Mountain biking in Nesbyen

One of Norway’s best mountain bike (MTB) destinations.

The challenging trail «Den Ravinde», in the hillside east of downtown Nesbyen, is known as one of Norway’s best trails. But Nesbyen also have great alternatives for the less experienced. «Trytetrøkket» and «Blåbærtrøkket» are fun beginner trails and are a great introduction to mountain biking. The newly built trails «Storetoppstien» and «Tverrlia-Bøgahaugen» also offer exciting biking without being too demanding.

In the high mountains you will find long natural trails – with spectacular views. Two companies in Nesbyen has sertified guides and offer shuttling – giving the most out of your bike day in Nesbyen. A good overview of the bike trails in Nesbyen can be found in the bike map below. Remember to choose trails according to your skills and conditions. Pay attention to hikers (as most trails are shared) and know your limits. New trails are constantly being planned and Nesbyen has big ambitions.

Services and information

Shuttling

A day of organized shuttling is by far the best way to enjoy mountain biking in Nesbyen. Most trails in Nesbyen offer 4 – 700 meters of downhill. Both Any Excuse to Ride and Trailhead Nesbyen is based in Nesbyen, but offers shuttling throughout Hallingdal. How many trips do you manage in one day?

Guiding

Trailhead Nesbyen: Certified guides at NMIG level 1 specializing in guiding and shuttling in Nesbyen’s trail paradise. Book guiding online.

Any Excuse to Ride: Certified guide at NMIG level 1 offering guiding and instructions from their base in Nesbyen.  Also offers accommodation.

Bike shop, rental and workshop

The local bike shop Nesbyen Ski og Sykkel rent out full suspension mountain bikes both with and without electric motors. Also has a workshop that can help you get back out on the trail asap. Rent a bike online.

Bike friendly accommodation

Accommodation are found at Nesbyenbooking.no. Here you find suggestions of central accommodations that offer the facilities you need as a biker.

Hallingspranget

In the autumn of 2021, one of Northern Europe’s longest bike trails plan to open in Nesbyen. The spectacular 15 km trail called «Hallingspranget» will start at the mountain platou «Syningen», 1150 meters above sea level, and go all the way down to Nesbyen town center, 150 meters above sea level.

Easy and medium level trails

A selection of the most popular trails in this category. You find more trails at Trailguide.net.

Challenging trails

A selection of the most popular trails in this category. You find more trails at Trailguide.net.

Bike map

NB! The map is embedded from the national bike map service Trailguide.net. Use this website on your mobile phone to find your way around in Nesbyen and Hallingdal.

  • Professional biker Mads “Makken” Haugen riding mountain bike in Hallingdal. Photo Lars Storheim / Hallingdal Rides

  • Professional biker Mads “Makken” Haugen riding mountain bike in Hallingdal. Photo Lars Storheim / Hallingdal Rides

RIDES.no

The website Rides.no shows you the best trails in the Hallingdal region.

Based in Nesbyen, you have plenty of high-quality trails outside your door, but even more within an hour’s drive. Hallingdal Rides is a collaborative project between all Hallingdal destinations.

  • The pumptrack in downtown Nesbyen. Photo Lars Storheim / Hallingdal Rides

  • The pumptrack in downtown Nesbyen. Photo Lars Storheim / Hallingdal Rides

Pumptracks

Challenge your balance in one of Nesbyen’s two pumptracks.

The purpose of a pump track is for you to “pump” around the track instead of pedalling. The pump track requires good balance and technique, and are great fun when you master the skills needed. The biggest pumptrack can be found here.

  • Bike touring in Nesbyen. Photo by Lars Storheim

  • Bike touring in Nesbyen. Photo by Lars Storheim

Bike touring Nesbyen

Bicycle trips on gravel roads with a regular hardtail mountain bike. Read more about bike touring here.

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