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Mjølkevegen: North Route, 3 days
3 days, self-guided
Travel back in time on a cycling holiday in Norway. This area of Mjølkevegen is one of the largest remaining summer farm areas still active, this has become a curiosity today. The terrain on this version is less demaning and with shorter streches, so you will have the time time for several stops along the way. Experience wild and beautiful views in pleasant cycling terrain from the bike seat, with cows, goats and sheep walking freely and grazing up on the mountain.
- Boat ride with M/B Bitihorn
- Delicious local food
- Local summer farm culture
- Bus transport from/to Oslo
- Boat Cruise
- Luggage transport
- Accommodation x 2
- Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner x 2
- Detailed tour description
- Original Mjølkevegen map
- Bike transport, when bringing own bike
Season and Price 2024
June – August
First Arrival: 27.06.2024
Last Arrival: 31.08.2024
Extra dates: 5. 6. 7. 12. 13. and 14. of September
Person in double room:
Mjølkevegen – a cycling adventure
The beautiful route Mjølkevegen has been named one of the best cycling routes in Norway. The full route stretches over 250 km, from Vinstra to Gol. We have pick out some highlights from the north route, that you can cycle during for example weekend.
This great cycle tour is perfect for cyclists with some experience who are in good shape, and who want a fantastic cycling experience in one of Norway’s most beautiful areas. The northern route will take you through beautiful mountain and mountain landscapes such as Slettefjellvegen and part of the Kings road, and can offer great nature experiences. This great week-end tour is perfect for a real Norwegian holiday where you get to experience the best the Valdres region has to offer.
This is the route you will cycle!
Day to day
Day 1: Arrival Beitostølen
Arrival by bus from Oslo to Beitostølen
Accommodation: Radison Hotel Beitostølen
Day 2: Beitostølen to Tyin
Cycling from Beitostølen to Bygdin
Time: 1-2 hours, Distance: 12 km, ↑ 260 meters
Start the day by cycling from Beitostølen to Bygdin. This part is on asphalt following road FV 51.
Boat: (M / B Bitihorn) Bygdin → Eidsbugarden
Cruise with the historical M/B Bitihorn over Bygdin Lake (1,5 hours).
Cycling from Eidsbugarden to Tyinkrysset
Time: 2-3 hours, Distance: 23 km, ↑ 400 meters
After you reach Eidsbugarden by boat you can follow the gravel road to Tyin along the big Tyin Lake. You can do a detour into Koldedalen from Tyinholmen crossroad, to come closer to the iconic mountains like Falketinden, Uranostinden and the impressive glaciers along the way. From Tyin you cycle down the paved road to Tyinkrysset, where you can find Filefjellstuene.
Day 3: Cycle Kingsroad and Slettefjellvegen
Cycling Tyinkrysset to Beitostølen
Time: 5-8 hours, Distance: 65 km, ↑ 987 meters
This is a tough stretch on the Mjølkevegen. You will follow the main road and the “Kingsroad” down to the lake Vangsmjøse. From there you will cycle on a gravel road along the lake and impressive steep hillsides with many waterfalls. Then, the most difficult climb takes you to the highest point on the tour, Slettefjell. It is not particularly long, but it is steep. At the top of Slettefjell, you reach 1315 m.a.s.l. From there you can enjoy a gentle downhill ride towards Beitostølen.
Bus from Beitostølen to Oslo
Make sure you start early enogh so you do not have to rush to reach you bus leaving from Beitostølen at 6.10 pm
Below you will find practical information about this trip.
Can not find what you are looking for? See our frequently asked questions page, or send us an email – we will help you!
When you rent a bike from us, you can pick it up at your first accommodation and leave it at the last one. The price includes a helmet, lock, and a rep kit. All pedals are flat.
Extra costs for luggage tray and bag.
E-Bike, NOK 2140 (2 days)
Oplympia Performer 900 (or simular)
Mountain bike, NOK 920 (2 days)
Trek Marlin 5
To fully enjoy your cycling adventure in the mountainous areas, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and local temperatures. For a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we recommend wearing warm, waterproof clothing, sturdy shoes for cycling, and bringing sunscreen and sunglasses.
We will send your luggage from cabin to cabin, so you only need to bring a daypack.
All the accommodations have double/twin beds with private bathrooms.
Here you will get a cozy cabin feeling. Food is served in the main building close by. Once a traditional mountain farm, now a modern mountain lodge with comfortable rooms in cabins with en suite bathrooms, and a great restaurant in the main lodge.
Beitostølen Raddison Hotel:
Radisson BLU Mountain Resort is centrally located in the middle of the small mountain village of Beitostølen not far away from the bus stop, many shops and other services. A comfortable and nice place to enjoy your last day.
Extra: Add one extra night at Beitostølen after your trip for NOK 1.399 (Incl only beakfast).
All restaurants offer food based on local ingredients. For breakfast there will be buffet. Here you also need to make yourself a packed lunch that you bring to lunch for the day. It is possible to fill a thermos, check with the accommodation. Dinner will be served in the afternoon/evening.
You will be given a physical hiking map, as well as gpx coordinates you can use on your mobile or GPS. Most of the trail runs on nice gravel roads, they can have some holes but are generally of a good standard. Short parts are on asphalt.
Kilometers: 20-65 kilometres
Altitude: up to 1000 meters elevation
Terrain: fine gravel roads or asphalt, can be short sections with a path
Trips are mainly on good gravel or asphalt roads, but there may be shorter sections where you will have to wheel a bit in rough terrain. 1-2 daily stages can reach up to 60 kilometers and over 1000 altitude meters. There may be somewhat longer climbing stages. If the Easy level suits you with a pedal bike, you can perhaps manage the Medium level with an e-bike
When you book with us, we’ll provide you with a packing list to ensure you have all the necessary clothing and gear.
Enjoy the trip from the big city towards Valdres and Jotunheimen! The express buses take you straight from the capital to the heart of Norway. On the way, you will pass mountains, valleys, rivers, and beautiful farms. The buses have free WiFi, power outlets with USB chargers, and toilets.
You can choose your arrival time on day 1.
But to make it back to Oslo on day 3 you will have to reach the last bus from Beitostølen:
6.10 pm to 10.00 pm
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