Cycletours in the South & East of Norway.





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Tour # 1. Drammen - Lierdalen - Drammen 60 km.
Tour # 2. Drammen - Sylling - Vikersund - Hønefoss - Drammen (Tyrifjorden). 140 km.
Tour # 20. Otta - Lom- Grotli. 125 km.
Tour # 21. Kristiandsand - Lindesnes. 75 km.






Tour # 1.
Drammen - Sylling - Drammen (Lierdalen).
60 km.
Approx. total hill climb: 300 meters.
Highest point: Kanada 200 meters above sea level.
Traffic: Moderate.
Severity Rating: **
Fun rating: ***

How to get to Drammen: Train from Oslo twice an hour.

My personal classic and my first serious tour. This is the tour that ended up with this page fifteen years later. I am from this area and I am a bit biased. But this is a nice tour and recommended if you live in the Oslo/Drammen area. The views are great and the traffic is not too bad. There is a couple of short sharp climbs, but that is all. I used this tour as my first serious tour after a long winter.

Heading out of Drammen, take the road flat past CC and Lierstranda. Where the signpost shows to Lierbyen take this road (RV 285). The road is flat. From Lierbyen, take the road towards Tranby on the right hand side of this valley. The road climb a bit past a shop (5 km. up the road) and through a roundabout towards Sylling. The road flattens out until you reach Sylling. The views are great along this road. Take the road towards Vikersund. The road start to climb a bit after Sylling. When reaching the crossroad between Vikersund and Sjåstad, take the road towards Sjåstad. The next 25 km. is very up and down with short climbs and descents. The road is quite bad too. Be careful. Carry on through Kanada and Sjåstad and Egge before you reach Lierbyen again. At Lierbyen, you can take the road over the hills past Stoppen to Drammen again.

Tour # 2.
Drammen - Sylling - Vikersund - Hønefoss - Drammen (Tyrifjorden).
140 km.
Approx. total hill climb: 500 meters.
Highest point: Skaret 300 meters above sea level.
Traffic: Moderate.
Severity Rating: ****
Fun rating: *****

How to get to Drammen: Train from Oslo twice an hour.

Around Tyrifjorden is really a classic among Norwegian cyclists. This has been an annual cycle race for the last 50 years if I am not mistaken. My route is a bit shorter, but it still include the best of this tour. This is a hard tour with several long climbs and a lot of exposure towards wind. You do no get anything for free on this tour. I rate this tour highly. The views along this tour is very good too.

Heading out of Drammen, take the road flat past CC and Lierstranda. Where the signpost shows to Lierbyen take this road (RV 285). The road is flat. From Lierbyen (shops), take the road towards Tranby on the right hand side of this valley. The road climb a bit past a shop (5 km. up the road) and through a roundabout towards Sylling. The road flattens out until you reach Sylling (shops). The views are great along this road. Take the road towards Vikersund. The road start to climb a bit after Sylling. When reaching the crossroad between Vikersund and Sjåstad, take the road towards Vikersund. There is a short and nasty climb 2 km. after this crossroad. Then the road follows the lake Tyrifjorden for 45 km. before you reach Vikersund (shops). The cycling is interesting and not hard. After passing the bridge over the river, take the road towards Hønefoss (shops). The next 30. km is undulating with two long climbs. After you have reached Hønefoss, take the road (a small climb) out of the town towards Oslo. The road on this busy road is undulating with a couple of sharp climbs. After you have crossed the fjord on an old stone bridge, take the old road along Tyrifjorden towards Skaret. The last part has the longest climb of the day up the hill to Skaret. The views are spetacular. Take the road to Drammen again along a moderate undulating road to Sylling. Cycle the flat road through Lierbyen and Lierstranda again to Drammen again..

Tour # 20.
Otta - Lom- Grotli
125 km.
Approx. total hill climb: 500 meters.
Highest point: Grotli 870 meters above sea level.
Traffic: Moderate.
Severity Rating: ***
Fun rating: ***

How to get to Otta: Train from Oslo, Åndalsnes and Trondheim.

This is a fairly decent tour through the Otta Valley. The tour follows the valley floor throughout the tour. The climbs are not too bad. The tour passes nice places like Vågå, Lom and Sjåk. If a gentle stroll through a valley is your type of cycling, this tour should be on your list. This tour can also be lengthened the following day to Geiranger or Stryn. Shops at Otta, Vågå, Lom, Sjåk and Grotli

Take the road out of Otta towards Lom. The road is mostly flat towards Vågå and Vågåvatnet (a lake). A hill follows after this lake, just before Lom. At this small town, take the road towards Stryn. The road is mostly flat past Sjåk. The road starts to climb before reaching Grotli. A nice tour has been completed.

Tour # 21.
Kristiandsand - Lindesnes.
75 km.
Approx. total hill climb: 300 meters.
Highest point: Søgne 200 meters above sea level.
Traffic: Moderate.
Severity Rating: ***
Fun Rating: **

How to get to Kristiandsand: Plane and train from Oslo and Stavanger. Ferry from Denmark
This is a tour I did on the North Cape - Lindesnes tour.. and I was sick as a dead parrot. So my impression is not the best of this tour. Most people does this tour as their last day of this epic voyage from A to Z of Norway. This tour is not in particular hard. It is not recommended either. It may be a good idea to add some 30 km. to this tour by taking the coastal route instead. Most of this tour goes through woodlands and along farmlands. The last bit to Lindesnes is good though. Shops at Kristiandsand, Søgne, Mandal and Vigeland.

Take some smaller roads towards Søgne to avoid the traffic. The road rises a bit after Søgne. The road is moderate undulating towards the scenic town of Mandal. The road is still moderate undulating to Vigeland. At this small village, take the road towards Lindesnes. This place is the most southern point in Norway. The cycle trip to North Cape is 2700 km. Good luck !! (although I would strongly recommend that you do it the opposite way, in other words North Cape - Lindesnes).