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Self guided cycle trip in Tromsø

Self guided cycle trip in Tromsø Photo: Ishavskatedralen
Self guided cycle trip in Tromsø Photo: Ishavskatedralen
By bike to the Arctic Cathedral and the Tromsdalen Valley

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The tour will be self guided. In the rental center you get detailed map and description of trip, and good advice for the Join for a short halfday self guided active experience by bike to view some of Tromsø’s scenic surroundings. Pick up bikes and helmets at Tromsø Outdoor – Rental center, in Sjøgata 14, for fitting and adjusting before commencing. TromsøCity is situated on TromsøyaIsland and you will bike through parts of the city before crossing the TromsøbruaBridge to the mainland. Continue to   Tromsdalen Church (Arctic Cathedral) for a photostop with a nice view to the city of Tromsø. You can choose to take a wisit in the Arctic Cathedral or cycle futher on the gravel roads of the 5 Kilometres long Tromsdalen Valley. The road pass through lush green forest and gradually the surroundings changes to an alpine landscape. The tour description will inform about the nature, and some of the interesting history and stories about the valley.

 

Duration: 1.5-3 Hrs.

Distance: return trip ca. 14.5 km. Start from Tromsø city center (Tromsø Outdoor - Rental center - Sjøgata 14)

 

Profile: start at ca. 5 metres above sea level  to top of the bridge at 45 metres and back down to ca. 25 metres – further gradual sloping to Dalheim at ca. 102 meters. Return the same way in reverse.

Bottle of water is included (there is a holder on the bike). It`s recommended to bring a small backpack for extra clothing (or you can hire this as well). The weather changes rapidly at these latitudes and it is adviced to bring along wind/waterproof clothing and shoes.

 

I T I N E R A R Y   S A M P L E   

 

00:00     Meeting Rental center-Sjøgata 14 for fitting and adjusting of bikes and helmets

00:10     Depart Rental center Tromsø

Bike through parts of the city, across the Tromsø Bridge and into the Tromsdalen Valley

Photostop at Tromsdalen Church (The Arctic Cathedral)

00:50     Arrive at the highest point - at Dalheim - Photo and Rest stop

01:20     Depart Dalheim

01:30     Arrive Lavvo-Camp - information and rest

02:00     Depart Lavvo-Camp

02:20     Arrive Tromsø Outdoor - handing in bikes and helmets

02:30     Tour terminates

 

Children: Minimum age of 10 (Max. 2 Children pr. departure), in kids trailer from 6month to 5yo)

ride.

 

The tour is not recommended for guests with a heart condition or limited physical abilities

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Self guided cycle trip in Tromsø

The tour will be self guided. In the rental center you get detailed map and description of trip, and good advice for the Join for a short halfday self...

Self guided cycle trip in Tromsø

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