Cycling in Bergen | Norway

The wild cycling paradise of Norway offers beautiful coastlines combined with stunning mountains and Fjords. Everything a road cyclist would want as an Instagram backdrop for their holiday! Bergen is described as the gateway to the Fjords due to its unique position on the coast. As a UNESCO world heritage city, this is a cycling break for those wanting something different, wild and beautiful. 


If you want a true cycling adventure, than head to Bergen. Mountains, fishing villages and Fjords make this a magical destination and Bergen, a UNESCO world heritage city, is the ideal base to explore this extraordinary country.

"... Sweden is a one-dimensional forest. Denmark is flat and boring... ...but there are routes and places in Norway that are more stunning and more beautiful than anything you will have ever done or will ever do. You must go there. Do not fail to do this..." - Johann Koss - Former Speed Skater


Stay in Bergen, the 2017 World Championships host city. Hire a car to give you some freedom and access to some of the harder to reach Fjords that are a short drive from Bergen and take your bike on an adventure, past tumbling waterfalls, forests, Fjords and where Trolls are supposed to live. In the evening you can relax in this charming small city where history meets modern in the quaintest of ways.  

Our Top tip

Hire a car to make the most of your cycle holiday in Bergen. Within an hour or so of Bergen there are some amazing rides that you can't reach without a car. 


To see our summary of the full range of hotels we offer and to find your perfect match, click here


To see an example of some of the excellent routes you can ride in Norway, click here.


You can fly to Bergen easily with Norwegian Air, or there is the option to change in Oslo.

Bike highlights

Route highlight

Don't miss riding the coast ride to Hosanger for a Cinamon Bun from the local bakery. Truly stunning views over the Fjords. The 'snow road is another must ride to tick of your list. 

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

The bike riding is tough. The roads can be rough and the gradients steep. Combined with the unpredictable weather and mountains that rise above 1000m, Norway is a destination for experienced riders and those that are looking for an adventurous cycling holiday.

Bike best times

Best time to go

Go in June, July or August to get the best weather and longest days, but make sure that you pack expecting all four seasons of weather!

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