The Atlantic Ocean Route for cyclists
The National Bicycle Route 1/EuroVelo 1 has been named "Atlanterhavsruta" - the Atlantic Ocean Route. The route goes along the coast and across several 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.
Travelling by express boat and ferry
From Ålesund, the National Bicycle Route starts by express boat to Hamnsund in Ålesund municipality. Further on towards Molde there are several crosings by ferry.
Note! It is not allowed to bicycle through the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel outside Kristiansund. The tunnel is long, undersea and very steep.
Public transport through the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel
There are two options for cyclists to bypass the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel:
In taxi with bicycle rack
Note! Up to three bicycles per taxi.
Call the FRAM Customer Centre on telephone +47 71 28 01 00 to book in the opening hours:
- Monday-Friday 08.00-21.00
- Saturday 09.00-20.00 (Note! Must book before 18.00)
- Sunday 10.00-21.00
Note! You must book the taxi for a given time. The season for transportation with bicycle by taxi is between 1 May and 30 September.
The maximum waiting time is one hour, except at times with increased traffic, when the latency may be longer. On Averøy, bicyclists that have booked a taxi will be picked up at the bus stop before the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel. In Kristiansund, bicyclists that have booked a taxi will be picked up at the bus stop in Hagelinvegen.
Note! 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.
By regular service bus
Note! Up to two bicycles per departure.
There is limited space for bicycles on the buses in regular service, we can therefore not guarantee that the bicycle will be allowed on the departure. You can use the travel planner online or in the FRAM app to search for the timetable for the public transport service.