The national cycle route network consist of 10 routes that will make it possible to cycle from one place to another, also over great distances, without having to use the largest and busiest roads The cycle routes are to present attractive areas with regard to scenery, culture and attractions. The cycle route network is also meant to connect our major cities. It varies from area to area to what extent the routes are signposted.
Some of the routes are also part of the European cycle route network EuroVelo.
Tips for planning your trip
The routes vary with regard to level of difficulty. Some sections are easy and suitable for all, whereas others are more demanding and it may be an advantage to have some level of fitness and cycling experience. Cycling trips require some preparation, whether you aim for a day trip or plan to cycle for several consecutive days.
The national cycle routes will be signposted both on roads and cycle paths. Since signposting is not available everywhere, you should study the map to find suitable routes.
In Norway there are around 1.100 tunnels of varying length. You are allowed to cycle in many of them but they are not all equally suitable for cycling. Even though traffic through the tunnel may be low, it is important to know that it may be quite dark. Turn on your bicycle lights and wear a reflective vest when you cycle through the tunnel, so that you will be clearly visible. Note also that tunnels may be noisy and dusty. Some tunnels have an alarm button to alert motorists to the fact that there are cyclists in the tunnel.