Our Saturday Urban City life is normally included to strolling Oslo with short breaks at boutiques, cafes, pubs and/or restaurants. The anticipated time when walking from our home to the city hall is 17 minutes.
This time is now shortened dramatically by using the Clear Channel City Bikes. At almost 100 stands all over the city we have free access to and can use for three hours before returning the bikes to any stand. Subscription period is one year to a cost of 10 Euros (80 nok).
On our tour (not Giro) from stand 54 and down town, we pass the Royal Guard marching from Akershus Castle and up towards the Royal Palace for daily watch changing. Tomorrow the 17th of May Children Parade will take place through the same route.
A short break for shopping is possible, but do not leave the bikes unguarded. You are responsible for the bike until correctly returned to and locked at an operational city bike stand.
After biking the city, the beers at Hannibals Hybel, Aker Brygge´s oldest Pub (23 years), are well earned either you sit in the shadow or prefer the Chardonnay in the warm sunshine.
Enjoy your biking, and here is the map of Oslo city bike stands. (The same service is available at Drammen and Trondheim)