Plenty of corners and nice views. Take your time to stop in some small coastal towns and communitys.
Min favoritt til Kristiansand Store variasjonar i landskapet I hovudsak svingete vegar med stort sett bra asfalt. Kan vere store temp variasjonar. Hadde variasjonen 10 - 28 C og 14 - 30 C på to turar juni 2020
My favorite route. Three of the sections are close because of snow until May/June, some of them maybe until July this year (2020)
Flott tur med svært variert veg. Alt frå sving i sving i skogen til lange beinstrekk og 'høgfjell' Mindre deler av vegen nyt ein best på endurosykkel. Men det aller meste vil eg tru er kjekt for dei aller fleste
Great alternative to boring E18 (most of the way)
I like this route. Lot of very nice parts and mounten crossing. Not Winter open. Many detours around the tunnels during summertime.
Scenery of the Norwegian bush
Magnificent road with hundreds of curves and scenery view, good places to stop on the way
Very nice curvy road with a lot of country side views.
Watch out for the sheeps
Really fun road with lots and lots of twisties. Combine with the other roads in the area.
One of several great roads North of the E39 between Mandal and Kristiansand. Beware of deer.
Route with some really nice high speed curves combined with some smaller villages with nice cafes. Good warm-up for the route Suleskar-Brokke (http://www.suleskarvegen.no/). Bikers meet on Wednesday afternoon at the cafe at Gjestal or do the extra trip to Byrkjedalstunet where you could also ride back down to Vikeså. As for any biking in Norway, speeding fines are outrageous so watch out for policemen hiding in the bushes.
One of Norway's most spectacular routes.
The route is typically open from early May to October/November,
otherwise winter closed.
Riding it early in the season,
one can have several meters high
snow banks and close to dry road.
Be aware of icing tendencies/slippery
conditions at this time of the year.
Also worthwhile to do a detour via
Lysebotn with its spectacular view from "Eagles nest"
(cafe) with numerous slow corners down to Lyseboth.
During summertime, be aware of slow traffic, but visibility is mostly good for this route so normally not a problem. Highly recommended for any type of bike. Road surface OK, but can be a bit worn due to winter (frost heave). More information of this route can be found at: http://www.suleskarvegen.no
Unknown to most of us.
Scenic alternative to the boring/dangerous E18.
Nice alternative to the dangerous & boring E18. Tvedestrand is a very charming small town, where one should stop for a coffee and peruse the bookshops. Arendal is bigger and has more hotels, restaurants and nightlife.
This is a fun and very twisty road. I would have rated it higher if the road surface was better. But now, its not all that good :(
Great costal route to take you on a journey between Kristiansand and Mandal. See also www.nordsjovegen.no for more info.
Nice costal route from Kristiansand Westwards. This is the very first bit of the Nordsjøvegen. Have a look at www.nordsjovegen.no for more information about a great way to travel from Kristiansand to Haugesund, and to stay away from the boring/horrible/dangerous E39.
Very nice route, with lots of great scenery
(mountain lakes, valley gorges, waterfalls, etc).
You can stop in Dalen and stay at the historical hotel,
built in a Dragon/Fairytale-style www.dalenhotel.no.
Nice movie! No words needed...
Built as part of a hydro electric scheme this road goes over the top of a mountain and the last bit is app 15 km and drops 900 metres to the valley floor with 27 hairpin bends (1 in a tunnel) if you,re in this area don,t miss this road
Take the inner route to go from south to east in Norway! Compared to the coastal E-18 which have an overload of traffic cams, police, 60 km/h speed limits and huge loads of traffic, this route offers you a variety of mostly narrow, curvy roads with many really nice bends, mixed with some long wide stretches where you can really "empty" the bike, or calm down and enjoy the beautiful wood/mountain scenery without worrying about the road. The route mostly runs along a beautiful river and the crystal clear Lake Nissevann, many places carved into the rock. Start off by finding Kristiansand airport, Kjevik, and follow road 41 all the way, paying attention at a few crossings where the route take an unexpected left or right. Especially between Vrådal and Brunkeberg at the end of the route, the road is an extremely curvy serpentine road descending into the Kviteseid Valley, and then back up to Brunkeberg through "scratch curves" where you can lean over as far as you dare. This upper part also recently (2004) received a new blacktop surface. Sadly it can be a bumpy ride some places along the rest of the route as this is not a primary road. Still I always select this road when going south from the Oslo area to Southern Norway - it is a secret playground for those of us on two wheels that do not live where the really spectacular roads are in western Norway.
A nice selection of switchbacks through some great scenary. Because of it's tight and twisty nature, it's difficult to exceed the speed limit seriously and so makes a nice exception from the expensive speeding fines in this country!!