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2 day hidden fjord kayak adventure

Get the chance to paddle the fjords and spend the night in the Norwegian wilderness on this kayak adventure in the Hjørundfjord. This place is truly a hidden gem, away from the tourist crowds. Experience the tranquility of paddling past high mountains and roadless villages. Go wilderness camping in a remote area. You will definitely get to experience Norwegian culture and heritage on century-old farms and in the humbling enormity of the fjord landscape.   Day 1:  You will meet your guide and the rest of the group in Urke at the waterfront café Urke Kaihus. Get to know each other and the gear as we go through paddling and tour routine. We show you how to pack your gear in the kayak and after a short safety and paddling instruction we leave. We start on the Norangsfjord which we soon leave for the Hjørundfjord. Depending on the wind forecast for the next days we choose to paddle either left or right, to try to avoid paddling with headwinds (at least for 2 days). After a while we find a spot to land along the fjord, where we will enjoy our lunch. It can be a fjord side farm or a tiny island in the fjord. After paddling and enjoying the sheer size of the fjord and the surrounding mountains you arrive at your destination for the day. A tiny little village where you will stay for the night. You will set camp on a more remote spot. After organizing you prepare dinner as a group. Enjoy a long relaxing evening by the campfire. You can see the light changing, but it never gets totally dark.   Day 2:  After a good night's sleep in these very tranquil surroundings, we enjoy breakfast before we pack and get into the kayaks. You paddle through the same fjord on your way back but on a different side. The views, angles, and villages will be different. You paddle relatively close to land (not too close because of rockfall). Today you will stop at a village or at a more remote place for lunch. By the end of the afternoon, you arrive back in Urke. From where you can take the boat back to Ålesund or you can continue your trip further into Norway.

5 day hidden fjord hike and kayak adventure

Join a small group to paddle the amazing Hjørundfjord, away from the crowds and hike some exciting trails providing fantastic views of the fjord and its waterfalls. Hiking and kayaking are a great combination, a work out for your entire body. Overnight you stay in roadless tiny villages or farms where you meet the locals. And you sleep in cozy houses while at the same time you can enjoy an evening outside by the fire. A great combination of nature and culture. While it would be an advantage, prior experience is not needed on this tour. As long as you have a decent fitness level and a sporty attitude, this hiking and kayaking tour will be perfect for you. Day 1: Start your journey and kayak to a roadless village Meet your guide and the rest of the group at Urke kaihus. You will get instructions and pack your kayak before paddling the first leg out of the Norangsfjord. You will stop for a lunch break near the small harbour of Leknes. Then you turn into the Hjørundfjord and enjoy the afternoon paddling to Trandal a roadless village where you stay on a farm with the most amazing views over the fjord and the jagged Sunnmøre Alps peaks in the background. Your guide will prepare a delicious meal, with a little help from you. Day 2: Hike into the Sunnmøre Alps Today you will hike from Trandal into the Sunnmøre Alps. It is nice to see the landscape change from green forests to rocky alpine summits while hiking up. You take a lunch break at 500 meters (1640ft) altitude at the summer farm with a great view. The sporty ones can even hike further up to the summit. Take the afternoon to relax at the farm before having a group dinner. You will spend the night at the same place. Day 3: Visit a roadless village and hike to a waterfall After breakfast you will leave the farm and paddle into the fjord towards Sæbø. Here you go on shore for a lunch break, and you will find the luxury of a small shop (the only one on this trip)! After lunch you continue towards another roadless place, a village with 2 farms. You will stay in one of these farm houses. Check in and prepare dinner with the whole group. This is a great place for an evening by the fjord enjoying the campfire or a walk to the waterfalls higher up the valley. Day 4: Explore the most impressive part of the Hjørundfjord Today you paddle perhaps the most impressive stretch into the fjord to Bjørke. The fjord makes turns and this makes it more dramatic and impressive. On the way, you land on a little peninsula near Utåløyra and pass by Viddal and Finnes before you land in Bjørke and stay at Bjørke hostel. This lovely little sleeping town has some beautiful historic boathouses.  Let's see if it is a good evening to use the outdoor grill at the hostel. Is there anyone who wants to hike up to the reservoir to get a nice view over the end of the fjord? Day 5: Paddle the final stretch back to Urke You paddle along the other side of the Hjørundfjord back to Urke. A typical lunch spot today is Viddal. This is partially the same stretch as yesterday but it is interesting to experience how different the views are while paddling in the opposite direction. Arriving at the Urke kaihus you can go for a drink with the rest of your group to "skål" on the end of this unique experience. The tour ends in time for you to get the last Hjørundfjord cruise back to Ålesund.

Basic FjordSafari

Join us on an active adventure from the fjord to the mountain! We start the day with a Basic FjordSafari on the Aurlandsfjord and to the great Sagfossen waterfall in the Unesco listed Nærøyfjord. On the way back we go ashore at Skjerdal wharf, where we start the hike towards Leim mountain goat farm. The hike takes about 1,5 hours uphill and we will be ascending the valley going up to 400 meters in altitude. During the hike you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, fjord view and waterfalls. Upon arrival, the hostess will give you a tour of the farm and show you some secrets behind making the traditional goat cheese. In this magnificent setting, you can relax on the farmhouse terrace and enjoy a goat cheese tasting and a delicious lunch made of local produce. We hike back down to Skjerdal (about 30 min) and go back to Flåm by minibus. Please inform us in advance if you have any allergies or are pregnant. The cheese served at the farm is unpasteurized. No hiking experience needed, but a reasonable physical fitness level is required for the up hill hike. The trip is suited for those wanting an active trip. Not recommended if you have back/knee issues! You'll need sturdy walking shoes/trainers and clothes suited for the outdoors, rain attire if needed. Bring a water bottle. NB! The farm is open from July 1st - August 31st. Daily tours from June 15th with packed local lunch.   Duration: 5,5-6 hours Price: Adult NOK 1490,- Children (4-14) NOK 990,- Departure: June 15th – August 31st: 09:00 (check in time at 08:40) Online booking: www.fjordsafari.com  

