The Forest Ride
Round Nøklevann and Ulsrudvann Lakes
Starting point: Take the tram to Bogerud Station (line 3), about 20 minutes from the centre of Oslo. From there 1 km east to Rustadsaga sportstue.
Distance: 11 km
Incline: 125 hm
The Round Nøklevann Lake route is one of the most popular in Østmarka, and it's easy to see why. The road is slightly rolling and varied and affords fine views across the lake. Fine bathing areas are found in places like Katissa and Bråten. Barely one kilometre north of here is Bremsrud rest area, with a view of many of Nøklevann's rock faces.
Please note that many hikers frequent this area at the weekend, so please show consideration! If you prefer to cycle more or less undisturbed, you should plan your ride in the early morning or late afternoon instead.