Tour de Dovre (5-days)

The Tour de Dovre cycling tour will help you discover the best of what Dovrefjell and Rondane have to offer. This is a 5-day tour that covers around 130 km, and is one of the most beautiful cycling trips in Norway.

The Tour de Dovre cycling tour will help you discover the best of what Dovrefjell and Rondane have to offer. This is a 5-day tour that covers around 130 km, and is one of the most beautiful cycling trips in Norway.
If you’d like to experience the natural beauty of the Norwegian landscape, Tour de Dovre is a great option for you. This 5-day cycling tour following a trail across Dovrefjell offers spectacular views and incredible natural experiences in the heart of Norway.

Tour de Dovre will take you through peaceful mountain terrain, idyllic farmland and stunning valleys – and you’ll also experience three of Norway’s most famous National Parks. The cycle route will see you travelling through the beautiful National Parks Dovre, Rondane and Dovrefjell, and you’ll also enjoy incredible views of the famous Gudbrandsdalen and Grimsdalen valleys. Fantastic views of some of Norway’s most iconic mountains will accompany you on your journey.
Tour de Dovre is a truly spectacular cycle journey. The scenic tour winds through three of Norway’s most famous National Parks, allowing you to take in the natural beauty of your spectacular surroundings on two wheels. Aside from the incredible views, you’ll also be able to take in other natural and traditional experiences if you’d like – such as looking for moose or the famous musk ox that live in these parts, and sampling some local Norwegian food and delicacies.

Your cycling adventure will start in Dovre, and the scenic Tour de Dovre trail will allow you to experience this part of Norway from the comfort of your bike seat. The route will see you cycling between Hjerkinn and Grimsdalshytta along the river Folla. The trip will take you into Grimsdalen, one of Norway’s most beautiful mountain valleys, and you’ll be cycling between two of Norway’s most well-known National Parks – Dovre and Rondane. Overall, it’s a fairly easy stretch to cycle, and though some sections are a little steep, you’ll quickly be rewarded with stunning views of Dovre and Jotunheimen.

You’ll travel through Grimsdalen between Grimsdalshytta and Trolltun, passing along the well-known rivers Grimse, Grimsdalsmyrene and Vestlegrimsi. The mountain terrain is fairly flat and pleasant to cycle, with beautiful scenery all around you. You’ll see charming little farms, winding rivers and calm pastures along the way, as well as splendid views of mountains in the distance. As you reach Gudbrandsdalen, one of Norway’s most famous valleys, you’ll be cycling along the river Gudbrandslågen.
You’ll also cycle between Trolltun and Hjerkinn, following the old mountain road across Dovrefjell. As you cycle along on these quiet mountain trails, you’ll have the magnificent views of the famous mountain Snøhetta and the stunning Dovre National Park motivating you to continue on. You’ll also have great views of the Grytdalen valley, and there are several great spots where you can stop for a bite to eat and some photos of your beautiful natural surroundings.

Along the way, you’ll stay the night in some lovely accommodations that celebrate Norwegian heritage and tradition. After a day of cycling and exploring, you’ll get some much-needed rest and relaxation at Hjerkinn Mountain Lodge, Grimsdalshytta and Trolltun Guesthouse. These are all great accommodations with a long-standing tradition of hosting travellers to this historic region of Norway, and there are plenty of opportunities for exploring the local area with short hikes, cycle rides, visiting mountain farms, fishing, horseback riding and other experiences closeby.

The Tour de Dovre cycling route is perfect for those who are in decent shape and have some experience with cycling. There are plenty of incredible experiences along the way that are suited to the entire family, and this is certainly a cycling adventure you’ll never forget!

Addon:
- E-bike rental (5-days)
- Bike rental (5-days)

Alternative route:
- Tour de Dovre - Via Toftemo

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Agenda day 1:
  • Accommodation: Hjerkinn Fjellstue

    Hjerkinn Fjellstue og Fjellridning have long traditions hosting travellers, with a history of providing friendly, high-quality accommodation for hikers and visitors for 1200 years.

    One or several nights in fresh, crisp mountain air is good for you! Hjerkinn offers hotel rooms, apartments, a pilegrim hut and camping facilities. You can eat at the restaurant or cater for yourself, whatever you prefer.

Agenda day 2:
  • Cycling: Hjerkinn → Grimsdalshytta
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Time: 3-4 hour(s)
    Distance: 54 kilometers
    Ascent height: 470 meters
    Descent height: 490 meters

    The first part of the route is relatively easy and on asphalt which will entail some road traffic. Follow the river Folla down into the valley. You will eventually arrive at Folldal an get on the Rondane National Tourist Road, heading West. You are now entering Grimsdalen which is one of the most stunning mountain valleys in Norway. Cycle between two of Norways finest national parks, Dovre national park on your right, and Rondane National Park on your left. Arrive at Grimsdalshytta which lies in the heart of Dovre National Park.

     

  • Accommodation: Grimsdalshytta DNT

    This accommodation consists of beautiful cultural buildings and gives a scenic panoramic view over Rondane mountains. Access to many easy hikes.

Agenda day 3:
  • Cycling: Grimsdalshytta → Trolltun
    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 4-6 hour(s)
    Distance: 61 kilometers
    Ascent height: 1156 meters
    Descent height: 1082 meters

    Travel through Grimsdalen, along the rivers Grimse, Grimsdalsmyerene and Veslegrimsi. The trail here is quite flat, but it will eventually reach a steep ascent as you climb up to a plateu. Descend 620 meters within 12 kilometers into Dovre. You are now in one of the most famous valleys in Norway Gudbrandsdalen. Follow the valley to North to Trolltun, cycling along the river Gudbrandslågen.

  • Accommodation: Trolltun gjestegård

    Trolltun offers hotel, hostel, cabins and restaurant service. They are open year around and a great starting point for the many activities at Dovre and Dombås.

Agenda day 4:
  • Cycling: Trolltun → Hjerkinn Fjellstue
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time: 2-3 hour(s)
    Distance: 33 kilometers
    Ascent height: 328 meters
    Descent height: 112 meters

    Follow the “old mountain road”, the hiking and bike road across Dovrefjell.

    On your right you will have the fantastic Dovre National Park, and on your left you can see the valley of Grytdalen and the mountain Snøhetta, the tallest mountain in the Dovrefjell mountain range. There are several good locations to stop for sightseeing, photos and lunch.

  • Accommodation: Hjerkinn Fjellstue

    Hjerkinn Fjellstue og Fjellridning have long traditions hosting travellers, with a history of providing friendly, high-quality accommodation for hikers and visitors for 1200 years.

    One or several nights in fresh, crisp mountain air is good for you! Hjerkinn offers hotel rooms, apartments, a pilegrim hut and camping facilities. You can eat at the restaurant or cater for yourself, whatever you prefer.

Agenda day 5:
  • Outdoor: Departure day

    Last day without any planned activities. Enjoy your free time and relax before heading back home.

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