Stage 5:

Lysebotn – Sirdal

This stage is for adventurers. From Lysebotn up to Øygardstøl (Kjerag Trailhead) it is only 7.5 kilometres. But cyclists have to overcome a whopping 640 metres, spread over a dizzying 27 hairpin bends. One of the bends is halfway through a 1,000-metre-long tunnel. The climb does not end after the turns. Lysevegen Road over to Sirdal has its highest point 932 meters above sea level. The road is narrow, winding and with many hills, through a moon-like barren landscape. The road goes through the Setesdal Vesthei Ryfylkeheiane landscape conservation area, before it descends into the beautiful valley of Sirdal.



Very demanding

This stage is recommended for

road/tour bikes

electric bikes


May - October


47 km


5 km

32 km

10 km

Total elevation gain

1200 meter (A-B)

650 meter (B-A)

Practical Information

Songesandvegen is not suitable for cycling in the winter due to large amounts of snow. The road may be closed without notice.

After Songesand, you must take the ferry to Lysebotn to cycle further. It is also possible to have a stay at Flørli. Click here for more information on ferry routes and booking.

Bike Rental

Sport Shop

Grocery Stores

There are no grocery stores in Songesand, Flørli or Lysebotn.