Bike St. Olavsleden
If you like to ride the bike, this is the experience for you. Imagine a bike route along gravel roads and trails through a green lush landscape with short take offs here and there to discover something new or to take a swim or a cup of coffee in a local café.
To bike S:t Olavsleden is not a technical challenge if you are a bit used to ride the bike. The trail has a special route for bikers that is customized. Most of the route is the same for hikers and bikers, it is only the most tricky trails that have an alternative route for bikers.
To experience the cultural landscape from the east coast of Sweden, by the Baltic sea all the way to the west coast of Norway, by the Atlantic ocean is an fantastic experience, a true pilgrim experience.
It is a landscape covered with pine and fir forests with winding rivers. The mountains covering the border between Norway and Sweden are a vast and sparingly populated area with beautiful scenery. Inbetween there are fields, meadows and small communities and villages where you can stop for a Swedish fika or some purchases. The Norwegian landscape with farms and livestock is even more dramatic with beautiful view over land and sea.
We recommend any kind of cross country bike, a hardtail or cyclocross with rough tires for gravel road. A cross country e-bike is also a good choice and helps you to keep the speed up. We have a good cooperation with bike rental stores and can supply you with rental bikes.
A good backpack approximately 30 - 40 liters, big enough to fit the lunch, rain clothes, first aid and the maps is necessary if you do not have bike bags to use.
Your legs will be tired and your mind filled with joy. You will meet a lot of locals along the trail and also a lot of local food and habits. We definitely recommend you to visit Pilgrim spring in Borgsjö for fresh cold spring water and do not forget to stop a few minutes extra by Frösö church and enjoy the view over Storsjön and the mountains before you speed down the hill.
We are locals, we live in the area and all our guides and staff are hiking, biking, running, kayaking and skiing in our every day life along different parts of the S:t Olavsleden.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
"Hi Sofie, I just had to take a minute to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. It was an amazing adventure, everything and more that I dared hope for and every bit as hard that I worried about. We can't stop talking about it. There are so many special places and people from each day. I have a hard time expressing my feelings about it. I guess that may be the pilgrimage part, or the beauty of your people and countryside. I just loved it all. Thank you for this trip!"
"Hey, we are all back in London and Madrid, safe and happy. Everything was amazing! Thank you on behalf of all of us! Please let us know if you want reviews or recommendations for your webiste etc. Talk to you soon!"
"Die Wanderung war gut bis großartig: die Landschaft, die Stille, die Menschen, die Unterkünfte, der Dom etc. Alles war gut organisiert"
"The hike was good to great: the landscape, the silence, the people, the accommodation, the cathedral, etc. Everything was well organized"
"Jeg har hatt en helt fantastisk slitetur på Olavsleden fra Stiklestad til Trondheim. Noen steder var det dårlig merking og på noen etapper mangel på noe å sette seg på for å spise nisten. Jeg kom fram til Trondheim med en god mestringsfølelse, og ville ikke hvert turen foruten."
“I had a fantastick hike on St Olavs trail from Stiklestad to Trondheim. On some parts there were a lack of signs and a I missed a place to sit down on to eat my lunch pack on a couple of stages. I arrived to Trondheim with a sense of accomplishment and had not wanted the trip undone.”
"Biking St. Olavsleden was an absolutely amazing experience. Gravel bikers heaven! I enjoyed beautiful nature and met very friendly, helpful people. Lovely accomodation and quality bike rental were perfectly organized by Sofie from Aktivut Travel."