Mjølkevegen: Detours with Birgit (7-days)

Join Birgit Haugen, the author of the "Mjølkevegen med avstikkere" book, on a guided multi-day cycling adventure to her favorite hidden gems.

For Birgit it all started with a winter at Golsfjellet, that turned into the first biking trips the next summer. Now hundred of biking trips later she is still in love with the area, and spreading the good word and entusiasme about the routes with her book "Mjølkevegen med avstikkere", first released in 2018.

For 7 days Birgit will show you around Golsfjellet and Vaset. This is her cycling base, and this is of course where the book was written. You should definitely buy and read the book before the tour. Bring it with you and you might walk away or better yet cycle away, with a signed copy!

From the cycle workshop down the road, to the best waffles and coffee in the area. Did you spot the sheeps, raindeer or maybe the moose? Birgit knows all the hidden gems and view points! Bring your bike, your camera, your loved ones, your helmet and join this summer adventure!

This is the only big Mjølkevegen 7-day tour with Birgit this year! So hurry up and book your tour right now to guarantee your spot in the group.

Transfer:

  • Included

Meal plan:

  • Hiking Board: Breakfast, Lunch to go & Dinner

Luggage transportation:

  • From Kamben Høyfjellshotell to Gomobu Fjellstue
  • From Gomobu Fjellstue to Kamben Høyfjellshotell

Accommodation:

  • Day: 1 - Kamben Høyfjellshotell
  • Day: 2 - Kamben Høyfjellshotell
  • Day: 3 - Gomobu Fjellstue
  • Day: 4 - Gomobu Fjellstue
  • Day: 5 - Kamben Høyfjellshotell
  • Day: 6 - Kamben Høyfjellshotell

Agenda day 1:

  • Bus: Transfer to/from Oslo

    Time: 4 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on countryside roads passing through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

  • Cycling: Einarset (Round-tour)

    Difficulty: Easy
    Time: 1 hour(s)
    Distance: 13 kilometers
    Ascent height: 260 meters

    Einarset round-tour is a short easy route on trails and mountain roads. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. A great route for starters and families. The Einarset circuit is a nice cycling tour on gravel mountain roads and some trails.

    The route can also be found as route 3 from the book "Mjølkevegen med avstikkere".

  • Einarsetrunden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Einarsetrunden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Mjølkevegen – (Gomobu → Syndinstøga) Jotunheimen Travel (24)
    Mjølkevegen – (Gomobu → Syndinstøga) Jotunheimen Travel (24)
  • Accommodation: Kamben Høyfjellshotell

    Kamben is a great starting point for trips to the West Coast with its magical fjords (Sognefjorden and Geirangerfjorden) and mountains.

  • Kamben Høyfjellshotell
    Kamben Høyfjellshotell
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel

Agenda day 2:

  • Cycling: Golsfjellet Circle and Tisleifjorden Circle combination

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 4-7 hour(s)
    Distance: 53 kilometers
    Ascent height: 800 meters

    Golsfjellet combined with Tisleifjorden is a great tour around the mountain plateau of Golsfjellet. Large parts of the circuit follow the road Golsfjellveien, and gravel roads. The terrain around Lake is fairly flat, but some hills must be climbed. The route has many beautiful scenic points and great opportunities for swimming and picnicking.

    This tour is based on a combination of route 2 and 5 from the book "Mjølkevegen med avstikkere".

  • Langestølen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Langestølen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Langestølen kolonial ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Langestølen kolonial ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
  • Accommodation: Kamben Høyfjellshotell

    Kamben is a great starting point for trips to the West Coast with its magical fjords (Sognefjorden and Geirangerfjorden) and mountains.

  • Kamben Høyfjellshotell
    Kamben Høyfjellshotell
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kamben ©Jotunheimen Travel

Agenda day 3:

  • Cycling: Golsfjellet – Vaset

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 4-7 hour(s)
    Distance: 54 kilometers

    Golsfjellet – Stølsvidda via Langestølen- Jaslangen – Trollhovd – Vaset.

    Bike from Golsfjellet across Stølsvidda to Langestølen and on to Trollhovd. You cross high and free over the plateau past idyllic farm villages with grazing lifestock and summer meadows. The view along the trip is formidable. The route ends up at Vaset and Gomobu.

  • Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Tisleifjorden ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Nøsen & Jaslangen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Nøsen & Jaslangen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Oset – Langestølen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Oset – Langestølen ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
  • Accommodation: Gomobu Fjellstue

    At Gomobu you will stay in rooms or cozy cottages.

  • Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu

Agenda day 4:

  • Cycling: Vaset - Syndin – Grønsenn (Round-trip)

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 4-6 hour(s)
    Distance: 45 kilometers
    Ascent height: 740 meters

    Follow Mjølkevegen from Vaset to Syndin. The route passes lakes, grasslands and smaller cabin areas. There are plenty of locations to stop for snacks or your take-away lunch. At Syndin you can also enjoy a better meal at Syndsinstøga or settle for a coffee before you return on the alternative detour back to Vaset.

    You can also find information on this route as trip number 12 in the book “Mjølkevegen med avstikkere”.

  • Grønsenn ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Grønsenn ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Between Nodre Trollhovd & Søre Syndin ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Between Nodre Trollhovd & Søre Syndin ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Murkeli ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
    Murkeli ©Lev Godt, Birgit Haugen
  • Accommodation: Gomobu Fjellstue

    At Gomobu you will stay in rooms or cozy cottages.

  • Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu
    Gomobu

Agenda day 5:

  • Cycling: Vaset – Golsfjellet

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 3-5 hour(s)
    Distance: 39 kilometers
    Ascent