Birkebeiner MTB race

Category: Festival and events
Date: Saturday 25 aug 2018

Birkebeinerrittet is the world's largest MTB race with 17.000 participants. The course is 86 km long, with start at Rena and finish in Lillehammer. All competitors must have passed 17 years of age as per December 31, 2016 and must carry a backpack of at least 3,5 kg throughout the race.

Fredags Birken cycle race
Welcome to the 7th annual FredagsBirken cycle August 25. As in the main event, Birkebeinerrittet, FredagsBirken cycle starts at Rena, finish line is by Håkons Hall, Lillehammer. The course is 86 km, and runs in the same trail as Birkebeinerrittet.

Participants must be 17 years old by 31.12.16, and must carry a backpack weighing at least 3,5 kg throughout the race. It is not possible to obtain the precious Birkebeiner medal in this event, but it is part of the Birkebeiner Triple. This race is also a seeding race for Birkebeinerrittet.

Contact Hafjell Resort accommodation during the Birkebeiner MTB race. We have hotel, apartments and chalets for rental. Hafjell is located 15 km north of Lillehammer.


Date Time Arena/Place
25 Aug
Saturday 25 aug 2018 09:00 - 18:00 Haakons Hall in Lillehammer

Contact information

Phone number
47 41 77 29 00
Contact person email


Nearby accommodations


Bjørgefallet 32 cottage

Distance: 10.9 km
Cozy and traditional family cottage at Hafjell with 8 beds. Large terrace with panoramic views. Ski in - ski out to the ski slopes. Short driving distance to Gaiastova with cross country trails. Quiet and established cottage area with car road right up to the cottage. From the living room and kitchen you have a breathtaking view of Hafjell. You are staying right on the slopes with ski in / ski out and can enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

Høgtun cottage

Distance: 11.5 km
Høgtun cottage are for those seeking peace and tranquility, yet want to be close activities in Hafjell and Hunderfossen. With this cottage you get a panoramic view of Gudbrandsdalen valley. This great cottage is a real gem for those who appreciate tradition and cottage coziness. The cottage is built in timber and is a stately family cottage. There is a short driving distance to Hafjell Alpine Centre and cross-country trails.

Lunnstadmyrvegen 57 chalet - Hafjelltoppen

Distance: 11.2 km
Beautiful chalet right next to Gaiastova with 153 m2, 14 beds and four bedrooms. Ski in / out for cross country skiing and alpine skiing. The chalet is located in a quiet area of ​​Hafjell with panoramic views of Hafjell and Gudbrandsdalen.


Why book with Hafjell Resort

  • • Ski in ski out accommodation
  • • We know Hafjell
  • • The best location
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