Discover Norway’s capital: A hidden gem that is surprisingly rich in culture and unusually close to nature. Whether you feel like checking out the highlights of downtown Oslo, want to explore nature, want to see Oslo from it’s 4 main viewpoints, like to dive into street art, do the big full day culture and art tour or you want to join a real treasure hunt you are in the right spot.
OBR is established by cyclists for cyclists. We all live in Oslo and know the city very well. We are passionate about cycling whether it is leisurely cycling on an electric bike in the city, with a hybrid bike on the gravel roads in the forest, pedalling your way through forest paths on a full suspension or if you want to cruise on a road bike. The staff consists of a mix of experienced people with extensive cycling experience and younger people who love to provide great service. OBR is part of the Balslev travel company which offers travel in and out of Norway for private pleasure and business trips.
We have many recommended local partners where you can book your tours on our website. All partners are tested, and we can vouch for the experience being fantastic.
Jørn is dedicated to hosting the very best events and every bike tour is an event. He has biked most of Norway and Europe and you can often see him biking in his home town with his dog. He is just waiting for the opportunity to present his city to you.
For Morten biking is both a sport and a recreation. He likes both competitions and recreational bike rides. For him any bike is a jewel and has to be treated like one. He enjoys finding you the right bike and adjusting it properly.
Christian is one of the most experienced cycle mechanics and a multi-talent. He is a tour guide, mechanic and a software expert. He keeps the bikes in perfect condition. He is originaly from the UK, but has lived in Norway for the last 20 years.
Regular service is important to increase the lifespan of the bicycle. With normal maintenance, such as regular washing and chain lubrication you can count on a lower maintenance cost per kilometer of use. If you do not maintain the bicycle regularly, the cost can quickly double or triple. If the bike is regularly kept nice and clean the cost can be halved. Wear parts last longer if there is no sand, dirt or old grease on the bike.
A normal bicycle service involves adjusting the gears and brakes, changing the most common wearing parts such as brakepads and wires, checking the drive train and all the bearings, lubricating the chain and inflating the tires to the correct air pressure.
It’s smart to have your bike serviced regularly. Many people choose to do this in the spring and early summer.
Cycling in winter is becoming increasingly popular in Norway. Switch to quality studded tyres!
Parts for bicycle service will be ordered continuously if they are not in stock. Waiting time approx. 1-3 days.
Delivery Monday to Saturday, during the shop’s opening hours. Service will be carried out continuously, depending on the type of bike and service, parts in stock etc.
When submitting a bicycle for service, the bicycle must be delivered without additional equipment.
Dirty bikes wear out more both on their own bike, but also on our tools.
Very dirty bikes will in some cases cost more to repair because they are not clean.
If you are unsure how much a bicycle repair will cost, you can hand in the bicycle to get a price estimate.
When the bike is ready and the service has been carried out, you will be contacted by e-mail and SMS.
Oslo rank among the world’s most sustainable, secure and interesting cities in the world. In Oslo and the beautiful surrounding region, you’ll learn why. The buzzing capital mixes royal history, modern architecture and loads of culture with sustainable living and a mouth-watering restaurant scene. Get to know Oslo right here and chose on of our guided tours to lead you. Or if you are of the adventurous kind take one of our self guided tours and spice it up with your own desires. Or if you are crazy you learn to know Oslo through an interesting treasure hunt.
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