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Rallarvegen (The Navvy Road)

Finse, 5719, Norway
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Highlight of my retirement cycling

I returned to cycling when I retired (5years ago) but mostly cycle tarmac/gravel routes. This was... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
Bicknela
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London, United Kingdom
Spectacular Experience but know your limitations

As other reviewers have said, the scenery is spectacular. We were also very lucky and had a fine... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
GKD60
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Sydney, Australia
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Hardangervidda area.  Path for hikers and cyclists. Haugastol - Finse - Hallingskarvet - Myrdal - Flam 92 km. Memorial of the construction of Bergensbanen 1895-1902. The road itself, the rail, bridges, workmen's huts and guard stations are all memorials of construction and operation of Northern Europe's highest railway station. The road has a total length of 95 kms included the stretch Upsete - Mjolfjell. Close to locaton of Migrant workers museum Rallarmuseet at Finse. Openingtimes is dependant on weather conditions.
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I returned to cycling when I retired (5years ago) but mostly cycle tarmac/gravel routes. This was a challenge and tough going for me but so worth the effort. I had the support of my daughter, an experienced cyclist. The very rough or very steep patches...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, the scenery is spectacular. We were also very lucky and had a fine day. I note the warnings that other reviewers have given which are correct about some of the difficult and rough sections but this shouldn't put you off...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

We lucked out, with a perfect sunny day and crisp weather to ride the Rallarvegen from Finse to Flam. This is a bike ride accessible to all, though some experience with downhill riding on rough and gravel surfaces is recommended (though not necessary). There were...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rallarvegen streches 80 km from Haugastøl to Flåm. We biked from Finse to Flåm and had spectacular view of snow, glaciers, mountains, forests, waterfalls.. The road is rough so DO NOT attempt to bike it on fine tyres. We rented excellent bikes at Finse 1222...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We "cycled" the Rallarvegen from Haugastol to Flåm. We parked our car at Flåm and took the first train in the morning with the Flamsbana up to Myrdal, and then we took the Bergen-Oslo train to Haugastol. From there we cycled 27 km to Finse....More

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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Rented bikes at Finse. Took the train to the next station as the first 15 km were blocked by snow. Did a fair amount of walking where the road was blocked by snow on the next 10 km. This actually made it more fun!!!!!. Great...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We rode the Rallarvegen as part of a much longer touring ride across Scandinavia. This was the highlight of our month on the road. I have cycle toured thousands and thousands of kilometers and the rallarvegen sits at the very top of my many great...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2014

Easy of travel, either on foot or by rented bike from Finse or elsewhere. Watch out for loose gravels and/or rough cobbles if travelling by bike!

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Reviewed September 4, 2014

We tried to bring our own bikes, but the trains charge money for your bikes. Since we were doing Norway in a Nutshell, we ended up not bringing our own bikes (due to additional charges for taking on trains and the hassle with bringing on...More

2  Thank mariewalsh9
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is an amazing trip. we drove the car from Oslo to Haugastøl. the drive took about 3 hours and 45 minutes. We parked the car outside the station on Haugastøl. From Haugastøl we took the train on to Finse. We rented four bikes in...More

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