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Cycling the Dalsnibba in Norway

from The Col Collective

It’s not often that you have scenery as serene as you do when starting the day in Geiranger, a small village in western Norway. Looking out to the Geirangerfjord with the spectacular Seven Sisters, Suitor and Bridal Veil waterfalls pouring what seems like an endless flow of water from heaven to earth it’s no wonder this was voted best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet. From here we have 20.9 kilometers at an average of 6.9% up to Dalsnibba where, on a clear day at the summit, you have views all the way back down to the fjord we’re starting from. Impressive is an understatement.


With surroundings created by the ice ages, when glaciers carved out great fjords and sculpted the high mountains, climbing Dalsnibba is more than a cycling experience, it’s a journey of escapism into the evolution of our world. If you ever need to put things on hold, take a break and get back to nature then Norway is the place to go. Peace.

• Start: Geiranger
• Length: 20.9 km
• Highest Point: 1500m
• Elevation gain: 1500m
• Max gradient: 12%
• Average gradient: 6.9%

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