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A bicycling nation in the making

Cycling in Norway equals tough mountain biking trails and big events like the Arctic Race – but also gentle rides through quaint villages and magnificent nature.


Choose your destination wisely

Though there are great cycling possibilities all over Norway, these destinations are among the best in the country.

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Stop dreaming and start planning

All the top cycling destinations in Norway have exciting offers - guided cycling tours, accommodation packages and bike rental. Make your choice between easy cycling trips by the coast, uphill challenges in mountain terrain or full speed pedaling on scenic roads by the fjord.

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Cycling in Norway: travellers’ own pictures

Leaving it as you found it

Take only pictures, keep only memories

Norway is a country of outstanding natural beauty, with dramatic waterfalls, crystal clear fjords, majestic mountains, and spectacular glaciers. Preserving this landscape, its communities, and the way of life is essential for locals and visitors alike.

Norwegian philosophy is very much that conservation is everyone’s responsibility. Enjoying nature and the outdoors is considered a national pastime, and this is reflected in our attitude towards the preservation and use of the wilderness.

Whether it’s hiking in the mountains or biking on an idyllic forest road, Norwegians try to leave as small a footprint as possible. Leave it as you would like to find it is the mantra, regardless of whether you are a guest in nature or in a small fishing village.

Quality of life is what it is all about, not only now, but for the time to come as well. It’s about recognizing that everybody else are just as important as ourselves, and taking steps to implement that thought in all aspects of life. It’s neither easy nor quickly done. But it is definitely worth it.

The trail code

Manners and common sense on the trail

Having great trails to ride on is not a right, but a privilege. The Norwegian Organization for Mountain Biking (NOTS) urges everyone to be considerate of the trails and ski trails. Here are the most important guidelines for trail-wit.

  • Be considerate and give way for pedestrians and skiers.
  • Limit your speed, avoid being a danger or nuisance to others.
  • Avoid making new trails.
  • Don't cross the ski tracks more than necessary.
  • Don't ride on vulnerable trails just after periods of heavy rainfall.
  • Don't ride in the ski trails when it is breakthrough snow.
  • Don't make the trail wider.
  • Carry your bike through marshlands to prevent deep grooves. 
  • Don't lock the rear wheel when riding down steep hills.
  • The biker riding uphill has the right of way.
  • Avoid riding in the most popular ski trails during peak hours on weekends and public holidays.

Cyclists Welcome makes it easy-peasy

The fact that cyclists are welcome is hopefully a given, but Cyclist Welcome is actually a scheme that can be found in many European countries, including Norway. Companies awarded this badge, accommodation providers, tourist information centres and destinations in Norway, commit themselves to be excellent hosts for cyclists. They will offer you secure bicycle parking, repair kits, informations about nearby routes and much more.
Read more: cyclingnorway.no

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