18 May 2021 - 5 September 2021 6 September 2021 - 10 October 2021 17 May 2022 - 4 September 2022 5 September 2022 - 9 October 2022
Bring your bicycle and experience the Telemark Canal from both the canal boat and the bicycle!
This package includes two night accommodation at Lunde Vandrerhjem and a boat trip from Ulefoss locks to Fjågesund pier including a bicycle ticket. Then you cycle back from Fjågesund to Lunde on the “Canal road”.
This package is for you who wants to add some activites and at the same time experience the slow life on the Telemark Canal. Let Lunde Vandrerhjem be your base. From there, cycle to Ulefoss and embark on the canal boat to experience the impressive locks from 1800s up to Fjågesund pier. On the way back you will cycle along the Telemark Canal, on a well-preserved part from the original road from the building period. This part is called «Murane» because of the iconic rocks placed between the road and the canal.
Day 1 - Accommodation at Lunde Vandrerhjem right outside Lunde center.
Day 2 - Breakfast at Lunde Vandrerhjem. - Cycle trip at approx. 14 kilometers to Ulefoss locks from Lunde Vandrerhjem. - Kl. 10:15 attendance at Ulefoss locks, at the upper level. - Kl. 10:35 departure with MS Henrik Ibsen or MS Victoria from Ulefoss locks. - Kl. 15:20 arrival and disembarking at Fjågesund pier. - Cycle trip back to Lunde Vandrerhjem. The cycle trip from Fjågesund to Lunde (35 km) is mainly on asphalt and the terrain is varried. - Accommodation at Lunde Vandrerhjem.
Day 3 - Breakfast at Lunde vandrerhjem prior departure.
Practical information on board and on the road:
Parking: Your car can be parked free of charge at the parking lot at Lunde locks, or at Lunde Vandrerhjem.
Food and beverage: There is a restaurant on board the canal boats. You can order food directly at the boat from their menu. It is not possible to book a table for the entire journey. We recommend that you have lunch on board after you have sailed through Lunde locks.
Please note that there is no place to buy food, snacks, or drink on the legs between Fjågesund and Lunde. Be sure to bring enough food and water for the cycle trip but be aware that you can’t eat food brought on board the boat.
Bicycle on board: Before you board the canal boat in Ulefoss, please be sure to empty you bicycle, and bicycle trailer, for luggage. It is important that they are as light as possible before they are lifted on the top of the boat. The owner must be attending in both loading and unloading.
The cycle trip is a part of a national cycle route program. This specific route is called “the canal route”. In Lunde you can buy maps of the route at Telemark Canal Camping, close to Lunde locks. If you don’t have your own bicycle, you can rent it at Telemark Canal Camping: www.kanalcamping.no
Covid-19: We ask all our passengers to follow the general infection prevention advice that is applicable in Norway. There are several hand sanitations stations on the boats.
Practical information at Lunde Vandrerhjem:
Dining: Lunde Vandrerhjem has a breakfast buffet. The guests also have access to a kitchen indoors and a grill outdoors, so it is possible to buy groceries and prepare your own dinner. Other dining possibilities in Lunde is at the restaurants near Lunde center, which is about 600 meters in walking distance.
Parking: They have free parking for their guests. If you have an electrical car, then charging the car is against a fee.
Booking and payment:
Rate: From NOK 1990,- per person. The rate for this package can vary when it comes to your choice of date and room type. Please select date of choice to see the package rate.
Periods 2022: 17. May – 2. September: Daily. Last possible departure is 2. September (Boat trip 3. September) 6. September – 9. October: Mondays - Wednesdays (boat and cycle trip Tuesdays), Wednesdays - Fridays (boat and cycle trip Thursdays) and Fridays - Sundays (boat and cycle trip Saturdays).
Booking: Due to high demand, we recommend that you order in advance. Do not wait until the day before. PS! These are rates for online bookings. Fee for bookings made over phone or email is NOK 80,- per person.
Payment: All reservations must be paid in full when booking.