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Mjølkevegen: South route
6 days, self-guided
At the South Route of the Mjølkevegen you will experience the treeless highlands and the cultivated summer farm and cabin regions with views towards the high mountains of Jotunheimen. You will cycle on good gravel roads, and you have the chance to visit some of the summer farms along the way for a lunch. Lakes inviting you for a bath and a well-developed route network makes it possible to explore more or less of the region. This round-tour is suitable for the whole family and leisure cyclist. The total distance is about 120 km.
- Bike along beautiful mountain and steel landscapes
- Cozy mountain lodges with good local food
- Local summer farm culture
- Spectacular views
- Bus transport from / to Oslo
- Luggage transport
- Accommodation incl. Towels and linen
- Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
- Detailed tour description
- Original Mjølkevegen map
- Bike transport, when bringing own bike
Season & Prices 2024
First Arrival: 20.06.2024
Last Arrival: 25.09.2024
Person in double room:
Children 6-12 years:
Single room supplement:
*staying in parent’s room
The popular Mjølkevegen
The cycle route Mjølkevegen south is part of the very popular Mjølkevegen which stretches 250 km through beautiful Valdres. Mjølkevegen is one of Norway’s most beautiful cycling routes, and it stretches all the way from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen to Gol in Hallingdal. The south route of Mjølkevegen is about 100 km long, and takes you from Golsfjellet over Stølsvidda, to Vaset and Syndin through the beautiful mountain and mountain landscape.
The southern route goes through nice and flat terrain with few slopes, and is cycled mainly on gravel roads. While cycling, you are surrounded by the mountains, and you have a view of the snow-capped mountain peaks in Jotunheimen on the horizon, in addition to the closer mountains Gilafjell, Grønsenknippa, Storlifjell and Golsfjellet. The cycle route goes through idyllic pastures and stable landscapes where you pass cows and sheep grazing outside. In addition, there are several picnic areas along the route where you can sit down to have lunch while enjoying the beautiful views and the fresh mountain air. This is a cycling route that is perfect for families with children or those who want a quiet route that is not too demanding.
Who is the Mjølkevegen South route suitable for?
Mjølkevegen: The south route is a family-friendly bike ride that is suitable for both active families, or well-experienced cyclists who want a calm and nice route. The southern route is also a good alternative for those who want to experience everything this beautiful region in Norway has to offer – this is a flexible trip where you can choose to combine cycling with mountain trips or try other great cycling routes in the area. Along the road and at the accommodation there are several beautiful mountain and hiking trips, such as Syningen by Storefjell and Noseknippa by Panoramaveien. There are also many other nature experiences that are just waiting to be discovered along Mjølkevegen, such as swimming and fishing in the beautiful lakes, and cultural experiences such as visiting the traditional stables in the area.
The map shows the route you will cycle.
Day to day
Day 1: Oslo - Kamben
Bus from Oslo to Fagernes.
Pick up from Fagernes to Kamben.
Accommodation: Kamben Høyfjellshotell
Day 2: Kamben - Vaset
Cyckling from Kamben to Gomobu via Gauklie
Time: 2 – 3 hours, Distance: 26 kilometers, ↑364 meter
Cycle from Golsfjellet over the treeless beautiful Stølsvidda to Vaset gives you some climbing with the reward of beautiful views towards Jotunheimen and Hemsedalsfjellet. The route passes through active farming areas where farm animals graze freely, and it is more than likely that you will see animals grazing along the road during your trip
Accommodation: Gomobu Mountain Lodge
Day 3: Vaset - Syndinstøga
Cycling from Gomobu to Syndinstøga via Vasetvannet
Time: 2-3 hours, Distance: 23 km, ↑285 m
Today you will have a shorter stretch, and you will mostly have nice gravel roads through active farming areas. You will cycle along many lakes today – you might take the chance for a bath.
Day 4: Syndinstøga - Vaset
Cycling from Syndinstøga to Gomobu via Lisjordet stølen
Time: 2-4 hours, Distance: 29 km, ↑: 416 meters
The route between Syndinstøga and Gomobu leads you over Grønnsen Jaslangen. This route has a short section a path you may have to pushbike. When biking in July and August there are several options to stop in a summer farm to get some good local food and meet with the animals.
Accommodation: Gomobu Mountain Lodge
Day 5: Vaset - Kamben
Cycling from Gomobu to Kamben via
Time: 2-3 hours, Distance: 35 km, ↑: 550 m
From Gomobu you will bike past Krististølen (Summerfarm). In between you have the chance to visit the famous café Langestølen where you can enjoy the Norwegian specialty “rømmegrøt” (a sour cream porridge) and the traditional waffles.
Accommodation: Kamben Høyfjellshotell
Day 6: Departure
We will bring you to the bus at Fagernes.
Bus from Fagernes to Oslo.
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 2.745 (4 days)
Hard Rock E-Shock 3
Mountain bike, NOK 1.350 (4 days)
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.
Has 40 rooms with peasant romantic style. The kitchen is of a high standard with good homemade food based on local ingredients. Dinner is 5 courses and breakfast has a great buffet. They also have the curiosity of whisky tasting or their own wine, for those who want to try this.
Has newly renovated rooms inspired by their traditional roots. The menu varies by season. The chefs serve a three-course dinner combining traditional dishes with modern flavors, based on local ingredients, with the possibility of outdoor seating. The hotel also has a shared sauna.
Here there are 22 beds divided into 2 apartments and 3 hunting lodges. They have a great restaurant and pub, with good atmosphere and beautiful views. Syndinstøga is known for its good food. With a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, the kitchen composes today’s dinner menu. It serves dishes based on moose and deer from local hunters. Lamb and mountain pig from the farms at Syndin and fish from local suppliers.
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. Use your food scarf. It is possible to fill a thermos, check with the accommodation. Dinner will be served in the afternoon/evening.
Kilometres: 10-35 kilometres
Elevation: up to 600 meters altitude
Terrain: nice gravel roads or asphalt
Easy trips will always be on either good dirt roads or asphalt. The daily stages are arranged so that you have plenty of time for breaks throughout the day to explore the area. Day stages are 10-35 kilometers per day. Fits nicely for the explorer and family.
The South Route has a couple of short stretches where you may have to push your bike for some hundred meters.
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.
Experience the convenience of choosing from various departure times and travel destinations along our express bus routes. Share your travel plans with us, and we’ll take care of the arrangements, ensuring a stress-free experience for you.
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