The 1000-metre

The old road between Sletterust and Øvre (upper) Årdal is a lovely road for a bike ride. Its twisting incline brings you 1000metres above sea level. The road does include a tunnel, so it would be beneficial for the bike to have a light. The road offers a panoramic view towards the mountain range of Hurrungane and a good view in towards the valley of Utladalen, Øvre Årdal, the mountain of Bøttejuvet and the Årdalsvatnet Lake. Approximately 40 bends brings you from the highest point to where the gravel road meets Riksveg (highway) 53, a few kilometres from the centre of Øvre Årdal. There is race that takes place going from Øvre Årdal to the 1000-Metre, and the road up the bends of the old road is also a popular walk amongst the locals.

Summer season 2017: The road is damaged by rockfall at some places on the Sletterust-side, so we recommend that you start from Øvre Årdal and go up to the 1000-metre from that direction, and then turn back and go down again the same way. Be aware of rockfall, especially on rainy days.

Video of the 1000-Metre journey on bike:

 Cycling in Årdal.