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E-biking in the Midnight Sun on the outer coast of Senja

Senja by Heart

This tour is conducted by Senja By Heart. See the fairytale island of Senja from the seat of an e-bike. During the 2021 summer season, we look forward to sharing some of the very best Senja has to offer!
Join us on a 4-day guided e-bike trip on the outer coast of Senja. We will ride in the evening under the golden rays of the Midnight Sun. During the daytime, you have the option of going on easy hikes to take in some of Senja’s best views. We guarantee spectacular experiences!

About the trip:
After arriving in Finnsnes, we will be transported to Torsken in Senja, where we start with a three-course dinner based on local ingredients. After the meal and presentations, our knowledgeable guide will go through the programme for the whole trip.
The focus of this trip is on e-biking, but we will arrange optional hikes during the daytime in easy yet incredible terrain.
All the cycling take places in the evening so we can experience the magical light and see the Midnight Sun while we are riding. We will be based in Torsken and driven to or from the various locations. We will make stops during each cycling stage to visit famous sights and hidden gems.
The accommodation is in modern cabins of a high standard and all meals are included. We will serve good food between activities, as well as a delicious three-course dinner each evening based on wonderful, local ingredients.
Transport from/to Finnsnes is included (but not the trip to and from Finnsnes before and after the tour).
Level: moderate.

Itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrival in Finnsnes and transport to Senja Fjordcamp in Torsken
We meet up in Finnsnes by 17:45 and then set off on a scenic drive to Torsken and Senja Fjordcamp. After checking in, dinner will be served before everyone presents themselves and the guide goes through the programme for the whole trip.

Day 1 – Torsken – Ballesvikskaret return trip (24 km)
After a sumptuous dinner based on local ingredients, we prepare for today’s cycling stage. We bike from Torsken via the old road up to the Ballesvikskaret pass (12 km). We enjoy the view and the Midnight Sun before returning to Torsken and Senja Fjordcamp for a midnight snack and to stay overnight.

Day 2 – Torsken – Tungenes (46.2 km, tunnels)
After breakfast, we set off on a hike to Ramnfløy to take in the views of Torsken and Andfjorden. We continue our walk in the village and have a guided tour of the Wilsgård salmon farm. This evening’s cycling stage will take us through some of the rawest and wildest nature the outer coast of Senja has to offer. We will ride along the National Scenic Route and pass several iconic viewpoints. This is a relatively hilly stage, but completely manageable with the help of e-bikes. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged!

Day 3 – Torsken – Hamn i Senja return (28 km, tunnels)
Today’s hike starts with a bike ride to Gryllefjord. We will be transported from here by boat over to Barbogen and continue from there on foot to Sandsvika. This evening’s cycling stage is to Hamn i Senja, where we climb up the mountain Sukkertoppen to take in the spectacular view of the Bergsfjord and all the islands in the Midnight Sun.

Day 4 – Time to say goodbye and head home
After enjoying breakfast together and summing up the trip, you will be driven back to Finnsnes. It’s then time to say goodbye and travel home or to your next destination! Thank you for joining us!

Practical info:
Although we will ride e-bikes, participants should be relatively fit and used to physical exercise. The hikes are optional so, if you feel a hike and bike ride on the same day will be too much, you have the option of enjoying a restful day in the village before the evening’s cycling stage. Please note that we will spend several hours biking each day. This trip is moderately demanding.

Bikes & equipment
We provide Trek Allant+ 5 trek e-bikes, which are versatile and powerful. They offer good comfort and are well suited for the terrain we will ride in. If you wish to use your own e-bike, you must be sure the battery capacity will last on the longest stages or bring an extra battery. Unfortunately, we don’t offer a discount if you choose to use your own bike. A bike bag is also included for those who want one. You can either bring your own helmet or add a helmet as an additional product when you book (surcharge applies). Everyone must bring their own clothes and other gear.

Accommodation & meals
All accommodation and meals are included in the tour price. You prepare your own packed lunch during the buffet breakfast each day. A three-course dinner is served in the late afternoon each day and a midnight snack will be available on arrival each night. Any drinks in addition to those served during the meals will be at your own expense.

Getting here
If you are travelling from Oslo or overseas, you can fly to either Bardufoss or Tromsø. If you fly to Bardufoss, you can catch the airport express bus to Finnsnes. If you fly to Tromsø, you can travel to Finnsnes by bus or express boat. Transport from Finnsnes to Torsken and back is included in the tour price. If you are driving by car, we recommend parking at Senja Fjordcamp in Torsken. If you choose the latter, remember to let us know where you will meet us.

Safety
The guide is responsible for safety, but everyone has an individual responsibility to behave in a considerate and safe manner. The guide has performed a risk analysis for each cycling stage and for the trip in general, so we have routines in place in the unlikely event that something unforeseen occurs.

Insurance
We strongly recommend arranging travel insurance, so you will be covered if something unforeseen occurs.


Included:
The package price includes:
• Professional guide who knows the local area well and will act as tour leader
• Accommodation in a double room during the trip (single room supplement applies)
• Trek Allant+ 5 e-bike
• Bike bag to carry personal gear on the bike rides
• All meals from dinner on Thursday to breakfast on Sunday
• Return transport between Finnsnes and Torsken
• Luggage transport during the trip
• Transport by boat as described in the itinerary

The package price excludes:
• Travel to and from Finnsnes
• Drinks, apart from those served during the meals
• Any personal equipment you need for the trip

Please bring:
Clothes
• Padded cycling pants
• Woollen underwear (top and leggings)
• Woollen socks
• Wind and waterproof jacket and pants
• Woollen or fleece jacket/sweater
• Hat to wear under your helmet
• Neck warmer/headover
• Wind and waterproof cycling gloves
• Shorts
• Swimwear
• T-shirt
• Lightweight hiking pants
• Cycling shoes and/or hiking boots (approach shoes or better)

Other gear
• Sunglasses
• Sun cream and lip balm with sunscreen
• Helmet (can be added as an optional extra)
• Camera (optional)
• Charger (for phone and camera)
• Drink bottles
• Any necessary medications

• Power bank (additional charging for phone/camera)
• Small daypack for the hikes

Number of participants: 4-10
Level of difficulty: Medium
Departure time and place: July 8th – July 11th 2021. Meet up by 17:35 on Day 1 and departure after breakfast on Day 4.
Duration: 4 days

Dietary requests must be made in advance.
Address: Værnesveien 105, 9381 Torsken
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