Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

The renowned hard-packed gravel road linking east to west stands as one of Norway’s premier cycling experiences. Consistently ranking in my top three favourites, its vistas on clear days transport you back to the Ice Age. Constructed with painstaking manual labour in the late 19th century, this is not just a road but a narrative of human ingenuity from times past. Each section is imbued with history, making it not only a destination but an attraction in its own right. Protected and free from large vehicles, it offers cyclists a serene and uninterrupted journey through Norway’s breathtaking landscapes. A must for any cycling enthusiast, this road is only accessible from June 15th to late September, so seize the opportunity to experience its wonders during the summer months.

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