Flam Bicycle Rental Excursion Reviews

Embark on a scenic bicycle tour to take in the beautiful landscapes. Ride at your own pace, there's lots to see!
See review above, pick bike up from the yellow hut near the station, take it where you are directed ...
Sail Date: August 2018
See review above, pick bike up from the yellow hut near the station, take it where you are directed and its loaded on the train for you, then pick it up when you get to Myrdal at the top. You also get helmets and a puncture repair kit. The ... Read More
See review above, pick bike up from the yellow hut near the station, take it where you are directed and its loaded on the train for you, then pick it up when you get to Myrdal at the top. You also get helmets and a puncture repair kit. The track basically follows the river down, you can't get lost! The scenery and views are amazing. Don't be put off by the 21 hairpin bends, just walk down that bit then it gets much easier and you can rest at Rallarrosa, the goat farm. There is also a toilet at the station at Berekvam en route. Cannot recommend this highly enough, I am not a fitness fanatic by any means and found it fairly easy as all downhill, just a little achy next day due to the steep downhill walking initially with the hairpins! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Biked down from a train stop on the way down from Myrdahl.
Sail Date: July 2018
Biked down from a train stop on the way down from Myrdahl. Good thing the bikes has disc brakes!! Awesome scenery and great ride.
Biked down from a train stop on the way down from Myrdahl. Good thing the bikes has disc brakes!! Awesome scenery and great ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great bike ride after journey on the Flam Railway.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great bike ride after journey on the Flam Railway. Ride was 11km down from Berekvam, downhill except for about 100 yards. Very enjoyable and would suit most cyclists - keen cyclists might prefer to arrange their own bike hire from Myrdal ... Read More
Great bike ride after journey on the Flam Railway. Ride was 11km down from Berekvam, downhill except for about 100 yards. Very enjoyable and would suit most cyclists - keen cyclists might prefer to arrange their own bike hire from Myrdal and have a more challenging ride down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Booked with the Cafe Rallaren online, get the booking code/ref and pay on the day of the visit.
Sail Date: July 2017
Booked with the Cafe Rallaren online, get the booking code/ref and pay on the day of the visit. Top notch service with good service. To avoid disapointment the cycle hire will not let children that are not competant rider take a cycle and ... Read More
Booked with the Cafe Rallaren online, get the booking code/ref and pay on the day of the visit. Top notch service with good service. To avoid disapointment the cycle hire will not let children that are not competant rider take a cycle and will check them before leaving as parts of the route are dangerous and steep with sheer drops. Best £145 i have ever spent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked online prior to cruise, pickup was easy, ride was a blast, and drop off easy.
Sail Date: July 2016
Booked online prior to cruise, pickup was easy, ride was a blast, and drop off easy. Got to do the full 20km (cruise line train/bike ride was for biking only the lower portion of the road, and much more expensive).
Booked online prior to cruise, pickup was easy, ride was a blast, and drop off easy. Got to do the full 20km (cruise line train/bike ride was for biking only the lower portion of the road, and much more expensive). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
best bike ride ever- all down hill with lots of ooh and ahh stops for photos
Sail Date: July 2016
best bike ride ever- all down hill with lots of ooh and ahh stops for photos
best bike ride ever- all down hill with lots of ooh and ahh stops for photos Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We booked a mountain bike descent of the old railway builders road from 'Café Rallen' through the ...
Sail Date: August 2015
We booked a mountain bike descent of the old railway builders road from 'Café Rallen' through the Flåm railway website. We aren't avid bikers by a long shot but it was perfect for us. When we felt the track was too steep ... Read More
We booked a mountain bike descent of the old railway builders road from 'Café Rallen' through the Flåm railway website. We aren't avid bikers by a long shot but it was perfect for us. When we felt the track was too steep we pushed and when we felt secure we let the wind through our hair! Bikes and Helmet provided and all in good condition. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Despite the fact that the Eurodam was the only ship in port that day tickets were sold out as early ...
