Bike / hiking trip from Røyknes to Kile.
There are small differences in level along this section of the route. From Røyknes Cycle Route no. 3 follows the path of the old Setesdalsbanen railway to Nomeland power station. When the Nomeland power station and Nomeland dam were built in 1920, the railway was rerouted. You cycle up the hill to the new route, which you then follow through the Nomeland tunnel and upwards along the west side of the fjord. The old railway lies at the bottom of the fjord. As you are cycling along an old railway section you don't have so many tough uphill slopes. There are 7 tunnels along this section of the route. Two of these are lit.
After approx. 6 km you pass Iveland power station. From here the road heads inwards towards the centre of Iveland. On the section between Iveland and Kile there are several large log driving walls and other reminders from the time when enormous piles of logs were driven down through the water system. You cycle through several tunnels, the longest of which are illuminated. There are no cars between Gåseflå and Kile. From Kile and up to Kiledalen you have to cycle along Highway 9
Recommended map: National cycle route no. 3
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