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Tour de Dovre

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking

After having existed just a few years, 'Tour de Dovre' has already become a classic. Not without reason, this round trip is called the best bicycle tour of the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. Along the way, you will experience iconic mountains, idyllic cultural landscapes and the beautiful Grimsdalen valley with its old mountain farms.
The trip touches the border of three National Parks.
- Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park extends westwards and covers a large area which includes the alpine mountain range, Snøhetta.
- You circle Dovre National Park. The park was established as late as 2003, to protect unspoilt areas for some of Norway’s last wild reindeer.
- Rondane National Park is Norway's oldest National Park, established in 1962. It is named after the majestic Rondane Massif.

On the extra day at Hjerkinn, you have time to explore Dovrefjell. You can bike further north, see if you can spot the muskox, hike the summit of Snøhetta or just stay at Hjerkinn and visit the famous viewpoint SNØHETTA.

NB! When  booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

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Departures and prices

Tour dates 2020: Starts every Sunday from 12 July to 16 August. Other dates on request.
Number of days: 5 (Sunday - Thursday)
Level of difficulty:  Level 2 - see useful information
Distance: 126 km (+ optional detours)

Number of participants:
We need a minimum of 2 bookings on each date to complete the tour.

NB! When booking, you will receive a new email from us when all accommodations are confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please don't book your flight until you've received an email confirmation from us. 

Price per person 2020:
Per person in double room: NOK 7 250.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 300.-

NB! Book early discount before 1 June: NOK 250.- per person.

Price includes:
4 x accommodation with 3-course dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill own thermos.
Luggage transfer   
Map and tour description (1 set per. booking)

Bike rental 2020:
Mountain bike 4 days: NOK 600.- (extra day, NOK 150.-)
E-bike, 4 days: NOK 1 200.- (extra day, NOK 300.-)

Included in the bike rental:                           
Helmet, tool set with patch kit, pump and pannier.

Train tickets to and from Dombås
Extra night before/after the tour: NOK xxx.-
E-bike Moose safari with guide: NOK 600.-
Musk ox safari with guide: NOK 600.-
Horseback riding at Hjerkinn with guide: NOK 12 000.-

  • We can 'tailor make' the trip for groups of min. 8-10 people, both with and without luggage transfer.

Day by day

Day 1, Arrival Dombås
By public transport: Trains from Trondheim or Oslo
By own car: You can park your car at Dombås ski lifts, next to Trolltun Gjestegård, or behind Dombås church.
If you arrive early, we recommend a tour along the cycling trail from Dombås to Bjorli. The trail is well signposted and mostly follows gravel roads and forest trails on the south side of the Lesja Valley.
In the evening, you can join a guided moose safari at Dovrefjel - with an electric bike.
Accommodation at Trolltun Gjestegård (Guesthouse)

Day 2 , Bike Dombås - Hjerkinn, 32 km
Today's stage follows the National Park Trail across the Dovrefjell plateaux with no motorised vehicles, except E-bikes. The newly constructed cycle path was officially opened in September 2017. This is a narrow gravel road that starts in the center of Dombås and winds uphill the first 5-6 km and then flattens. Experience the rounded peaks, wide plains, and moorlands typical of the south-eastern area of Dovre. At Vålåsjøen lake, you can stop for a rest and maybe take a swim. 
Accommodation at Hjerkinn Fjellstue

Day 3, Discover what Dovrefjell has to offer
- Bike north, towards Kongsvold.
- Bus to Snøheim Lodge and hike the summit of Snøhetta.
- Join a guided Musk Ox Safari
- Horseback riding in the mountains with a guide, arranged by Hjerkinn Fjellstue
- Visit Viewpoint SNØHETTA and the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center at Hjerkinn
Accommodation at Hjerkinn Fjellstue

Day 4, Bike Hjerkinn - Grimsdalen, 48-58 km
Between Hjerkinn and Folldal, you can choose the main road or some local, quiet dirt roads. In Folldal, we recommend taking a slightly steep detour and visit the old Folldal Mines.
From Folldal, it is slightley uphill all the way to Grimsdalshytta Lodge. Along the way, you get a glimpse of the majestic peaks of Rondane National Park to the south. We recommend a detour to Bergseng Seter, an old summer farm with fantastic location and views.
Accommodation at Grimsdalshytta Lodge

Day 5, Bike Grimsdalen - Dombås, 40 km
A beautiful trip through what is described as Norway's most beautiful alpine pasture valley. Slightly uphill the first 10 kilometres, then a last tough hill towards the highest point at 1174 m. Suddenly, the valley opens to the dizzyingly beautiful cultural landscape of Dovre and Gudbrandsdalen. If you slow down a little, you can enjoy the view of Jotunheimen-, Dovre- and Rondane National Parks. Down the valley, you pass the Budsjord Pilgrimage, with over 17 historic buildings. The farm is open for guided tours and dining in the summer season. The bicycle tour ends in Dombås.

Departure from Dombås by own car or train from Dombås station.