Stage 7:
Byrkjedal – Sandnes

From Byrkjedal, the route squeezes its way through a narrow gorge to Dirdal. Think safety when cycling through a couple of tunnels. There are great cycle paths in Dirdal. Frafjord and Månafossen are possible detours here, but the mountain pass over Giljastølen is demanding. In Dirdal, the route passes Ramnstoknuten Trailhead. From here it goes up steeply to Oltedal, before leaving car traffic behind again. Via Lake Oltedalsvatnet, Gjesdal Church and Lake Limavatnet, you’ll reach Ålgård. Following good cycle paths, you cycle along the Figgjo River and Lake Bråsteinvatnet. Via Høyland and Austrått you roll down into Sandnes again. Congratulations, you have completed Lysefjordruta!




This stage is recommended for

road/tour bikes

electric bikes

regular bikes

families (Oltedal-Sandnes)




51 km


15 km

16 km

20 km

Total elevation gain

350 meter (A-B)

550 meter (B-A)