1.6 miles
24 ft
-1,580 ft
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Gjøvarden Details

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    • Mountain Bike
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    • Trail Running
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    T1 Hiking
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    Both Directions
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    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #213404 in Mountain Biking

This is an authentic summit climb. It’s common to hike up in summer or ski up in winter, but it’s not so often you can ride up to a mountain summit by bike. Start this trail across the road from the car park by the Rakto river. The first 150 m is steep and often slippery. It may be easiest to carry your bike up this section. Follow the trail all the way up to 220 m above sea level then turn right towards the mountain Gjøvarden. The terrain is flatter where you turn but the trail gets steeper again after about 500 m. There is one step on this route, which is good to keep in mind when you are riding down. When you reach the shoulder of the mountain, you will see an impressive chute. Continue left to the top. Follow the same route down. The upper part of the ride is relatively steep, but the terrain is easy. Control your speed and avoid rear wheel lock braking. The steep section is followed by nice flowy sections with relaxed rolling. Remember the step about half way down and to turn onto the trail down to the car park. The last steep section will challenge your riding skills one more time.

This trail is mostly on peatland. It’s vulnerable terrain during wet conditions. Avoid riding this trail early in the season and in wet conditions.

Access Info

Starting from a parking lot on the road 866. The parking lot is on the sea side and there you can find as well a sign with some information about the trail. On the other side, the trail starts to Gjøvarden.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Gjøvarden mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,556 ft
  • Altitude min
    156 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,712 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,712 ft
  • Altitude end
    156 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    305 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    511 ft
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      2 Reviews & Comments

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      Mikki88 (Aug 11, 2017 at 1:46)
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      visit-lyngenfjord (Nov 13, 2018 at 1:21)
       One of the best trails in the region with a fantastic view over Kågen island!

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