16.7 miles
Distance
3,935 ft
Climb
-3,933 ft
Descent
2,898 ft
High Point

The Zigzag route takes you around the whole Kåfjorddalen valley. You will have a close-up encounter with the Sami culture on the upper plateau.
Follow the road all the way to the end of the valley. It’s an easy ride up and you gain altitude metres quickly, but you will feel this in your legs. Remember to take a packed lunch. After riding about 9 km, you will reach a gate, from where the gravel road starts to turn around to the other side. Turn right at the next three turns and then continue biking 3 km. You will then arrive at the first downhill section. Prepare yourself for a rougher ride on loose gravel and some water erosion ditches. It may be good idea to wear your knee pads on this section. You will then need to cross a shallow but wide creek before encountering a steep uphill. About 1 km from the creek, you will spot a turf hut, which is a good place to stop for a rest. You can fill your water bottle with pure mountain water from the creek down from the hut.
The route continues up on the plateau for 2.6 km with some short uphills and downhills on the way. Be careful not to miss the turn down as it can be hard to spot.
The highest part of the zigzag is a bit harder to follow but after 200 m the trail is more noticeable and easier to follow. The ride down is wild and furious, and you can maintain a high speed. Be aware of this and ensure you retain good control on your bike! There are several difficult rocky sections on the way. The route is exposed and it’s possible to fall because of the steep slope. You will also need to ride over some thick cables remaining from the mining era. After the exciting zigzag section, ride through more ruins from the mining era back to the car park.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Zigzag mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    383 ft
  • Altitude start
    383 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade max
    -113%
  • Grade min
    99.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,510 ft
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