CIDER FARM ROUTE

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Ulvik is probably most famous for its fruit and cider farms.The Hardanger Fjord area is known as the fruit orchard of Norway. Nowhere on the world is it possible to grow fruit on this latitude (about 60 degrees north). The mild climate in the Hardanger region, the protective geography from the elements and the long summer days add up to an ideal location for fruit farming. 

We take you along the cider route and stop by these family run cider farms where you can experience the pride and legacy, which the owners have put in their products for generations. Every cider farm has its unique specialty and approach to processing fruit and food. And we might just have a tasting sample on the way.


Details
This activity is a guided drive and walk along the cider route, where you become familiar with the cider farms and their productions.

Included
Guide + transport to farms + various tastes of cider and apple juice.

Difficulty and Safety
This tour is intended for all age groups. No special requirements are expected. Young children from age 5 can participate, if accompanied by parents.

Clothing & Equipment
Good walking shoes or boots. A warm jacket or sweater suitable for colder and/or rainy weather.

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Season: 
1st June - 30th September

Available days:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Time:
14:00 - 18:00

Duration: 
max 4 hours

min. - max. seats: 
2 - 10


Program

- departure from the B-Active Center.
- visit to Lekve gard ‘Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk’
- visit to Syse Gard
- visit to Hakastad ‘Ulvik Frukt & Sideri’
walk to Strand Fjordhotel (700 m)
- arrival at Strand Fjordhotel + Cider tasting
- end of program

 

Highlights

In May we enjoy the beautiful blossom trees and in September the many different colors of the fruit ready to be picked.


Lekve gard ‘Hardanger Saftog Siderfabrikk’ is the largest producer of cider in Norway.
We talk about the facility, production process and products.
Very interesting to hear about the unique strict and even strange laws that regulate alcohol sales and consumption in Norway.

Route

  1. Ulvik
  2. Lekve Gard
  3. Syse Gard
  4. Hakastad
  5. Strand Fjordhotel
  6. Norled boat