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The Atlantic Route

Brief introducion

National Cycle Route 1 / Eurovelo 1 between Aalesund and Kristiansund is also called the Atlantic Route. The scenic hilly terrain along the coast and across idyllic islands offers a lovely encounter with the sea and the coastal landscape. The route contains an express boat and several ferries, and the entire route is signposted with the official red bike route signs. It is also possible to combine with trips to other islands in the archipelago that are not included in the National Cycle Route 1.

The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is an 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy. It runs between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy and Vevang in Eida. It is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge. This is an extreme road project far out by the sea, which invites you to a magnificent nature experience regardless of the weather.

It is possible to go fishing in several places, and it is also possible to combine with mountain hiking with great views.

Along the route there are several accommodation options and eateries, and it is also possible to take a detour to Molde, if one wishes to combine the trip with a little city life.

Between Kristiansund and Averøy is an undersea tunnel where cycling is prohibited. See below or on for more information on transport through the tunnel.

The route is to be cycled in stages with overnight stops, and there are a total of 200 km cycling altogether. Along the route there is a diversity of campsites, cabins, boathouse and exciting dining options.

Get more route tips, images and maps from this great blog post from the area.