Stage 3:
Jørpeland – Årdal

From Jørpeland, enjoy a few gentle kilometers along the fjord, with wide views over the Ryfylke basin. One sees Rennesøy and glimpses of several other Ryfylke islands and islets, as well as Stavanger in the distance. The village of Tau, known for its beautiful Møllepark, is worth a stop. From here, the route turns east, past Lake Bjørheimsvatnet. On each side of Lake Tysdalsvatnet, steep mountain sides tower hundreds of meters above the water. Here you cycle without traffic on the old road, through wild nature. The last kilometers towards Årdal must be cycled on national road 13, without a cycle path. The road through Målandsdalen goes over a saddle, and here there can be a lot of traffic and trucks.




This stage is recommended for

road/tour bikes

electric bikes

regular bikes

families (Jørpeland-Tysdalsvatnet)




34 km


21 km

2 km

11 km

Total elevation gain

300 meter (A-B)

200 meter (B-A)

Practical Information

The old road along Tysdalsvatnet is closed from November-April due to the risk of snow and rock falls.

The stretch of road from Tysdalsvatnet to Årdal is busy and does not have a cycle path. Cycling with children is not recommended here.

The cycle route turns off towards Songesand 5 km before Årdal.

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