SWORD IN ROCK
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OUTSIDE THE SHOP “PAA HJUL”, WHICH IS LOCATED AT STAVANGER TRAIN STATION. 10 MIN WALK FROM THE HARBOUR WHERE CUISE SHIPS DOCKS.
5 -8 PARTICIPANTS PER TOUR
NOK 450,- PER PERSON
- Difficulty level: 5% 5%
- historic lesson: 70% 70%
- Scenic beauty level: 90% 90%
This tour fits for bikers who can ride 20-30 km. You have to be familiar with gravel roads and of course, to bike. We will before the ride, show you how to shift gear and brakes, rest is up to you.
Join this historic bike tour from Stavanger to the famous “Three swords” in Hafrsfjord.
The Battle of Hafrsfjord (Norwegian: Slaget i Hafrsfjord) was a great naval battle fought in the bay of Hafrsfjord sometime between 872 and 900 that resulted in the unification of Norway, later known the Kingdom of Norway. After the battle, the victorious Viking chief Harald Fairhair proclaimed himself the first king of the Norwegians, merging several petty kingdoms under a single monarch for the first time.
Today, the bay consist of a beach and recreational area in historical surroundings from the Viking period in Hafrsfjord. The area is located close to Madlaveien south of Madlaleiren. A small river from Store Stokkavatn flows through the beach area.
Before the trip, we will provide you with a bike and helmet. We have bikes for ladies and gentlemen and will provide you with a bike that fits you. From the Stavanger city center we head towards the beautiful Mosvannet lake. Along the water, you will experience abundant bird life and lush surroundings.
When arriving at Three sword, Møllebukta bay, you will have plenty of time walking around taking photos. We recommend to bring some money for snacks at “Ice Paradice”. They have tasty dishes, whether you want a burger, ice cream or cake.
We continue our trip along the famous Hafrsfjord. The track is narrow, so keep your eyes on the gravel road. I have to admit, the trip from the Møllebukta and along the fjord, is my favorite. Nice gardens and houses, some small and some bigger ones. Very very nice.
We will leave the fjord just before the Hafrsfjord brigde. There will be a short photo stop at the petroglyphs at Fluberget. The petroglyphs were discovered in 1879. There are 170 figures and 80 pits visible today.
We continue to the beautiful lake Stokkavannet. The gravel road around the lake is very popular for runners, hikers and bikers. When we leave gravel road from the lake, there will be some small hills to climb, hope you have some energy left?
On the last leg back towards Stavanger city center you will see nice architecture, also some famous buildings, like Ledaal, the Norwegian King’s house in Stavanger. We will finish the trip riding through old Stavanger.
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Hike to Preikestolen and experience the amazing views first hand.
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