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Biking along the Canal

There are many cycle routes along the Telemark Canal. The routes offer everything from easy to challenging cycling in stunning scenery. The route along the Telemark Canal is national bike route. Biking adventures can be combined with canal boats. Visit Telemark offer packages of short and long bike rides in combination with canal boats and accommodation.

The Canal Route - "Kanalruta" Dalen - Ulefoss

This route is 115 km long and follows this path: Dalen - Bandaksli - Krossli - Vrådal - Fjågesund - Kilen - Lunde - Ulefoss.

Cyclists Federation in Norway have given the route 4+, on a 1 to 5 scale.

This tour can be combined with the canal boats that take bikes on board. It is advisable to book in advance.

Read more http://www.cyclingnorway.no/en/the-telemark-canal/

 

Cycle routes in Mid-Telemark

Baderunden, (Bath Round) 22 km, Lunde - Vrangfoss - Lunde (marked)

Blå idyll, (Blue Idyll) 34 km, Akkerhaugen - Notodden (marked)

Kort og godt (Short and Simple), 6,5 km, around Lunde

Landskaper'n, (The Landscaper) 22 km, Lunde - Flåbygd - Lunde (marked)

Solsida, (Sunside) 17 km, Lunde - Bø

Sommarlandet, (Summerland Route) 44 km, Akkerhaugen - Hørte - Bø Sommarland - Bø sentrum - Evju Bygdetun - Akkerhaugen (marked)

Tøffingen, (The Tough One) 90 km, Lunde - Gvarv - Bø sentrum - Seljordsvannet - Kilen - Flåbygd - Lunde.

 

Routes in Skien

City centre, 14 km, around the city

Seven tours in Gulset/Vestmarka, Ytre Valebø, Luksefjell, Øvre Gjerpen

Four tours in Fjelldalen - Skifjell

Six tours in Mælum - Kilebygda

For more information Visit Grenland.

Routes in Kviteseid

Kråkenespølen around, 10 km

Vråvatn around, 45 km

Along lake Nisser with bike/boat, 40/80 km

More information and map.

Bike rental

Kviteseid tourist information in Kviteseidbyen, tlf. (+47) 95 45 15 46

Straand Sommarland (+47) 35 06 90 00

Telemark kanalcamping in Lunde (+47) 35 94 70 03

Bike race

Telemarkskanalrittet goes from Dalen to Ulefoss in May every year.

 

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