This summer we spend some time up north kayaking and mountainbiking in Norway and Sweden. Lots of rain and low temperatures made conditions for biking less optimal but nevertheless we enjoyed the trails in Are, Oppdal and Hafjell.
|more rain on our way back south, Dovrefjell|
|the last push up, Oppdal, Vattahaugan|
|Lausi enjoying the view down Hovden and myself shredding down into the Drivadalen|
|nicely built trails down Rauhovdin|
|Rauhovdin with beautiful views into Trollheimen and the Gjevillvatnet|
|Lea attacking the attacking flies|
If you are interested in mountainbiking around Oppdal, there is a nice guidebook by some locals. You can get it at Vertical Playground in Oppdal (https://www.vpg.no/).
The local community puts lots of work in maintance and building of new trails. So buying the book is a good way of supporting the work. There is also the possibility of shuttling some of the trails and using the gondola up Hovden eventhough the official bikepark there and in Vangsalia has been closed.
|Gypsy Camp in Hafjell|
So for us Norway is a long ways to go and probably not a first hand biking destination, but if you make your way up, its for sure worth to bring your gear. Among others the areas around Oppdal and Romsdalen have very nice trails and the bikeparks of Hafjell and Are are very well worth a visit.
So now: Let the snow fall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!