Bike & Hike to Drivandefossen Waterfall

Come along on a biking and hiking tour through the enchanting natural- and cultural landscapes of the Mørkrid valley, and get close to the impressive Drivande waterfall. You will also get a chance to learn about the cultivation of the valley's land in the olden days, hear how it came to be a national park, as well as get to sample traditional Norwegian food. The tour starts from Skjolden and continues through the peaceful Mørkrid valley. The biking trip lasts about 1 hour and is manageable for most, since the terrain is mostly flat. The guide will stop and tell, and show pictures from the valley's history. After about six kilometres of biking, we continue on foot up to the impressive Drivande waterfall. The hike lasts approximately 30 minutes at a leisurely pace. At Drivandefossen we sit down to rest and taste some flatbread and cured meat, while we enjoy beautiful views and listen to the sound of the waterfall and hear stories from the area.   Difficulty:  Moderate (requires good physical form) Distance biking: In total approx. 14 km Distance hiking:  In total approx. 2,5 km Ascent: Approx. 320 masl. Included in the tour:  Bicycle, helmet, taste sample Recommended equipment: Good walking shoes and clothing for the weather conditions   Season: March - October Duration: Approx. 3 - 3,5 hours Prices: Adults: 500,- NOK  Children (8-14): 300,- NOK More information: Contact post@adventuretours.no or visit www.adventuretours.no http://www.facebook.com/AdventureToursNorway

Bike & Hike + Fishing

Bike & Hike + Fishing at Bølifossen – the place referred to as "the Pearl in the Mørkrid valley". Come along on a tour through the enchanting natural- and cultural landscapes of the Mørkrid valley, one of the best ways to access Breheimen national park. The trip goes to a peaceful place named Bølifossen, which has great fishing opportunities. On the tour you will also learn about how the valley land was cultivated in the olden days and how it came to be a national park. The tour starts in Skjolden and continues through the peaceful and lush Mørkrid valley, where only nine people live year-round today. Further in the valley, the guide will stop and tell, and show pictures from the valley's history. The mountains come closer as one proceeds into the valley, and the river runs parallel to the road more often. You park the bikes and carry on towards Bølifossen by foot. On the way you will see some rapids and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. After approx. 1,5 hours of walking, you arrive at Bølifossen, and a beautiful and secluded landscape appears in front of you. You can choose to fish, explore the surrounding area, or relax and enjoy the nature at the camp.   Difficulty:  Moderate/hard (requires good physical form) Distance biking: In total approx. 16 km Distance hiking:  In total approx. 5 km Ascent: Approx. 370 masl. Included in the tour:  Bicycle, helmet, local fishing license, fishing equipment and taste sample. Duration: Approx. 6-6,5 hours Customized tour on request. Prices:  Adults: 700,- NOK  Children: 450,- NOK More information: Contact post@adventuretours.no or visit www.adventuretours.no http://www.facebook.com/AdventureToursNorway   You can also rent fishing equipment with us, and try your luck in the Sognefjord for free.   If you are looking for bigger fish, we would recommendyou try trout- and salmon fishing in the Fortun river. The fishing is more challenging and more expensive, but the reward could be even greater, with salmon and trout up to 15 kg! We also sell local fishing licenses for zone 2 in Mørkrid valley, and convey license sale for the Fortun river.

Fjord RIB Adventure + Waterfall Hike

– Combine the boat tour: "Fjord RIB Adventure" with a waterfall hike to the impressive 218 metre tall Feigumfossen waterfall! After an hour on the Lustrafjord, the inner part of the Sognefjord, it is possible to experience the refreshing waterfall cascades at close range. We finish more than half of the Fjord RIB Adventure and go ashore in Feigum. From Feigum we start a 30 minutes hike on a rocky walking trail up to a viewpoint close to Feigefossen waterfall. From here you will get a good view at the impressive cascades of water. For those extra adventurous, there is a possibility to go even further, all the way to the foot of the waterfall, where a refreshing and powerfull experience is guaranteed! The hike goes along the Feigum river and takes approx. 1-1,5 hours as a roundtrip. The trail is a well maintained mountain trail, but after rainy days is can be slippery and muddy, and good footwear is recommended. After the waterfall experience we walk back to the RIB-boat and glide back to Skjolden. Duration: Approx. 3-3,5 hours Season: April - October Summer schedule: 20 June – 26 August - Every day except Sunday at 12.00. Meet up at Skjolden Brygge 15 minutes prior departure to suit up. NB! Do not hesitate to send us an email if the schedule does not fit with your dates or times. Customized tours on request. Difficulty: Easy/moderate Included on the tour: Warm floating suit with hoodie and life jacket. Wind goggles, hats and mittens are optional. Recommended gear: Please dress according to the weather conditions. Warm clothing, warm shoes and a jacket during spring/autumn on cold days. Good hiking shoes with a hard sole. Prices: Adults: 800,- NOK  Children (4-14): 550,- NOK More information: Contact post@adventuretours.no or visit www.adventuretours.no http://www.facebook.com/AdventureToursNorway  

The Fjord and Mountain Cycling Route (76 km)

