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Rallarvegen
Photos by Jan Egil Jægersborg
Cycling in Hallingdal

Season:

Jun - Sep

Elevation gain:

560 m

Distance/time:

52 km/6-7 hrs

Difficulty level:

Medium
Ride Norway’s most beautiful bike route from the mountains to the fjords
Rallarvegen

The Rallarvegen bike route brings you from the rocky and bare mountains in Finse, to the lush landscapes by the fjord in Flåm in just under 6 hours. This route is not only a spectacular bike ride but also a journey through history. The Rallarvegen starting point is technically in Haugastøl, but the most popular route is this shorter version from Finse to Flåm.

It’s important to pay attention to the weather report, as you will be traveling from the high mountains to sea level. It may be well below 10°C in Finse, but by the time you reach Flåm the temperature can be 22°C. The biking season of this route varies every year and is dependent on the snow levels around Finse.

Rallarvegen is an old transport road designed to support the construction of the “Bergensbanen” railway. In 1894, the Norwegian Parliament decided that a railway connection between Bergen and Oslo was required, and chose the mountain range that split southern Norway in two as the crossing point.

See How to Cycle the Rallarvegen Bike Route for a complete guide to tackling Rallarvegen.

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Places to stay

Vestlia Resort is a full service resort situated in the cozy mountain-village of Geilo, halfway between Oslo and Bergen.
25 km away
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Bardøla is a classic mountain hotel in the heart of Geilo. The hotel is beautifully situated within walking distance from the city centre of Geilo.
25 km away
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Geilolia’s forest cabins are centrally located in the national park village Geilo, with a prime location nestled between the Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda National Parks.
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With its long-standing tradition as a mountain resort, Geilo has been a hotspot for adventurers of all kinds for more than a century
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