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Hi!

I'm a French admin of Trailforks, digger and love to use trailforks ! . My wife and I just saw the video with Manon Carpenter riding in the Nesbyen zone, and we just fell in love, ahah! www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl_hesGZi6g&t=329s

So, we are looking to come ride in this area in September. Is this a good month to ride?
Do you have any recommendations for us? (for accommodation, guiding, some zones to ride and people, restaurants... stuff like that)?

Thanks for your help !
If you need my whatsapp or more feel free to ask !
Fred

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Welcome!

Here's info about shuttling, and the website has more info about the area. https://www.trailheadnesbyen.no/no/shuttling

September is usually very good weather and light-wise in my experience, and the site (as you can probably see from heat maps or the "mtbmap nordic" app) has most of the trails on one side of the valley. The most efficient shuttling is there, and a good way to approach it is to do most of the day on that side, and then finish the day with the shuttle dropping you off at the other side of the valley and you ride down Påskestien, Beaster or maybe even Hallingspranget if you only want a long blue flowtrail.

When you shuttle on the main side, you get dropped off 500m from the Trailhead, and most of the trails start from there. If you're feeling extra strong you can push/bike up a small hill from there for like 45mins to get to the very top, and the trails that go down on the far side of that hill are really amazing.
Generally Nesbyen is steep and at times fairly chunky, but you don't need a full blown enduro rig if you have some skills. Lovely place with lots of natural trails and some built rollers etc. Some decent sized jumps also, but not very many iirc.
 

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39 minutes ago, fredo4841 said:


Hi!

I'm a French admin of Trailforks, digger and love to use trailforks ! . My wife and I just saw the video with Manon Carpenter riding in the Nesbyen zone, and we just fell in love, ahah! www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl_hesGZi6g&t=329s

So, we are looking to come ride in this area in September. Is this a good month to ride?
Do you have any recommendations for us? (for accommodation, guiding, some zones to ride and people, restaurants... stuff like that)?

Thanks for your help !
If you need my whatsapp or more feel free to ask !
Fred

cant help much with nesbyen info but generally we use mtbmap.no or trailguide with mtbmap as a map layer, good luck!

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Emtb skrev (5 minutter siden):

cant help much with nesbyen info but generally we use mtbmap.no or trailguide with mtbmap as a map layer, good luck!

If you have another zone in norway where riding is very good, we take it ahah ! 

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The guy (originally from UK) who has been behind Manons visit and did the research has a company called Any excuse to ride where he arranges guided (shuttle) tours and also has nice accomodation in the "centre" of Nesbyen. Its a very small village so everything that's not up in the mountains is more or less the centre. 

Sept is the best month for riding trails in Norway. Still possible for ok temperatures and the trails has dried out over the summer (hopefully). 

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Will at anyexcusetoride is a great guide, went with him two years ago on some really nice trails you're probably not going to find using online maps. I absolutely recommend it, especially if you're on limited time and just want to see as much as possible.

There's been some work on the jumps on the west side lately, you can find them near the bottom of the long blue gravel trail if you're into that stuff.

As for other areas, if you're making a car trip out of it and going west then absolutely stop at Kaupanger (near Sogndal) on the way. 

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21 hours ago, fredo4841 said:

If you have another zone in norway where riding is very good, we take it ahah ! 

canvas in telemark is a really interesting place to ride! completely unique landscape and hotel! 
 

 

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I've tried Forkbeard and Battle Scar at Høgevarde and they are both fun. Machine built but with a lot of natural features incorporated in the trail. Blueberry Jam, which looks like it will be awesome when it's done is delayed but they have said they will open parts of it as it becomes finished.

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If you are also looking for riding more natural/regular trails, the area in and around Oslo cant be easily beat! So much good riding! And easy to get some local guiding from the local enthusiasts!

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