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Mjølkevegen: South route (5 days)

If you want a shorter cycle route that is family-friendly and offers fantastic nature experiences without being too demanding, the south route of Mjølkevegen may be right up your alley. Here the stretches are shorter and the terrain flatter, so this is a cycling route that is suitable for the whole family.

 

Highlights

  • Bike along beautiful mountain and steel landscapes
  • Cozy mountain lodges with good local food
  • Combine cycling and hiking
  • Spectacular views

Including

  • Bus transport from / to Oslo
  • Luggage transport
  • Accommodation incl. Towels and linen
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
  • Detailed tour description

Season

June – september

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.

 

Good terrain 

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.

 

 

Day to day

Day 1: Kamben

Accommodation: Kamben
Here you can experience a dream night in a four-poster bed! In the an old style with warm timber walls, rose paint and peasant romantic atmosphere.

 

 

Day 2: Kamben - Gomobu

Cycling: Kamben → Gomobu (via Stølsvidda)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-3 hours
Distance: 26 kilometers
Ascent: 364 meters

Cycle from Golsfjellet over the beautiful Stølsvidda to Vaset and Gomobu. On the trip you can enjoy the view towards Jotunheimen and Hemsedalsfjella. You will pass rivers, huts and many different places you can stop and take a short rest.

Accommodation: Gomobu Mountain Lodge

In Vaset you will find Gomobu Fjellstue. Gomobu has both cabins and hotel rooms available. The lodge is perfect for skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities. Or a good starting point for bike rides in summer and autumn.

 

Day 3: Gomobu - Syndinstøga

Cycling: Gomobu → Syndinstøga (Mjølkevegen)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-3 hours
Distance: 23 kilometers
Ascent: 395 meters
Descent: 285 meters

Cycle between Gomobu and Syndinstøga with route selection over the beautiful Panoramavegen with magnificent views.

Accommodation: Syndinstøga
Syndinstøga is located in an idyllic steel and cabin area. Here you will be served delicious local dishes in culturally historic warm surroundings.

 

Day 4: Syndinstøga - Gomobu

Cycling: Syndinstøga → Gomobu (trail accross Grønnsen)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-4 hours
Distance: 29 kilometers
Ascent: 423 meters
Descent: 416 meters

The alternative route between Syndinstøga and Gomobu takes you across Grønnsen. If you want an alternative to the usual route, this is a slightly rougher choice where 4-5 km goes on an easy trail.

Accommodation: Gomobu Mountain Lodge

At Vaset you will find Gomobu Fjellstue. A family-owned place with a cozy atmosphere and traditional food.

Day 5: Gomobu - Kamben

Cycling: Gomobu → Kamben (via Panoramavegen)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-3 hours
Distance: 35 kilometers
Ascent: 330 meters
Descent: 377 meters

Choose an alternative route over Panoramavegen between Kamben and Gomobu. The route offers wide views and magnificent nature.

Accommodation: Kamben
Here you can experience a dream night in a four-poster bed! In historical style with warm timber walls, rose paint and peasant romantic atmosphere.

 

Mjølkevegen, the route

The cycle route starts at Kamben Høyfjellshotell on Golsfjellet, and from there you follow the quiet mountain roads over the scenic Stølsvidda to Gomobu in Vaset. During the trip you will be able to enjoy the beautiful view of Jotunheimen and the mountains around Hemsedal. The next day you cycle from Gomobu in Vaset and follow the route towards Syndin and Syndinstøga. It is a quiet and nice road that can offer beautiful views along the way. The next day you follow the Grønnsen trail on the south side of the Syndin lakes back towards Gomobu. This is a very nice trail that works very well for cycling, but can be demanding if it has rained a lot. On the last day, you cycle back to Kamben via Panoramavegen. The last stage is also flat and easy to cycle, and is perfect for the whole family.

The landscape in this part of Norway is characterized by flat terrain with few slopes, and you will have spectacular views and nature experiences around you during the entire bike ride. You will cycle past the idyllic stølen that have inspired the name “Stølsvidda”. Stølsvidda is one of the most beautiful areas in Valdres, and offers fantastic views of the beautiful Norwegian landscape.

The southern route is an excellent way to experience this beautiful region in Norway from your bike seat, with the opportunity to adapt the trip as you wish. The route offers fantastic views and beautiful nature experiences without being too difficult to cycle, and will be ideal for families with children and for those who are interested in a quiet, beautiful cycling route along Mjølkevegen.

 

Practical information

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!

 

Transportation

The journey includes all transport to / from Oslo, and between all accommodations.

Luggage transport

All luggage transport between all accommodations is included in the price, and includes:

From Kamben to Gomobu Fjellstue
From Gomobu Fjellstue to Syndinstøga
From Syndinstøga to Gomobu Fjellstue
From Gomobu Mountain Lodge

    Meals

    Tour pension includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. If you want another drink for dinner or snacks / chocolate on the trip, this can be bought at the cabins. It is possible to fill the thermos with hot drinks (for a fee) and drinking bottles with water (free of charge) at all accommodation.

    Accomodation
    • Day: 1 – Kamben
      Day: 2 – Gomobu Mountain Lodge
      Day: 3 – Syndinstøga
      Day: 4 – Gomobu Mountain Lodge

       

    Packing list

    You will need a light backpack for day trips, preferably between 20 and 30 liters. A waterproof “duffel bag” for the rest of the luggage is recommended. The luggage is moved from place to place and may be exposed to rain and other elements during transport.

    Wool socks, thin
    Wool underwear or track underwear
    Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
    Shirt, or sweater of wool or fleece
    Rain, and windproof jacket and trousers
    Lue
    Buff / scarf
    Mittens / cycling gloves
    Cycling shorts / trousers
    Shorts
    T shirt
    Indoor footwear
    Extra underwear
    Extra indoor pants

    Toiletries
    Toilet paper and clogged paper bags
    Garbage bags
    Gnawing plasters

    Thermos and water bottles
    Seat pads
    Camera
    Mobile
    Charging bank
    Sunglasses
    Sunscreen

    For self-guided bike rides:
    Map and tour description
    Map app on mobile – eg Norway map
    Small first aid kit

    Bicycle rental:
    All the bikes we rent out are mountain bikes with front dampers that are well adapted to the gravel roads you will be riding on. You can choose between a regular bike or an electric bike. If you want to cycle Mjølkevegen Nord, it is only possible to rent an electric bicycle. Helmet and repair kit are included in the rent. Once you have arrived at your last accommodation, we will take care of the bike for you.

    Bike rental

    All the bikes we rent out are mountain bikes with front dampers that are well adapted to the gravel roads you will be riding on. You can choose between a regular bike or an electric bike. If you want to cycle Mjølkevegen Nord, it is only possible to rent an electric bicycle. Helmet and repair kit are included in the rent. Once you have arrived at your last accommodation, we will take care of the bike for you.

     

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