For the slightly more ambitious, follow the Nidelva river soutwards from the Nelaug train station with direction Arendal, through hilly forests.
The cycle route Nelaug-Arendal is divided into two different routes, where the eastern route is marked with signs. Follow signs from classified road no. 412 at Nelaug, on gravel surface east of the river Nidelva. This is a pleasant stretch, with a partly course surface. On the way, you pass a farmyard at Vimme, Flaten station and Haugsjå station. Shortly after, the surface becomes paved at Bøylefoss on classified road no 151. The hill at the gate before Bøylefoss is steep. At Bøylestad, exit left off road no 151 and onto gravel surface once again. Follow the gravel road straight ahead until the road turns left by the water, take to the right in the crossroads before Hersel. From there, the road goes uphill again, follow this straight ahead through the woods to Lyngrott. Here the landscape becomes more open, and the road passes Gullknapp airport. Go straight ahead, past several beautiful waters, and then downwards to Tveiten, on classified road no. 128, through Myra and down to Arendal town centre (signs from E18). Take the road straight ahead in the traffic lights and the roundabouts, to Barbu, then to the right along Langbrygga and Pollen in town. Before Barbu, you find the railwaystation, the starting point for those who took the train to Nelaug.
Nelaug-Arendal, 33,2 km (max 38,9 km).
Tip: Take the train from Arendal to Nelaug, tickets at www.nsb.no or a ticket machine on the station. Several departures each day.
Follow the gravel road from Lyngrott to the left at the bicycle sign. The route is on gravel surface for a while, then asphalt past Bjornes and Skjævestad, to Longumvannet. Go west of the water, most people must wheel the bike for about 800 metres along the water. This route leads to road no. 128 at Myra, og left and follow the road to town. 5,7 km longer.