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Mountain biking in Hallingdal and Norrøna Canvas Telemark

Two of Norway's best biking areas

Mountain biking in Hallingdal and Norrøna Canvas Telemark

Two of Norway's best biking areas

From USD 3836

The Hallingdal region has become one of Norway's best destinations for mountain biking. We want to show you the secret spots that only the locals know! We have the option to use shuttles or to do more cross-country biking in order to get to the best trails Norway can offer. There are so many trails to choose from, the options are limitless! This region offers single-track, natural trails, and we will choose our route based on the level of the group and the weather each day. 

For the first part of the trip, we will stay at Hallingdal Feriepark, in cozy cabins situated along the river for a peaceful and nature-based evening. You can jump right into the river after the bike ride! A great way to decompress after an adventurous day in the mountains. 

After the exploration of Hallingdal, Telemark and Canvas Hotel awaits. One of the most unique accommodations in Norway, a pioneer within the glamping segment of Norway. The yurts are comfortable, and the woods offer some first-class pine needle trails- fantastic traction for your bike in a serene and stunning environment. 

This trip is designed for those who like to explore new places to ride, stay in comfortable and unique accommodations, and eat local and delicious food. This mountain biking holiday offers the full package!

Highlights

  • Flowy trails in the mountains in Hallingdal
  • Bike in over 100 kilometers long bike trails in beautiful Telemark
  • Taste locally produced food
  • Live in unique yurts 

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Sat-Sun : 14-17
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Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities/trips with some risk. Certain incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they may require professional help.

Traning and preparations

For this trip, prior experience with trail biking is highly recommended. Some of the stages can be quite challenging, necessitating a solid foundation in training and robust health before embarking on this adventure. If you have any inquiries regarding your training regimen or your skill level, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Accommodation

In Ål, we will stay at Hallingdal Feriepark before we travel to Norrøna's own hotel Canvas in Telemark. Here we will stay in traditional Kyrgyz yurt-style tents or specially designed house tents. 

If you are traveling alone, you will share a twin room with someone of the same gender. If you want a single room, you can request this for an additional fee of NOK 7,000 when registering.

All meals are included as described in the day-to-day program.

Other information

Bike is not included, please contact us if you would like to rent a bike. 

We ask you to bring a large piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, as this is easier to handle in the terrain we travel) for clothes and other necessary things, you need for the trip. We also ask you to bring a small daypack that you can use when we are biking.

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Mountain biking Hallingdal (43)

Day 1:To Hallingdal

We encourage a green journey, to Ål you can take a train from both Oslo and Bergen. From Oslo it is about 3-4 hours by car. We recommend traveling with the afternoon train. We pick you up at the train station and take you to Hallingdal Holiday Park. For those arriving by car, arrival at the holiday park is at 19.00. We go over the plan for the week, check bikes before eating together at 8 p.m.

We encourage a green journey, to Ål you can take a train from both Oslo and Bergen. From Oslo it is about 3-4 hours by car. We recommend traveling with the afternoon train. We pick you up at the train station and take you to Hallingdal Holiday Park. For those arriving by car, arrival at the holiday park is at 19.00. We go over the plan for the week, check bikes before eating together at 8 p.m.

Hallingdal Feriepark

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Day 2-3:Mountain biking in Hallingdal

We gather after breakfast to plan the day's goals. Today, we can choose trips from the top shelf. In recent years, the cycling community in Hallingdal has flourished, and this has resulted in many spectacular paths, thanks to the work volunteers have put in. We can mention famous places such as Torpo, Primhovda, Golsfjellet, the possibilities and trails are endless! The guide chooses the route according to the conditions and possibly wishes from the group. We eat lunch on tour and spend the whole day. We are planning a visit to the farm on one of the days with an element of local dishes. In the evenings we eat a 3-course meal together.

We gather after breakfast to plan the day's goals. Today, we can choose trips from the top shelf. In recent years, the cycling community in Hallingdal has flourished, and this has resulted in many spectacular paths, thanks to the work volunteers have put in. We can mention famous places such as Torpo, Primhovda, Golsfjellet, the possibilities and trails are endless! The guide chooses the route according to the conditions and possibly wishes from the group. We eat lunch on tour and spend the whole day. We are planning a visit to the farm on one of the days with an element of local dishes. In the evenings we eat a 3-course meal together.

Hallingdal Feriepark

B,L,D

5-6 hours

Colin Eick - Canvas Hotel Interior
Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Yurts

Day 4:Travel to Norrøna Canvas Telemark

After breakfast, it's time for a few well-deserved hours of rest. We get into a minibus and start the trip towards Telemark. We stop in Gautefall, and cycle into Norrøna Canvas. Here we get a taste of what awaits us in the next few days. Barnål trails and sva, and we cycle straight into the camp, where dinner and a sauna await us. How about a dip in the lake before dinner? Norrøna Canvas Telemark is located deep in the forest and cannot be reached by vehicle. At first glance, Norrøna Canvas resembles a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay we will stay in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood stove and private toilet, with your bike, restaurant and spa/shower only a few meters away. We live right by the bike path, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is varied and offers the best tours for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with Norwegian ingredients, combined with an excellent drinks menu and a spectacular view of the lake, before enjoying a good night's sleep in our Hästens beds.

