Scan Magazine, Issue 122, March 2019

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Destinations to Visit in Norway in 2019 – Our Top Picks

The entrance to GT Bike Park and Gullia. Photo: Vegard Breie

Go pedalling on new paths in Trysil Many people associate Trysil with winter and skiing, but did you know that in recent years it has also become an attractive place to visit during the warmer seasons? Since 2014, Destination Trysil has been focusing on expanding its family-friendly summer activities to become a year-round holiday destination, and today it is the top location in Norway when it comes to mountain biking.

regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced mountain biker, Trysil has become the go-to place for adventureseeking families and mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the globe.

By Ingrid Opstad  |  Photos: Destination Trysil

It was during a trip abroad, in Scotland, that Lohne and her colleagues noticed how popular mountain biking was and decided, after consulting the firm Bike Solutions, to start facilitating biking in forests and fields in Trysil. “We are well on

A comfortable two-and-a-half-hour drive northeast of Oslo will take you to the largest skiing destination in all of Norway: Trysil. Here, surrounded by unspoiled nature, tourists have been coming to experience the great outdoors in the winter for years. However, with its deep forests, wild rivers, and impressive mountains, Trysil is also an ideal destination for summer activities, such as family-friendly mountain biking, white-water rafting, hiking, and fishing.

by 2020. We have already added over 50 kilometres of purpose-built trails, graded from easy to very difficult, as well as two bike parks, and we have over 100 kilometres of natural trails, which are well used by our visitors,” says Gudrun Sanaker Lohne, destination manager at Destination Trysil. “We have already seen an increase in visitors, with 30 per cent just in the last year. There were over 200,000 rounds done in our bike arena during 2018!”

“Our aim is to invest 25 million Norwegian kroner in Trysil and become the leading mountain bike destination in Scandinavia

For sporty and outdoorsy people

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Proud to offer exciting biking opportunities with a varied selection of challenges,

During last year’s Family Day in Gullia at Trysil Bike Festival in June. Photo: Are Tallaksrud

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