Road cycling routes in Norway
For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Norway. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful road cycling routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful road cycling routes in Norway
Road Cycling · NorwayJotunheimen Rundt
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Jotunheimen Rundt ist der härteste Radmarathon Norwegens! Auf einer Strecke von 430 km sind 3 große Anstiege zu bewältigen. Insgesamt 5340 Höhenmeter. Diese Angaben stammen aus den Aufzeichnungen meines Radcomputers. Die Höhenmeter weichen von den offiziellen Angaben ab, sind aber realistischer. Der letzte große Anstieg auf das Sognefjell ist nach 300 km zu bewältigen. Das ist dann auch der Grund, warum die Tour so anspruchsvoll ist. Das Rennen findet jährlich im Juni statt und wird in einer Etappe gefahren. Da nur 600 Teilnehmer zugelassen sind, ist am Tag der Anmeldung Eile geboten, da die Startplätze rasch vergeben sind. Start ist 18 bzw. 21 Uhr. Hierfür ist eine intensive Vorbereitung notwendig. Da das nicht jedermann Sache ist, kann die Tour natürlich auch in Etappen gefahren werden. Campingplätze mit Hütten für die Übernachtung gibt es genügend im Laufe der Tour.
Road Cycling · NorwayNorheimsund - Granvin (Hardangerfjorden) | Stage 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Norheimsund is a small town located in the Hardangerfjord region of western Norway. The area is known for its amazing scenery, including towering mountains and pristine waterways. Granvin is a nearby village that can be easily accessed by bike from Norheimsund, making it the perfect destination for a road cycling excursion. The roads in this area are well maintained and offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside at every turn. The first stage leads from Norheimsund along the Hardangerfjord to Granvin. A hilly road bike tour with max. 10.2% climbs.
Road Cycling · NorwayLysebotn (Lysefjorden) - Lysevegen Pass
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Cycling the Lysebotn Pass is an exhilarating experience. The narrow, winding road climbs steadily, offering fantastic views of the Lysefjorden and its dramatic surrounding landscape. For experienced cyclists, the ride offers a real challenge; for novices, it's a rewarding adventure.
Road Cycling · NorwaySkjolden - Luster - Høyheimsvik - Gaupne (Lustrafjord) | Stage 3
The third stage takes you back to Gaupne via Skjolden, Luster and Høyheimsvik. The route offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, glistening lakes, and pristine forests. A highlight of the ride is the section from Høyheimsvik to Gaupne, which winds its way along the edge of Lustrafjord. Be sure to stop and take in the mesmerizing view!
Road Cycling · NorwayOppstrynsvatnet - Innvikfjorden - Lovatnet - Kjenndal Glacier | Stage 1
Cycling enthusiast, there is no better way to explore the incredible landscapes of Norway than by cycling. So, if you're looking for an amazing cycling adventure, be sure to check out Road Cycling Oppstrynsvatnet, Innvikfjorden, Lovatnet, and Kjenndal Glacier. This route will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway, and it's definitely a must-do for any cycling fan!
Road Cycling · NorwayNorth of Oslo - Maridalen - Maridalsvannet - Skjærsjøen
If you're a cycling enthusiast looking for a great road ride close to Oslo, Maridalen is definitely worth checking out. The picturesque route follows the Maridalsvannet lake, with lush forest scenery and plenty of hills (max 13,1 %) to add interest – it's no wonder this area is popular with local cyclists. Just be prepared for some tough climbs if you're not used to Norwegian terrain!
Road Cycling · NorwayGaupne - Høyheimsvik - Luster - Skjolden (Lustrafjord) | Stage 1
It's quite a long drive from the hustle and bustle of Oslo to the quieter town of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, but it's definitely worth it to experience the awe-inspiring scenery of Norway's western fjords. One great way to explore this region is by road cycling, and there are plenty of routes to choose from. One of my favourites takes you on a spectacular journey from Gaupne via Høyheimsvik and Luster to Skjolden.
Road Cycling · NorwaySkjolden - Urnes Stavkyrkje church - Skjolden (Lustrafjord) | Stage 2
The second stage takes you 17 km by road bike to Urnes Stavkyrkje church and back towards Skjolden. The last climb (max. 15.6%) is beautiful and offers a magnificent view of the Lustrafjorden and the surrounding mountains. The ride was definitely harder than I thought but I made it to the top and it was worth every pedal stroke! If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding road cycling route, be sure to check out the climb to Urnes Stavkyrkje church.
Road Cycling · NorwayLovatnet - Innvikfjorden - Olden | Stage 2
Lake Lovatnet is a serene and beautiful place to take a scenic drive or go for a peaceful bike ride. The road around the lake is well maintained and perfect for a leisurely cruise. With views of the water and the surrounding mountains, it's hard to not relax while cycling around this idyllic spot. So if you're looking for a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, pack up your bike and head to Lake Lovatnet - you won't regret it!
Road Cycling · NorwayOldevatnet - Briksdal Glacier - Oldevatnet | Stage 3
If you're looking for an exciting cycling adventure, head to the stunning Lake Lovatnet in central Norway. The road around the lake is narrow and winding, but offers absolutely beautiful scenery that will take your breath away. You'll feel like you're cycling through a fairytale as you pedal around the stunning lake. Be prepared for some challenging uphill sections, but it's all worth it when you reach the summit and are rewarded with unforgettable views. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bike and head to Norway for an amazing cycling experience!
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