11.30: Flåmsdalen at close quarters on a bike
When you’ve decided who went down the zipline fastest, you’ll collect bikes and helmets that you’ve booked through Flåm Zipline.
Your return to Flåm passes along the last part of Rallarvegen – and of course, you’ll be cycling. Most of this ride is downhill, so here all you have to do is enjoy the view over the clear blue river, little waterfalls, the tiny farmyards, vivid green land far up on the mountainside – and don’t forget to watch out for goats along the way. Spare a thought for the people who lived between the crags under the steep mountainsides several generations ago as you trundle past.
When you approach the fjord, you’ll arrive first at the old centre of Flåm. Stop and check whether Flåm Church, which dates back to 1670, is open. The naivist murals, which probably date back to the early 18th century, are completely unique. Among other things, you can see animals such as lions and deer, as well as religious buildings with cupolas that wouldn’t look out of place a little further east.