In spring 2021, we successfully tested the concept of a mini-biking holiday with our 2-year old son. We had so much fun that we wanted to head out on a new biking adventure the same summer.
This time, we picked the number one biking trail in Norway: “Rallarvegen”. On day 1, we drove all the way from our home town Jørpeland to Geilo, and stayed at a hotel. The next day, we parked and left our car at Haugastøl station and took the train to Finse at 1,222 meter above sea level the highest point along the Bergen-Oslo railway.
Together with a few hundred other cyclists, we follow the former railway construction road. The 36 km long dirt / gravel path led us through the Norwegian mountains: mostly downhill, but with some smaller climbs in between. Some sections were still covered in snow. Cycling down to Myrdal, the landscape became green, and we followed the lush valley to Flåm.
On the third day, we cycled up the steep mountain road to Stegastein and over Aurlandsfjellet, providing stunning fjord views on the Aurlandsfjord. We crossed the mountain plateau and descended down to Lærdal, to spend the night at the very kids-friendly youth hostel.
From Lærdal, we took a taxi to Kaupanger and cruised the Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord (a World Heritage Park) to Gudvangen. Here, we cycled the historic Stalheimsvegen before descending down to Voss.
By this time, our son felt very comfortable riding along in the kids trailer. We took plenty of stops to play with last snow remains of the season, rocks, cotton grass and other things we could find.