Fjords of Norway Bike Tour

Norway_Day 6 Hellesylt cycling

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Overview

Join us on an unforgettable cycling journey through majestic Fjords of Norway. Traverse from the sea to the inner Nordfjord, experiencing breathtaking panoramas along the way. From historic villages like Flo to scenic spots like Lake Lovatnet, immerse yourself in Norway's natural wonders. Enjoy activities such as the Via Ferrata climb and kayak tours, and unwind at charming accommodations like Gloppen Hotel. Indulge in local cuisine, marvel at waterfalls, and explore remnants of Viking history. This tour promises an ideal blend of adventure and relaxation amidst the stunning fjords of Norway.

Start

Kalvåg

Finish

Lodging

casual

Level

easy to moderate

Avg. dist. cycled

60km/36mi

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 12

Highlights

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spectacular fjords of Norway

Cycling along the highest sea cliff of Northern Europe and discover some of the most spectacular fjords of Norway

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlacecasual Inns or similarMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1KalvågKnutholmenL,D15km / 9micycling
DAY 2DavikBruvollB,L,D57km / 35micycling
DAY 3NordfjordeidNordjford hotelB,L45km / 27micycling
DAY 4ØyeUnion hotelB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 5Geirangerhotel UtsiktenB,D30km / 18micycling
DAY 6LoenAlexandra hotelB,L,D57km / 35micycling
DAY 7SandaneGloppen hotelB,D72km / 44micycling
DAY 8DepartureB

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Kalvåg

Arrive in Kalvåg by joining the morning coastal boat sightseeing tour, immersing yourself in the local travel experience akin to commuting on public transport. This scenic journey hugs the coastline, making stops at remote locations while picking up and dropping off locals along the way. Upon reaching the destination, we kick off with a welcoming lunch at your accommodation. Here, the guide outlines the upcoming adventure. Following lunch, there's a bike check and a briefing from your guide on tour protocols, typical Norwegian cycling practices, and our operational procedures. A short one-hour tour serves as a gentle introduction to cycling and ensures everything is in order. Upon returning to Kalvåg, there's a final check before indulging in a fresh seafood dinner at Knutholmen.

Meals: L,D
Cycling Distance: 15km / 9mi
Accommodation: Knutholmen
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Day 2: Davik

Mount the bikes and head northeast across the island of Bremanger, reveling in the unique coastal landscape adorned with mesmerizing sea and fjord vistas, rugged cliffs, and expansive barren rock formations. Perhaps, even venture to a pristine white sandy beach. Traverse through a brightly lit tunnel under the fjord, where the traffic is scarce, adopting a "sidewalk" scenario until reaching Rugsund Island. Take a brief respite by the fjord's edge, gazing upon Europe's highest sea cliff, Mount Hornelen. Continuing along the road bordering Nordfjord, arrive at the quaint village of Davik. Here, the first stop is at a charming historic sheep farm, where we have the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Savor a cup of coffee, tea, or homemade juice, and enjoy our packed lunch in the garden overlooking the fjord. Accommodation for the night is in a local farmhouse, Bruvoll, nestled in the same village. This delightful abode features two shared bathrooms and offers a cozy breakfast buffet. Later, dine at a waterfront restaurant nearby for dinner.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 57km / 35mi
Accommodation: Bruvoll
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Day 3: Nordfjordeid

Following breakfast, depart from the accommodation and go on a biking journey towards the ferry terminal in Isane, situated 10 km along the fjord. A 15-minute ferry ride transports travelers across the waterway. Upon disembarking, ascend into the valley, making way towards a summer farm, an ideal spot for a rejuvenating coffee break.

Continuing along the fjord, navigate primarily through backroads, with only a brief stint on the larger main road spanning 700 meters. Upon reaching Nordfjordeid, a visit to www.sagastad.no awaits, housing the world's largest Viking ship. Explore a captivating museum dedicated to local Viking history, offering a glimpse into the reconstruction of the largest Viking ship ever discovered.