Round trip starting at Rosendal. Distance: 76 km The route: This is a varied trip that is easy to cycle and ideal for a weekend break. This is a varied, easy cycle which is suitable for a weekend. The Fjord and Mountain Route has been devised as a round trip from Rosendal, but it is also possible to start the trip at other locations. It may be best to follow the route in the direction we describe here, since the ascent from Omvikdalen valley is less challenging than from Matre. The Hardangerfjord Express boat will take you from Bergen to Rosendal in less than two hours. If you arrive the previous evening you will have time to explore the Barony village before you jump on your bike. The putball park, where you can play football golf is in walking distance of the centre of Rosendal, as is the StonePark, which is a beautiful area along the river which displays types of stone from the FolgefonnaNational Park.   Rosendal – Omvikdalen – Matre – Skånevik 26 km A visit to the small palace of the Barony Rosendal or Kvinnherad church is a must before you set off on your bike. The cycling trip to Skånevik is a great leg of the trip which takes you through the agricultural community of Omvikdalen. Follow the Rv 551 road from the centre of Rosendal south towards Uskedalen valley. After roughly 3.5 km you will arrive at the Statoil service station in Omvikdalen. This is your last opportunity to stock up on provisions before the trip over the mountain to Matre. There are several farm cluster museums in Omvikdalen; Nistovetunet with its smoke house from the 18th century and Hauahuset (Tvedt-stova). The museums are only open on request.   There is a 2-km gentle ascent up the Omvikdalen valley, followed by a 10-km steady ascent before a steep decline to Matre. There is a fantastic view of the Matrefjord. The ferry from Matre to Skånevik takes 25 minutes.   There are lots of activities throughout the summer in Skånevik, which is famous for its blues festival. There are lots of lovely bathing spots in Skånevik and you can take a nice walk through the centre of the village.   You can take a detour/extend you trip by cycling from Skånevikstranda to Etne, a distance of 26 km. You can get back to Skånevik by Skånevik fjordsafari or a local bus. If you fancy a hike, try the old postal road between Skånevik and Etne.     Skånevik – Valen – Husnes – Uskedalen – Rosendal 50 km The trip starts with a 20-minute ferry trip from Skånevik to Utåker. There are wonderful views on this leg of the trip, and you cycle close to the fjord all the way.  You cycle through beautiful, fertile communities and can take detours to various places such as the beautiful Handelandsdalen valley.   At Sunde, you can take a detour to Halsnøy (Ranavik) or Stord (timetables at www.norled.no). The trip continues past Husnes, which is the biggest village in Kvinnherad. Here you can either cycle through the village centre or follow the Rv 48 road past Opsangervatnet lake. Take a detour to Herøysund (2 km), which used to be a traffic hub in the days of steam ships, and has a crafts shop and joiner's shop.   In Uskedalen, you can visit Bygdatunet Rød and the Haugland school museum. It is 15 km from Uskedalen to Rosendal. There is a beautiful beach at Uskedalen.   Back in Rosendal the Hardangerfjord Express is waiting to take you back to Bergen.  If you want to cycle across to Stord or back to Bergen, you can do so by cycling across the island of Tysnes. The cycling trip can also be combined with the Islands and Skerries Route or the North Sea Cycle Route.  You can also start your trip in Skånevik.   A finished package trip that includes this route can be booked at www.norske-bygdeopplevelser.no Family routes: With only very few exceptions, the route is easy to cycle. The route is not suitable for small children on their own bikes. Signposting: The route is not signposted. Information: Visitor center Folgefonna national park, ​​​​​​Rosendal Tel: +47 53 48 42 80 turistinfo@kvinnherad.kommune.no

Cycling the fjords between the beautiful villages (27 km) (Skånevik - Etne)

The trip starts in Skånevik, also known as 'the gem of Sunnhordland', among other things because of its building style that is reminiscent of Southern Norway. Why not visit during the blues festival in July? The trip to Etne heads west past Fjordhotellet and the idyllic bathing islet Peparen. After 700 metres, you pass a sports ground, and 500 metres later you come to Leknes, where the old Post Road to Etne crosses the road. The next 4 to 5 km is through pleasant villages in a small-scale cultural landscape, before the island of Taraldsøy appears on your right. There are beautiful views of Halsnøy island and the distinctive mountain Sydnessåto towards the end of the fjord. At Ebne, you see four gravestones in a field by the sea, which are part of the biggest ancient burial ground in Skånevikstranda. At Sandvik, you can take a detour down to a large beach. The Ølensfjord and Etnefjord meet off Børkjenesklubben, which is where you turn east towards Etne. After a few turns in the road, you come to Svindal and Holmaseid. Nordstranda ascends steeply from the road, and is particularly steep at Dysjanes. Neset is a very popular fishing spot. You are now approaching Etne, and you can see Tongane industrial site from Fjøsnaneset. At the old Enge school, you turn right across Etneelva river. A fish trap has been set up here, which will catch escaped farmed salmon for a three-year period from 2013. You pass the SKAKKE centre on your way to the centre of Etne, which is the village's cultural venue. Check out its cinema programme. There are many food and accommodation options in Etne, where you can relax after the trip. There is a Tourist Information office at Fugl Fønix Hotel.

Route review Flatråkervassdraget 31km

The cycling trip to Flatråkervassdraget starts in the coastal village of Våge and takes you through wooded areas and along sparkling lakes. You cycle through short avenues of sweet-scented pine trees and through huddled farm clusters with buildings right by the road. Every turn in the road and every plain will tempt you to stop and enjoy the picturesque scene and the peace and quiet. You will more or less have the road all to yourself. Grazing animals, the wind blowing though the treetops and the noise of your wheels on the tarmac are the only sounds you'll hear. Starts at the ferry quay at Våge. After about 350 metres, turn right at the crossroads on the Rv 49 road towards Hodnanes and Stord. Follow the Rv 49 road south to Flatråker, where you come to a crossroads that will take you east along the Flatråkervassdraget river. At this point, you will have cycled 13.4 km. You follow the only tarmac road along the river. You pass Midtvatnet lake and then come to Nordbustadvatnet lake after a while, where you cycle along the east side. The road now climbs approx. 71 metres up to an altitude of 144 metres. From here, there are excellent views of Nordbustadvatnet lake and down the valley. After a further 8.2 km, you return to the Rv 49 road at Holma, where you turn right at the crossroads and follow the Rv road back to your starting point at Våge. On this stretch of the route, you pass the municipal centre Uggdal where you can take a detour down to the bathing spot at Kjevikjo to cool down. The route has a total length of 31.24 km and a total altitude difference of 509 metres. The highest point on the route is 144 metres, which you come to after 21 km.

