Occasionally along a busy road.
540 m ascent, 600 m descent.
Red '5 Numedalsruta' signs.

Today you finish the last stage of Numedalsruta; from Svarstad to Larvik. There are several good picnic and bathing spots along the bike route, where you can enjoy your packed lunch – as there are no cafés or restaurants until Larvik.

First stop should be at Kjærra Fossepark – this green and calm riverside park well established with benches, a beautiful pedestrian bridge and the roaring water falls. The climbing park Høyt og Lavt is also located here.

If you want to go for a swim, the circular Damvann with up to 200 meters of vertical mountain sides is a great place, just a very short detour off the route. Or try the Meløstrand Beach & Camping.

Cycling through Vestfold is surprisingly hilly. There are a number of shorter slopes up and down, which together lowers the average speed and requires a little force. But the landscape is nice. It is rural with farms, meadows and small roads with little traffic.

And finally, the sea opens up when you get to Larvik, and can take a well-deserved break by the city beach. Note that there is some signage missing the last kilometers towards Larvik. The beech forest in Larvik is Norway’s largest and is well worth a visit. If you want to continue cycling, National Cycle Route 1 Kystruta connects here both east and west.

In Larvik, several hotels offers accomodations.

Photo: Vidar Moløkken, Visit Norway.

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Points of Interest

  • local_seeBatteristranda
  • local_seeChildhood home of Thor Heyerdahl
  • local_seeDamvannet
  • local_seeGrocery store Kvelde
  • local_seeKjærra Foss Park
  • local_seeMeløstranda Beach
  • local_seeThe beech forest in Larvik

Connecting Bicycle Routes