Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Norway
Dolce Tempo Journey from Voss to Bergen
Norway has a way of raising the bar on all future travel adventures. Pedal leisurely e-bike paths along coastal landscapes, paddle across serenely beautiful fjords, walk through idyllic alpine meadows, and breathe fresh mountain air below snowcapped peaks. Nature’s handiwork crafted to perfection. This is one of those places that seems to place a mark on your heart and will have you forever longing to return. Slow it down. Soak it in. This is Scandinavia at its finest.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Start Voss / End Bergen
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore western Norway’s fjord region amid thundering waterfalls and quaint farms. Kayak atop the sapphire waters of Hardangerfjord and leisurely pedal quiet roads amid stunning Nordic scenery.
Experience the cider-making region of Sørfjord and its tranquil apple orchards. Gain fascinating insights into centuries of Norwegian life, from Vikings to medieval farmers and hearty fisherman.
Unique Hotels & Memorable Dining
Savor the bounty of the sea with a farvel lunch of fresh-caught fish. Relax at our picturesque 18th-century timber farmhouse retreat, followed by our waterfront escapes where glaciers hang high above your doorstep.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Explore the Norwegian countryside, a nature lover’s paradise, with views of traditional Norwegian cottages and homesteads on the shores of Vangsvatnet Lake | Peruse the open-air Voss Folkemuseum and gain fascinating insights into centuries of Norwegian life | Visit a medieval meeting hall dating back to 1295 and learn about its architecture and history | Stroll the streets of Voss, the adventure capital of Norway | Relax at our picturesque timber farmhouse retreat.
Nestled in the rolling countryside, this lovingly restored boutique hotel—formerly a timber farmhouse—has been family-owned since 1778.
Feel the refreshing spray of Skjervsfossen and watch for rainbows created by the cascades of its twin falls | E-bike through a verdant valley and alongside a sparkling lake reflecting snowcapped peaks | Wind through bucolic farmland and walk peaceful valley trails | Pass historic WWII battlefields, symbols of Norway’s proud heritage | Take to the sea on a scenic ferry ride to our welcoming hotel | Go for a swim in a heated outdoor pool | Walk among apple orchards bounded by fjords, steep mountains and tumbling waterfalls | Kayak past Ullensvang Kirkje, a 13th-century stone church serenely set on the shores of a fjord | Stroll beside the dazzling Opo River | Opt for a private rowboat excursion under an evening sky right from our fjord-side hotel.
This family-run hotel, set on the shore of Hardangerfjord, affords tremendous views of the waterway and Folgefonna glacier. (pool, spa)
Start the day with a scenic boat ride | Adventure by e-bike through fairytale forests | Spin along a rolling route, absorbing the sights of mountains and nearby islands in every direction | Ride past charming white churches and small local farms | Get close enough to the fjord’s edge to see our reflection in its shimmering surface | Have lunch beside the calm harbor waters of Vãge and taste fresh-caught mussels | Paddle a sea kayak and glide across the sapphire waters of Hardangerfjord | Relax in the infinity pool or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment at our waterside hotel.
Soak in panoramic vistas of Bjørnefjorden and its lush islands from this luxurious waterfront hotel. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze! Perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS supported routes, the day is yours to decide. An unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electronic-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
Route Notes: The walking is mainly on smooth grass, gravel and dirt pathways, and paved paths and roads. We will briefly walk through a forest which has some exposed roots. Since the mountains taper directly into the fjords and lakes, there are some steeper sections we will walk; these sections are on paved paths and quiet roads. The e-biking is primarily on quiet scenic roads and often in designated bike lanes. Although the roads are almost always quiet, some sections are narrow and winding. With the exception of one long significant downhill section, our e-bike rides primarily range from level to rolling.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.