Fjord kayaking in Valldal - The Adventure Valley

Experience Norddalsfjord and the hidden UNESCO fjord Tafjord at a guided kayaktour  Expericence the stunning Norddalsfjord and Tafjord with it`s beautiful and spectacular nature. A uniqe area with waterfalls, idyllic traditional mountain farms, and a quite fjord sheltered from bigger boats and cruiseships. Together with the wellknown Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, you`ll find Tafjord on UNESCO World herritage list, but it`s hidden and shelterd from mass tourism.  At our guided tours you will have alot of time to take photos, enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of local delicacies, and enjoy the stunning scenery. Your guide will of course share his local knowledge about the nature, culture and history, and make sure you can relax and enjoy the tour. If we are lucky, there are posibilties to see both porpoise and eagle, together with other local wildlife.  This is some our tours:  Family tour 3h. An easy kayaktour perfect for a family who wants a shared active nature experience. How far we paddle are tailored to the wishes and motivation of each group, and there are good opportunities for playing and having a good time Fjord Paddle 4h. Our best seller! An effective round tour where you experience a lot in a short period of time. We start in Valldal and paddle about 3km further in the fjord, before crossing over to the other side and go ashore. Here we enjoy the view and a delicious lunch before heading back to Valldal. UNESCO Fjord Explorer – 7-8h. Our guides favorite! The ultimate fjord experience! A longer tour from Valldal to Tafjord, where we explore the unknown UNESCO fjord Tafjord. Waterfalls, beautiful mountains, wildlife and local histories is some of what we offer. Kayak and hike to Vikasætra 5-6h. The trip where we combine kayak and hike! We paddle from Valldal along Syltefjellet and cross the fjord as we go ashore. From here we hike up 450 height meters to Vikasætra which is an ancient site with long history and stunning views over the fjord and Valldal. We also offer tailored tour, also over several days! Welcome to Valldal and your next adventure!

The coastal trip in Sveio (49 km)

Distance: 49 kilometres + detours if you like, or possible short cuts 1st leg: Sveio village - Haukås - Rød (asphalted cycle-track 2nd leg: Rød - Auklandshamn (local road with tarmac) 3rd leg: Auklandshamn - Bua - Mølstre (local roads, tarmac) 4th leg: Mølstre - Sveio village (gravel road) Where the road from the Golf-park meets the road to the village, turn left and ride on the pedestrian-/cycle-track, signposted "Bergen", i.e. northwards alongside the main road Route 47. On the left of the track at Bjelland is a nature reserve with many species of birds in the marshes and lake, and there is a walking-path to an observation tower. When the cycle-track stops, you have to cross the road; the cycle-track resumes on the right-hand side. It continues through an underpass at the intersection with the highway E39, and you ride on, past a service-station on the east side, Haukås, until you get to Rød. At the sign to "Auklandshamn", turn left, leaving the cycle-track. This road is narrow and winding, with local traffic. On the right-hand side is Langevatnet with places for swimming and for fishing if you buy a fishing-permit. At Eikeland there is a coastal museum, open by appointment with the local historical society. You come to a road junction with a sign to "Tjernagel".You can make a detour here by taking the road to the right, then walk to the recreation area Slettene, where you can swim or picnic, and there's a public toilet. Otherwise go to the left at that junction. There is a store at Auklandshamn, and nearby is a trail for hiking to the the peak Emberlandsnipen where there's a panoramic view of the fjord and islands. You ride south along the coast with its inlets, towards Tjernagel. There there is a riding school, and a little further on down a hill to the right an old harbour and fishing-port. In this area many historical artefacts have been found, and in Snorre's sagas of the viking ages there is reference to a hilltop or mound here (dismantled though in the 1980s). The road goes to Bua. On the left is Storevatnet where you can swim. Just past a kindergarten (previously school) on the left, you come to a crossroads. (Straight ahead is the shortest way back to Sveio village, a hilly road with traffic to and from the ferry.) The road to the right from the crossroads, with a sign to "Bømlo", brings you to Buavåg where a car-ferry goes from. There is a public toilet in the waiting-room. From here the road southwards, Route 541, is part of the North Sea Cycle Route, in the direction of Haugesund. Just south of Buavåg you can swim in the sea at Grunnavåg, 5 minutes' walk from the road. On a notice-board you can read about the burial mounds Kvitaneset, and about former gold-mining and a trail you can walk. Further on at Hovda there is a place to stop with a view over Bømlafjord running out into the North Sea passage Sletto. Just after a "dangerous intersection" roadsign, you find another short cut back to Sveio village, left via Markavegen to Nordskog where you rejoin the road from the ferry (with traffic). Continuing southwards though you pass Eltravåg and come to Lyngholmsvegen. Here is another possible detour, to the right out to the monument in memory of the shipwreck "D S Thor" in 1906. Route 541 goes past Vandaskog and on the left is the gravel road Paddevegen, with a small red house from 1800. This is the way back, but another possible detour is to ride 1/2 km further on to Mølstre crossroads, and turn right at the sign "Ryvarden Kulturfyr", a lighthouse well worth visiting. About 7 kilometres there and back (4 km gravel). From Mølstre crossroads it also possible to make the round trip longer by continuing south on R541 to the intersection Vågedalen, where you turn left and ride to the main road Route 47. Cross over, use the cycle-track a short way, turn right and ride on the local road via Tveit, then you come to a cycle-track again, past a housing area and under the main road, then to the right back to the Sveio shops. Otherwise, from Mølstre crossroads you turn left and ride 1/2 km back to Paddevegen. There is little traffic on this gravel road but beware, because of the forest and the hills, you don't always see or hear it until the last minute. When you get to the asphalt, turn right and shortly left on to the cycle-track back to the shops and on to the Golf-park.

