£2180 per person
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Offering cyclists some of Norway’s most beautiful and rewarding wild landscapes, this brand-new itinerary combines two of the country’s most popular cycling routes. Travel by electric bike along the Tour de Dovre and Mjølkevegen, through some of Norway’s most famous national parks.
Sloping 125km through a landscape of idyllic old pastures with a backdrop of dramatic peaks, the Tour de Dovre, wriggles through three national parks; Rondane, Dovre and Dovrefjell, where musk ox roam the tundra in search of moss and lichen.
Making its name simply by the fact that it was the route taken to collect milk from the free-range dairy cows in the highlands, the 250km Mjølkevegen (the old milk route) stretches from Vinstre, to Gol and is 1300 metres above sea level at its highest point.
Meet grazing cows and sheep and keep a look out for wildlife in the national parks, home to elk, reindeer and eagles.
With luggage transported from lodge to lodge and comfortable family-run accommodation geared up to serve hearty meals and offer a comfortable resting place, this journey (which can be embarked upon by regular bike or electric bike) is perfect for those with a love of two wheels and the great outdoors.
Day 1 | Arrive in Oslo
Arrive by train from Oslo airport or Oslo Central Station and check in for your one night stay at Norway's oldest family business, Hjerkinn Fjellstue.
Day 2 | Hjerkinn - Grimsdalshytta
Bike 55km on mixed asphalt and gravel roads surrounded by scenic high mountain terrain.
Look out for some car traffic on the first leg of your journey and perhaps stop by the Folldal Mines along the way. Check in tonight at Grimsdalshytta and enjoy the panoramic view of the Rondane mountains.
Day 3 | Grimsdalshytta - Toftemo
Bike between two national parks through the stunning Grimsdalen valley, before descending down to the famous Gubrandsdalen valley - Norway's king of the valleys with access to seven national parks in the surrounding mountains. Stay overnight in a cabin at Toftemo Turiststasjon.
Day 4 | Toftemo - Vågåmo
Today bike a scenic trip on gravel roads towards Lesja and over Slådalsvegen to Vågåmo, a picturesque town on the doorstep of jaw-dropping Jotunheimen National Park, before an overnight stay at the cosy Vågå hotel.
Day 5 | Vågåmo - Lemonsjø
Today's route is a short but fairly steep leg, mainly on gravel roads, that will take you back up to the higher mountains. Why not use the spare time to take an afternoon hike to Viewpoint Trollhøe, before an overnight stay at Lemonsjø Fjellstue?
Day 6 | Lemonsjø - Ruten Fjellstue
Journey through mountain valleys today. Perhaps stop at Glittersjå Fjellgard Farm on your way and feed the moose, visit the bear forest, or enjoy the cafeteria and homemade bakery. Stay tonight at the traditional Ruten Fjellstue.
Day 7 | Ruten Fjellstue - Bygdin
After breakfast follow the famous “Jotunheimvegen”, a 45km long toll road, with stunning views of the Jotunheimen National Park for all of today's cycling route. Arrive at Bygdin Høifieldshotel and check in for your one night stay.
Day 8 | Bygdin - Filefjellstuene
This morning start with a 2 hour boat trip over lake Bygdin with the historical MB Bitihorn ferry and enjoy the view of the remarkable lake surrounded by the mountains of Norway. An easy cycling trip on a fairly flat gravel road awaits you on the other side that will take you to your next one night stay at Filefjellstuene.
Day 9 | Filefjellstuene - Beitostølen
A tough, yet beautiful, leg awaits you on the final day of this cycling tour. Mostly gravel roads, with some short stretches of asphalt and solid turf. Enjoy a well-earnt stay at Beitostølen Resort for your last night in Norway.
Day 10 | Departure Day
Say farewell to the gorgeous scenery of Norway's mountains and return by express bus to Oslo Bus Station or Oslo Airport for your journey home.
Where will I rest my head?
- Train transfer from Oslo to Hjerkinn on arrival day
- Bus transfer from Beitostølen to Oslo on departure day
- One night accommodation at Hjerkinn Fjellstue on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Grimsdalshytta on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Toftemo Turiststasjon on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Vågå hotel on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Lemonsjø Fjellstue on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Ruten Fjellstue on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Bygdin Høifieldshotel on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Filefjellstuene on a half-board basis
- One night accommodation at Beitostølen Resort on a half-board basis
- Nine self-made lunch packages (made at each accommodation)
- Luggage transfers on all legs of the journey
- A boat trip from Bygdin to Eidsbugarden
- E-Bikes for the duration of the journey
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