Trekking and biking excursions!
The landscape of a thousand walks. A rockface here, a woodland tarn there. Rock carvings, a renaissance garden, a skateboard ramp, an art gallery, another, even more. Fredrikstad has something to offer everyone, regardless of preferences and interests. The hospitable coastline offers secluded anchorage near islets and skerries, and safe guest harbours for smacks and dinghies, optimist class and ocean going sailboats. There's room for everyone! And in Fredrikstad,"everyone" uses the coast and seas, with a familiarity and skill born of tradition. A short walk from the city centre and you are on Fredrikstad Common, with busy jogging trails and quiet paths. The landscape invites you with dew-kissed flowers in open fields, blueberry thickets and mirror-like lakes. The children are out, fishing or picking berries - and summer in Fredrikstad is wonderful! Along the banks of Glomma and in the marshlands, rare birds are nesting. A heron ascends majestically from her home in the reeds and flies into the sunset. A lark celebrates life high above the meadows, and in an oak copse just ahead a blackbird is holding a concert. You cycle peacefully and quietly on, recharging your batteries for a night out in more urban surroundings. This combination of untouched natural beauty and vibrant city life is so typical of Fredrikstad. What's your desire - a walk through the marshes along Visterflo or a café crawl along Vesterelva? Say yes to both - just two of a thousand alternatives!
Bicycle heaven! Fredrikstad and the surrounding districts are perfect for all cycling enthusiasts. Swaying golden wheat fields, grazing horses, venerable old oak copses and wild flowers along the roadside - it's all here for the pedalling tourist to enjoy. There are made up tracks through woodlands and coastal areas, like the Glomma Trail and the floodlit ski trails of Fredrikstadmarka - Fredrikstad Common. Lightly trafficked roads, for example in Torsnes and on Onsøy, offer fantastic nature and interesting things to see en route. There are many similar roads in the neighbouring community of Hvaler. Søndre Sandøy offers you the chance to ride along traffic-free roads through picturesque coastal scenery, filling your lungs with bracing sea air.