Moss – Oslo
Before leaving Moss, make a stop at Verket – a cozy area with old workers’ houses and industrial buildings that have been converted into restaurants and houses of culture. After approx. 2 km, a shortcut via a cozy and easily cycled wood is recommended instead of following the Oslo road, if you want a little variety. You cycle partly on footpaths and cycle paths and somewhat in a split road on a typical country road.
From Sonsveien station, a new walking path has been made along the old Smaalenene line. It is recommended to follow this for the next few kilometers, even if it does not follow the official route. The hiking trail is very nice and easy to ride on good gravel. It runs a little along the train line, but turns more into the forest over time. It is quiet and calm, you pass a cozy water and there are benches to rest on. At the end of the walk, you have to get back on the official route. You continue through several smaller towns where it is possible to eat. If you have your own food with you, it is nice to have a break in the park at Ås University. The route further follows the pedestrian and bicycle path in the cultural landscape between Ås and Ski.
From Oppegård, the route follows the same route as the old Kongevegen. It is a fairly flat and easy-to-cycle route and you cycle past golf courses, riding schools, through idyllic woods and through low-traffic residential areas. After an uphill at Ljan, you cycle through pleasant small buildings over the Nordstrand plateau. The official route does not pass Oslo city center. Suggested alternative route that goes via Oslo – see separate link.
Public transport: You can travel by train to/from Moss and Oslo and you can bring your bicycle on the train. See vy.no for more details.