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This ride starts with a spectacular ride with Krossobanen, the cable car that transports you from the valley of Rjukan and up to Hardangervidda in 5 minutes.
This bike ride then takes you from Gvepseborg, Krossobanen’s top station, to Kalhovd Turisthytte in a varied terrain.
The first 2 km is a steep climb.
After about 14 km you will reach the highest point of the hike tour, 1178 meters above sea level. The bike ride is 35 km long and takes about 2,5 hours.
Make sure to bring enough water and food – you won’t be able to buy anything until you reach Kalhovd Turisthytte.
All in all, this is a nice ride that most people can handle.
But be aware that it may be heavier than what some people appreciate.
Remember that this is mountain terrain and can come with some weather challenges. You can either bike the same way back home the same day, or make this a two-day-adventure and spend the night at the idyllic Kalhovd Turisthytte – and bike back the day after.