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Horten is an eldorado for bicycling as you can cycle along historical viking areas, protected forests and a breathtaking coastline.
A wonderful place to bike
Could you imagine a bike ride along a beautiful coastline with exciting historic trails?
Then Horten is the right place. This is Vestfold's bike deerado due to the flat nice stretches Horten has to offer. Here young and old can join - for the terrain is suitable for people of all ages and with different physical levels.
Horten - a bikefriendly city
In 2016 it was decided that the municipality of Horten will be a bicycle city. A cooperation between the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Vestfold County Municipality and the municipality of Horten will help develop the cycling opportunities in Horten until 2020. Yet, today, Horten stands out with its long straight stretches through beautiful countryside, adventurous forests, historical trails and a beautiful coast.
Sykkelvei 1 (Bicycle road 1)
Part of the national cycle network is Sykkelvei 1. This is clearly marked with dark red signs with a green number route. Sykkelvei 1 leaves from the ferry port of Horten, and follows the coastal path to Åsgårdstrand. The coastal trail is also well distinguished with its light blue markings.
Affordable rental of bicycles
Are you visiting Horten without a bike? No problem! In Horten you get rental bikes for a very reasonable price. Renting a bike for one day costs only 20 kroner per bike. If you want to rent a bike for three days in a row, this costs only 50 kr. Below you will find the three places in Horten who have bicycles for rent. These places are all good starting points for the bike route you choose.
Best Western Hotel Horten
Recommended bike paths
* Horten - Åsgårdstrand (Sykkelvei 1) A beautiful ride along beaches, svaberg and through Fjugstad's rare ash forest and natural recreational areas.
* Karljohansvern around Bike past exciting architecture, museums, cafés, galleries, parks, canals and an adventurous deciduous forest.
* Lystlunden - Borre (the old railway) An historic route past the Gildehallen and Borrehaugene.
Vestfold Bicycle Map is a detailed chart which can be bought at most of the hotels in Vestfold. It can also be purchased by VisitVestfold.
The coastal trails between Horten and Åsgårdstrand is part of Sykkelvei 1. This trail is well marked with light blue signs.
Maps of the coastal trails in Horten is also suitable for bikers. You will get maps of the trails in Horten for free at the Library in Horten (Addr.: Apotekergaten 10, next to the City Hall and the Sjøsiden shopping mall). You can also find maps on the information board at Paletten shopping center in Åsgårdstrand.