The Fruit and Cider Route

The Fruit and Cider Route

Three apple orchards, three distinct tasting experiences. The Fruit and Cider Route includes Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk, Syse Gard and Ulvik Frukt & Cideri – all located along the same road and all offering delicious, handcrafted ciders and fruit.

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Cider release

When spring comes to Hardanger and the apple orchards are in full bloom, the stage is set for the annual cider release in Ulvik. Attend tours in and around the farms along the Fruit and Cider Route and taste the new vintage in addition to fruit and meat products. The menu at Brakanes Hotel also gets a refresh, reflecting the fresh produce of the season.

Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk

Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk (translation: Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory) is a traditional apple orchard that produces apple juice, cider and liquor. The orchard is located at Lekve in Ulvik and has a restaurant that can seat up to 80 guests. The orchard offers tour where you’ll get to see the farm and production facilities. You’ll learn about the production process and get to taste the different products.

Syse Gard

Gro and Hans is the fifth generation to run Syse Gard since 1888 and offer tour where they tell the history of the farm and about the fruit and meat they produce at the farm. There’s also tastings and a chance to visit the store, where you can buy everything from raspberry jam and plums to apple juice and dried fruits.

Ulvik Frukt & Cideri

Ulvik Frukt & Cideri is a family owned business located at the sunny farm of Hakastad in Ulvik. They mainly grow apples that are made into delicious apple juice and cider. The tour recounts the history of the farm as well as the production of apple juice and cider. They also offer tastings.

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