Cycle route, round trip Litlabø and Sagvåg (18 km)

Degree of difficulty: Average trail Length: 18 km Surface: Tarmac and gravel roads in places A varied round trip that takes you inland and along the coast. The trip starts at the marina in Leirvik. Turn right at the roundabout and continue past Galleri Giga. Follow cycling route no 1 past Esso and out of the town centre. The route takes you up a gentle ascent past Knutsaåsen Aldersheim (old people's home) to the end of the road where the road then splits in two – follow the one that passes through an underpass. You will now be cycling on a gravel road. After the last house on this road, there is a gradual descent down a carriage road. Follow cycling route no 1 and you will return to Gruvevegen road. Pass the old school at Stuva and continue through Litlabø. There are many lovely farms and fantastic cultural landscape along the road. After roughly 6.5 km, you come to an exit road on the right that takes you to the Mining Museum at Litlabø. Iron pyrite was extracted here from 1865 to 1968. The museum has lovely grounds with a walking trail. From the Mining Museum, you can continue cycling on a walking path along Storavatnet lake. After roughly three km, you come to a crossroads in Sagvåg, which brings you to the west side of Stord. Follow cycling sign no 1 towards Haugesund (to the left) on Sagvågsvegen road towards the centre of Sagvåg, where there is a grocery shop and service station. Sagvåg quay is situated about 100 metres from Sagvågsvegen road to the right of the grocery shop. This is a nice area with benches, tables and an information board. Follow the road from the centre of Sagvåg towards Leirvik, and cycle on a footpath past the sign to Kunsthuset at Almås (detour 0.9 km on the left) and then past another road to Sætravik bathing spot (detour 1.2 km on the right). After around 3.5 km, the road meets the E 39 road. Stick to the left and follow the signs to Leirvik over the footbridge (that crosses the E 39 road) and on behind Heiane Storsenter (shopping centre). Follow the blue signs towards Leirvik past Langeland school. The road meets Verftsvegen and you can take a detour down to Kværner Stord, Sunnhordland's largest industrial employer. You can alternatively follow the footpath towards the centre of Leirvik, along Andedammen pond and down to Kulturhuset and the marina.

Round trip Kvalvåg/Halseid

1st leg: Sveio village - Bjelland - Krossgått - Våga (asphalt cycle-track and local roads) 2nd leg: Våga - Kvalvåg - Fjon - E39 (local road) 3rd leg: from E39 - Route 47 (local road with tarmac) 4th leg: Søre Våge - Tveit - Sveio village ( local road and asphalt cycle-track) From the Golf-park cycle to the road to the village and turn left, on to the pedestrian-/cycle-track, going northwards alongside the main road Route 47. When the cycle-track stops, cross the road and cycle on the side-road, signposted "Kvalvåg", eastwards past Lid school. At Krossgått turn left, towards Våga. The road goes under the E39, continue to Våga. Down a steep hill you come to a junction where you turn right. You continue past Kvalvåg, past Fjon camping-place, and a fish farm. Further on you come to the highway E39 and you have to cycle to the left, on the highway about 200 metres as far as the side-road with a sign to "Søre Våge"which takes off to the right. Along the next 10 km, past Eilerås and Kalland, there are several lakes, but note that swimming is not allowed in lakes used for town water supplies (signposted). This road leads to the main road Route 47 where you turn right (north). Use the cycle-track, and turn into Route 541 with a sign to Buavåg. After about 1 km, keep to the right, leaving R541, and ride along Vågedalen. At the intersection with Route 47, cross over and after a short distance on the cycle-track, turn right and follow the signs past Tveit on the local road. This leads back to R47 where the cycle-track begins again and goes past Krossleite housing area and under the main road. Then you turn right and come back to Sveio village, and further on the Golf-park.

Roundtrip: Leirvik - Fjellgardane (20km)

A lovely walk through beautiful scenery and charming areas of housing development. Surface: Tarmac/gravel path Degree of difficulty; Average Length: 20 km Time: 2.5 hours Max. altitude: 160 metres Starts at Kulturhuset in the centre of Leirvik. Cycle through the town centre and continue up Borggata street. If you would like to visit Sunnhordland Museum, you can turn left up Skrivarvegen road and take the first right. At the top of the hill, you come to Sunnhordlandstunet – a farm cluster of eleven old buildings where there is a historical exhibition, a café that is open at weekends and lots more. You then continue on your left along Skrivarvegen road, past the church and up Hystadvegen road. After 2.3 km, you can turn right onto Valevegen road (a 30-km zone). This is a narrower road with very little traffic and a nice view of the sea. Alternatively, you can cycle on up Hystadvegen road. After cycling three km on Valevegen road, you come to the premises of the business Apply. From here, you continue up to the left along Storhaugvegen road. After a further 0.7 km, you come to a pedestrian crossing where you turn right into an area of gravel, where the road through Hystadmarkjo – the biggest alder forest in Northern Europe – starts. There are benches and a toilet here. You must push your bike along the roughly two-km long trail but it's worth it. At the end of Hystadmarkjo, you come to a large marina. Cycle along the marina and follow Sjoarvegen road back up to Hystadvegen road, where you turn right. After a total 7.3 km, you can take a detour to your left to Stord Golfpark. There is a good gravel road around the golf course. When you have cycled 7.7 km, you come to a sign for Rommetveit. Turn right past Samhaldet and cycle up a narrow, local road (Krokane) where you cycle through a small area of idyllic cultural landscape. After cycling 0.8 km, you come down onto Klingenbergvegen road. If you turn right, you come to Breidvik, a small beach with a wharf, tables and benches. Cycle back up Klingenbergvegen road, past HSH and onto Rommetveitvegen road. After cycling roughly 11 km, you come to the E39 road. You cross this road and cycle up Fjellgardsvegen road. After 4.8 km, you come to Sanaset. Just before the E39 road, you turn right down to a small area of gravel where you then follow a narrow gravel path along Ådlandsvatnet lake. After almost one km, you arrive at the beach by Ådlandsvatnet lake, which is a lovely spot for swimming, and where there are also tables and benches. When you have cycled 0.5 km, you come to an intersection under Ådlandsbrua bridge where you keep cycling straight ahead towards Krækjen Oppdrettsanlegg (fish farm) and up the hill to the left. You then come out onto Ådlandsvegen road, which you follow down again to Stord Church. Then follow Hystadvegen road to the right back to the centre of Leirvik.

