We were more than surprised when we saw this bicycle lift - the first one of its kind in the whole world.
You have to obtain a key card in the bicycle repair shop in the same street where the lift starts, then insert the key card and thave the lift get you up the pretty steep hill!
We met this one man who had so much fun using the lift, that he was trying it a couple of times - and we enjoyed watching him!!!
Imagine you have to invent the most suitable way of transport for a hilly town whose paths are covered with ice and totally frozen between October and March. A heated funicular, defrosted escalators or a warm cable cars come to my mind.
Well, people of Trondheim will try to convince you that the ideal way of transport here is – bicycle! I wouldn’t know, since I don’t know how to ride one. But I was more than once surprised by the skills everyone – from schoolchildren and students to elder people, showed on these two-wheel devices. No ice is enough thick and no hill is enough steep for the people of Trondheim.
If you don’t own a bike, there’s no problem. You can take one of the city bikes from several stalls in the city by simply inserting a 20 kr coin that is returned once you return the bike.
Thank you, I enjoyed … walking. That is, I was so happy once I was able to walk, after a couple of months of ice-skating.
You can rent a bike for free (just a little depositum)
Find one of the stalls present all over the town pay the deposit, and be on your way.
You can see where all the other stalls are at the stall, so you just have to find one of them first.
Great, but is only open during the summer.
You find a stand with avaliable bicycles and put NOK 20 in the lock. Then you're free to use the bike for as long as you like. When you're finished with it, you return it to a stand (not neccesarily the one you got it from). Stands are situated all around he city.
You can freely borrow a bicycle with a basket. They are in a rack in the city center.
Putting a 20Kr coin in the lock you pull the bicycle from the rack.
And you get back your coin when you put the bicycle in the rack.
The dog is not supplied as an anti-theft .
More info. at the Tourism Office.
The bus ticket is a little expensive, 19kr per trip.
But if you travel with many friends, you can buy a
tichets cards where contains 10 or 20 single tickets,
each one costs 15kr.
Pls remember: you can continuously use one ticket in
one hour, both on bus and trolley!
Another useful thing is the city bicycles. They have
over ten stop of this kind of bicycle, insert 25kr coin,
you can ride it everywhere and put it back to any
stop, then get back your money.
Cautions: the bicycles have a foot break system but
not hand break! Hope you can get used to it immediately!
You could go by plane to Værnes Lufthavn/Airport, and go by bus from there to the city. Or you could come by bus (Norway Bussekspress)or train (NSB), both stops at Trondheim Railwaystation.
The centre of Trondheim is an isle cut from the rest of trondheim by the river, Nidelven. Inside this area it is nice to just walk around. You can also use one of the city-bikecycles, you can find them everywhere. If you are leaving the town centre it is nice to go by bus, it's not cheap, but it workes. Be sure to buy a 24 hours ticket if you plan to make more than 2 bus rides a day/night.
You can borrow a bike in Trondheim. Insert 20 kroner,and bicycle around the hole day. After a day with probably a painful butt,just park the bike at any of the bicycle stations,and you'll get your 20 kroner back. These stations can be found all around the city,and you can park the bike at any of these.
Trampe is the Wolds first bicycle lift. It is located at Bakklandet, close to Bybrua (The Gate of Fortune).