Josh not only showed us the sights but also helped us understand some of the subtleties of Norwegian culture. Overall awesome tour.
Escape the Tourist Traps
Visit Local Hotspots
Perfect Start to Your Trip
The Perfect Introduction to Alternative Oslo
There’s much more to Oslo than the buildings on the harbour and to get to know the real city you need to head to the neighbourhoods. Here you’ll discover street art, hip cafés, Oslo’s premier food market, waterfalls in the heart of the city, and award-winning coffee. This is the perfect way to start your visit to Oslo as your guide will give you plenty of recommendations for the rest of your time here. You’ll often be the only tourists as we show you the city’s hidden gems.
Appreciate both modern and historic architecture
Check out an impressive urban beach
Pedal up the Akerselva River path stopping at Oslo's most "alternative" neighbourhood
Visit Mathallen, the indoor food market and try typical Norwegian food like brown cheese
Stop at numerous waterfalls with time to explore the largest one
Get tips and recommendations from guides for the rest of your stay
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NOK 4,000 for groups up to 8 participants
For groups of more than 8, please contact us directly.
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 & 15:00
DFDS Boat Terminal in Building “Skur 42” (Akershusstranda 31, 0150 Oslo)
- Daily, March through October
- No tours will run on 17th May due to national day parades
- For any bike tour in the winter months, please see our Oslo Winter Highlights tour
Private tours are available in English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.
Moderate – this ride involves a few short and steep hills next to waterfalls but otherwise is mostly flat. Stops are frequent and the total distance covered is about 11 km (7 miles).
Maximum 8 people – for groups of more than 8, please contact us directly.
- Food from the market
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes and clothes
Good to know
- Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
- On wet days, rain ponchos are available for 30 kroner per person.
- There is access to paid toilets for 10 kroner (card only) at the start of the tour and there are also multiple stops during the tour when toilets are available.
The Day’s Activities
This is an Oslo bike tour for people who want to get to know how locals live. The city has a thriving neighbourhood culture and you’ll discover striking street art, quirky shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you want to get your bearings at the start of your trip and explore further on your own, this is the best way to do it.
During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, we will ride the path along the Akerselva River – we’ll likely be the only tourists on the path. We’ll stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market “Mathallen” (closed on Mondays) to try local dishes such as brown cheese. Nature is never far away in Oslo, never more so on this tour as we encounter rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighbourhood.
Finally, we’ll head down to the riverfront to marvel at the modern Oslo Opera House and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo’s newest urban beach.
Hear What Our Previous Guests Thought ...
We really had a great time on this tour. Christian was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting tales of the history of Oslo. We saw so much more by bike than we would have by walking. This was an excellent way to spend 3 hours in Oslo!
It was fun and very interesting. We took the tour Oslo Off the Beaten Path. Great nature inside the city and we know now where to eat the best waffle in Oslo.
Our guide Romy was very knowledgeable and we got to learn about both Oslo history and everyday Norwegian life. We were able to visit neighborhoods we wouldn’t have known about otherwise and really get a good taste of the city. The bikes were also very high quality and light.
Took the “Oslo off the beaten path ” tour- AMAZING! great for all levels of cyclists. Our tour took us through true hidden gems of Oslo, our guide was full of awesome recommendations, for food, culture, art, etc. Definitely book this!