Rallarvegen - Mountain biking package tour
An exceptionally beautiful cycle route that will leave unforgettable impressions, from "the Roof of Norway" down to the fjord!
On this biking trip you cycle on an exceptionally beautiful route that will leave memorable impressions, from "the Roof of Norway" down to the fjord! This tour can be started in Oslo, Bergen or Geilo. You travel by train from your starting destination and depart at either Haugastøl or Finse, where your cycling trip towards Flåm begins. The trip can be completed in one day, but we highly recommend that you add overnight stays along the route.
About Rallarvegen (the Navvies' Road):
As the name suggests the Rallarvegen road dates back to the time when the road was used by navvies during the construction of the Bergen Railway. Today Rallarvegen is best known as a cycle route of exceptional beauty, offering a multitude of experiences.
The Rallarvegen starts in Haugastøl and ends in Flåm, with a total distance of about 80 kilometers. Starting from Haugastøl the road climbs steadily up to Finse, a distance of about 27 km. There, at an altitude of 1,222 metres, you can pay a visit to Rallarmuseet, the navvies’ museum, where you can discover how navvies lived and the tools and aids they used in the construction of the Bergen Railway. From Finse to the end point in Flåm the distance is about 53 km.
Rallarvegen route & stops
Haugastøl to Finse, 27 kilometers
The starting point of Rallarvegen is at Hallingskeid, 1000 meters above sea level. Finse is located 1222 meters above sea level and the bike ride from Haugastøl is 27 kilometers. This part of the trail is done on gravel roads and has an elevation of 222 meters. During this stretch you will roll over beautiful and handmade old bridges in a fantastic mountain terrain.
You can stay overnight in Finse so that you are rested for the next day's leg of the Rallarvegen. If you have extra time, Finse has a lot to offer - the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, glacier walks, galleries and an unspoiled landscape. It is also possible to start the cycling trip from Finse.
Finse - Hallingskeid, 21 kilometers
The bike ride from Finse to Hallingskeid (1110 meters above sea level) goes downward through a wide-open mountain landscape, with great views of the Hardangerjøkulen glacier to the west. A popular stop during this leg is the signalman's cabin, Fagernut Vokterbolig, about half way between Finse and Hallingskeid. The house, dated 1904, is the highest of its kind in Norway at 1,310 metres. There you will find a café and an exhibition about life as a signalman high up in the mountains.
Hallingskeid to Vatnahalsen, 15 kilometers
The section from Hallingskeid to Vatnahalsen (812 meters above sea level) is for many the most spectacular leg of the Rallarvegen. The bike trail goes along a mountain ledge, with steep slopes and wild, thundering waterfalls.
Vatnahalsen - Flåm, 17 kilometers
From Vatnahalsen you continue downhill through the beautiful Flåmsdalen valley to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord. When you arrive at Flåm you leave your rental bikes at Flåm Station. They bikes will be returned to the bike rental company, this is included in the listed price.
There are a lot of places you can add overnight stays, for example in Finse, Vatnahalsen, Flåm. You customize your own tour during the booking process, starting on this page!
Remember to take care of and respect the nature during you journey!