Family-friendly Trysil has become a hot spot for summer cycling holidays. Trysil Bike Arena has 100 kilometres of natural single tracks as well as kilometre after kilometre of constructed cycling paths.
Many people think of "trail riding” as a niche activity for cycling fanatics. In Trysil, nothing could be further from the truth – here everyone will find the perfect trail. Novices can practise in the pump track and skills course until they are ready to hit the Bike Arena.
Easy green and blue trails can be enjoyed by everyone, including children who have learnt to cycle without training wheels. There is also an extensive network of natural trails, and you can take the lift up to some very exciting bends and turns. So when we say that there is a trail for everyone, we really mean it – from beginner to pro and from 6 to 60 years (and more!).
Right in the middle of the resort, you will find the Magic Moose. This is a 7.5 kilometre long cycling trail (one of the longest in Europe, we're pleased to say) with jumps, turns, rocky sections and long wooden constructions. Plenty of flow, lots of fun and completely free to use 24/7. We recommend that you go when the lift is open however, as it is the easiest way to get there.
The Gullia area offers cycling experiences you cannot find anywhere else. Centrally located at Trysil Turistsenter, Gullia consists of green and blue trails with lots of fun challenges. Or how about 350 metres of joined wooden bridges through the Sherwood forest? The constructed cycling paths are also great for the youngest in the family. Discover your style and find a path that works for you.
The high season runs from 15 June to 15 October. The trails are open as long as there is no snow.
Trysil caters for cyclists of all levels, making it easy for visitors to spend time here. TrysilGuidene can introduce you to trail riding or help you to develop your skills. They also arrange guided tours. Accommodation is available right by the trails, and you can rent all the equipment you need and dine at restaurants nearby. Together with adventures like rafting, hiking, crazy golf or horse riding in the forest, the whole family will experience a memorable holiday together.
By car or by bus, travel time from Oslo to Trysil is approximately 2,5 hours. There are several daily departures by express bus between Trysil and Oslo.
Elverum is the nearest train station, approximately 70 kilometres from Trysil. There are several corresponding buses per day.
The train to Elverum takes around 2 hours from Oslo, or 5 to 6 hours from Trondheim.
Oslo airport is situated 2 hours by road from Trysil.
There are several daily departures by express bus between Trysil and Oslo airport throughout the year.
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.
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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