The National Cycle Route 1/EuroVelo 1 is called the Atlantic Ocean Route. The route goes along the coast and across the islands between Kristiansund and Ålesund, providing a unique close encounter with the sea and the coastal landscape. The route includes an express boat and several ferry connections.
Note! It is not allowed to cycle through the Atlantic Coast Tunnel outside Kristiansund. The tunnel is long, undersea and very steep.
There are two options for cyclists to bypass the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel:
1. Transport by taxi (up to three bicycles per taxi)
Call the FRAM Customer Centre on telephone +47 71 28 01 00 to order:
Saturday: 09.00-20.00 (Note! Order before 18.00)
Note! You must book the taxi yourself for a given time. The season for transportation with bicycle by taxi is between 1st May and 30th September.
The maximum waiting time is one hour, but with increased traffic, the latency may be longer. On Averøy, you will be picked up at the bus stop before the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel. In Kristiansund, you will be picked up at the bus stop in Hagelinvegen. The maximum weight allowed per bike is 20 kg. The maximum total weight for bicycles is 45 kg.
The prices for the transport by taxi through the tunnel: adult 110 NOK and child 75 NOK.
2. Transport by bus (up to two bicycles per departure)
There is little space for bicycles on buses, so spaces are not guaranteed. You can use the travel planner to find the timetables.
For more information about cycling, go to the Cyclist Welcome website.
Note! Because of infection control measures on board the buses you are unable to purchase a ticket from the driver. You can find information about purchasing a single ticket via text message (SMS) here (in Norwegian only).
The prices for transport by bus through the tunnel: adult 66 NOK, child 33 NOK and 21 NOK per bicycle.
Travelling by express boat and ferry
From Ålesund, the Atlantic Ocean Route starts with an express boat to Hamnsund in Ålesund municipality. There are more ferry crossings further on towards Molde.
Cycling through the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel outside Kristiansund is not permitted, so you need to use the taxi or bus transport scheme.
You can find an overview of the cycle route on the Atlantic Ocean Road here.