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A beginner’s guide to winter biking

A woman on a bike in front of a snowy park

Winter biking in Oslo is a true Viking experience. The second substantial snowfall of the season occurred last night, but that does not stop us here at Viking Biking. We have a fleet of winter bikes ready, which includes Schwalbe spiked tires (more than 200 spikes per tire!). Walking can actually be hazardous in Oslo this time of year because it is so slippery, but biking with spikes is a surprisingly safe way to get around.

The city council of Oslo, encouraged by the local Green party, has made it a priority the last couple of years to plough the bike paths, in many cases before the roads. This action has in turn led to a huge increase in the number of locals choosing to bike year-round, something we support greatly here at Viking Biking. So if you want to feel like a real local, join our daily Winter Highlights Bike Tour at 12:00 (Mondays-Saturdays) or rent a winter bike. When in the capital of Vikings, act like one 🙂

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