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Mjølkevegen with Fara Cycling, Bikepacking
5 days, self-guided
Discover the stunning Mjølkevegen in central Norway with our thrilling 5-day Bikepacking tour. Crafted in collaboration with Fara Cycling, this exquisite gravel bike journey invites you to experience the finest of Norway’s mountain panoramas. Traverse lush valleys, and alpine meadows, and cross Norway’s highest mountain area, Jotunheimen, unveiling the heart of Norway’s captivating landscapes. Embrace a culturally rich terrain and relish the warmth of mountain lodges, creating a lasting 220-kilometer memory of this extraordinary bikepacking adventure.
- Nice gravel road with beautiful views
- Delicious local food
- Local summer farm culture
- Bus transport from/to Oslo
- Accommodation x 4
- Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner x 4
- Detailed tour description
- Original Mjølkevegen map
- Luggage transport
Season and Price 2024
June – August
First arrival: 25.06.2024
Last arrival: 18.08.2024
Person in double room:
Persin in single room:
Mjølkevegen – Norway’s most beautiful cycling tour
Mjølkevegen is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful cycling routes Norway has to offer, and The Grand Tour will give you one of the best possible experiences of this region in Valdres. On this exciting and adventure-filled trip, you’ll see some of the best highlights and hidden gems in and around Mjølkevegen – and it’s definitely a cycling holiday you’ll never forget.
This is the route you will cycle!
Day to day
Day 1: Arrival Oslo
Pick up Rental Bike
Pick up your rental bike at Fara Cycling before 6 pm (4 pm on Saturdays)
Accommodation: Thon Hotell Oslo
Day 2: Lemonsjøen - Bygdin
Arrival by train from Oslo to Vinstra
Cycling from Vinstra to Bygdin
Distance: 90 km, ↑ 2240 meters
On your first day, you will travel on a gravel road from the valley of Gudbransdalen up to Jotunheimen. You will follow “Jotunheimvegen”, cycling from wooded Espedalen towards the mountains above the treeline. You will pass many summer farms along the way and follow the big lake Vinstra. On the horizon, you can see the mountains of Jotunheimen and the summit of Bithorn.
Accommodation: Bygdin Høyfjellshotell
Day 3: Bygdin - Syndinstøga
Cycling from Bygdin to Syndinstøga via Slettefjell
Distance: 58 km, ↑ 1670 meters
From Bygdin, you cycle down to Beitostølen village and continue towards the mountain pass Slettefjell. This is an active area from summer farms, and got an excellent view. Down in the valley, passing Høre Stave Church. And up again to the last mountain pass on the trip. Reaching the top of the hill you will find your accommodation.
Day 4: Syndinstøga - Gol
Cycling from Syndinstøga to Gol
Distance: 74 km, ↑ 955 meters
The last day is an easy stretch with not so much climbing. Enjoy the lakes and all the animals grazing freely up on the mountain. Start in time to reach the train from Gol
Arrival by train from Gol to Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel, Oslo
Day 5: Departure
Deliver Rental bike
Deliver the rental bike in the shop of Fara Cycling at 10 am.
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!
Depending on your preferred style of riding, we recommend either Faras F/All-Road (max 35mm tyres) or F/Gravel (max 50mm tyres) for a ride on Mjølkevegen.
Bring your own helmet, pedals and bags for the bike.
Size: 49cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm
Pick up/Deliver address at Universitetsgaten 14, 0164 Oslo
Pick up: Opening hour from 10 am (11 am Saturdays)
Deliver: Opening hour till 6 pm (4 pm Saturdays)
This trip requiers well trained bikers and a proper gravel bike to mangage the long distances and the many accent meters.
We will send your luggage from cabin to cabin.
All the accommodations have double/twin beds with private bathrooms.
Hotel Thon, Oslo:
3-star hotel close to the train staion and Bike rental, including breakfast buffet.
This hotel has a long tradition of hosting active mountain people who want to visit Jotunheimen. Even tho many rooms were renovated you will get a historical atmosphere. The food is sure to be the highlight of your stay. Dinner is made from local ingredients and comes to taste great.
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
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.
Kilometres: 40-150 kilometres
Elevation: 800-2000 accent meters
Terrain: fine gravel roads or asphalt
Here you need to be well trained and used to sitting a lot on a bike. The distances are usually between 40-150 kilometers and over 1000 altitude meters, and there can be several demanding climbing stages in a day
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 train takes you straight from the capital to the heart of Norway. On the way you will pass mountains, valleys, rivers, and beautiful farms. The train has free WiFi, power outlets with USB chargers and toilets.
Day 2: Oslo-Vinstra by train
08.02 am-11.09 am
Day 4: Gol- Oslo by Train
7.28 pm-10.22 pm
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