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Cycling routes in Ringerike
Our region is a paradise for cycling enthusiasts who want to explore Ringerike’s beautiful cultural landscape by bike.
Here are some suggested cycling routes:
Sundvollen is an excellent starting point for a cycling trip around the beautiful Steinsfjorden lake. The trip take 1.5-2 hours, depending on how many breaks and detours you take along the way.
Follow the cycle lane along the E6 highway past Vik and the Steinsåsen hill. By Stein farm the landscape widens and you can see across the open space of Steinsletta. This is the site of the Halvdanshaugen burial mount: according to legend this is where the Viking chief Halvdan Svarte was buried. Steinsletta is also home to the farm where the author Jørgen Moe grew up – the farm has been in the family since the 14th century.
Sundvollen - Klekken, via Røysehalvøya, 30 km
Start at Sundvollen and cycle along asphalted country roads and cycle lanes. You may encounter some traffic on the last stretch before you reach Klekken.
From Sundvollen there is a cycle lane along the E16 highway. Turn left at Vik and carry on to Bønsnes church. The 12th century church enjoys a lovely location on the slope leading down to the Tyrifjorden lake. It is open to visitors in July. The route then takes you around the Røysehalvøya peninsula to Helgelandsmoen. Just before the sign to Onsakervika, turn right and make a detour to see the burial mounds in Frøshaugåsen. Onsakervika Camping has a great beach and is open to day-visitors. In Helgelandsmoen you will find a local group of artists in Galleri Klevjer (open Saturdays during the high season). Just look for the highest building in the business park. You will also pass Ringerike Museum, which enjoys a beautiful setting by the apple orchards next to Norderhov church.
The family-run Klækken Hotell is set in a lovely garden with a colourful flora, a special sculpture park and an inviting swimming pool with a pavilion.
Lommedalen - Sundvollen, 24 km
The distance from Oslo to Lommedalen is around 20 km: follow the cycle lane along the E18 highway to Lysaker, then turn on to road 160. Alternatively, start in Sandvika, which is 8 km from Lommedalen. The route to Lommedalen via Bærums Verk is clearly signposted.
In Lommedalen, follow Gamle Bergenske Kongeveg from Guriby through the forest of Krokskogen. The road was opened in 1805 and is now a gravel lane. The road has a steep incline for the first few kilometres and then undulates through the forest. You will pass many old settlements and scenic summer farmsteads. At Kleivstua, you can make a 1.5 km detour to the viewing point Kongens Utsikt. You have to walk the final stretch, and at the top you get a panoramic view of Ringsaker with the mountains in the distance. You can spend the night at Kleivstua, or you can carry on along the road Dronningveien, which descends steeply for the last 10 km before Sundsvolden Hotel. The hotel is one of the oldest in Norway; its restaurant serves food made from local produce and the hotel also boasts a private gallery.