Duration: 3 days. Total distance: 85–90 km
Day 1: Sandnessjøen – Dønna – Herøy (ca 30–35 km)
Take the morning ferry from Sandnessjøen to Dønna. After a 26 km bicycle ride, you can visit Dønnes Farm and Dønnes church, and hike to the top of Dønnesfjellet for a magnificent panorama. When you’re ready to continue, cross the Åkviksund Bridge to Seløy, a distance of 6–8 km.
Accommodation: Augustbryggo or Seløy kystferie
Day 2: Herøy – Sandnessjøen (14-15 km)
Go sea-rafting on the open seas, join a photo safari or enjoy deepsea fishing. (Contact Seløy Kystferie for reservations.) Then head for Flostad ferry quay on Seløy, about 14 km away. Today’s excursion takes you along sheltered coves and sandy beaches, with ocean panoramas and views of the Seven Sisters. Be sure to visit Herøy church, often referred to as the Helgeland Cathedral, as well as Herøy rural museum – before taking the ferry to Sovik on Alstahaug. From the ferry quay, a 5 km ride along Fv17 takes you to Tjøtta.
Accommodation: Offersøy Camping
Day 3: Alstahaug – Sandnessjøen (30-35 km)
Double back along coast road Fv17, park your bicycle at the foot of the Seven Sisters, and take the trail toward Vettfjellet on foot. The roundtrip walk should take you about 2.5 hours. Afterwards, continue towards Sandnessjøen, stopping at the Petter Dass Museum; the striking building was designed by the Snøhetta architect firm. The 13th century Alstahaug church is also worth a visit. Justone kilometre before you reach Sandnessjøen lies Sandnes, where the local Viking chieftain lived. The town of Sandnessjøen offers art and cultural experiences,good dining and shopping.
Bike hire is available at the Tourist Information Offices in Brønnøysund and Sandnessjøen. You can also book bicycles online. Prices: NOK 175 per day, including helmet, bicycle pump and patch kit. Panniers may be rented for NOK 25 per day.