Round trip Tysnes (43,5 km)

This is an interesting cycling trip through highly varied scenery, which starts in the coastal village of Våge. You cycle through undeveloped areas, over flowering meadows and farm clusters, and through woodland. Large parts of the trip are along the Hardangerfjord with views of the Kvinnheradsfjella mountains and the Folgefonna glacier in the background. There are excellent views along the whole route, and it is the diversity and variation that make this route special, since you cycle on both the west, east and north sides of the island as well as right across it. You experience fjords and mountains, and the coast and inland landscapes. Starts at the ferry quay at Våge. After about 350 metres, turn right at the roundabout on the Rv 49 road towards Hodnanes and Stord. After 4.8 km, after you have passed Uggdal church and just before Uggdal town hall, you come to a sign for Onarheim. Turn left, east towards Onarheim (13 km). Follow Uggdalsdalen valley right across Tysnesøy island. When you have cycled a further 8 km, you come to the old thoroughfare in Uggdalsdalen, which is preserved as a cultural heritage site. There are many traces of the people who lived by the thoroughfare during ancient times. The old thoroughfare went between Uggdal and Onarheim, and it is still visible in many places. There is an information board at the gateway to the thoroughfare. Innermost in the Uggdalsdalen valley, you start an ascent until you get to the highest point on the route by the turn-off to Singelstad. You are then at an altitude of 166 metres. This uphill stretch corresponds to a climb of 90 metres over a distance of 3.3 km. At Onarheim church, there is a sign towards Lunde to the north (16 km). Turn left and follow the road north towards Lunde at this crossroads. After a total of 24 km, you come to Årbakka, where there is a traditional village shop where you can fill your water bottle and buy something to eat and drink. You can take a detour down to the sea and see the old Årbakka trading station and Årbakkavollen, a relic from the early Iron Age with standing stones and the remains of burial mounds. After 1.5 km, you come to a beach at Klubbavikja /Ølfarnes, where you can take a short break or a detour down to the beach. This is one of the best beaches in Tysnes with views towards Melderskin, the Folgefonna glacier and the Hardangerfjord. You come to a crossroads 7.5 km further on, where you turn left and follow the Rv 49 west to Lundegrend and back to Våge. The route has a total length of 43.54 km and an altitude difference of 685 metres. The highest point on the route is 166 metres, which you come to after 14 km.

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Around Siggjo (27,3 km)

When you come from Trekantsambandet (the Triangle Connection) and have cycled across Bømlabrua bridge, you come to Gassasundet sound. There is a car park here at the junction to Moster, which is the starting point for the Around Siggjo route. This is also where the round trip ends – at this junction on the Rv 541 road. But first, you cycle on a good 4-km walking and cycling path towards Siggjo. Follow this path on the outside of the Stokkajuvstunnelen tunnel. From the old road, you can look down on the old ferry quay in Siggjarvåg, which is now closed. The cycling path then comes to an end for a while. After 6.5 km, you come to the crossroads at Ekornsætre. Turn left here towards Langevåg. When you have cycled a little while on the Erslandsvegen road, you can see Mount Siggjo rise to your left. Cycle a further 3.3 km to Tormodsætre. At this crossroads, continue to follow the road to Langevåg on the left. The road then narrows somewhat and twists and turns a bit. Follow Erslandsvatnet lake a while until you come to a small picnic area on the right-hand side of the road. From here, there are idyllic views across Sakseidvågen bay. After another 2.5 km, turn left towards Håvik at the Sakseid T-junction. Pass the old vicarage at Finnås on your right, before you come to the lovely beach in Åreiddalen. It is 5.5 km from Åreiddalen to Håvik, and a further 2 km from Håvik to Røyksund- kanalen canal. You cycle straight through Indre Håvik to get there. When you get to the crossroads at Røyksund, turn left again unless you want to take a short detour to Moster. It is 1 km from the crossroads to Gassasundet sound, which brings you to the end of the round trip.

