Embark on an amazing cycle ride with a lot of sunshine and the smell of summer flower that tickles your nose. As you cycle along the pictures-que landscape, you get a lot of fresh, salty air and you feel a sensation of freedom.

What a perfect place to share happy moments where you get a healthy experience, as well as a journey full of genuine enjoyment.


Length: 220 km
7 days
Places to stop: Brønnøysund, Vega, Herøy, Dønna and Sandnessjøen
Included in package:
– Seven overnight stays at four different locations, including breakfast.
– Bike hire, panniers, helmet and a mini pump, extra tube, tire irons and patch kit.
Not included:: Ferry and speedboat tickets, other meals other than breakfast and sug-gested activities.
Order bikes and rooms: This bike ride can be booked as a package, or you can rent a bike locally and arrange the trip yourself

Reisekart som viser reiseruter med hurtigbåt, ferge, bilveier, togbanen, Hurtigruten, flyplasser og kjente attraksjoner på sykkelruten mellom Brønnøysund og Sandnessjøen. Visit Helgeland

Day 1: Arrival Brønnøysund and explore the mountain Torghatten

Check in at the Corner Hotel in the centre of town. Bicycles, helmets, panniers and bicycle tools, as well as maps, timetables and information are waiting for you at the hotel. Stay overnight in a double room, extra charge for a single room.

Sagnfjellet Torghatten sett fra lufta med byen Brønnøysund et stykke i bakgrunnen Kristoffer Møllevik / Visit Helgeland

We recommend a trip to the mountain Torghatten (14 km) and a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre (7km) on the return.

Here you can join a tour of the facilities and learn about modern fish farming and enjoy a lunch in their café. Another possibility is to spend the day out at Torghatten.

You can take the hike to the top of the mountain, in addition to the hike to the hole/tunnel, or walk, or bike around the mountain at the seashore trail. The day can end at the Torghatten Strandrestaurant (Seaside re-staurant) under the foot of the mountain, with a tasteful dinner. Back in Brønnøysund you may either have dinner on one of the local restaurants or visit the local pub Kred which offers a nice atmosphere.

Length: 40 km. See the route in Google Maps
3-4 hours
Ferries or boats: No

Day 2:Enjoy the coastal town Brønnøysund

This small town has a nice town centre, with several ca-fes and easy trails to explore in the nearby surroundings. Just 7 km outside the town is the Hildurs Herb Garden, and this is an excellent place to visit for an enjoyable evening dinner. Other suggestions are included in the information you received at the arrival.

Length: 25 km. See the route in Google Maps
2-3 hours
Ferries or boats: No

Dag 3: Ylvingen and Vega

The speedboat leaves from the town centre key, about 200 meters from Corner Hotel. This day you will travel like the locals do. The boat leaves early in the morning, and you will have to let the crew on the boat know that you want to stop at Ylvingen. Remember also to let them know when you want to leave Ylvingen and continue to Vega in the afternoon.

At Ylvingen it is possible to explore the whole island with the bike, as the island is only 7 km long. We suggest a visit to the Vega Kystfort, a fortress from the 2nd. World war, which also offers a nice viewpoint of the area. You may enjoy lunch at the café “Himmelblåkafeen” at the speedboat key. Remember to note the departure time from Ylvingen to Vega, and don’t forget to tell the crew at the boat when you want to leave.

After arriving at Rørøy, Vega, it is time to cycle to the centre of the island called Gladstad. 3,6 km. At the shop SPAR at Gladstad, there is a café where you can buy your dinner

Lengde: 30 km. See the route in Google Maps

Duration: 2-3 hours

Ferries or boats: Express boat from Brønnøysund to Rørøy Vega, by Ylvingen

Day 4: Experience the Vega World Heritage

Cycle from Gladstad to Nes and visit the Vega World Heritage exhibition, the eider duck museum and the Lånan shop. After the stop at Nes, continue to the Sundsvoll area. On the return from Sundsvoll, recommend a visit at the Vega Havhotell for the lunch or for the dinner in the evening. We also recomend experiencing the snorkel track at Eidem, the historical trail on Middagskarheia or a hike to the mountain Gullsvågfjellet.

Length: 30 km. See the route in Google Maps
Duration: 2-3 hours
Ferries or boats: No

Day 5: From Gardsøy, Vega to Herøy

Cycle from Gladstad to Gardsøy (approx. 5 km). Take the speedboat from Gardsøy, Vega at 10.25 AM and arrive at Flostad, Herøy at 12.20 PM. We recommend to bring a packed lunch for the boat ride. The boat trip takes you through some of the 24.0000 islands at the Helgeland coastline.

Cycle from Flostad to Elfis Sjøstuer, about 7 km, where you will stay for the night. If you have more energy, then we suggest a bike ride to Seløy and visit the Augustbryg-go for this evening’s dinner.

Another option for this evening’s dinner is to visit the Herøy Brygge at Herøysundet. Cycle back at RV828 for about 8 km and take off to the right at FV162. Continue for 2 km and you arrive at Herøy Brygge.It is also possible to make your own dinner at Elfis Sjø-stue. This must be booked in advance.

Length: 40-60 km. See the route in Google Maps
3-5 hours
Ferries or boats: From Gardsøya on Vega to Flostad in Herøy.

Day 6: Explore Herøy and Dønna

This day starts with a long and enjoyable breakfast and then it is time to start on your way in northern direction towards Dønnes Gård.

This trip is the longest journey of these days, and we recommend that you use the day for the bicycle ride. You will pass the mountain Dønnamannen, as well as white sandy beaches and you have a picturesque view of the Seven Sisters mountain chain. There are several places where you can stop and try to fish from land. Maybe you can catch a fish for your lunch? We recommend dinner at Dønnes Gård, where you also will be staying this night.

Length: 25-50 km. See the route in Google Maps
2-3 hours
Ferries or boats: No

Day 7: Easy day at Dønna, before you continue to Sandnessjøen

When you have finished your breakfast, you have time in the first part of the day to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the Dønnes Gård. It is also time to go on a hike at the Dønnes mountain or explore the shoreline and beaches in the area. If you prefer, you can have an early start on your bike ride for today. It is about 19 km to Bjørn at Dønna where the speedboat leaves in the early evening. Usually, a ride that takes about 1,5 hours, but it is good to have some extra time, as there are some steep hills on the way.

You arrive in Sandnessjøen at about 18.45 PM and then it is only 100 meters to the Scandic Syv Søstre hotel where you will be staying this night.

Sandnessjøen has a new leisure and community hall if you want to check out the local cinema or theatre or relax in the swimming pool.

Enjoy the evening at the hotel or take an evening walk through the coastal town Sandnessjøen.

Length: 30-40 km. See the route in Google Maps.
2 hours

Day 8: Time to return – or not?

Depending on your departure time, it might be time left for you to take a hike on one of the seven peaks of the mountain chain the Seven Sisters. You can either bike or book a taxi to the start of the hike. Description of the hikes are included in the information you got on the arrival day. You return the bicycles at the local Tourist Information at the community hall.

Contact us to order this trip as a package

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