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RALLARVEGEN - THE ULTIMATE IN ADVENTURE ROAD CYCLING

RALLARVEGEN - THE ULTIMATE IN ADVENTURE ROAD CYCLING

Rallarvegen - literally "Navy Road" - between Haugastøl and Myrdal is by far the most popular cycle route in the Norwegian mountains. Each year, some 20,000 cyclists take the tour through the sweeping landscape of Skarvheimen, at the divide between eastern and western Norway.

The route is along the works road built for the construction of the Bergen Line railway in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here's there's mountainscape aplenty as well as cultural monuments from Norway's largest-ever construction project. The topography changes markedly, from rolling mountains east of the watershed divide to steep valleys west of it. To the north lies Hallingskarvet with its tabletop at 1900 m elevation, and to the south lies the Hardangerjøkulen glacier.

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