The Faroe Islands is perfect for a cycling holiday
The itinerary covering 227 miles around 5 of 18 islands allows exploration at a relaxed pace.
This tour of the Faroe Islands begins with a full day's ride of 54 miles from Sørvágur on the island of Vágar to the harbour village of Gjógv on Eysturoy. The village is home to the Faroe Islands tallest mountain, Slættaratindur.
Heading north, the tour continues to Viðareiðion on the island of Viðoy, a distance of 39 miles. Cyclists will pass waterfalls and soaring cliffs before reaching Viðareiðion for an overnight stay. Cyclists can expect an easier next day ride of 27 miles allowing recuperation. Starting in Viðareiðion cyclists will pedal into the harbour village of Runavík.
The tour then continues from Runavík and returns to the island of Streymoy and visits one of the world's smallest capitals, Tórshavn, a distance of 38 miles. The downhill descent leads cyclists to a lovely, bustling town which is friendly and perfect for a much-needed pit-stop.
Next stop is a ferry ride to the southern edge of the archipelago and the remote island of Sandoy. This island is not hilly and the countryside is picturesque. Beginning in the harbour village of Skopun, this leisurely 19-miles route passes the inland lake and sand dunes of Sandur.
Magnetic North Travel offers this 7-nights trip costing from £945pp B&B and includes flights, ferry and bus transfers, bike rental and accommodation. Flexible daily departures are available. The hilly terrain means the trip suits cyclists with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note the trip includes some tunnels.
There is no doubt that cycling around the Faroe Islands will be a fantastic experience with photography opportunities in abundance at various resting points.
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