To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
Explore Telemark

EN

NO

Bjønnerunden

Type:Bicycle

3830, Ulefoss

Add Bjønnerunden to your Itinerary

Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
Difficulty:

Facilities

Grading

  • challenging
Distance:

km

27 km
Duration:

Facilities

Duration

  • 3 hours
Terrain:

Facilities

Nature and terrain

  • asphalt
Season:

Facilities

Season

  • May - September
Suits For:

Facilities

Intended audience

  • Adults

Book Tickets Online

About

Bjønnerunden
Length: 27 km
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: Demanding

Øvre Verket is a collection of workers houses constructed during the early 19th century. The red painted houses were built by the Cappelen family to house workers at the Ulefoss Ironworks. Øvre Verket represents a important culturally historic memory of the early industrialisation period of Norway and was listed as a cultural heritage site in 1982.

Start

You will find cycling information on the wall of one of the houses, and the cycle trip is post signed from the area. In Bjønnerunden, you pass two castles, a medieval church ruin, Telemarks largest farm, and one of the oldest industrial complexes in Europe. Please, show consideration as you will be cycling through private property. Only Øvre Verket and the Holla church ruins can be visited.

Kooh-I-Noor

From Øvre Verket the trail goes up Kirkebakken. In the north west there is a castle, Kooh-i-Noor, approximately 200 m south west of Øvre Verket. This castle from 1886 is a copy of the castle at Vækerø in Oslo, but has its own fascinating history. The building has been well hidden over the years, but recent logging has uncovered it. The building was designed by Herman Back and is a richly ornamented brick building of the neo-gothic style with crow-stepped gables. The same architect also designed the Landsmarka chapel (1895).

Holla church ruins

The old Holla church was a stone church from around 1200 and was partially demolished in 1878. The ruins were restored over a period from 1923 to 1925, and is again currently focus for further restoration. The area is not enclosed, so take a trip down to look at the ruins, the views, old ash and oak trees, and the graves of, amongst others, the men of Eidsvoll Høysum and the priests Bremer og Thone. The flat field past the ruins are called Klokkertønna. By tradition, the church bell ringers had rights to harvest the grain of these fields as part of their salary.

 

 

Cycle Route 4377961 - via Bikemap.net

Have a nice trip!

Facilities

Distance

  • Airport - 1,5 hour from Torp airport
  • By car - 2,5 hours from Oslo
  • Ferry - 1 hour from Langesund
  • length in km - 27 km

Duration

  • 3 hours

Grading

  • challenging

Intended audience

  • Adults

Nature and terrain

  • asphalt

Season

  • May - September

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 41452229

What's Nearby

  1. Øvre Verket

    Øvre Verket represents one of the most important culturally historic places from the…

    370 m away
  2. Ulefos Hovedgaard

    Ulefos Hovedgaard offers guided tours in beautiful natural surroundings. Here you can see…

    761 m away
  3. Fruitvillage

    The Fruitvillage at Gvarv is Norways´s capital of appleproduction. Experience 
    the aroma…

    12.50 km away
  1. Evju old Courtyard

    The Evju Bygdetun in Sauherad is an interesting and lively local museum in mid- Telemark…

    15.07 km away
  2. Heddal Stave Church

    Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.

    33.18 km away
  3. Skåtøy

    Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø’s islands and has a flourishing Cultural life year-round…

    49.89 km away
  4. Soria Moria Sauna

    Beautiful Soria Moria Sauna in Dalen, Telemark

    72.53 km away
  5. West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

    To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is…

    73.09 km away
  6. Vemork museum

    At the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum at Vemork you can see the unique exhibition…

    78.24 km away
Previous Next