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Self guided cycling holiday in the Faroe Islands

Long empty roads that wind over distant hills with the backdrop of jagged mountains are a cyclist’s paradise. The Faroe Islands are just that and more. This week long cycling holiday in the Faroe Islands gives you time and space to enjoy the wild rugged scenery that the islands have to offer. On two wheels you feel the landscapes beneath you and spot wildlife that you may otherwise have missed. Enjoy a relaxed pace as you cycle across the archipelago exploring remote villages, distant islands and the buzzing Nordic city of Torshavn.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival to the Faroe Islands and shuttle transfer to nearby Guesthouse Hugo in Sørvágur on the island of Vágar.

DAY 2:

After a hearty breakfast, your cycles will be delivered to your accommodation along with pannier bags and maps ready for your adventure ahead. Today’s tour begins in Sørvagur and ends in Gjógv on the island of Eysturoy – a distance 74 km (54 miles). It will be a full day’s ride with plenty of stunning scenery to enjoy. The ride into Gjogv along the water’s edge will be truly memorable. Overnight in a guesthouse in Gjógv.

DAY 3:

Breakfast and continue your tour from Gjógv to Viðareiðion on the island of Viðoy – a distance of 64 km (39 miles). You will be cycling towards the northern part of the archipelago passing waterfalls, steep cliffs and high mountains. Enjoy your overnight stay in Viðareiðion where a 19th century church stands in splendid view of mountains and sea. Overnight at a guesthouse in Viðareiðion.

DAY 4:

Today will be a shorter day on the saddle starting in Viðareiði and heading to the harbour village of Runavík on the island of Eysturoy – a distance of 44 km (27km). Here the colourful houses dot the hillside overlooking the sea. Overnight in a hotel in Runavik.

DAY 5:

After breakfast your tour continues from Runavík to Tórshavn, the capital city on the island of Streymoy – a distance of 65 km (38 miles). The downhill descent into the city will introduce you to a thriving town with friendly locals and a chance to relax and recuperate. Overnight at a guesthouse in Torshavn.

DAY 6:

Today you’ll board the ferry to Skalavik on the island of Sandoy - a place which feels truly remote amid the wild Atlantic. You’ll cover a distance of 31km (19 miles) and enjoy an overnight stay on the island.

DAY 7:

Today you’ll continue by ferry from the island of Sandoy, this time to the island of Vagar to complete your circle tour and return to the accommodation close to Vagar Airport. Today you’ll cycle a distance of 82 km (50 miles) and a well-deserved drink will be in order when you reach your destination!

DAY 8:

After breakfast, enjoy time to relax before your departing flight.

PRICE

From £1095 per person based on two guests travelling. From £1145 for single travellers.

£1095.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,205 EUR | 1,413 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Flights from/to Edinburgh or Copenhagen including taxes and baggage allowance
  • Shuttle service from airport to accommodation
  • Bicycle rental
  • Seven night's accommodation in guesthouses or hotels including breakfast. Two nights include shared bathroom facilities.
  • Ferry transfers as outlined in the itinerary
  • Map and directions


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your personalised travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration                

 

Price Excludes

  • Luggage transfer - available on request for a supplementary cost
  • Meals other than breakfast 

 

Please note:
This tour requires a good fitness level and includes tunnels and some hills. Bus services are available to avoid cycling through the tunnels and more information on this will be provided. If you would like an alternative route, please get in touch and we'll be happy to tailor this tour to your requirements and travel dates. 

Image credits: Adam Burton, Kimberley Coole, Martin Paldan, Visit Faroe Islands

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Vagar (FAE)

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