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Bike rides in Tromsø - short day tours from 10km to ca.50 km

Bike rides in Tromsø - short day tours from 10km to ca.50 km

Bike rides in Tromsø - short days tours - from 10km to ca 50km

The nature in the Troms is varied with many opportunities for different cycling adventures. You can discover everything from quiet country roads (both sealed and gravel) where you ride in forest and open areas, between majestic mountains, to narrow coastal roads around fjords and out on islands, which inspire idyllic island-hopping bike trips.

You can extend many trips or make them shorter by taking bus, speedboat or ferry part of the way.
We can arrange for you the transfer of touring bikes to all Hurtigruten ports between Kirkenes and Bergen.


There are many opportunities for both shorter and longer day cycle trips starting in Tromsø. Tromsø, Troms valley and the Kvaløysletta offer a good network of trails both for mountain and road cycling outside of the road traffic. They vary from paved flat bike ways, broad gravel bike/walking paths adapted for city bikes, to the narrow and hilly trails where you can challenge yourself on terrain cycle (also in Tromsø!).

If you decide to head inland and cross the Tromsø Bridge you can cycle up the Tromsdalen valley, take the cable car up and ride mountain bike on different routes on Fløya and also ride down to the town again.

Staying on Tromsøya island you can enjoy various bike ways and bike trails on the top of the Tromsøya island (distance of 11 km in straight line form south to north, many trails connected together create good much longer network) and it is also pleasure to cycle around (approximately 25 km - 2 hours). There is beautiful beach on the south part of the island just 3,5 km from our rental center and trip there with visit to the Tromsø Museum situated nearby makes a great plan for a few hours in the city.

Several various destinations can be chosen if you decide to cycle west from the city towards Kvaløya island.

There is a bike way along the coast to Kaldfiord, (it is also possible to get there by bus 42 with one-two bikes on board) and from there cycle towards Håkøya island, Tromvik or Sommarøya or just few kilometers to the "end of the road" on Kvaløysletta. This way you find yourself in the wilder parts of the island without cycling a long way. This trip demonstrates the vicinity of Tromsø and the route form Tromsø to Kaldfiord is very charming.

Below you can see few examples of a shorter trips in the vicinity of Tromsø (distances one way).

  1. Tromsø – Kaldfiord: 15 km, 144 meters elevation or 18,5 km 56 m elevation if cycled around southern part of Tromsøya. In Eidkjosen you can visit Eide Handel one of the oldest grocery stores in the vicinity and enjoy hot lunch or dinner and ice-cream in the buffet there. Shop is also famous for selling local fish and meat including whale and reindeer.
  2. Tromsø - Ersfjordbotn 20 km and 200 meters elevation or 25 km and 100 m elevation if cycled around southern part of Tromsøya. At the destination you must visit Bryggejentene and try their famous carrot cake.
  3. Tromsø – Olavsvern, 17 km, 100 meters elevation, very easy and pleasant ride with the midnight sun. On this route you leave the city very fast to enjoy tranquil countryside road with low traffic. Along the way you pass several local farms, among them Widding Gård where you can buy locally produced eggs and vegetables on the spot.
Written: 
February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019