Cycle trip 110km – along the Telemark Canal

17 May 2021 - 5 September 2021
7 September 2021 - 10 October 2021
16 May 2022 - 4 September 2022
6 September 2022 - 9 October 2022


This is the cycle trip along the Telemark Canal! Experience beautiful canal scenery, lovely accommodations, and an amazing boat trip on the Telemark Canal as the “grand prize” on the last day.


The route runs along roads without much traffic and with a varied terrain. Some inclines are steep, and the route is relatively long. Therefore, you should have some cycle experience before embarking on this route.

Day 1
- Accommodation at Lunde Hostel.

Day 2
- Breakfast at Lunde Hostel.
- Cycle trip of the day: Lunde – Vrådal, approximately 55 kilometers.
The roads consist mainly of asphalt, on roads with little traffic. Some parts of the trip are on gravel.
Varied terrain with some steep inclines.
- Accommodation at Straand Hotel in Vrådal.
- Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Cycle trip of the day: Vrådal – Dalen, approximately 45 kilometers.
The roads consist of both asphalt and gravel, with little traffic. Varied terrain.
- Accommodation at Dalen Hotel.
- 3-course dinner at the hotel.

Day 4
- Kl. 08:00 / 08:35 departure by Canal boat from Lastein pier in Dalen with breakfast on the ship
- Kl. 13:10 arrival and disembarking at Lunde lock.
- Optional: Spend a night a Lunde Hostel before you next adventure

Due to popular demand, we recommend you book your trip as early as possible. Do not wait until the last minute

More information
For more information regarding addresses and parking by Lunde lock see the menu point: Stops along the canal.

There is an open café/restaurant on board, offering food and drinks.

Please note that there is no place to buy food, snacks or drink on the legs between Lunde and Vrådal, and between Vrådal and Dalen. Be sure to bring enough food and water.
There are grocery stores in Lunde and Vrådal.
At Straand Hotel in Vrådal you can buy and pack a lunch to bring on the trip towards Dalen.

Be aware that there are two tunnels without lighting between Lunde and Vrådal. It is important that you bring lights for the bicycle, or a headlight. This is for your own safety.

If you want to rent a bicycle, please contact Telemark Kanalcamping, located by Lunde lock.
There you can also purchase maps for the trip along the Telemark Canal.
About the accommodations:
Lunde Hostel has 23 rooms, all with individual bathrooms, Wi-Fi and TV. In addition, they have a nice living room and terrace.

Straand Hotel in Vrådal is one of Telemarks best service hotels. Straand is a part of “The Historic Hotels & Dining Places” and is known for its nice atmosphere and lovely food.

Dalen Hotel, known as the fairytale hotel from 1894, is a hotel in a romantic and historic style. It is decorated with dragon heads, towers and spears, balconies, jumps and cornices. It is one of Norways oldest wooden hotels and a member of “The Historic Hotels & Dining Places”.
Rates includes - Accommodation at Lunde Hostel including breakfast - Accommodation at Straand Hotel i Vrådal including dinner and breakfast - Accommodation at Dalen Hotel including dinner. - Boat trip on the Telemark Canal from Lastein pier in Dalen to Lunde lock, including space for bicycle

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