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Ryfylke Island Bike Tour
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Ryfylke Island Bike Tour

Price: 990 NOK per person

Do you want to experience Norway’s coastal countryside? Do you enjoy exploring new places on bicycle?

Ryfylke, a large coastal region to the north-east of Stavanger, covers an area of 4,500 square-kilometers. The region is geographically diverse, boasting an archipelago of islands, deep fjords, low-lying valleys, and steep mountainsides. Ryfylke’s islands, which vary substantially size, are characterized by small farms, pastoral valleys, and rugged coastlines.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a full-day cycling adventure across two of the region’s most beautiful islands. Experience the serenity of the region’s idyllic island villages and rugged coastline. Enjoy a picnic lunch while taking Norway’s spectacular nature. Relax while being transported by ferries through the region’s archipelago.

Moderate difficulty. Suitable for adults (16 yrs.+) who are in general good condition have previous biking experience.

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This is a demanding 9-hour bike ride that is split into two sections of 20-25 kilometers (45 kilometers total). Participants cycle asphalt-paved ‘shared-use’ roads (cars/tractors), which range from gradual slopes to steep hills. Day to day, weather varies between clear blue skies and heavy rainfall. It is therefore important that participants be in good physical condition and have previous cycling experience.

2017 Season: April 4 – September 30

Scroll down for full tour description and additional information.

Product Description

Meet-up
Your guide will meet you at Outdoorlife Norway’s Office (10-15-minute walk from the city center – see map)

Time:         09:00am
Address:    Outdoorlife Norway – Ryfylkegata 13, 4014 Stavanger

Drop-off
The tour ends at Outdoorlife Norway’s office at approximately 18:15 (6:15pm)

Moderate difficulty. Suitable for adults (16 yrs.+) who are in general good condition have previous biking experience.

Ryfylke, a large coastal region to the north-east of Stavanger, covers an area of 4,500 square-kilometers. The region is geographically diverse, boasting an archipelago of islands, deep fjords, low-lying valleys, and steep mountainsides. Ryfylke’s islands, which vary substantially size, are characterized by small farms, pastoral valleys, and rugged coastlines.

Do you enjoy bicycling and would like to spend some time by the sea? Join Outdoorlife Norway on a 9-hour cycling adventure across two of Ryfylke’s most beautiful islands, interspersed with relaxing ferry rides through the region’s archipelago.

Your guide will meet you at Outdoorlife Norway’s office in Stavanger (see above for address) where you’ll be allocated a suitable bicycle and helmet. After a quick briefing, you’ll board a ferry that will transport you to the first destination of the day. Onboard, you’ll be able to view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the rich and complex Ryfylke region.

Once ashore, you’ll enjoy idyllic sights and stunning vistas while cycling across the island. Small villages, green pastures, and old farmhouses spot Ryfylke’s islands, and rocky coastlines give way to the mighty North Sea. After 20-25 kilometers of cycling, you’ll stop and break for lunch. There, you’ll be able to get an idea of the locals’ serene coastal lifestyle while enjoying the wondrous scenery around you.

After the break, you’ll board another ferry, which will transport you to the second island of the day. There, you’ll again explore your surroundings while cycling 20-25 kilometers. From this island, you’ll get a different perspective of the region’s coastal landscape. Once you’ve cycled around the island, you’ll board a ferry back to Stavanger, where your trip will come to an end.

NOTE:

  • Island locations vary from day to day, depending on weather and other conditions. Your guide will choose locations to ensure that you have the best possible experience.
  • Island cycling routes are on shared-use paved roads (cars/tractors). While island traffic is generally sparse, it is important the you act in accordance with the traffic around you.

The tour ends at Outdoorlife Norway’s office at approximately 18:15 (6:15pm).

Included in this tour:

  • Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment
  • Bike rental, including helmet
  • Three ferry rides
  • Snack and a drink

2017 Season: April 4 – September 30

Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.

Additional Information

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for adults (16 yrs.+) who are in general good condition have previous biking experience.

Total Distance: 45 kilometers
Terrain: Paved paths & roads (with motor vehicles),
ranging from gradual slopes to steep hills.

DURATION

Total: 9 hours (including breaks)

WHEN?

09:00am – 18:30 (6:30pm)
(April-September: for available dates, please see calendar by clicking on ‘Book Now!’)

WHERE?

Meet-up/drop-off: Outdoorlife Norway’s Office:
Ryfylkegata 13, 4014 Stavanger (10-15-minute walk from the city center – see map)

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment
Bike rental, including helmet
Three ferry rides
Snack and a drink

WHAT TO BRING?

Comfortable clothing appropriate for cycling
Water/wind resistant pants & jacket (if necessary)
Packed lunch & bottled water

LANGUAGES

English, Norwegian

NUMBER/AGE OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum: 8 people (adults/16 yrs. +)

CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip (when available) or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to end the tour earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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