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National cycle routes in Setesdal

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National cycle routes are being developed throughout Norway. Cycle route 2 Telemark Canal - Setesdal - Lysefjord / Stavanger passes through Valle. The route includes some steep hills, but the scenery is wonderful. You will go over three mountain passes to reach the 27 hairpin bends leading down to Lysebotn. From here you can catch a ferry to Stavanger. With gradients of up to 12%, the route is not suitable for families with small children, but is a real challenge for groups of friends. The route is broken up into manageable one-day stages and there are plenty of things to see and do along the way.

Cycle route 3 runs from Kristiansand to Haukeligrend. This route mainly follows by-roads and paths. Some stretches, however, follow Highway 9. Parts of the cycle route can easily be enjoyed by "normal" tourists and are suitable for day trips and evening walks. Both routes are clearly marked with cycle signposts and route numbers. A guidebook with detailed information about the routes is available from tourist information centres.

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National cycle routes in Setesdal

National cycle routes are being developed throughout Norway. Cycle route 2 Telemark Canal - Setesdal - Lysefjord / Stavanger passes through Valle. The...

National cycle routes in Setesdal

Source: Visitnorway

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Tourist Information for Setesdal

There are four local tourist information offices in Setesdal: in Evje, Bygland, Valle and Hovden.

Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Getting to Setesdal and around

Setesdal stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres. National route rv. 9 runs through the entire valley.

What to do in Southern Norway

Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

What to do in Setesdal

Take a boat trip on the Byglandsfjord, or splash around with the kids at Hovden Aqualand. Climbing and rafting are other fun things to do in Setesdal.
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