Rallarvegen

Enjoy the wild and beautiful nature of the western part of Norway, with mountains, sheltered fjords, lush, green valleys, spectacular waterfalls and rushing river rapids. The contrasts and experiences are remarkable and have to be experienced to be believed.

Rallarvegen is the most popular cycling route in Norway, offering both a historical and close-to-nature adventure. The road was hand-made and used as a transportation route during the building of the Bergenbanen railway from 1895-1902. All along the route you will come across preserved cultural treasures from this period, like railway workers barracks and stone bridges.
The road is 82 km long and the scenery varies immensely, from arctic high mountain terrain at Hardangervidda, to the opulent green Flåmsdalen valley. Although the road standard is rather rough along the route, there is little or no tourist traffic, and there are some asphalted stretches here and there.
 

As the hotels in Finse and Flåm can be fully booked during the summer season, it is important to book this tour early in advance.

Tour dates 2017:
The tour has limited capacity and is sold only on request. Not online. No fixed dates.
Because of snow, it is recommended to go in July, August or September.
 

Level of difficulty:  
Profile:  
Number of  days:  3
Distance:  82 km
Price 2017:

Midweek (tour start Sunday - Wednesday): from NOK 4 050, - pr. person in double room
Weekend (tour starts Thursday - Saturday): from NOK 4250, - pr. person in double room
Single room supplement: from NOK 1290, -
Book early discount: - kr. 250, - pr. pers. by booking before June 1

Included in package:

1 nights accommodation with dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch/refill of thermos
1 nights accommodation with breakfast
Transfer by train: Flåm - Myrdal + Myrdal - Haugastøl (day 3), incl. bike tickets.
Map and tourdescription.

If you use your own bike: You need to pay an extra tickets for bringing the bike on the train: NOK 350,- per. bike.


Road signs: Yes. 
Parking: Free parking at Haugastøl
 
Bikerental 2016:
• Ordinary bike - 7 gears and luggage carrier: 2 days incl. return: NOK 580,-, extra day: NOK 120,-
• Off-road bike - 21 gears (no luggage carrier): 2 days incl. return: NOK 950,-, extra day: NOK 200,-
• Bicycle bags - per set: NOK 125,-
 
Extra for train from Bergen or Oslo: (We have deducted the price for the train between Myrdal and Haugastøl)
  • From Bergen to Haugastøl, return from Myrdal to Bergen: NOK 645,-
  • From Oslo, continue to Bergen (or the oposite): NOK 790,-
  • From Oslo to Haugastøl, return from Myrdal to Oslo: NOK 1225,-
 
Rallarvegen - alternative tours - ask for suggestions and prices
  1. Go with the Flåmsbana Railway to Myrdal, then train to Upsete and furhter by bike to Voss.  On the way you will pass ancient farming communities. After a few days in the mountains, it will be a welcoming change to end the trip in the city of Voss. From Voss you can go by train to Haugastøl, Oslo or continue to Bergen.
  2. Go Sognefjorden all the way to Bergen by Express boat.
  3. Expand the package by including train t/r Oslo or Bergen.
  4. Book an extra day at Finse and make a guided tour in the glacier "Blåisen" at Hardangervidda Nationalpark (equipment can be rented).
  5. Spend an extra day in Flåm to hike the Aurland Valley or make a Fjord-cruise to, Nærøyfjord which is included in Unesco's World Heritage list. The landscape, considered to be among the most scenically outstanding fjord areas on the planet.
Status:
This tour is on request, ie you can contact us with your preferred date and we will check for availability.

Map

Day by day program

Day 1:
Arrive at Haugastøl by car or train.

Biking Haugastøl - Finse - 27 km
Gentle uphill climb from Haugastøl (900 m.) to Finse (1222 m.) Average day trip on good, graveled roads with boulder railings.
Accommodation and dinner in Finse.

Day 2:
Biking 'Rallarvegen' (the Navvies’ Road) Finse - Flåm - 55 km.
Some uphill from Finse (1222 m.) to Fagervatn (1343 m.)  The Flåm railway station is 2 m. above sea level, so from Fagervatn to Flåm it’s mostly down-hill with just a few inclines. You bike along the the old Navvies’ Road to Myrdal and continue down through the Flåm valley. The roads are rough. There might be some small gutters across the road at some points.
Accommodation in Flåm.

Day 3:
Flåmsbana (train) from Flåm to Myrdal. Train back to Haugastøl.

 

After biking Rallarvegen - alternative tours - ask for suggestions and prices

  1. Go with the Flåmsbana Railway to Myrdal, then train to Upsete and furhter by bike to Voss.  On the way you will pass ancient farming communities. After a few days in the mountains, it will be a welcoming change to end the trip in the city of Voss. From Voss you can go by train to Haugastøl, Oslo or continue to Bergen.
  2. Go Sognefjorden all the way to Bergen by Express boat.
  3. Expand the package by including train t/r Oslo or Bergen.
  4. Book an extra day at Finse and make a guided tour in the glacier "Blåisen" at Hardangervidda Nationalpark (equipment can be rented).
  5. Spend an extra day in Flåm to hike the Aurland Valley or make a Fjord-cruise to, Nærøyfjord which is included in Unesco's World Heritage list. The landscape, considered to be among the most scenically outstanding fjord areas on the planet.

It is possible to make a tailored package to and from Oslo/Bergen, if you want, and we are happy to create a trip for business, friends, etc. Please contact us for an offer.

Bike Rentals

DBS Finse 1222 Men/Women


Offroad Bike (DBS)



Children Bike (DBS Intruder)


Bike Trailer For Children



Panniers

 

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