GEObikes

58°27’07.56”N 6°00’18.17”E

Geobikes

Geological & cultural bicycle trip, different alternatives

How to get there

Parking:
Check each route separately

Accessibility:

There is a description, a map with the route and suggestions for stops along the route for each GEObike tour. These can be found in special brochures that you can get in tourist information sites in the geopark. You can also book a guided GEObike tour with a professional guide. There are 6 GEObike tours in the geopark, one in each municipality. You can find specific information for each tour in the relevant brochures.

Duration:

GEObike tours:

- Eigersund: Egersund - Koldal  - Nodland - Egersund (25km)

- Eigersund:  Egersund  - Hellvik - Egersund (27km)

- Lund/Sirdal: Moi  - Tonstad - Moi (80km)

- Bjerkreim:  Vikeså  - Ivesdal - Vikeså (22km)

- Sokndal:  Hauge  - Nesvåg - (Blåfjell),  Hauge - Åvendal (28km, +13km)

- Flekkefjord  -  Sokndal  - Eigersund  - Hå - Klepp  – Sola

Special conditions:

  • Park at the parking place and show respect for private land.
  • Show respect to animals along the trail.
  • Don’t forget to close gates behind you so that animals would not get away.
  • Dogs have to be on leash.
  • Leave nothing but footprints!
What Three Words

Culture and history

You can find out about the culture and history of each GEObike tour in separate brochures available at tourist information sites in the Geopark.

Geology and nature

The main rock type in Magma Geopark is the same as the lighter-coloured parts of the surface of the moon - anorthosite. Anorthosite in the geopark crystallised in large magma chambers about 930 million years ago. It developed in the root zone of a mountain range similar to the modern Himalayas. When the ice retreated for the last time, the anorthosite bacame exposed and is now waiting for your footprints.

You can find out more about the nature and geology of each geobike tour in separate brochures available at tourist information sites in the geopark.

If you would like to find out more about the geology in the area, you can book a tour with Magma Geopark's guides. You can also download Magma Geopark's app and hear a local guide tell about the exciting geology on the way to the lighthouse. Information about the local birdlife can be found at the local team at the Norwegian Ornithological Society.

Pictures from GEObikes

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