The route starts at the beach at Skulerud. Here, we have bicycles attached to rails, a sandy beach with good bathing opportunities, just a stone’s throw away from the old quay and railway, called the “Tertitten” on the old Urskog-Høland Line, which ran between Sørumsand and Skulerud. From Skulerud, timber and passengers were transported along the Halden watercourse.
Follow the “Linna” gravel road, the former route of the Tertitten, or take the FV 125 towards Hemnes. At Hemnes you can visit the café in Søndrehallen and the Aurskog-Høland folk museum with its old farm buildings. Follow the RV 226 past Hemnes Church along Lake Hemnessjøen towards Ydersbotn. The route goes through farmland and has views of the water throughout. At Kollerudvika and Kragtorpvika there are wetland reserves and the opportunity to see a number of species of nesting birds.
At Ydersbotn, the route goes along the FV 123 towards Kroksund and you can take a detour up to Basmo fortress, ancient fortifications from 1683. Later you will pass the Halden Canal at the Kroksund Bridge and the route follows the FV 125 back to Skulerud.
TIME: 1-2 hours
ROAD SURFACE Asphalt. Gravel along the “Linna” road between Skulerud and Hemnes
BICYCLE REQUIREMENTS: Standard bicycle
TRAFFIC: Little/moderate traffic
START & FINISH: Skulerud