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Froylandsvatnet Lakeside Cycle Ride

This is a beautiful and varied 20km circular cycle ride around Froylandsvatnet lake, on lakeside trails, through woodland and on roadside cycle tracks with plenty of picnic spots. Take the picturesque train ride from Stavanger to get you and your bikes there!

the track beside the lake on the western side
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and through woodland The cycle trail runs right beside the lake for the entire western side and is very sheltered. On the eastern side, the cycle track follows beside the 505 road with the optional recommended diversion through Njaskogen woods.

The ride can begin at several points around the lake. Recommend that the direction of cycling be chosen with the wind behind along the more exposed eastern side!
To shorten the trip, cycle along the western side, either there and back (15km), or just part way, taking a train to and from different stations.
Map reference:
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1: 200 000) 085 193
By car:
Drive south from Stavanger on E39, take RV44 right signposted to Kleppe, turn left in Ganddal on 505 to Orstad and the north end of lake Froylandsvatnet.

Beside lake in Orstad
Gunnarsberget near Klepp station
Sandtangen in Bryne
Njaskogen woods

By train:
Local train from Stavanger to Oksnevadporten or Klepp or Bryne stations
Distance from Stavanger: 25km

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and more lush wooded areas
 looking northwards across Froylandsvatnet Travel time from Stavanger:
40 minutes by car
20-25 minutes by train
Duration of the visit:
Full day


Shops and facilities in Bryne
Shops and facilities in Orstad

Kids verdict:
Great to take train to Bryne, cycle along the western side of the lake to Klepp station or Oksnevadporten station for train back.
See also:
Froylandsvatnet near Orstad
Hotel booking in the Stavanger area
Hotels in Sandnes
Hotel booking south of Stavanger (Jaeren)
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