The coastal route 138 km

The Islands and Skerries Route 138 km The trip starts in varied coastal scenery on good-quality hilly roads and offers great impressions of the ocean, scenery and cultural landscape. On this trip you visit Mosterhamn, which was an important centre in the Viking Age, and has exhibitions and a stone church from the 12th century. The trip described here starts either in Rubbestadneset or Mosterhamn. There is an express boat from Stavanger to Mosterhamn, and there is also an express boat from Bergen to Rubbestadneset (www.norled.no). Mosterhamn – Rubbestadneset 25 km Follow the Rv 542 road northwards from Mosterhamn, footpaths make up part of this stretch. There is a good cycling alternative to the Stokkajuvet tunnel. Follow the signs towards Rubbestadneset. Rubbestadneset – Brandasund – Svortland roughly 40 km The distance from Rubbestadneset to Brandasund is 22 km. The route goes back 3 km along the road from Rubbestadneset, and then crosses the island to Svortland/Bremnes. The county road north to Brandasund is a varied, fun cycle and is narrow and hilly in parts. The road crosses several islands which are connected by bridges and there are great views of the islands and skerries. The idyllic old trading station and inn at Brandasund is situated right out at the edge of the ocean and has a shop and café. The route goes back on the same road to the municipal centre at Svortland/Bremnes. You can take a detour to Hiskjo with western Norway's most rugged and charming coastal landscape. Svortland – Leirvik 37 km From Svortland, cycle south towards Mælandsvåg and Sakseid (11km). The road is narrow and twisting and is hilly in parts, but makes for great cycling. After Sakseid, cycle east towards Håvik (6 km) and the Triangle Link. The Triangle Link's bridges have good cycling paths, and are an experience in themselves. At Heiane industrial estate, follow cycle sign no. 1 towards the centre of Leirvik. Leirvik – Fitjar roughly 30 km Follow the cycling signs (national cycle route no. 1) from Leirvik to Heiane and Fitjar. You can take a detour from Sagvåg to Litlabø and visit a former mining community where iron pyrite was mined. There is now a museum. After Sagvåg, the rest of this part of the route is more hilly. At Storavatnet lake in Fitjar, the route runs along the western side of the lake and is slightly hilly with great views to the west. At the north end of the lake, there is a great bathing spot with a toilet. Follow the cycling sign (no. 1) towards Fitjar/Bergen to the centre of Fitjar. Fitjar – Bekkjarvik – Hufthamar 31 km The distance from the centre of Fitjar to the ferry quay at Sandvikvåg is 7 km. The ferry to Husavik takes 20 minutes. Follow the signs to the left towards Bekkjarvik. Bekkjarvik is an idyllic old trading station, which is a great place to take a break or spend the night. There is a fishing boat exhibition at Bekkjarvik Torg with boats from the 19th century up to the present day. Galleri Bekkjarvik has exhibitions of famous artists' work in oils, water colours, graphic art and sculpture. From Bekkjarvik, you can take a detour and cycle across Selbjørn and across the bridges to Stolmen and Kvalvåg. Follow the Rv 546 road on the west side of Huftarøy north to Storebø. The municipal centre Storebø offers a number of services. From Hufthamar, you can take a detour to Austevollshella and cycle right out to the west of the island to Store Kalsøy and Kalve. You also have the opportunity to conclude your trip and take the express boat to Bergen.

Around Storavatnet Lake (16 km)

This is a lovely trip around Storavatnet, the biggest lake on Fitjar. The trip starts in the centre of Fitjar, where you will find 'Cyclist Welcome' accommodation and bike hire, among other things. Follow the RV 545 road past Fitjar church and cycle southwards. After roughly two km, you come to a forestry plantation. If you like, you can leave your bike here and follow the walking path to Rimbareid on your left. There is a sign with a map at the start of the walk. Walking maps can also be purchased at Tourist Information. When you have cycled a further one km on the RV 545 road, you arrive at the shore of Storavatnet lake. This is also where the 'old road' from Fitjar ends, which is an alternative to the main road if you would like to take a quieter route up to Vik. The road starts to the right of Fitjar church (skyssbrekka). Continue cycling on the walking/cycling path towards Tveita. After a further two km, you turn left at a gravel car park, where a popular walking path starts. The path then forks in two: One path goes south to Sørlivatnet lake and Klysgard, while the other goes north to Botnavatnet lake and Kidno. Follow the road on past Årbøelva river to the crossroads by the local Joker supermarket. You will find a table and benches there, and it is a good place to have a rest midway in the trip. Then turn right off the RV 545 road towards Koløyholmen. Cycle one km on a narrow country road and then turn right towards Fitjar at the crossroads at Øvrebygda Bedehus. After four km, you can turn right at a small car park, which brings you to Breiavikjo, a public bathing spot on the shore of Storavatnet lake. The bottom of the lake slopes gradually, and there are tables and benches and a toilet. From there, you cycle one km until you reach a crossroads where you turn left onto the Vestbøstadvegen road. The road to the right takes you onto 'the old road' and down to Fitjar/Vik. Follow the Vestbøstadvegen road along the sea until you arrive back in the centre of Fitjar. Length: 16 km. Time: About 1 hour Max. altitude: 68 metres. Surface: Tarmac

Cycling route – Husnes-Kaldestad-Sunde-Husnes (15 km)

This cycling trip is on pleasant, quiet roads around Husnes. Start at Husnes Båthavn, which has been voted Norway's best marina several times. On the road up from the sea, you pass Kvinnherad golf club and Undarheim golf course, which is a nine-hole course. To your left, you will also see the aluminium factory at Husnes, SørNorge Aluminium. Turn right at the first crossroads and continue on to Husnes church. Turn right again at the church and cycle on to the next crossroads. Turn right there as well. Turn left towards Sunde at the next crossroads (not towards Bogsnes). At the next crossroads, cycle straight ahead on the Kaldestadvegen road, not towards the centre of Husnes. There is then a slight ascent where the road twists and turns up to Kaldestad. There is a lovely view of the fjord from up at Kaldestad. This is the starting point for the walking path to Kaldestadåsen. Having passed Grønstøl, the road descends again down into a little valley where you turn off to the right on the Vågsvegen road. Follow this road past Christmas tree plantations and pleasant small farm clusters. At the sign for Bjelland, you can take a detour and walk to Bjellandsneset. Continue on the Vågsvegen road to Sunde, where you first pass Sunde marina and then cross the bridge into the old centre of Sunde. Turn off to the right after the bridge and continue past the old canning factory, which is now used as a salmon harvesting plant. A little further on, you will see Sunde quay on the other side of the bay. Express boats call here on their way to both Bergen and Stavanger. Continue up the bay and don't turn left towards Husnes, but cycle across the bridge and turn left towards Rosendal when you come to the next crossroads. The road then continues up to Reset and the Fv 48 Vikefjellsvegen road, which you follow a while until the Post Road crosses the Fv 48 road. Lovely view of Opsangervatnet lake with Husnes on the far side of the lake. Turn off the Fv road at the Post Road sign, and follow the gravel road down towards Opsangervatnet lake. The Post Road takes you to the road in the centre of Husnes. Turn left towards the light sculpture 'Samspel' and continue to the roundabout by the Statoil service station at Husnes. Then turn right towards the golf course/church and return to Husnes Båthavn.

