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“Great hike with amazing views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nature Trail Kreklingen

Nature Trail Kreklingen
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Balestrand
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Owner description: 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
Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great hike with amazing views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a steep hike from the local school, but well worth it. And, it felt great to stretch our legs a bit! There are many places to stop and rest - especially with kids - and the views at every turn get better and better.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Stacey Z
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“If you can walk....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

You have to hike this to the top. Whatever you do, do not quit early and head back down; the views from the peak are unmatched. 360 degree views of the fjord and surrounding mountain peaks. The hike is not too difficult - about 5km at a decent incline - took us (two 28 year old men) a little over an hour at a pretty quick pace to summit. But don't worry if you decide to take it a lot slower - there are many rest points, all with amazing views.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Joshua J
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“Great trail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Great place to hike if the mountains are too steep for you. Best starting point is by the local school.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Yngve S
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