Norsk Flagg The Fjord Cycling Route - 3 days

Klar til sykkeltur i fjell og fjordlandskapet rundt Matre

Syklist velkommenExciting 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. First you’ll stay at the Stordalen Mountain Lodge, then at the Sognefjord at the unique Brekkestranda Fjord Hotel.

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), 2 nights w / breakfast, packed lunch and dinner, as well as entrance to the Bjorn West Museum. The entire route is on paved road. Possible detours and changes.

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: From the Stordalen Mountain Lodge you’ll cycle north towards Sogn, and by Nystølen you’ll be at the highest point, at 700 m. From here it goes down through the narrow valleys of the Sognefjord. Cycle out fjord and visit Massnes Wildlife Museum before enjoying the view on Ikjefjord bridge. When you get to Oppedal follow the main road E39 to the Instefjord. Here you have the Skrikeberg tunnel and you MUST have lights on your bike. Wait until the ferry queue has passed. In Instefjord leave the E39 and bike out to Brekkestranda Fjord Hotel, known for its special appearance with grass roofs, no right angles and a unique location right by the seaside. The first 51 km on a quiet road. Some tunnels (66 km - 700 m-a-s-l = 200 height meters).

Sykkeltur i Matredalen - Norges Buldre MekkaDay 3: You go back to Brekke and Instefjord. Follow E39 up to Kringla (200 m-a-s-l) Take to the right before the tunnel, and travel down Solheim and follow the old road along the pitoresc fjord. At Solheim there is a chuch. 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. (33 km - 200 m-a-s-l).

On day 3, you alternatively can take a longer ride from Brekke over Werkelandshøgda to Hosteland (route 2), and bike in along the Masfjorden. (59 km - 470 masl)

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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