If you plan a family holiday on the two-wheeled skeleton, we bet you will find something that is both fun and easy among these selected cycling offers.
Rallarvegen (the navvies' road), built during the construction of the Bergen Railway, has become Norway's most cherished cycle road in recent years.
The 80-kilometre long road winds up and down in a lush landscape, from the mountain terrain of Haugastøl down to the fjord in the Flåm valley. Due to the altitude difference (from around 1,000 metres down to 0 metres above sea level), make sure you cycle westwards if you want to take it easy.
Price from NOK 1,000 per person.
Join a biking and hiking tour through the natural and cultural landscapes of the tranquil Mørkrid valley.
After cycling for around seven kilometres, you continue on foot up to the impressive Drivande waterfall. Sit down to rest, take in the views and listen to the sound of the waterfall while you get to taste some local flatbread and cured meat.
This is an easy/moderate tour that takes 3 to 3,5 hours.
Price from NOK 450 per person (adult). Children under 14 years: NOK 250.
Get to know Bølifossen, a beautiful place known as the “the pearl in the Mørkrid valley”, on this tour that includes biking, hiking and (optional) fishing.
After eight kilometres of cycling, you embark on a one and a half hour hike on a rocky, uphill path before you arrive at the secluded, peaceful Bølifossen. Explore the surroundings, taste some local flatbread and cured meat and if you like, go fishing.
Price from NOK 750 per person (adult). Children under 14 years: NOK 500.
Watch spectacular fjords, green mountains, dramatic peaks and white sandy beaches roll by from your bicycle seat.
A cycling holiday in Vesterålen is to experience the distinctive coastal culture of Northern Norway up close. The cycling routes are easy to follow with varied terrain but few hills, and some areas are practically traffic-free. The accommodation and activity provider Huset på Yttersiden can help you to find suitable cycling routes, whether you plan a complete cycling holiday or plan to combine it with other activities. Bikes are available to rent in Stokmarknes.
The family route is an easy route to the mountain resorts of Vaset and Storefjell. It is a great alternative for families with children, less experienced cyclists, or simply those who prefer to take it easy.
Enjoy the silence, admire the views, breathe the fresh air, and pay a visit to some of the summer mountain farms with grazing animals.
Price from NOK 995 per person per night including accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 6-15 years go half price, and 0-5 year-olds can join for free. Bike rental and baggage transportation are available on request.
A cycling adventure that suits both beginners and experienced cyclists. Bike at your own pace across the mountain plateau between Valdres and Golsfjellet.
This is a quiet mountain area with open views over the tall peaks in Jotunheimen. The area is also popular area for hiking and fishing.
Price from NOK 995 per person per night including accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 6-15 years go half price, and 0-5 year-olds can join for free. Bicycle rental and baggage transportation are available on request.
The 82-kilometre long Rallarvegen has a surprise in store practically behind every bend. The landscape changes from Arctic mountains to the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda and finally down to the lush Flåmsdalen valley. On route you pass sheltered fjords, thundering waterfall and rushing river rapids.
Rallarvegen is also a historical adventure. Constructed from 1895 to 1902 during the building of the Bergenbanen Railway, it is lined with cultural treasures like the railway workers’ barracks and old stone bridges.
Explore the little known cycling paradise of Valdres with the whole family. Peddle along at your own pace in the gateway to Jotunheimen, one of Norway’s premier mountain areas with some 200 peaks over 2,000 metres above sea level. The suggested route includes a combination of gravelled roads, trails and paths.
Go cycling in the fabulous fjord scenery of the Lodalen Valley during the day and get pampered in the evening. You will stay at the first-class Hotel Alexandra where you can relax in the spa and enjoy the renowned buffet dinner.
The Briksdal Glacier is within cycling distance, and the area is also popular with hiking and via ferrata climbing.
Price from NOK 1,990 per person (double room), including buffet dinner, breakfast, bike, helmet and access to Alexandra Bath & Spa.
Make Storefjell Resort Hotel (1,001 metres above sea level) your base for a cycling holiday at Golsfjellet and the surrounding mountain areas. With easy access to numerous trails in the woods, over mountain plains and through rural landscapes, this is no doubt one of the best areas for cycling in the Norwegian mountains. Storefjell is also the starting and finishing point for the Mjølkevegen route.
Price from NOK 645 per night including breakfast, maps and route suggestions. Storefjell’s facilities include a mini water-park, a spa, bike rental, transport to and from the train and bus station, restaurants and horseback riding.
Take the whole family on an easy, 35-kilometre long cycling trip lined with grand views. Cycle at your own pace through farm pastures and by lakes in the idyllic area of Jaslangen. The highest point on the trip is Panoramavegen, where you have a 360 degree view and can see all the way to the Jotunheimen National Park.
Price from NOK 925 per night in a double room including breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 0 to 5 years can join for free, and those from 6 to 15 years get a 50% discount.