All inclusive per person from NOK 3 390,-
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The tour along the North Sea Road between Egersund and Sogndalstrand offers a stunning nature-based experience.
Little traffic and limited height gains make the tour accessible for many people. Enjoy the crashing of the waves and cries of the seagulls as you cycle through the attractive and varied coastal landscape. Take a break along the way and enjoy a delicious packed lunch looking out on the North Sea.
Our bike tour package starts in beautiful Egersund at Grand Hotell Egersund.
A delicious 3-course dinner is served in the evening in the Grand Restaurant or Vinkjeller, the hotel’s atmospheric wine cellar. (served from 18-21)
Your bikes will be delivered to the hotel the next morning. From Egersund, you cycle along national road 44, which is part of the North Sea Road. Follow this for approx. 25 km before turning on to national road 33 towards Nesvåg. From Nesvåg, follow national road 33 through Rekefjord as far as Hauge i Dalane. Then follow Strandavegen until you come to Sogndalstrand.
The highest point on the tour is 158 m above sea level. The total distance is approx. 31.5 km, which will take around 2.5 hours by bike, plus breaks.
On arriving at Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell, you will be served a delicious ‘after-bike’ menu featuring local tastes.
In the evening, round off an experience-packed day’s cycling with an excellent 3-course dinner.
There are many great places to stop along the way:
Here you can experience an important episode in Norway’s wartime history. The Germans had a provisional artillery battery at Stapnes as early as November 1940. During 1941, they got hold of four old Norwegian 12-cm ship’s guns, which were installed here. According to Norwegian intelligence, there were a total of 250 Germans stationed at this site in October 1941, as well as around 150 Norwegians employed in various kinds of work. Modernisation and rearming continued until August 1943, when the Germans considered the facility finished.
In 1944, the British claimed that Stapnes Fort had four coastal defence guns (probably 12 cm), four smaller anti-aircraft guns, a control tower with a rangefinder, listening equipment, searchlight, engine house, munition depot, prison, guard house with telephone connection, field hospital, cooking bunkers and barracks for the soldiers. For each barracks built, there was also a bomb shelter. The barracks were small and scattered across the site, often behind rocks. Along the edge of the sea were coils of barbed wire and several trenches and machine gun positions. A barbed wire fence was erected around the site.
Many traces of German activity can still be seen in the area, not least impressive gun positions and granite-clad concrete bunkers along the rocky coast.
Visit a large collection of old boat engines, fishing equipment and boats in a maritime environment right by the sea at idyllic Nesvåg. Guided tours and trips on the retired shrimp trawler M/S Sjødis are available, and simple refreshments can be purchased.
The package includes:
Accomodation including breakfast.
Through different eras and in changing times, Grand Hotell has grown and flourished. Today, the hotel serves as a primer in different architectural philosophies and styles, with everything from dragon and
Swiss-chalet elements of the late 19th century via 1930s functionalism to more recent modifications. Grand Hotell comprises 10 attractive buildings in the centre of Egersund with its fine wooden buildings.
Situated approx. 1 hour by car or train from Stavanger, the hotel is the perfect base for mountain and coastal hikes. The hotel’s fantastic staff will do everything they can to make your stay special, serving aperitifs
in Grand Cafe and dinner in Grand Restaurant or Vinkjeller, our atmospheric wine cellar.
Welcome to Grand Hotell Egersund!
Address: Johan Feyersgt 3, 4379 Egersund
3-course dinner will be served
Accomodation breakfast included
Sogndalstrand is an old port from the days of sailing ships. In 1994 the entire area was listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage,
and a hotel a little out of the ordinary was born.
Enthusiasts Eli Laupstad Omdal and Jan Oddvar Omdal started with Krambukafé – the general store café – in June 1994, as a voluntary endeavour to
bring this unique location from the age of sailing into focus; an entire small town was in decline, and something had to be done. Today Sogndalstrand
Kulturhotell comprises eight different houses with
15 guest rooms, a restaurant, café, conference room, prison pub, etc. The oldest house dates from 1831.
Address: Strandgaten 22, Sogndalstrand N-4380 Hauge i Dalane