Finally my last post from last summer’s bicycle tour in Norway. I guess it’s about time since my next coming bike hike adventure tour is just round the corner.
In the last bike-hike post I left Krossbu and was biking over Sognefjellet, and now the lovely downhill roads was waiting after the ascend upwards all the way from Lom.
On the way down from Sognefjellet mountain road soon to reach Turtagrø further below – here with a view towards Tindeveien.
I stopped for a substantial lunch at Turtagrø hotel, and continued downwards the narrow mountain road 55 towards Skjolden. It actually felt a bit sad to leave the mountains, but the sight of the deep blue-green fjords kind’ of made up for it 😉
After a somewhat risky experience on an old side road that was blocked by rocks and partly collapsed (I think it was out side Ottatunnelen I had to return and went through the tunnel instead) I finally reached Luster and decided to camp here for a night by the sea.
Somewhere along Lustrafjorden (an arm of Sognefjorden) – stopping now and then to shoot photos of one of the many eyeballing-worthy views along this fjord
Alternative way: In Skjolden you can choose to follow a less trafficked road FV331 for a while, just keep in mind you will have to take the ferry from Ornes to Solvorn and join the main road again. Hopefully the main road traffic is back to normal again.
Luster: Sunny morning-glory fjord view from my lil’ tent – heading for a good breakfast & coffee at the local bakery Lustrabui
Traffic: Bicycling the road from Marifjøra to Sogndal was the worst part during my whole trip, and my hands was shaking when finally arriving Sogndal city. After a serious fire in the Gudvangatunellen much of the traffic was redirected my way, wich created som nervous situation due to increased heavy traffic.
A lovely morning breakfast at the local Lustrabui bakery shop in Luster – good coffee, fresh pastries and a very promising sun
Boating home to mama: I spent a couple of days in Sogndal considering if I should continue and which way to choose of so. I finally decided, also due to time running out, to jump on the Sognebåten to Bergen, a 4,5 hours magnificent boat trip along Norway’s deepest and longest fjord (204 km) Sognefjorden. Recommended!
Sogndal by night – view from my camp place
The kind captain of Sognebåten also invited me up to the wheelhouse for coffee and told me a lot about the nature and surroundings along this awesome fjord. Great memories indeed and a spectacular finish of last summer’s bicycle tour.
It felt luxuriously to just sit back, relax, enjoy and take in all the amazing landscapes Sognebåten are passing along Sognefjorden during 4,5 hours. Absolutely a decent ending of this trip. Don’t forget your sun lotion!
More Info, Tips & Links:
Now a new bike hike tour is about to begin in another part of Norway – so stay tuned for more adventures my dear readers 🙂