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Ride the canal, the coast and the mountains

The diversity of Telemark’s landscape is a great foundation for an exciting cycling holiday with endless options: peddle along the Telemark Canal, go along the coast, enjoy island hopping or venture out to Hardangervidda, Europe’s largest mountain plateau. 

See it for yourself

Getting here and around

  • Telemark cycling car

    By car

    The E18 runs through the southern part of Telemark when you drive between Oslo and Kristiansand or Stavanger, whilst the E134 goes through the middle/upper parts of the county to Hardanger and Haugesund.

  • Telemark cycling boat

    By boat

    Telemark is only a short distance from the gateways of Oslo, Kristiansand, Larvik, Sandefjord and Langesund, which have daily ferry connections to different European destinations.

  • Telemark cycling plane

    By plane

    The nearest airport with international flight connections is Torp Sandefjord Airport. 

Safety on two wheels

Tips to keep you on the straight and narrow

When cycling on the roads in Norway, the same traffic regulations and road signs apply to you as to cars and other vehicles: Keep to the right, give way to those coming from your right, and don’t drink and bike.

You may cycle on the pavement, but adapt your speed. You may not cycle on motorways and dual carriageways. Always wear a helmet when cycling. A high visibility vest is a good idea, especially on busy roads. Only children under the age of 10 may be carried as passengers.

Your bike must have

In darkness and poor visibility make sure your bike is equipped with a white or yellow light in the front, and a red light in the back. You also need a red reflector in the rear and white or yellow reflectors on the pedals.

Make sure your bike has two brakes that work independently of each other and a bicycle bell.

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