Rallarvegen - Mountain Biking Package Tour
- Cycling and Montain Biking
The Rallarvegen is an exceptionally beautiful cycle route that will leave unforgettable impressions, from "the Roof of Norway" down to the fjord! You can also combine this cycling trip with a breathtaking fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord!
The Rallarvegen is the most popular cycling trip in Norway and guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget! This cycling adventure can be started in Oslo, Bergen, Geilo, or Haugastøl and you can customize the trip to include a mesmerizing fjord cruise or a trip with the scenic Flåm Railway.
You start your tour by taking a train to Finse, where your cycling trip starts. At Finse, you disembark the train an pick up your bikes and you are now ready to start your scenic cycling adventure towards Flåm. The trip can be completed in one day, but note that we highly recommend that you add overnight stays along the route. There are two different options you can choose when booking the tour:
Rallarvegen Original Tour
On the Rallarvegen Original Tour, you cycle from Finse to Flåm. From Flåm you travel on the scenic Flåm Railway to Myrdal and back to your starting destination by train. This tour can be taken as a day trip, but some of the variations require overnight stays along the route.
Rallarvegen with Fjord Cruise
On the Rallarvegen with Fjord Cruise, you cycle from Finse to Flåm, where an overnight stay is required. From Flåm you continue by taking a fjord cruise to Gudvangen on the amazing UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjorden. From Gudvangen you travel by bus to Voss (incl. a stop at Stalheim Hotel) and continue by train to your final destination.
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.
In Finse, at an altitude of 1,222 meters, 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 endpoint in Flåm the distance is about 53 km.
Accessibility and snow conditions
Accessibility on Rallarvegen depends on the amount of snow along the route. It is not always possible to start the trip from Finse early in the season, then the alternative is, for example, starting from Hallingskeid.
Our booking calendar will always be updated with available routes and starting points based on the Rallarvegens accessibility.
Rallarvegen route & stops
Finse - Hallingskeid, 21 kilometers
The bike ride from Finse to Hallingskeid (1110 meters above sea level) goes down 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 halfway between Finse and Hallingskeid. The house, dated 1904, is the highest of its kind in Norway at 1,310 meters. 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. The bikes will be returned to the bike rental company, this is included in the package.
There are a lot of places you can add overnight stays, for example in Vatnahalsen. This is highly recommended, since the trip can be challenging for some, and a break might be a good idea. You customize your own tour during the booking process, starting on this page! If you are planning to stay overnight somewhere during your tour, we highly recommend that you use our Luggage Transport Service, which is available on the tours from Oslo to Bergen.
Remember to take care of and respect nature during your journey!