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Nesbyen, Nes, Viken, Norway
2.8km|0m ◢ ◣ 248m|01.10.2021


The lower part of HallingSpranget offers a super fun and fast floating path. The Storetoppstie can be started in several places:

- Lower part, start at the bottom of the jumping hill, 90 meters in height.

- Middle part, start above the ski jump, 170 meters in height.

- Upper part, start at the end of the dirt road on the upper side of the ski jump (where this route ends), 250 meters in height.

The trail is moderately demanding (blue graded) and requires sufficient experience. A mountain bike with a suspension fork and good brakes is recommended (full suspension is not necessary). If you are in doubt as to whether the path will be too difficult, we recommend a trip in Trytetrøkket (https://trailguide.net/2656) and Blåbærtrøkket (https://trailguide.net/6972) at Trytetjern first.

It is possible to shuttle by car to the lower part. The dirt road that leads up to the middle and upper part is private and occasionally locked, but you can drive to the bottom of this dirt road.

The Storetoppstien is the lower part of the 17 km long HallingSpranget trail (https://trailguide.net/6816), which runs from Nesfjellet (1100 m above sea level) to the center of Nesbyen (170 m above sea level).

Everything you wonder about trail cycling in Nesbyen can be found at www.visitnesbyen.no/sykling/


To get to the top of the trail, follow this route: https://trailguide.net/8170

Or follow this description:

From Hallingdal Museum, cycle the asphalt road up Rukkedalen, direction Tunhovd / Nesfjellet. Turn right onto a gravel road (signposted Storetoprunden). Follow the gravel road/forest road until you are back on the asphalt road again. Follow this further upwards for approx. 150 meters. Turn left into Storetoppen (the bottom of the ski jump). You can cycle the lower part of the Storetoppstien from here. If you want a slightly longer trip, continue up the Storetoppstien approx. 150 meters. Where the path takes a sharp left turn, continue straight ahead on the natural path / cart road. Follow this until you reach a dirt road and turn left. Follow the dirt road upwards. After approx. After 300 metres, you can start on the middle part of the Storetoppstien. If you have the strength to trudge up the dirt road all the way to the end, you get the longest descent.

Photo: Lars Skåre Storheim
Photo: Lars Skåre Storheim
Photo: Lars Skåre Storheim

Latest reports

Lars Wraae Jensen reported the conditions at Storetoppstien as good. Midtre og nederste del er snøfrie og stort sett tørre. Trengs naturlig nok litt periodisk vedlikehold her rett etter snøsmeltingen, men absolutt farbart og fint. Nederste del vil jeg betegne som strøken 👌20.may.2023