City bike and mountain hike - Norway Insight

City bike and mountain hike

Self-guided day tour. Experience both summit and sea level of Bergen, with a biking tour through the city, combined with hiking on the highest city mountain, Mt Ulriken (643 metres).

This trip takes you through the city of Bergen by bicycle, where you will experience the city at your own pace.

You take the Ulriken cable car up to Mt. Ulriken (643 metres). At the top, you can enjoy the view of the city before you start the hike. This route offers exciting cultural history as well as beautiful and wild highland nature and scenic views. To the south, you might see the Folgefonna glacier and to the west the North Sea. You will walk to “Turnerhytten” on one path and return on a different route, where you also will pass several ruins of old cabins. At the top of the Mt. Ulriken (643 metres), you do a 3-hours hike.

This is a self-guided tour, which means that you will be provided with an app, which guides you in the right direction and gives you information about the places you visit along the trail.

Return to the city centre by Ulriken cable car and bike.

The bike tour is around 16 km long and takes approx. 3 hours.
Classification: green, easy

The hike is around 4,5 km and takes approx. 2,5 hours to walk (+ half an hour lunch). 
Classification: Blue, medium.

 

Route info

We have made a recommended biking route, which is easy to ride and is mostly along bike paths and flat roads. Be aware of approaching cars. This is a self-guided trip, which means that you will be provided with an app, which guides you in the right direction and gives you information about the places you visit along the trail. 

We recommend you make a stop at The Norwegian Fisheries Museum, Gamle Bergen (Bergen Old Town) and Mariakirken (St. Mary's Church). Follow Fjellveien (Mountain Road) to get a great view of the city.

Included

  • Rent of high quality city bike (Scott Sub Cross 45), helmet and lock for the bike.
  • App with information about the places along the route. You can download the app and use it offline.
  • Tickets for Ulriken cable car.
  • A fresh packed lunch will be made for you at Mt Ulriken. 
  • Emergency number for assistance.

Not included

  • Rent of equipment such as hiking shoes, windproof jacket and hiking poles.
  • See more in the section on practical information.
  • Tickets for museums.

Age limit

  • Recommended age limit 12.

Price

  • Child (Age 12-15): NOK 690,-
  • Adult (Age 16+): NOK 1190,-

Additional products

  • Rent of hiking poles (NOK 75 for two poles)

Bikes

  • S: 150-170 cm
  • M: 165-175 cm
  • L: 170-185 cm
  • XL: 185-195

Practical information

  • Bikes and necessary equipment will be provided at Bergen Basecamp in the city centre.
  • Bergen Base Camp will go through the equipment with you and adjust your bike before you leave.
  • The bike must be delivered back to Bergen Base Camp at Bryggen before 19.00.

What to wear and bring

  • We recommend wearing sport shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Remember to dress according to the weather!
  • Bring a bottle of water, camera and sunglasses.

Time table

  • 10.00: Meeting at Bergen Base Camp (we are situated at Bryggen) for equipment and information
  • 10.30: Leaving Bergen Base Camp
  • 11.30: Visit Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen) approx. 4,5 km
  • 13.00: Gamle Bergen – Ulriken approx. 7,5 km
  • 14.00: Arrival at Mt. Ulriken
  • 15.00: Hiking in the area
  • 18.00: Biking Ulriken – city centre approx. 4 km
  • 19.00: Be back at Bergen Base Camp in the city centre (closes at 19.00)

This is a recommended timetable. However, you can manage your day as you like, but be aware that the bicycles need to be back at 19.00.

Booking

  • The tour can be booked until 12.00 the same day.

Cancellation

  • Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before the booked time. Cancellation fee 50 NOK. 

Season

  • May 1st – September 30
  • May 17: Closed

Photo

  • Rolf Sejersted / Bergen Base Camp
  • Tove Breistein / Gamle Bergen Museum
  • gsfoto / Gamle Bergen Museum 
  • Norges Fiskerimuseum / Museum Vest
  • Espen Haagensen / VisitBergen.com
  • CH / visitnorway.com

Highlights

  • Bryggen
  • Mariakirken (St. Mary's Church).
  • The Norwegian Fisheries Museum
  • Gamle Bergen (Bergen Old Town)
  • Fjellveien (Mountain Road) 
  • Mt Ulriken
  • Store Lungegårdsvannet
  • Nygårdsparken
  • Fish Market

 

Route

  1. Bryggen