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By bike


Let the Wheels Take the Lead

Find your rhythm. Head off on the asphalted and gravel roads. Through woodlands, over hills and through open landscapes. Feel the wind playing with your hair, and smell the salty sea air. The North Sea Trail on a bicycle is a brilliant way of experiencing western Norway. The journey is an experience in its own right, and provides both mental and physical exercise.
The cycle route all the way from Kristiansand to Stavanger gives you the opportunity to visit skerries and fjords, villages and large urban centres, all in scenic surroundings.

You will find an ocean of activities along the route. There are experiences for the family, for the adventurer, for the nature lover and the culture vulture.

Coastal fishing, rafting, rambling, concerts, ballet, and festivals, museums and bathing on expanses of white beaches – those are just some of the innumerable things to see and do that you will come across on your journey. City shopping means a wide selection, and village shopping means you get the chance to buy those special souvenirs and visit speciality shops.

Fancy spending the night in a lighthouse, historical hotel, or perhaps a tent? All along the North Sea Trail, you will find exquisite little hotels, B&B, cabins to rent and campsites, always beautifully situated in scenic surroundings, or in a town centre surrounded by characteristic architecture. We advise you to book your accommodation well in advance.

Culinary adventures are part of the overall experience. There are good restaurants with local delicacies and internationally inspired menus. Or you could choose the local version: buy fresh prawns from the fishing jetty, buy white bread and mayonnaise, and find a rock or bench with sea views while you tuck into your meal.

Even villages – perhaps particularly so – have pleasant cafés and restaurants, and roadside eateries will surprise you with something entirely new.

A trip along the North Sea Trail on a bicycle is an adventure that can take you a day, a week or a month to complete.

Featured Attractions

A path along the railway
Bike trip to the Cannon Museum from Kristiansand city
By bike from Egersund centre - Hestnes
By bike from Egersund centre - Koldalsbakken - Puntervoll - Nodland i heia - Veshovda - Egersund centre
By bike from Egersund centre - Mjølhus - Kjervall
By bike from Egersund centre - Skadberg
By bike from Egersund centre - Tengs/Kosen - Vingård - Langevann - Egersund centre
Cykling from Jegersberg to Justvik
Cykling in the city centre and the area around
Mandal - Landehobde
Nordsjøveien from Egersund to Hellvik by bike
North Sea Cycle Route
Rail Biking tour in Flekkefjord
Nordsjøsykkelruta er en 6 000 kilometer lang skiltet sykkelrute som går rundt Nordsjøen gjennom Storbritannia, Belgia, Nederland, Tyskland, Danmark, Sverige og Norge. Ruta har siden 2003 stått i Guinness Rekordbok som verdens lengste, sammenhengende skiltede sykkelrute.

Sykkelruten åpnet offisielt i 2001, etter internasjonalt samarbeid mellom landene og EU-prosjektet Interreg IIC i Nordsjøprogrammet og videreutviklet gjennom Interreg IIIB programmet mellom 2003 og 2006. 68 partnere i de deltakende landene har samarbeidet om den skiltede traseen som knytter nye og eksisterende sykkelruter sammen rundt Nordsjøen. Målet med sykkelruten er å tilby miljøvennlig og bærekraftig turisme, og øke fokus på sykling i nærmiljøet og sykkelen som en sunn og bærekraftig transportform.

Norges del av North Sea Cycle Route (113 mil):
Fra Svinesund til Bergen gjennom de sju fylkene Østfold, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Rogaland og Hordaland. Sykkelruta er skiltet med røde skilt med nasjonalrute nummer «1». De største byene man passerer gjennom langs den norske ruta er Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Arendal, Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg,Fredrikstad og Sarpsborg. Langs sykkelruten har det kommet flere Syklist Velkommen-bedrifter med overnattingssteder av ulike slag. Rogaland fylkeskommune har hatt prosjektledelsen for Nordsjøsykkelruta.
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