Trollstigen Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

6.3
FIETS
6.5 mi
DISTANCE
2,656 ft
GAINED
7.8 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Heiko Linnert, Amberg, Germany

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A narrow road with 11 hairpins on a steep grade and sometimes treacherous weather conditions - my kinda bike climb. 👍👍  This exceptional bike climb is on the very popular, but somewhat cycle-risky, roadway that is very popular with tourists for its surrounding scenery and viewpoints at the top. During tourist season, roughly 2,500 vehicles climb this road. Due to its narrow width and 11 sharp and steep hairpins, the roadway is off limits to vehicles exceeding 13 meters (43’).  
Average grade is 7.7%.  The climb is remarkably consistent with 90% being in the 5-10% gradient range.  The steepest 500 meters is 9%.

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Roadway:  Narrow two lane road in excellent condition.

Traffic:  More than you'd expect for a fairly remote climb - traffic is moderate - this is a very popular roadway.  

Parking:  Parking ___ meters before the start of the climb in a gravel parking area - MapStreet View


Provisions:  There is a vibrant mall-like area at kilometer 7.9 which has the Trollstigen Kafe (4.2 stars on Google) and gift shop. 
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Be sure to hike from the parking lot and gift shop area at kilometer 7.9 the 600 meters to Platttingen Viewpoint -  Street View from parking lot to the platform -  MapStreet View.

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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling the great Trollstigen Road, Rauma Municipality, Norway

Ride 10.5 km gaining 305 m at 7.7% average grade.

This exceptional bike climb is on the very popular, but somewhat cycle-risky, roadway that is very popular with tourists for its surrounding scenery and viewpoints at the top.  During tourist season, roughly 2,500 vehicles climb this road. Due to its narrow width and 11 sharp and steep hairpins, the roadway is off limits to vehicles exceeding 13 meters (43’).

The viewpoints at the end of the climb overlook the road’s hairpins and the 320 meter Stigfossen waterfall.

 

Bike OR hike!!

21 magnificent hairpins on this bike climb . . and . . .

. . .. the 320 meter Stigfossen waterfall along the way!

RoadCycling.UK.com considers this cycling climb one of the greatest in the world.

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