After breakfast, it's time for a few well-deserved hours of rest. We get into a minibus and start the trip towards Telemark. We stop in Gautefall, and cycle into Norrøna Canvas. Here we get a taste of what awaits us in the next few days. Barnål trails and sva, and we cycle straight into the camp, where dinner and a sauna await us. How about a dip in the lake before dinner? Norrøna Canvas Telemark is located deep in the forest and cannot be reached by vehicle. At first glance, Norrøna Canvas resembles a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay we will stay in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood stove and private toilet, with your bike, restaurant and spa/shower only a few meters away. We live right by the bike path, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is varied and offers the best tours for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with Norwegian ingredients, combined with an excellent drinks menu and a spectacular view of the lake, before enjoying a good night's sleep in our Hästens beds.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,D

5 hours

3-4 hours

Aprox. 12 KM

Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Backflip
Thomas Brnynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Riding Skuggenatten

Day 5-7:Full days of biking

After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, we get on our bikes and head straight out for a ride. If you're a mountain biker, you've surely heard of the trails around Norrøna Canvas, and you should definitely experience it once in your life! We choose tours in consultation with the guide, who takes you on trails you wouldn't be able to find on your own, and shows you the ins and outs of the area. After the trip, the sauna awaits us and in the evening the chef conjures up delicious food. We go to bed happy and satisfied in the yurt.

After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, we get on our bikes and head straight out for a ride. If you're a mountain biker, you've surely heard of the trails around Norrøna Canvas, and you should definitely experience it once in your life! We choose tours in consultation with the guide, who takes you on trails you wouldn't be able to find on your own, and shows you the ins and outs of the area. After the trip, the sauna awaits us and in the evening the chef conjures up delicious food. We go to bed happy and satisfied in the yurt.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

Colin Eick - Canvas Hotel Bath Tub
Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel The Nest

Day 8:Last day

Today we wake up to a delicious breakfast before either going on one last bike ride or spending the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a last lunch together, before we head back to Oslo. During the return trip, we can talk about our wonderful trip and summarize all the experiences we have had together.

Today we wake up to a delicious breakfast before either going on one last bike ride or spending the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a last lunch together, before we head back to Oslo. During the return trip, we can talk about our wonderful trip and summarize all the experiences we have had together.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,-

3 hours

300/300

We encourage a green journey, to Ål you can take a train from both Oslo and Bergen. From Oslo it is about 3-4 hours by car. We recommend traveling with the afternoon train. We pick you up at the train station and take you to Hallingdal Holiday Park. For those arriving by car, arrival at the holiday park is at 19.00. We go over the plan for the week, check bikes before eating together at 8 p.m.

Hallingdal Feriepark

-,-,D

We gather after breakfast to plan the day's goals. Today, we can choose trips from the top shelf. In recent years, the cycling community in Hallingdal has flourished, and this has resulted in many spectacular paths, thanks to the work volunteers have put in. We can mention famous places such as Torpo, Primhovda, Golsfjellet, the possibilities and trails are endless! The guide chooses the route according to the conditions and possibly wishes from the group. We eat lunch on tour and spend the whole day. We are planning a visit to the farm on one of the days with an element of local dishes. In the evenings we eat a 3-course meal together.

Hallingdal Feriepark

B,L,D

5-6 hours

After breakfast, it's time for a few well-deserved hours of rest. We get into a minibus and start the trip towards Telemark. We stop in Gautefall, and cycle into Norrøna Canvas. Here we get a taste of what awaits us in the next few days. Barnål trails and sva, and we cycle straight into the camp, where dinner and a sauna await us. How about a dip in the lake before dinner? Norrøna Canvas Telemark is located deep in the forest and cannot be reached by vehicle. At first glance, Norrøna Canvas resembles a safari lodge, isolated on a private island. During our stay we will stay in yurts equipped with a comfortable bed, wood stove and private toilet, with your bike, restaurant and spa/shower only a few meters away. We live right by the bike path, so after eating lunch, we hop on our bikes to get to know the trails and our bikes. The terrain is varied and offers the best tours for all levels. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner prepared with Norwegian ingredients, combined with an excellent drinks menu and a spectacular view of the lake, before enjoying a good night's sleep in our Hästens beds.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,D

5 hours

3-4 hours

Aprox. 12 KM

After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, we get on our bikes and head straight out for a ride. If you're a mountain biker, you've surely heard of the trails around Norrøna Canvas, and you should definitely experience it once in your life! We choose tours in consultation with the guide, who takes you on trails you wouldn't be able to find on your own, and shows you the ins and outs of the area. After the trip, the sauna awaits us and in the evening the chef conjures up delicious food. We go to bed happy and satisfied in the yurt.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,D

3-5 hours

300/300

Today we wake up to a delicious breakfast before either going on one last bike ride or spending the morning by the lake. After the activities, we pack up our things and enjoy a last lunch together, before we head back to Oslo. During the return trip, we can talk about our wonderful trip and summarize all the experiences we have had together.

Norrøna Canvas Telemark

B,L,-

3 hours

300/300

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Thin, ultra light.

Footwear

Solid, with a solid sole. Such as approaches shoes.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Need to fit in a standard bottle holder on the bike.

Full suspension bike for mountain biking on trails.

Recommended

Clothing

Hat or headband

Full-finger gloves, for protection.

Pants/shorts, long/short sleeved shirt (wool or synthetic), thin and light windbreaker. Padded bike shorts if preferred. Dress according to the weather and temperature.

Footwear

Shoes for mountain biking, flat sole or SPD is ok - bring what fits your pedals, and that you are used to/comfortable with.

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac, and waste bags for the paper. Remember leave no trace.

Useful

Clothing

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.