Heaps of easy cycling options, fairy-tale landscapes and little traffic: The Sognefjord and other areas of Fjord Norway is a hit for families with children who love bicycling.
Idyllic fjord villages, quiet gravel roads and several National Tourist Routes are some of the gems just waiting for you and your bike in the Sognefjord area.
One of the area's highlights is the famous 82-kilometer long Rallarvegen (the navvies’ road), which has been named Norway's finest bicycle road by the travel magazine Travel and Vacation. The road runs from Haugastøl to Flåm, and one option is to start your trip by renting a bike in Flåm and then take the Flåm Railway to Vatnahalsen.
Bikes are available to rent in most villages near the Sognefjord, and the magnificent scenery can be enjoyed no matter what speed you prefer.
The map below will help you to locate the cycling suggestions on this page.
When cycling on the roads in Norway, the same traffic regulations and road signs apply to you as to cars and other vehicles: Keep to the right, give way to those coming from your right, and don’t drink and bike.
You may cycle on the pavement, but adapt your speed. You may not cycle on motorways and dual carriageways. Always wear a helmet when cycling. A high visibility vest is a good idea, especially on busy roads. Only children under the age of 10 may be carried as passengers.
In darkness and poor visibility make sure your bike is equipped with a white or yellow light in the front, and a red light in the back. You also need a red reflector in the rear and white or yellow reflectors on the pedals.
Make sure your bike has two brakes that work independently of each other and a bicycle bell.
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