Photo: Tom Riis

Vrådal is perfectly suited for biking. Along lakes Nisser and Vråvatn the roads are even with firm road surface.
You can rent bikes at the hotel if you haven’t brought your own.

We have chosen three trips, the first one is 10 km, the second one is 45 km and the last one is 80 km.

 

Around Kråknespølen (approx. 10 km)

From the hotel you go through the center of Vrådal on RV 38. After approx. 2 km take a left by the soccer field (follow signs to Slusemuseum). Follow the road past the school and across the bridges at Småstraum locks. After the second bridge continue on the dirt road.
The trips passes through forest, fields and a couple of farms. Half way you will pass Vrådal Panorama Skisenter, and if you take a small detour here you can see the ski resort and many beautiful log cabins.
Continuing on will take you to Vrådal’s second lock, Storstraum lock, and back on the main road. From there you have approximately 3 km back to Vrådal.
Allow approx. 50 minutes for going all the way around.
See map and directions

 

Around lake Vråvatn (approx. 45 km)

From the hotel, cycle through the centre of Vrådal on RV 38. After approximately 2 km take a left by the soccer field (follow signs to Slusemuseum). Follow the road past the school and across the bridges at Småstraum locks. After the second bridge continue on the dirt road.
Take a left just before Storstraum locks between lakes Nisser and Vråvatn and continue on the western banks of the lake. The road continues through a beautiful cultivated landscape – with tempting inlets and beaches to your right. You will also pass by a small power station and if you’re lucky you might see a beaver working on his hut. At Vråliosen you meet RV 38 again and follow it back to Vrådal.
Allow 3.5 hours for this trip.
See map and directions

 

Along lake Nisser with bike and boat

From the hotel you follow RV 41 and the eastern bank of Nisser to Nissedal. Look for the sign “Fjoneferja”. Climb aboard the small cable ferry that takes you to Fjone and follow the western bank south along the sandy beaches on this side of Nisser to Treungen.
The distance to Treungen is 40 km and now you’re half-way. From there you can bike the 40 km back to Vrådal on RV 41, or you can take the bus (time table at Telemark Bilruter).
See map and directions

 

Vrådal – Bandaksli

From the hotel you can bike towards Dalen at RV. 38. For more information about this trip, see map and directions.

 

Biking along the Telemark Canal

Experience the nature along the Telemark Canal from your bike.
This package includes the boat trip and several overnight stays, including at Quality Straand Hotel.
The package can be bought at Telemarkskanalen.
Go to visittelemark.no to find out more!

Biking along the Telemark Canal, Photo: Media Team

Photo: Media Team

Be inspired to go cyling in Telemark with this video .

Cyclists welcome

Quality Straand Hotel is approved as a Cyclists welcome business. Du can read more about the concept by clicking here

Bike rental
Bikes are rented from the reception at Quality Straand Hotel in Vrådal:
1 hour – NOK 95 per bike
3 hours – NOK 190 per bike
1 day (max. 7 hours) – NOK 295 per bike
We have 10 bikes for rent.