Sword in Rock
We have no available bike tours this week !! (18-22)
The battle of Hafrsfjord
The Battle of Hafrsfjord (Norwegian: Slaget i Hafrsfjord) was a great naval battle fought in 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 kingdomsunder a single monarch for the first time.
Price: 450,- pr person
This trip start from the shops PAA HJUL, which is located close by by the Stavanger train station. Walking distance from the harbour where the cruise ships docks, is 10 minutes.
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 Is 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 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.
Heading the lakes
We continue to the beautiful lake Stokkavannet. The gravel road around the lake is very popular for runners, hikers and bikers.
Finish line, Old Stavanger
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.
The bay today
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.