Sail Date: August 2014
Despite the fact that the Eurodam was the only ship in port that day tickets were sold out as early as 8:15 AM for the famous Flam Railway. Fortunately, after many hours online, I found a way to purchase tickets for my family of 4 in ... Read More
Despite the fact that the Eurodam was the only ship in port that day tickets were sold out as early as 8:15 AM for the famous Flam Railway. Fortunately, after many hours online, I found a way to purchase tickets for my family of 4 in advance. Our plan was to ride up and bike down. I also booked the bikes (at the top in Myrdal). If you are planning on biking down to Flåm and only going one way by train, it is possible to purchase tickets at the national state railways website, https://www.nsb.no/en/. The earliest departure is 8.35 and another at 9.45 AM.The website www.visitflam.com is only for booking round trips. It is imperative that you purchase your tickets advance, as this excursion is really the only game in town and will sell out quickly. The ticket office opens at 8.00 in the morning.We purchased tickets for the 8:30 AM train and the ship arrived around 7 AM. Flam was the most picturesque port I had ever seen. A village of about 450, it was postcard perfect in every way. The ship docks at the base of Flam with a supermarket, a fantastic sweater/souvenir store which has a HUGE selection of beautiful Norwegian sweaters (reasonably priced given the high quality), restaurants and of course the Flam Railway station. Everything is right there, no more than a 5 min walk. We got to the train station by 8 AM (30 minutes before the train was scheduled to leave) and there was already a very long line of people trying to purchase tickets. The pre-paid ticket line is the farthest over to the right and still we had to wait about 30 minutes. By 8 AM all of the tickets had been sold out except for a few one way tickets and of course tickets after the cruise departs. There were a lot of disappointed people. The ride up was beautiful with many stops along the way at small railway stations. One of the last stops before reaching Myrdal, if not the last, was at a mountain hotel for waffles. I thought we’d hit it on the way down, but we never did. Everything I read about it said it was a nice stop, but our bike trail didn’t take us past the hotel. At the top were of course rest rooms, a café and lots of people appropriately dressed for biking (bike pants, winter hats, fleeces, lightweight jackets, etc). They were all congregating at the café...not sure what they were waiting for... perhaps another train. It was probably 55 degrees and breezy. We located our bike rental guy without any difficulty. We are a family of 4 with kids age 11 and 9 and I myself am not that experienced riding on gravel, down steep hills with hair pin turns so we walked our bikes down the first mile. It was steep, but my husband who bikes to work every day could have handled it no problem. The trail was not at all crowded and we were alone most of the time. After the gravel zig zag road, the gentle ride down on a paved path will amaze and entertain you with beautiful waterfalls, rushing rivers, lush, and green mountains. We stopped at a goat cheese farm (Rollarrosa which opened at 11 AM on your right). You can’t miss it as it is the only farm open to the public. We enjoyed a cheese plate and a pancake for $60.00. Get used to the high prices in Norway. The ride down took us about 2 hours with many stops along the way for scenic photos. This was one of our favorite excursions.At the bottom, we dropped our bikes off at the train station by the ship. On our way down we noticed a sign that read “No Cruise Shit!” and another one that could be seen from the ship that read “No Cruise Ship.” When we asked a cruise officer about the signs he stated that Flam is not crazy about cruise ships coming into port and ruining their beautiful natural landscape. The residents are not necessarily in favor of spoiling their natural, scenic landscape for the economic infusion that thousands of cruise passengers bring. After seeing Flam, I can’t say that I blame them, although I think there is a classier way of saying “No Cruise Shit.” My advice for Flam: Avoid the high mark-up that cruise ships charge for the Flam railway and pre purchase your tickets at half the price. Try and get the 8:30 so you are back on the ship for lunch then go back out for some shopping. If you are fit enough, definitely bike down, you won’t regret it and you’ll feel much closer to the beautiful, natural surroundings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line