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Need to know about trail biking in Nesbyen

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Trail biking in Nesbyen is often refered to as some of the best in Norway

Trail biking in Nesbyen is often refered to as some of the best in Norway, and cyclists come from all over the country (some even from abroad) to explore the trails in Nesbyen. Many of the best trails in Nesbyen can be found on the website trailguide.net. This website shows both maps and descriptions of the different trails, and also works great on your phone. Use Trailguide as your personal "guide" when cycling in Nesbyen.

On the eastern side and west side of Nesbyen there are many great trails that are ideal for downhill and freeride cycling. The trails are characterized by good flow and variety. The trails are a variety of old hiking trails, forestry roads and new hand-groomed and hand built items. By Norwegian scale, the paths are exceptionally well arranged for bike riding, especially on the eastern side.

The warm and dry climate in the summer keeps the trails generally dry and fine. In the sunny hillsides above the town center, the trails are often bare around Easter, while cross-country skiing is still possible 15 minutes away by car.

The terrain is another factor on our side. Within Nesbyen you can choose to cycle steep and technical challenging trails straight down the east side of the town center, or you can aim for the more moderate trails that you will find spread around, both in the east and west hillsides and in Nes Sørmark. On the high mountains you have a huge network of trails which slings into the mountains, with opportunities to climb tops along the way.

For beginners, the bike curcuit "TryteTrøkket" (search on ut.no) north of Trytjern can be a nice place to fine-tune the technique. At trailguide.net you will also find several easy trails suitable for those who are new cyclists.

When winter comes, it's far from all the cyclists in Nesbyen who put their bike in the basement. Fatbiking is popular and many of the trails are used in winter by keen cyclists.

The local Nesbyen company Trailhead (www.trailheadnesbyen.no) offers guiding and shuttling for cyclists, and arrange annual bicycle camps in Nesbyen. A number of major competitions are held regularly in Nesbyen, including the Norwegian Cup and Norwegian Championship in Enduro and Downhill. 


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