Norsk Flagg The Fjord Cycling Route - 2 days

Klar til sykkeltur i fjell og fjordlandskapet rundt Matre

 

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Exciting bike ride from Matre. You’ll get to experience all of what Fjord Norway has to offer in the way of narrow valleys, fjords and majestic mountains. You stay at the Stordalen Mountain Lodge,

THE PACAGE: The tour includes bike rental (incl. bike bag, helmet, lights and tool kit), info pack (overview map, info and hiking maps for Masfjorden), 1 nights w / breakfast, packed lunch and dinner, as well as entrance to the Bjorn West Museum.

Matre is easily reached by Express Bus from the Bus Station in Bergen (Terminal P) or from Sogn.

Utsikt over Matredalen og Brudalsfossen på Fossen.Day 1: Bicycle rental at Matre. Entrance to the Bjorn West Museum. You will cycle into the Matredalen Valley, up to Stordalen Mountain Lodge. On the way you’ll pass one of Norway's best bouldering areas. By Hummelfossen falls we recommend a trip up to Stegane farm before you’ll pass the gorge called "Hell" and begin the climb up the winding Fossesvingene road. When you arrive at the Stordalen Ski Center, most of the climb is done before you check in at the mountain lodge. You are now in the area where resistance group Bjorn West participated in the last battles in Europe during World War II, and a visit to the Bjorn West Museum before departing Matre is highly recommended. Little traffic, no tunnels. (17 km - 500 m-a-s-l).

Oversiktsbilde av Brekkestranda FjordhotellDay 2: You have two options

Alt 1: The long way to Matre by the Sognefjord (87 km - 700 masl). Take north over the highest point Nystølen at 700 meters above sea level. Follow the road down in deep valleys to Bjordal and the Sognefjord. You bike along this world longest fjord. Take a brake at Massnes wilderness museum, and enjoy the wiev on the bridge of Ikjefjorden. Refreshments is availeble by the ferry at Oppedal. Now you follow the main road E39. At the tunnel "Skrikeberget" you wait untill all cars from the ferry has passed befarore you start. Light is nessesarry. Follow E39 up to Kringla. Take right before the tunnel. Ride down to the church center at Solheim and follow the old road with large boulders into the idyllic Haugsværfjord. At Haugsvær there’s a shop, showers and food for sale. From here, follow the E39 for 2 km to Trodalsleitet. Please note! Take the old road from 1911 on the outside of the tunnels down to Matre (take a right about 100m before the tunnel). Ride slowly! This is an old historical road – in somewhat bad condition and it is steep on the outside – yet spectacular. (42 km - 200 m-a-s-l).

Alt 2: Before you return down to Matre we recommend the service road (gravel) to Stølsvetnet (route 3 - 18 km ekstra - 640 masl). Alternatively to follow the payed road north to Nystølen (10 km ekstra - 700 masl). Then you go back to Matre. Enjoy the view at Fossen.

Equipment: Light on the bike is neccessarry because of some tunnels. Reflective vest is recomended. The rental bikes are "mountain bikes" with good tyres. Hybrid bikes and road bikes are also possible to use, but at som places you will be shacked because of rough payment.

The Fjords Cycling route 4 days from Matre and Sognefjord

 

 

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