We're sitting on the harbor in the middle of Alesund, drinking coffee and watching the sunset. It's 11:30 PM and sunset is still going for. Yup, it's summer and you're that far north that it almost doesn't go beyond the horizon. Probably the most boring stuff for someone who lives there but such a spectacular moment for a foreigner!
There are two places where you can rent a bike in Alesund: Peder Øie AS and Uteguiden Activity Centre Ålesund. Later also has paid tours on e-bikes (the thing that allows lazy you to not push pedals, don't be like that :). Alesund is quite bicycle-friendly with not much traffic and good roads. There are also quite a lot of small streets where you can avoid cars completely so riding is safe here. And yes, you can ride veeeery late at night in summer because of white nights (check the photo).
Useful for cyclist
Brooks Saddles B15 Swallow Bicycle Saddle
Handmade in England- manufactured with the same Patent principle from 1937 and 100 year old traditional techniques.
Chrome frame- The entire frame is chrome plated steel, simultaneously lending strength and style.
Road/MTB- versatile and comfortable, use The B15 swallow on your road or mountain bike.
Useful for cyclist
Brooks England Foldable Helmet
SAFETY FIRST - Meets all EN 1078 and CPSC certifications for impact resistance and features an in molded construction
DESIGNED IN ITALY - Quality Craftmanship, Quality Materials, and Amazing Aesthetics set this helmet apart from any other helmet on your group ride
LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT, HIGHLY VENTILATED - The accordion like design lends itself to being foldable to reduce it's size by 20% while also providing amazing ventilation. MEDIUM: 55-58 CM LARGE: 58-61 CM weighs just 330 grams
ADJUSTABLE LEATHER STRAP INCLUDED - Can be used as a trouser ankle strap or to carry the helmet when off the bike
COMFORTABLE INTERIOR PADDING - Detachable, Breathable, and Washable