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Rallarvegen is Norways most popular cycling route Photo: Flåm Utvikling
Photo: Flåm Utvikling
Photo: Vegard Breie
Photo: Vegard Breie
Photo: Vegard Breie
Photo: Helge G. Stærk

Explore Norways best kept secrets on bicycle

Rallarvegen is Norway’s most popular cycling route - but this is merely the tip of the iceberg in Hallingdal, where cycling possibilities abound.

The versatility of the Hallingdal region is remarkable, with easily accessible cycling trips for every age and ability. Whilst Rallarvegen is the most popular cycling route, there are plenty of other exciting cycling opportunities. The proximity of the world famous fjords allows you to ride national tourist roads along the Hardangerfjord as well as crossing mountain passes in Hallingdal – all in one stay. There are numerous trails for mountain biking as well as lots of downhill adventures, and not just for the experts: many places are suitable for the whole family.

Hallingdal is also the place to go if you wish to combine your biking holiday with first class hiking or get a taste of authentic Norwegian culture. A car-free holiday is made easy thanks to the Bergen Railway and the numerous bus routes and taxis serving the region.

Mountain biking

Hallingdal offers mountain biking with stunning contrasts – from high mountains, with panoramic views and dramatic waterfalls, to the majestic fjords. The region's versatility is remarkable, letting you choose between easily accessible cycling trips where families and novice bikers can enjoy picturesque rides in flat mountain terrain with stops at charming mountain farms serving local specialties.

Singletracks

In Hallingdal there are plenty of singletracks to be explored. Take your bike anywhere in the region and you will find unique and wild mountain bike terrain for the experienced mountain biker.

Hallingdal holds miles and miles of marked trails. Here you will find epic and authentic mountain bike adventures in a picturesque Norwegian landscape. In Hallingdal you can experience mountain biking like a local.

Hillbilly MTB will provide guides for your epic Norwegian single trail adventure.

Downhill biking

The downhill options in Hallingdal are superb. Nesbyen is Norway’s hot spot for shuttle based downhill biking. The natural trails here distinguish themselves from the machine build bike parks found elsewhere in Europe, giving you a truly Norwegian downhill experience.

In Geilo you will find lift-based downhill biking for all skill levels. The trails are suitable for both experienced and novice riders as well as families. It is a perfect place to try out downhill biking for the first time as well as to build skills and confidence.

Slåtta Bike Park in Ål is build for the annual bike spectacle Hillbilly Huckfest. Throughout the summer the park is open for the public with lift assisted riding. Check opening hours in advance.

Season

April – October (with some variation from destination to destination)

Bike transfer

It is easy to bring your bike on the Bergen Railway, although it is best to make a reservation in advance at nsb.no. Local trails can be accessed by bus or taxi.

Accommodation

First class rides deserve first class accommodation. You can have your own Norwegian cabin as a base for your stay, or pick among the region's many hotels serving all budgets: from small mountain inns and apartments to historic and luxurious hotels. You can also stay on a farm or mountain farm, in a cosy Hallingstue or stabbur.

There are plenty of Cyclist Welcome accommodation options in Hallingdal.

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Last updated:  2014-06-25
The Bergsjø area offers some of Hallingdals finest cycling areas - Photo: Helge G. Stærk
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Rallarvegen is Norways most popular cycling route - Photo: Flåm Utvikling

Explore Norways best kept secrets on bicycle

Rallarvegen is Norway’s most popular cycling route - but this is merely the tip of the iceberg in Hallingdal, where cycling possibilities abound.

Explore Norways best kept secrets on bicycle

Source: Visitnorway

About Hallingdal

Gol in Hallingdal

Spend some days in the small town of Gol, and enjoy activities such as hiking and fishing during the summer, and skiing during the winter.

Flå

Flå offers beautiful nature, from lakes and forests to mountain tops. Parts of Vassfaret (the legendary Kingdom of Bears) belong to Flå.

The Fjell & Fjord region

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