River Glomma, Two Charming Towns and a Unique Fortress
Cycling: 46 km starting in Sarpsborg, Viken
1 800 NOK/pers (2 nights)
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1 800 NOK/pers
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2 nights
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46 km

Included

  • doneTwo nights (price per person in a double room)
  • done2 x breakfast
  • doneDigital bicycle maps (gpx) to download in your smartphone

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSupplement for single rooms
  • doneEntrance to the Waterpark: 125 NOK/person
  • doneBicycles for rent

Glommastien offers a fantastic round trip along the picturesque Glomma River between Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad. The route traverses diverse terrains including forest trails, roads, and residential areas, showcasing an intriguing cultural landscape. Start your adventure with a brief cycling tour around Sarpsborg to familiarize yourself with the area.

The path runs between Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad on both banks of the Glomma River, and winds through historically significant cultural landscapes bearing memories of the once-thriving sawmill and brickworks industries. This scenic route passes through woodlands, wetlands, parks, marinas, and residential areas. As you cycle along the Glomma, you’ll discover remnants of the area’s rich industrial past and businesses that operated here until around 1980. There are also fishing spots, rest areas and barbecue areas in several places along the way.

The journey features easy cycling on dirt roads and dedicated bike paths. Glommastien stretches approximately 35 km in length, with an additional 5 km from Quality Hotel Sarpsborg to the trailhead. If you wish to dine at the hotel, you may reserve a table in the restaurant.

Please note that the price may be higher during high season.

Dag 1 - Arrival to Sarpsborg

hotelQuality Hotel Sarpsborg
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Quality Hotel Sarpsborg - the lobby

Upon arrival in Sarpsborg, check in to your hotel, with check-in available from 15:00. If you're driving an electric car you can park at INSPIRA charging park next to the hotel. To acquaint yourself with Sarpsborg, you can take a short cycle tour at the southern end of Tunevannet. This excursion is part of the "Green Cycle Tours," produced by the Cyclist Association in Norway.

Sarpsborg's city center boasts an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés, cultural attractions, and delightful shopping experiences.

Dag 2 - Glommastien to Fredrikstad

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Glommastien

Begin your journey at the Quality Hotel Sarpsborg, heading towards Sarpsborg's city center. As you pass the Borgarsyssel Museum and the historic workers' settlement at Tarris, cross the Sarpsfossen. From there, the path follows the east side of the Glomma River. Consider taking a detour to the esteemed Hafslund Hovedgård and its expansive park, situated across National Highway 22. The park is open to the public year-round.

Continuing southward, the trail meanders past Roald Amundsen's birthplace. Between Moum and Torp, observe remnants of a former brickworks and sawmill. At its peak, the Nedre Glomma region boasted 27 brickworks and 10 large sawmills. In Nabbetorp, cycle through the enchanting wooden housing area and proceed towards the Old Town in Fredrikstad. The Old Town is the Nordic region's best-preserved fortified town, featuring picturesque cobblestone streets, quaint shops, eateries, galleries, and more. From the Old Town, board the city ferry to the West Side and disembark at the Cicignon ferry berth.

Now, follow the Glomma River northward. At Lislebystranda, you'll find a barbecue area and a lovely spot to rest on the grass. Continue past the remains of several old brickworks and sawmills. Near the trail at Hauge lies Hans Nielsen Hauge's birthplace, an ideal location for a break. As you journey up the Glomma, you'll encounter multiple scenic spots perfect for enjoying a packed lunch. From Ombergsfjellet, take in the stunning view over the river. At Vallestrand, there's a rest area with informative signs about the surrounding region. As you pass the Rolvsøysund Bridge, look up to see Greåker Fort, which played a role in defending the area during the 20th century. From Sannesund, the Glommastien leads into Sarpsborg's city center, passing Borregaard Fabrikker and returning to the Borgarsyssel Museum. Conclude your adventure with a well-deserved meal at one of the city's inviting eateries.

Dag 3 - Time for the Journey Home

restaurantBreakfast

After cycling along Glommastien and a visit in the cozy and historic Gamlebyn in Fredrikstad, it's time to head home. If you're interested in extending your stay with an additional night, the area offers a variety of appealing cycling tours to choose from.

The bicycle package is paid directly to the hotel on arrival.

Cancel or modify your reservation at no cost up to 24 hours prior to the event. Cancellations made within 24 hours or no-shows will incur the full order amount as a charge.