The gravel road leads north from the centre of Drag and winds its way up the mountain. You get a great view of the Tysfjord from the highest point (just over 300 m.a.s.l.) before turning down towards the lake Kjerrvatnet.

Perfect afternoon bike ride


Hamarøy, Drag


June – September


7,4 km


342 m


Gravel road


2 hours (return)

Route description

Set off from Drag centre in Hamarøy. You start with some easy cycling on asphalt before turning off onto an old tractor road up the mountain. It’s quite narrow and you will encounter a slightly uneven surface and some steep hills.

The trip up to the top is not the most spectacular but the view of the Tysfjord from the top is outstanding.

Towards the summit

While this is not the longest or most demanding ride, it’s a perfect afternoon or evening trip for slightly fitter cyclists. It’s possible to cycle this route from early summer. If you want to ride up Grytafjellet, it’s about 7.4 km and you should expect a bit of a climb on the way. We also recommend that you have low gears as well as good tyres and brakes.

Get to know Hamarøy

Tips for your bike ride

  • 55 Forførende friluftsmål (enticing outdoor destinations) – often 55FF – are specially selected, attractive hiking destinations in Salten ranging from easy walks to more demanding hikes. Read more about 55FF here.
  • Change your cycling direction and time of day to suit the weather and other wishes. Remember it’s light 24/7 here during the summer. You can always turn back or replace stages by express boat (if possible).
  • Bring a bike pump, tyre lever, extra bike tube and multi-tool suitable for your bike. There are few bicycle operators in the district.
  • Bring a water bottle. The water from mountain streams is mostly drinkable.
  • Check the opening hours of the grocery stores you plan to use before you set off.
  • Leave as few physical traces as possible and always dispose of your rubbish responsibly.
  • Remember you are not permitted to camp closer than 150 m from an inhabited house or cabin.
  • Special rules may apply for camping in nature reserves.
  • Be considerate to other traffic (even though there is not much).
  • Greet people you meet and stop for a chat.

Bike rental

You can rent bikes in Bodø at the following places:

Opplev Nord AS

Konrad Klausens vei 4A
+47 901 92 636

Sport 1 Sentrum

Sjøgata 17
+47 995 08 001
(250 m from Sentrumsterminalen)

In Meløy you can rent a bike at the following places

Meløy Adventure

+47 915 40 866

De leverer sykler hvor som helst i hele Meløy

Det er også sykkelutleie hos utstyrssentralen på Ørnes (ligger på Meløy bibliotek) og hos Gildeskål frivillighetssentral.

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