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A person jumping with his mountain bike in Hafjell bike park, Eastern Norway
Opening day in Hafjell bike park.
Photo: Hafjell.no

Mountain biking in Hafjell

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Hafjell is one of Norway’s leading destinations for lift-accessed mountain biking. The world-famous bike park, large trail network, and pumpin’ family area draw bikers from near and far.

Quick facts

Season
The season runs from late June to mid-October.

Lift
Gondola and chairlift.

Trail grading
Green, blue, red, black

Bike rental
The Bike shop near the trails has a wide selection of downhill bikes, cross-country mountain bikes (both full suspension and hardtail), and e-bikes, with all the equipment and safety gear you need, and for all ages.

Courses and guiding
Experienced instructors offer lessons and guided tours for both beginners and experienced mountain bikers.

Plan your trip to Hafjell

The trail code

Manners and common sense on the trail
Having great trails to ride on is not a right, but a privilege. The Norwegian organization for mountain biking (NOTS) urges everyone to be considerate of the trails. Here are the most important guidelines for summer trail wit.

1. Be considerate and give way for pedestrians.

2. Limit your speed, don’t be a danger or nuisance to others.

3. Don’t make new trails.

4. Don’t ride on vulnerable trails right after heavy rainfalls.

5. Don’t make the trail wider.

6. Carry your bike through marshlands to prevent deep grooves.

7. Don’t lock the rear wheel when you ride down steep hills.

8. The biker riding uphill has the right of way.

Downhill biking is, as the name implies, all about the ride down. In Hafjell, a gondola and a chairlift are both ready to transport you and your bike up to the trailheads – so you can focus on the ride down.

Go down in Hafjell Bike Park

The 19 downhill trails in Hafjell Bike Park vary from wide open machine built roller coaster trails to more technical steep and winding singletracks through the forest.

All the trails are colour marked according to their difficulty, and there are routes for all skill levels here, from first-timers to true bikeoholics.

Try out the new trail Flowklypa, you are guaranteed to smile from ear to ear!

A view of Mosetertoppen in Hafjell Bike Park
Mosetertoppen in Hafjell.
Photo: Hafjell Bike Park

Pump away at Mosetertoppen

The perfect activity for the whole family! Step off the Gondola at Mosetertoppen, where both you and the kids can play on bikes, skateboards or scooters in the large paved pump track – suitable for both beginners and expert mountain bikers who want some skill training. Bring your own bike or rent one at Favn Bikrental. Free bicycles and helmets are also lent out here for the youngest. The little ones will also love the large new climbing frame with playground equipment right next to it. If you are lucky you'll meet the mascot ISA up there.

Mosetertoppen offers a first-class view over Gudbrandsdalen valley, as well as several places where you can enjoy a good lunch, fresh cinnamon buns or an ice cream. Take a trip to Skavlen, Sætra or Favn restaurant if you need a top-up of energy!

Two people downhill biking in Hafjell bike park in Eastern Norway
Mountain biking in Hafjell.
Photo: Gisle Johnsen

Cross-country and trail biking

Hafjell and the surrounding areas have many opportunities for other types of biking as well. Øyerfjellet is a cycling eldorado and easily accessible from Mosetertoppen. Whether you prefer wider roads, wooded paths and gravel roads, or more gnarly trails covered with tree roots and rocks, Hafjell can offer fantastic experiences from the bicycle seat.

From Mosetertoppen, the trail network stretches for kilometres to the east and north and also connects with the Sjusjøen and Lillehammer trails in the south. You’ll cycle through a varied landscape just at the treeline, with scenic views of the nearby mountains and valleys.

Two people cross-country biking in Hafjell, Eastern Norway
Cross-country biking in Hafjell.
Photo: Gisle Johnsen

Rent it at your LBS

LBS means “local bike shop” to you newbies, and in Hafjell bike shop you can get rental bikes for the whole family – from downhill and full suspension trail bikes to cross-country and e-bikes, and with all the necessary protective equipment included.

If you have a problem with your own bike, the Bike shop cycologists can fix pretty much everything, or just help you set it up perfectly. You can also rent safety equipment separately.

If you don’t have it – learn it

Do you need an introduction to downhill biking, wish for a better flow, or just want to master that tricky turn? A team of experienced instructors can guide you through Hafjell’s bike scene, either alone or in a group lesson.

A family adventure

The Lillehammer region is full of fun amusement parks like Hunderfossen and Lilleputthammer, art and outdoor museums like Lillehammer art museum and Maihaugen, and events and activities for the whole family. And with plenty of restaurants and accommodation options in the area, you’re sure to have a pleasant stay.

Quick facts

Season
The season runs from late June to mid-October.

Lift
Gondola and chairlift.

Trail grading
Green, blue, red, black

Bike rental
The Bike shop near the trails has a wide selection of downhill bikes, cross-country mountain bikes (both full suspension and hardtail), and e-bikes, with all the equipment and safety gear you need, and for all ages.

Courses and guiding
Experienced instructors offer lessons and guided tours for both beginners and experienced mountain bikers.

Plan your trip to Hafjell

The trail code

Manners and common sense on the trail
Having great trails to ride on is not a right, but a privilege. The Norwegian organization for mountain biking (NOTS) urges everyone to be considerate of the trails. Here are the most important guidelines for summer trail wit.

1. Be considerate and give way for pedestrians.

2. Limit your speed, don’t be a danger or nuisance to others.

3. Don’t make new trails.

4. Don’t ride on vulnerable trails right after heavy rainfalls.

5. Don’t make the trail wider.

6. Carry your bike through marshlands to prevent deep grooves.

7. Don’t lock the rear wheel when you ride down steep hills.

8. The biker riding uphill has the right of way.

Biker-friendly services

Go where the trail calls! Find tailor-made services for mountain bikers in Hafjell.

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