The beginning of the cycling tour is very special, because the first North-European cable car, Krossobanen, whisks you up from Rjukan to the starting point at 886 meters.
The ride to Kalhovd Tourist cabin
The packed lunch and tickets are handed out at Rjukan Tourist office.
From the tourist office in the town center there are 2 km drive up to Krossobanen cable car. At Krossobanen you will find a large and free parking lot.
Krossobanen brings you and your bike up to the starting point at 5 minutes. The Krossobanen is running the whole day from 08 - 20. Bikes will be prioritized the first two hours.
The bike ride starts with a 2 km long hill. This is the hardest part. After this it is slightly hilly. The distance to Kalhovd Tourist cabin is 30 km. Along the route there are many nice resting places and you will have great scenery over Hardangervidda at all times.
At Kalhovd Tourist cabin a nice and homemade meal is waiting for you. The dinner start at 7 o'clock pm.
Enjoy a nice breakfast and make your self a packed lunch to bring. The return can go the same way, or you can cycle via Atrå and along the main road back to Rjukan. A total of 60 km.
Please notice that after approx. 20 km from Kalhovd to Atrå, you reach the main road. Here there is no cycling path, so be aware of the traffic.
Facts about the tour
Season: approx. July 1st - September 1st
Length: 30 km
Grading: marked as a red tour (medium)
Altitude: The start is 886 meters above the sea and Kalhovd Tourist cabin is situated at an altitude of 1100 meters.
Bike rental: Intersport Rjukan Phone: +47 35 08 10 20.
Cancellation more than 15 days prior to arrival: NOK 300
Cancellation 15 – 3 days prior to arrival: 50 %
Cancellation less than 3 days prior arrival: No refund