Moss – Brennemoen
Unionsleden and the signage officially start from Konventionsgaarden in Moss. We have chosen to add the route from Moss train station, so it will be easy to find your way through the city center. Moss is a cozy town along the Oslo Fjord all you need of service. Remember to visit the waterfall at Verket and the old industrial area which has been converted into charming culture houses and restaurants. Here you will also find Norway’s longest wooden workers’ housing.
From Moss, the route goes on small roads and idyllic cycle path before it is a few km along Vålerveien with quite a lot of traffic. It can be nice to have a stop at idyllic Rødsund where several benches have been set up. At Kirkebygden, there will be quiet and idyllic small roads for a longer period. At Tveter, it can be nice to visit the farm shop Den sorte Havre.
The golf course at Mørk is idyllically located along the route. There are good asphalt roads and open pine forests and there is a lot of cycling on quiet and calm small roads. Spydeberg Prestegård is worth a stop to look at the historic garden. Spydeberg and Askim come close to each other and between them there is a cozy picnic area by Gamle Fossum bridge. Here is also a roadside inn and a war memorial.
You cycle through residential areas before it becomes more rural again, with cultural landscapes along small roads the last stretch into Brennemoen for the first overnight stay. From here there is a nice view of Indre Østfold, since the area is on a moraine ridge.
Mostly asphalt, shorter stretches with solid gravel. 658 altitude meters.