Trail riding to Norway!

Practice route for Grenserittet

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Mountain biking in two countries!

Have you registered for Grenserittet and want to prepare for the event, or would you like to re-experience the route with friends and family? Enjoy a pleasant cycling trip through the north of Bohuslän and finish with a visit to Halden. The area around Strömstad offers plenty of opportunities for mountain biking. Follow winding paths through deep forests and cycle next to the open sea, across rocks and granite. For the best possible experience, and to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights, we recommend booking a guide.

Grenserittet – a classic MTB competition!

Grenserittet is an MTB competition that starts in Strömstad and finishes at Fredriksten Fortress in Halden. The competition is held at the end of August each year. The practice route is not exactly the same as the 80-kilometre long competition route, as it is almost 10 kilometres shorter. The route includes single tracks, gravel and tarmac. It is not technically complicated, although the fjord landscape gives the thigh muscles a good workout. It’s a great feeling to finish at historic Fredriksten Fortress, where Carolus XII fought his final battle.

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Difficulty

This is a long and demanding route with gradients.

Approximate length

The distance is just over 70 km and the elevation is more than 1,000 metres

Duration

Plan for a whole day and an early start. Finish with lunch on the pier in Halden and a visit to the fortress.

Markings

No markings. You ride on paths, gravel roads and sealed roads. Use an app and download the GPX file.

Which map application do you use?

Lagunen has decided to focus on three apps, which we find work well in our area. All have useful free versions available, although a paid subscription obviously means more features. You can also download the GPX file to your own favourite app. In addition, our reception sells a useful leisure map, scale 1:50,000.

  • Viewranger: This app has a good user interface and useful map functions. Originally designed for hiking and navigating in forests and nature. Easy to create trips and plan routes. We use it mainly for hiking and trail riding. Integrates with Openstreetmap, which is very up-to-date in our area.
  • Trailforks: This is home turf for trail riders. The app is a meeting place for anyone who enjoys cycling in woodland. Free maps make it easy to find good trail riding routes.
  • Strava: This app has been around for a long time and has many users in our area. This means that it is very up-to-date and includes recommendations for both road cycling and mountain biking.

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Stay near the archipelago of Strömstad

At Lagunen you stay right by the ocean, where the Strömstad archipelago begins. The site has lots to enjoy and discover. Will you spend the day exploring Strömstad, enjoying a boat trip on Kosterhavet, or relaxing and catching crabs from Mali’s jetty, right next to Lagunen’s own beach? At Lagunen you wake to the sound of lapping waves, shrieking seagulls and the sea breeze from Kosterhavet, which finds its way into the bay all year round – what time you wake up is up to you.