Bikes for hire

The tourist information in Kristiansund has four offroad bikes for hire, including helmet and lock. Daily rent only NOK 200 for the first day, then NOK 100 a day.

Biking the Atlantic Road
Biking the Atlantic Road
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS
Hard Rocx Shock Machine CL Disc
Hard Rocx Shock Machine CL Disc

The Atlantic Road has been voted the best bikeride many times. Click here for more information and a great bike movie from the stretch. The tour that is tested is about 85 km, and runs between Kristiansund and Bud, but there are many opportunities to extend and shorten this unique cycling experience. If you do not have your own bike we can help you with great rental bikes at the tourist information. Get a cycling experience on the road in the sea, with contrasting experiences and landscape.

In high season there are many cars on parts of the road, so the trip is best suited for adults. Other portions of the stretch runs of less congested roads and trails. Here are some tips:

  • From Kristiansund Averøy you have to get through the 6 km long Atlantic Tunnel. This is easiest done with one of the many public buses (have bike racks), or use your own car. See the route planner for bus times.
  • When you are crossing Averøy island we recommend biking the inner road of the beautiful island. There are less traffic, a great cycling terrain and picturesque surroundings.
  • On Kårvåg, at the start of the bridges, we recommend a stop at Bjartmars Favorittkro for a snack or a drink.
  • Take a trip out to the fishing village Håholmen. In the summer the boat departs every hour.
  • Directly after the much depicted Storseisundbrua you find a fishing bridge. Stop here to enjoy the ocean and try the fishing luck.
  • Follow the coastal paths from Farstad to northern headland and in the area around Bud. Enjoy the magnificent views over the wild Hustadvika coast.
  • Visit Ergan Fort and Coastal Centre at Bud. Here you can see the history of war and you also find the tourist information here.

There are many other detours and stop points that you should take in along the entire stretch. At the tourist information offices in Kristiansund, Molde, Bruhagen (Averøy) and Bud you find interactive planning tool where you can plan your trip and what to see on the road in detail. Recommended!

Daily rent NOK 200, - first day. NOK 100,- for subsequent days. Family discounts.

Collected and delivered at the tourist office in the center of Kristiansund - Kongens Plass 1 in Kristiansund.

For reservations or more information, contact us by e-mail or +47 7158 5454.

Changed   24.05.2013   By   tb

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The Atlantic Road - The National Tourist Route

The Atlantic Road meanders at the ocean’s edge, from island to island, across bridges and rock-fills. There are numerous attractive picnic areas where you can park to get even closer to the waves – a few steps and you can also cast a fishing line, if you wish. There are some excellent fishing spots. A stone’s throw to the west the shipping lane crosses Hustadvika, a notorious stretch of open sea. Many shipwrecks rest on the seafloor here. The Atlantic Road is especially fascinating when the autumn storms rage – large waves break right next to the road (and occasionally even wash across the asphalt). Road construction workers had to endure twelve hurricanes before the Atlantic Road could open in 1989! At the end of the 19th century, 120 people lived on these windswept islands. Their livelihood was fishing and production of dried fish.  

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Bjartmars Favorittkro - restaurant

Bjartmars Favorittkro is beautiful situated right by the Atlantic Road. Traditianal norwegian food is served with this fantastic view over the ocean.

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Fishing on your own on the Atlantic Road

Fish from the Atlantic Road! In 2010 two fishing bridges opened on Myrbærholmen bridge - specially made for anglers, and from these you can test you fishing skills - right from the Atlantic Road. The Atlantic Road is located in the ocean and is a spectacular trip across bridges and islands.

Kvernes Stavkirke, Averøy


Kvernes Stave Church

A beautiful and special church with a magnificent view over two fjords, Kvernes stave church dates from around year 1300. In the interior are a chancel screen with crucifix and royal monogram, a Baroque pulpit, and painted acanthus decorations. Highly attractive for visitors, also larger groups. Guide service available. Open during the summer, and upon request year-round. Next door is Old Kvernes Rural Museum, and the newer Kvernes church is situated nearby.  

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Håholmen fishing village

Ragnar Thorseth's 18th century fishing village, with its original wharves, traditional fishermen's shanties and bakery. The seaward side of this 12-acre island faces directly onto the ocean and the shipping channels. On the landward side there is a sheltered natural harbour with thirty or so buildings, several dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Special summer programme with boat trips and films in the "Saga Siglar" Hall. Reached by boat from the Atlantic Road.

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Saga Siglar Hallen - Viking documentation Centre

The Saga Siglar Hall - Documentation Centre The remains of the shipwrecked Saga Siglar and Oseberg ships are displayed in the Saga Siglar Hall. Films and lectures about Ragner Thorseth's voyage are a must for anyone visiting Håholmen. The hall has 90 seats, and is also used as a plenary room for courses and conferences.

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Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer - Atlantic Road cabins

Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer is located right in the centre of a number of salty adventures. We will be able to welcome you to a new, high-standard holiday resort.


Destination Kristiansund & Nordmøre
Kongens Plass 1
P.O. Box 508
N-6501 Kristiansund

Tel.: +47 71 58 54 54


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