Sandnes - the Bicycle Town

Sandnes - the Bicycle Town

Why not devote your holiday to an impressive journey along the west coast? The North Sea Road is the holiday route that takes you from the charms of southern Norway to the flat Jæren area and then on into the dramatic landscape of the Norwegian fjord country. The coastal area lies there waiting to offer you unforgettable experiences. The feel of the fresh sea air on your face is just as rewarding whether you are swimming from the sunny sandy beaches or walking in stormy weather.

Join us on a fascinating and informative walk through the industrial town of Sandnes, where you will learn of its history, its heyday of bicycle production, milling and brickworks, which provided the foundation for the town we see today. Norway's no. 1 bicycle town, Sandnes , is renowned for its almost 100-year old manufacture of bicycles. However, clay was the actual basis for the development of Sandnes town. The first brickworks was established in 1789. The district had massive deposits of clay that could be exploited and brickworks were built one after the other along the shores of the fjord. Milling was yet another industrial success story. Nowadays there is only one mill in operation.

The view from Dalsnuten (323 m) leaves even the most discerning of mountain wanderer simply breathless. A marvellous panorama looks out over Sandnes, the fjord realm of Ryfylke, the sweeping expanse of Jæren and the North Sea beyond. Rogaland Arboretum is a park renowned for its luxuriant vegetation. 15 km of paths have been laid through the park and there are several dams that set the scene for a rewarding morning or afternoon in beautiful surroundings for young and old.

The best starting-off point
We like visitors in Sandnes, a fact we think you will notice. We will gladly lend you one of our free town bicycles so that you can experience our small town at close quarters. Pedal around, watch the potter creating traditional Sandnes pitchers, visit our galleries or feed the ducks in the leafy Sandve park in the town centre. At Havanna Badeland young and old can have fun on water slides and in Jacuzzis without having to think about the weather. Sandnes is a good town for shopping. You can wander the pedestrian streets or take in one of the shopping centres in the town centre. There are plenty of quality goods for sale, places to eat and activities for children. Historically speaking, Sandnes is famous for its brickworks, pottery industry and the manufacture of bicycles. We try to keep the old traditions alive. Therefore, we can proudly invite you to visit a wide range of museums, exhibitions and galleries. The countryside around Sandnes is also beautiful. A trip to Rogaland Arboretum can be highly recommended - nowhere else in Norway has so many different trees and bushes in one place. The national cycle route, the North Sea Cycle Way, passes through Sandnes and its distinctive surrounding landscape. Sandnes is a great base for visiting other parts of the area, whether you want to visit the neighboring town of Stavanger, the mountainous area inland, the beaches of Jæren or the Kongeparken fun park at Ålgård.

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