Awe-inspiring Ålesund, an Art Nouveau port town in the spectacularly beautiful Sunnmøre district, is famous for its captivating, quintessential architecture and sensational natural surroundings. Seen from the Aksla viewpoint, Ålesund appears as a town enveloped in the meandering beauty of the Norwegian fjords, existing in harmony with the majesty of Mother Nature.
A partner of the Art Nouveau Network, Ålesund’s architecture is romantic as well as remarkably consistent. The town’s most famous street, Jugendstilsenteret, is symbolic of this architectural style, and symbolizes Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany’s legacy in the area, the Kaiser having vacationed in Sunnmøre and encouraged the rebuilding of the town.
A bicycle or e-bike tour in the arresting town of Ålesund and beyond is an enchanting experience promising a full immersion in the beauty of the Norwegian landscape. Admire the awe-inspiring architecture of the town on a city bike tour, or take a guided day tour in the wonderful wilds of Sunnmøre and Valldalen. Conquer the climbs up Sukkertoppen, bike through burgeoning, aromatic pine forests, and follow in the footsteps of Olaf II on his escape from Canute the Great. Gaze out over the grand Norwegian fjords, ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tafjord, or cycle towards sensational viewpoints over stunning Storfjorden.
Ålesund promises unrivaled adventures, so grab an electric bike and go!