Bike rental - Kragset Marina

Kragseth Hamn is situated at Hakallestranda in Vanylven. The resort consists of 5 sea houses in total, all with an exclusive and high standard. Four of the sea houses are brand new, designed by architects and with a high standard. Water-based heating in the floors, slate tiles on the ground floor and tiled bathrooms. Three of the sea houses have double rooms, joint bathroom with shower/toilet on the ground floor and living room/kitchen in the first floor. The houses can each accomodate 6 persons, in total 18 persons. The largest sea house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a large bath tub), a guest toilet, living room, kitchen and attic. The house can accomodate 9-14 persons (when using the attic). "Skipsekspedisjonen" is originally from 1920. It has five bedrooms, one bathroom, a guest toilet, living room and kitchen. The sea house can accomodate 8 persons in total. Total accomodation capacity 40 persons. Conference In the conference loft in the original "Skipsekspedisjonen" from 1920, the walls carry atmosphere and tradition. All necessary equipment for a good meeting can be provided for: wireless Internet, projector, canvas, overhead and flip-over. The capacity of the loft is 30 persons. Food - a part of the experience The sea is offering Norway's probably best sources of food; splashing fresh fish, mussels from a clean and poison-free ocean, large juicy clams and - if you are lucky - one or several scowling lobsters. Take a trip by boat, return with the delicacies from the sea and prepare your food yourself - or let us arrange a party table of sea food. Activities Based on the fact that each person is different and has various experiences, we can put together several activities on land, challenging both the creative and philosophic characters of each group. Facilities Wireless Internet in all houses, separate fish handling room. Rental of boats with engine, outdoor yacuzzi, grill house, kayaks and bicycles. Kragset Hamn is situated at Hakallestranda, a small pearl along the Sunnmøre coast. Approx. 1 hour from Stadt/Vestkapp, Ørsta/Volda, Ulsteinvik, Herøy and Måløy. Approx. 2 hours from Ålesund and Stryn. 7,5 hours by car to Oslo. By air: approx. 1 hour from Ørsta/Volda Lufthavn, Hovden, and approx. 2 hours from Ålesund Airport, Vigra. Kragset Hamn can arrange transport to/from the airports on request.

The Tysnes cycling route (71 km)

It is possible to cycle both around and across the mountain between Onarheim and Uggdal (Fv 79 road), or take a detour out to Reksteren (Fv 83 road), the second biggest island in the municipality. The roads in Tysnes are generally narrow and follow the terrain. There is generally light traffic. A trip around Tysnes is a concentrated experience of western Norway. Along the road, you will see cultural monuments from the Iron Age up to the modern day. It is easy to get to Bergen, Leirvik or Rosendal from Tysnes. Leirvik - Hodnanes - Onarheim - Gjermundshamn - Løfallstrand - Rosendal: If you come from Leirvik, take the ferry from Jektevik to Hodanes. From here, you can follow the Fv 78 road to Lunde. After 5 km, you will pass the lime kiln at Flakka, a relic from the time when they extracted lime from quarried stone in the area and exported it to England, among other places. You will also pass Onarheim, which in the 14th century was the seat of the Onarheimsgildet guild, and on to Årbakka with its burial mounds, standing stones and the old trading station. After Hovland, follow the signs towards Lunde, past Vevatnet lake, where it is believed that gods were worshipped in pre-Christian times. You can catch a glimpse of mount Tysnessåto, 753 metres above sea level. From Lunde, you can take a left on the Rv 49 road towards Våge, take the ferry across to Halhjem and continue on to Bergen. Alternately, you can take a right on the Rv 49 road towards Gjermundshamn. The next 30 km of the route are through forest terrain and along the fjord. There is a great view of the fjord from the Lukksundbrua bridge. Ølve is a beautiful village with great views of both the Kvinnheradsfjella mountains and mount Hovlandsnuten. In Gjermundshamn, you take the ferry across to Løfallstrand (25 min.), and then cycle 5 km on to Rosendal. A separate brochure, Sykkelstreif i Njardarlog - i historiske fotefar på Tysnes (cycling in Njardarlog – following historic footsteps on Tysnes), has been published.

Round trip Ålfjord (32,5 km)

1st leg: Sveio village - Førde (asphalted cycle-track except 1 km on the main road and 1km gravel road) 2nd leg: Førde - Våga (local roads with tarmac) 3rd leg: Våga - Krossgått - Bjelland - Sveio (local roads then cycle-track) Where the road from the Golf-park meets the road to the village, turn left and ride on the pedestrian-/cycle-track northwards alongside the Route 47. You have to cross to the right-hand side at Bjelland, and ride in the underpass at the intersection, continuing now alongside the highway E39. Pass Haukås service-station. After Rød, at Drange, the cycle-path stops, you have to ride on the road 1 km, and there can be a lot of traffic. On the left turn into the old gravel road. (From here there's a walking-track to a stone-age settlement site, Geitalemmen.) At Hanaleite the cycle-track begins again. At Førde there is a store down the hill on the left. You cross E39 and take the road to the right to Erve, with signposts. At Joavatnet there's a walking-track on the right to Børshovda, 189 metres high and a fortress about 500 A.D. At Selsåsvika there is a recreation area where you can swim in the fjord, and there's a public toilet. The road winds through forest and past peaceful farms, Framnes, Oa and Erve. At Våga there is a quay and a shop which is open in the summer. From Våga you go up the hill, a sharp turn to the right, Continue past Mekjeland, in the underpass under E39, and to Krossgått. Here you turn right, past Lid school, and on up to the main road Route 47. Cross over, and ride southwards on the cycle-track back to the Golf-park.