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Address: Holmen, sentrum, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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+47 57 69 12 55

Nature Trail - Kreklingen The trail starts from Belehalli sports hall in...

Nature Trail - Kreklingen The trail starts from Belehalli sports hall in Balestrand and goes on to Sandstolen or Skasheim. This is an easy trail with an ascent of 90 - 250m. The first part goes along a nature trail marked with notices giving information about the plants and animals in the area. Further along the trail you get some very fine views over Balestrand. The trail is marked with yellow markings and signposted towards Granlia and Skasheim. From Granlia you can either follow the yellow markings further to Sandstolen (shorter route) or Skasheim (longer route). The trail consists of stone/gravel/grass and is approx 50 - 60cm wide. It can be used for off road cycling. The walk takes between 2 and 4 hours depending on which route you choose and your own condition. Getting there: From Balestrand quay/tourist office walk up Laerergata and on to Kreklingevegen until you get to Belehalli sports hall. The roads are signposted with white nature trail signs. To reach Balestrand take the express bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim or express boat from Bergen. If you come by car from Oslo take the E16 and route 55. From Bergen or Trondheim take the E39 and route 55. For more information contact Balestrand Tourist Office www.visitbalestrand.no info@visitbalestrand.no

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Fantastic scenery and steady walk.

This is a lovely walk you have four grades, orange, yellow, blue and red differing in ease of walk. - the walk is very well marked on trees throughout the walk, you just follow... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a lovely walk you have four grades, orange, yellow, blue and red differing in ease of walk. - the walk is very well marked on trees throughout the walk, you just follow your colour. The views at the top are fantastic. If you follow the yellow walk there is a bench half way along where you cab sit... More 

1 Thank DebbieNick48
Boston, MA
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is about a mile in length with minor elevation gain. There are nicely situated benches for rests and views. You might need this if you are staying at the Kviknes and enjoying the Smorgasbord!

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Trail has a track for all levels of fitness. We weren't prepared to be going on this walk so didn't go for as long as we'd have liked but it was nice with information posters on species of the area! Either track you'll find some gaps for some amazing photos over Balestrand and beyond!

1 Thank Jessieleeb
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great walks of all lengths and inclines through lush forest and with amazing fjord views. Relatively steep incline from harbor to trail head, so even an "easy" walk starts with a 2km climb! See other reviews for fjord pics. Here are some of the forest.

Thank UCLASteve
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The nature trail at Balestrand starts behind the sports hall. A sign informs you of the many different walks and their difficulties. Blue paths are easy. Red paths are difficult. I decided to go on the path to Orrabenken, which was at a height of 370m above sea level. The Orrabenken path wasn't too difficult. There were many fairly flat... More 

3 Thank Roddlez
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Get a map from tourist information. Be prepared for a climb but there is a variety of routes from gentle to quite hard. They are clearly marked in terms of difficulty and length and they are extremely well identified as you walk along with numerous coloured marks on trees and rocks. The weather can change quickly so be prepared with... More 

1 Thank NotNormalforNorfolk
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This hike is absolutely amazing, completely worth the effort to get there. But for those of you who do regularly hike 7-10 miles a day, it is worth noting that if you are walking from the town, it is about 2.4 km to get there on paved streets with a fair amount of incline. Fortunately, once you get there, the... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The walking options here are great. Either a short walk before or after dinner or a long day hike. There are so many trails you can follow. I would not recommend the area to non- walkers. You need to have a passion to follow trails up hill for a few hours and have the correct footwear. For those who want... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Highly recommended with good signages all along the route. Route is clearly demarcated with easy hike and advanced level hikes

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing hike through the city and up in to the hills surrounding Balastrand. We tried to hike to the snow but it proved a bit too challenging given the amount of time we had available. We also did not have the right climbing gear - so take that into consideration when hiking on red or black trails. That's said,... More 

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