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Winter cycling in Tromsø

Winter cycling in Tromsø

Winter cycling is an amazing activity that requires a higher level of stamina if you ride on fresh snow, or it can be easier than walking if your way is icy and compact.

In winter we recommend shorter tours on Tromsøya Island or to Tromsdalen. There is a nice bike trail along the river prepared at times by a local club.

It is important to not destroy the ski trails when you ride a bike!!! You also need to pay attention to skiers and people who walk and always give them a way.

For a longer tour on the road you can cycle around the southern part of Tromsøya towards Eidkjosen on Kvaløya. For longer tours in the spring on days when the snow is hard, fatbike trips from Tønsvik to Movika through the mountains following the ski trails is a great idea. If you stay on the roads, then a winter mountain bike is the best option. However, if you plan to ride on fresh snow or along the trails we recommend using fatbikes.

We do not mount mud fenders on mountain bikes and fatbikes. Remember to have a wind- and waterproof jacket with you for the ride. Good hat and mittens are also a must.

Written: 
February 14, 2019
May 1, 2019