretty towns like Leirvik, Bekkjarvik and Austevoll.
Price from NOK 9,450 per person in a double room.
A biking holiday in the Lofoten islands is a priceless experience with countless impressions of stunning nature. During the summer months your adventure is enhanced by the glowing colours of the midnight sun.
You will go past Stone Age settlements and old boathouses, the world’s northernmost golf course, a doll museum and innumerable art galleries, and stop at picturesque fishing hamlets like Henningsvær, Nusfjord and Reine. The tour starts in Bodø and includes a boat trip with the coastal steamer Hurtigruten to Svolvær, where your cycling adventure begins.
Price from NOK 14,100 per person in a double room.
This trip starts and ends in the Arctic city of Tromsø. It takes you out to the coast with mountains, fjords and islands, from where you continue by ferry to the magnificent scenery of the island of Senja. Throughout the trip you will enjoy the special light and atmosphere of the midnight sun.
There will be plenty of time to explore the great outdoors on summit hikes or additional bike excursions as part of the tour.
Price from NOK 9,700 per person in a double room.
Guided tours from 20-27 June and 15-22 August 2017. Price NOK 12,000 per person.
Fill your lungs with fresh sea air before setting off on a cycling adventure through the exciting and beautiful landscape of Arctic Norway, from the lively city of Tromsø to the quaint town of Svolvær in the Lofoten Islands.
Apart from great scenery, the midnight sun and tasty local treats, you will be served highlights like the Senja Troll, Norway’s largest stone troll, the Andøya Space Center and the sandy beach at Bleik. It is possible to end the trip with a journey on the coastal steamer Hurtigruten (not included in the price).
Price from NOK 12,250 per person in a double room.
Ride through the gorgeous fruit gardens of Hardanger, taking in impressive views of fjords, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers at your own pace.
In early summer you can experience the fruit farms in all its glory, when the apple, plum and cherry trees are in full blossom. In late summer and autumn, the ripe fruit is sold along the road – often you can help yourself and put the money in a box. The tour continues along fjords, up and down hills, through charming towns and across water on ferry crossings. You end up in the small village of Rosendal where you can visit the manor house before going back to Bergen.
Price from NOK 10,750 per person in a double room.
The coast of Helgeland is characterised by towering mountains, sheltered bays and thousands of islands, islets and skerries.
Every day, you can expect a new mind blowing sight in the form of landmarks like De Syv Søstre, Dønnamannen and Torghatten, the peculiar mountain pierced by a hole that you can walk through.You will visit the island of Lovund, with its rare colony of puffins, and the UNESCO protected Vega archipelago.
You can also choose to make many additional long or short excursions– make the most of the summer light under the midnight sun!
Price from NOK 7,400 per person in a double room.
Explore the little known cycling paradise of Valdres with the whole family. Peddle along at your own pace in the gateway to Jotunheimen, one of Norway’s premier mountain areas with some 200 peaks over 2,000 metres above sea level. The suggested route includes a combination of gravelled roads, trails and paths.
Fjord views, Arctic landscape or island hopping?
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When cycling on the roads in Norway, the same traffic regulations and road signs apply to you as to cars and other vehicles: Keep to the right, give way to those coming from your right, and don’t drink and bike.
You may cycle on the pavement, but adapt your speed. You may not cycle on motorways and dual carriageways. Always wear a helmet when cycling. A high visibility vest is a good idea, especially on busy roads. Only children under the age of 10 may be carried as passengers.
In darkness and poor visibility make sure your bike is equipped with a white or yellow light in the front, and a red light in the back. You also need a red reflector in the rear and white or yellow reflectors on the pedals.
Make sure your bike has two brakes that work independently of each other and a bicycle bell.