The rough west coast
Surrounded by seven mountains, the second biggest city of Norway is said to be the entrance to the fjords - and to great trails!
The cityscape is defined by the sea, islands, mountains and the busy harbour. Old trade houses crouch to the waterfront. Big ships are tied at the docks. A cruise ship lands, and floods the historical center with thousands of tourists. It's time for us to move on and hit the trails just outside the city.
The Ulriken lift immediately brings us out of city and to the start of scenic trails. Bergen stretches out to the surrounding hills and islands. Find the trail here.
The small gondolas can take a few bikes and bikers. Right below the gondola, you already get an impression of the very rough and rocky downhill track of Bergen.
One of the trails at Ulriken is called Enduro Baby. It starts mellow with a great view. Find the trail here.
But soon becomes more technical with steep, rocky sections.
Bergen is well known for its rocky and rough terrain. When it is dry, the rocks invite to a creative line choice. Find the trail here.
Further in the back country, close to the highest mountain around Bergen (Gullfjellet, 914m), there is a great ridgeline called Toro. Find the trail here.
Typical is the access by pushbiking. The advantage is, you can already check out the lines for the descent.
There are not only rocky and rough trails. You find some built and flowy ones as well."
On the trails of Sædalen you can even get some good airtime."
Bergen MTB Club
Thanks a lot to the Bergen MTB Club for the great guiding and the good advice in line choice.