"Biking circuit Asker-Drammen-Rødtangen-Sætre-Asker" Asker Off The Beaten Path Tip by Saagar

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This is a long route, about 150 km, so I recommend an overnight stay in Rødtangen/Holmsbu or thereabouts. You can also bring a tent of easy convenience.

From Asker to Drammen you take the old Drammensveien road or via Heggedal and Røyken (not E18), check the relevant Cappelen road map. At Drammen - provided you arrive early enough - you can catch the cutter "Toregutt" at the harbour out to Rødtangen. This bike-boat (no kidding!) takes 2 1/2 hrs to get put-put-put along Drammensfjord to Rødtangen on the southern tip of Hurum Penninsula. From Rødtangen you can either go back to Drammen by the same boat or proceed biking up the Hurum parts via Sætre and other nice coastal settlements back to Asker or Spikkestad/Røyken for railway conncetions etc.

The draback is that the Toregutt boat only operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July. Starts from Drammen 10:30, returns from Rødtangen 17:00. The cutter M/K Toregutt is a traditional Hardanger fishing cutter from 1949, 65 ft and registred for 60 passengers.

If it is real windy you may choose to bike the other way and take the boat back to Drammen. The main physical challenge is the 140 altitude meters from the sea at Holmsbu up to Klokkarstua. Not much bother, anyway.

For info check with Drammen municipality's info and service desk, and Syklistenes Landsforening (Bikers' Association), and addresses below.

othercontact: lifriber@online.no

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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