The rough west coast

Surrounded by seven mountains, the second biggest city of Norway is said to be the entrance to the fjords - and to great mountain bike trails!

The cityscape is defined by the sea, islands, mountains and the busy harbour. Old trade houses crouch to the waterfront. Big ships are tied at the docks. A cruise ship lands, and floods the historical center with thousands of tourists. It's time for us to move on and hit the trails just outside the city.

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Not far from the center, the Ulriken lift brings us out of city and to the start of scenic trails. Bergen stretches out to the surrounding hills and islands.

Ulriken lift

The small gondolas can take a few bikes and bikers. Right below the gondola, you already get an impression of the very rough and rocky downhill track of Bergen.

Enduro Baby

Luckily we go for an easier track first, called Enduro Baby. It starts mellow with a great view over Bergen and the sea. Find the trail here.

Map of the black Endurobaby trail. It starts at the top station of the Ulriken cable car. A technical climb takes care of a good warm up before the descent starts:

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Technical steeps

Soon it becomes more technical with steep, rocky sections.


Bergen is well known for its rocky and rough terrain. When it is dry, the rocks invite to a creative line choice. But when it is wet, you just have to go where gravity takes you. Find the trail here.


Further in the back country, close to the highest mountain around Bergen (Gullfjellet, 914m), there is a great ridgeline called Toro.

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Typical is the access by pushbiking. The advantage is that we can already check out the lines for the descent. It starts alpine and technical with a few switchbacks. Then the ridge becomes flatter and the trail straight and fast.


There are not only rocky and rough trails. You find some built and flowy ones as well. Sædalen is a small playground with jumps and berms.

You can even get some good airtime.

Bergen MTB Club

Thanks a lot to the Bergen MTB Club for the great guiding and the good advice in line choice in the tricky rock sections.

Peter Seidl
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