Enjoy a cycling tour
Enjoy a cycling tour..or to be more precise enjoy a guided cycling tour, Oslo is an ideal city for cycling. A guided bike tour is a perfect way to discover its car-free alleys, its parks, and all those places where tourist buses, cars, and motorbikes can’t take you. The Viking Biking Company offers several forms of guided bike tours. The Oslo Highlights Tour takes you on a 3-hour 3-hour tour, where you get to bike-car-free paths, parks, hidden back streets, and the fjord.
You discover all of the major sites in a fun and relaxed manner: the old castle Akershus Festning; the City Hall (home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony); the main street of Karl Johans Gate and the Royal Palace; Vigeland Sculpture Park; and finally along the modern harbor of Tjuvholmen/Aker Brygge (where there is an option to swim weather permitting!).
There is plenty of time for stops and pictures, and no specific fitness level is required. The guides will not only reveal the stories behind the monuments but cover topics ranging from how to survive a Norwegian winter to where to find a sunny terrace with affordable drinks to the best-hidden spots for a swim in the fjord or lakes.
On the Vikings and Beaches Tour, you get to see the world’s best-preserved Viking ships and the city’s best beaches during this approximately 4-hour tour. A visit to the Viking Ship Museum, as well as a stop at the Huk beach, are included so you better bring your towel and swimsuit if the weather permits it of course. Along the way, you will discover many of the city’s most famous sites, including a stop at the Vigeland Sculpture Park, and bike the charming forest paths of the royal farm on the idyllic Bygdøy peninsula.
On off beaten track tour you get to discover an alternative Oslo, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food, and award-winning coffee. During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, you will ride the path along the Akerselva River, with a stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market “Mathallen” (closed on Mondays).
Be amazed by rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood. And an absolute must is a stop at the modern Opera and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo’s newest urban beach. For more see here