Stories, information and comments from Lysefjordsveien climbers
Story by Joar Bratland from stavanger, Norway, submitted on 08/10/2009
I climbed this on the 8th of august 2009, as part of a local bikerace from lysebotn to Bryne (144kms). I think the total length of the climb is a bit more than 8,4kms. The top of the climb on the way to Bryne was at approx. 15kms into the race, which should give a climb of about 13kms. Anyway, the gradient is steep, but the view is spectacular. A lot of hairpins, overlooking the fjord, Lysefjorden. It is steadily steep all the way to the top, the gradient is fairly consistent, i.e steep, with little or no time to catch a breath. I did it at a slow, but steady pace, and actually enjoyed it immensly. It took me about an hour and a half to reach the top point after approx 15kms from the start in Lysebotn. Once I hit the ""first top"" at 860 m above sea level, there is a small decent, before climbing to the ""second top"" at 932m above sea level. This second top is in my mind the end of the climb from Lysebotn. I recommend everyone who gets the chance to come to Norway and try it, and hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.