Accommodation for the night is at Nordjford Hotel, a charming local establishment featuring a spa for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 45km / 27mi
Accommodation: Nordjford hotel
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Day 4: Øye

Following breakfast, depart from the town of Nordfjordeid and, via a back road along the Salman River and the deepest lake in Europe, cycle into the mountains, arriving in a lush valley on the way to Bjørke. Enjoy a coffee/tea break at the historic boathouse in Bjørke. Take a private shuttle boat for a 30-minute sightseeing tour through the magnificent Hjørundfjord, including bikes, to Urke. Have lunch at the waterfront café Kaihuset in Urke. After lunch, head along the fjord for the last 6.5 kilometers of the day on a mainly flat road to the historic Hotel Union Øye, where emperors and queens stayed back in the 1880s. Anyone interested can enjoy a fjordside sauna and jump in the fjord. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Today's stay is at Union Hotel Øye. Note: This hotel has no twin bedrooms, only double or single bed rooms.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: Union hotel
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Day 5: Geiranger

In the morning, bike slightly uphill into the magnificent Norangsvalley, another impressive valley shaped by the ice long ago. Here, get a touch of old times with goatherds and rocky shepherd cabins. Visit the drowned village site at Lake Lyngstøl. After a 350m uphill stretch, start the descent and end in the town of Hellesylt, where we take the ferry on the UNESCO World Heritage fjord, Geirangerfjord, to the town of Geiranger. During this little fjord cruise, see the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls and the mountain farms clinging on ledges high above the fjord. Our goal for today is to stay in Hotel Utsikten (meaning Panorama hotel in Norwegian) after a steep climb up a winding road, providing better and better views as you proceed.

Meals: B,D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi
Accommodation: hotel Utsikten
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Day 6: Loen

After taking the ferry back to Hellesylt, continue into the Flo mountains towards the little village of Flo at the scenic Lake Oppstrynsvatnet. Encounter a section with 10 kilometers of gravel road, where cars are not allowed. This gravel road features historic summer farms and impressive landscapes, with views of glaciers on the other side of the valley before arriving in Flo. Continue down the valley to Stryn, a small town with a good coffee bar on the main street. Then, continue to Loen, cycling along the very start of the Nordfjord again, where we stay in the family-owned Hotel Alexandra with an extensive Bath & Spa to tend your muscles.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 57km / 35mi
Accommodation: Alexandra hotel
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Day 7: Sandane

Now at the inner Nordfjord, approximately 100 kilometers from the sea where we started, we're set to complete our roundtrip today. After a brief stretch along the main road, we veer off onto the Panorama road, climbing higher along the fjord, treating us to magnificent views. Along the way, pause at a beautiful waterfall to refill drinking bottles and relish the scenery.

Next, board the ferry across the Nordfjord to Anda, then pedal our way to Sandane, where we'll spend our final evening of this journey at another historic locale, Gloppen Hotel. Renowned for its gourmet local cuisine, the hotel has been a favorite haunt of many English salmon fishermen.

Meals: B,D
Cycling Distance: 72km / 44mi
Accommodation: Gloppen hotel
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Day 8: Departure

Depart as per your onward travel plans.

Meals: B
Accommodation:

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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

E-bikes

E-bikes are available (subject to availability) on this trip at a surcharge.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Gratuity

Gratuities for your guide team are not included in the trip price.

Weather

Summer, particularly from June to August, is the best time for a cycling tour in Norway. During these months, one can enjoy longer daylight hours, milder temperatures, and the chance to explore the country's beautiful fjords, mountains, and coastal routes.

January

Offseason

February

Offseason

March

Offseason

April

Offseason

May

Offseason

June

Best

July

Best

August

Best

September

Mixed

October

Mixed

November

Offseason

December

Offseason

Best

Good

Mixed

Offseason

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