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Downhill cycling in Vrådal in Telemark, Norway - Photo: Straand
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Downhill cycling in Vrådal in Telemark, Norway Photo: Straand

Downhill cycling in Telemark

Travel to the mountains of Vrådal for some adventurous downhill cycling. There are three tracks available in the bike park.

The Vrådal Bike Park

The Vrådal Mountain Bike Park is located at the ski centre in Vrådal. During the summer season you can take your bike up to the top of the ski centre and follow the terrain slopes down the mountain. The longest trail is four kilometres. There are three different downhill trails; the Hell Track, the Dagshus Track and the Slick Rock Track. The level of difficulty varies from easy to challenging.

From the top you can also ride along marked trails into the mountains.

You can download a trailmap online.

When

The best season for cycling in Telemark is from late May to mid-September. On the Hardangervidda there is usually snow until early June.

Opening hours

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 July – 11 August. Vrådal Bike Park is situated two and a half hours from Kristiansand

Bike rental

Telemark Adventure (in Dalen)
Raulandsfjell rents out bicycles, terrain cycles, child cycles and cycle trailers from May to October.
Rjukan Adventure
Quality Straand Hotel & Resort

Where to stay

Telemark offers a number of good hotels, apartments and cottages, from the coastal area of Grenland up to mountain areas such as Lifjell, Haukeli, Rauland and Rjukan/Gaustablikk. The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) has cabins in Haukeli at Kalhovd and Mogen on the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau.

How to get to Telemark

Telemark is easily accessible from the continent; by ferry routes from Denmark to Sandefjord, Larvik and Langesund or by air to Sandefjord Airport Torp, about one hour drive from Skien. The main roads are the E18 on the south coast from Oslo to Kristiansand, and the E134 from Oslo across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau to Haugesund and Bergen.

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Last updated:  2014-02-20

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Downhill cycling in Vrådal in Telemark, Norway - Photo: Straand

Downhill cycling in Telemark

Travel to the mountains of Vrådal for some adventurous downhill cycling. There are three tracks available in the bike park.

Downhill cycling in Telemark

Source: Visitnorway

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