Bicycling in Norway Posted by kari on Apr 12, 2011 in Nature
Biking is one of my favorite activities and Norway is my favorite place to be away from home.
I have yet to complete a biking trip in Norway. This is definitely on my bucket list. I lived in Tromsø this past summer and bought a hybrid bike for pleasure yes, but mostly for transportation from my apartment into town and elsewhere on the island. At home in MN, I have become so used to road biking that to be on a hybrid again was like wearing 5 pound shoes. Therefore, I didn’t do much recreational cycling, which I now regret.
However, that won’t stop me from either lugging my bike there or renting one and going on a trip with the sole purpose of biking. All regions of Norway are special in their own way, but island hopping on the west coast would be my first choice. Crossing bridges, enjoying breaks on ferry rides, and opportunities to fish sounds absolutely delightful to me, not to mention the occasional refreshing dive into the Atlantic to cool off and relax the muscles. There are endless spots to stop and take pictures and simply enjoy the magnificent scenery. There are also plenty of accommodations for food and lodging, whether you are interested in camping or staying in a full service vacation house.
There is quite a bit of information on the internet for you to consult if you are interesting in a cycling trip in Norway. The three best websites that I have found are the following:
As you might imagine, there are excellent cycling routes all over the country. You can enjoy the rolling hills, steeper mountains with winding roads and waterfalls at your side, the arctic tundra up north, and the far south with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures.
If you enjoy the sport of bicycling, but would rather watch, you can see the Birkebeinerrittet bike race. If biking isn’t your thing, there are literally hundreds of things to do in Norway, so start planning your trip!
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