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Tour de Dovre

Price NOK:
7 700,-
Days: 5
4 x accommodation with 3-course dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill own thermos.
Luggage transfer (1 piece).
Tour description.
Digital maps (bikemap.net).
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After having existed just a few years, 'Tour de Dovre' has already become a classic. Not without reason, this round trip is called the most beautiful 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 Massive.

On the extra day at Hjerkinn, you have time to explore the Dovrefjell area. 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! After booking you will receive a new email from us once all overnight stays have been confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please do not book your flight until you have received the email confirmation from us. 

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Program

  • This is a self-guided tour. This means going on your own and deciding your own pace. You can take a break, shortcut or detour whenever you want. The tour includes luggage transfer.

    TOUR DATES 2023: Starts Sundays 18 June - 20 August. Other dates on request.

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 5

    DISTANCE: 126 km + optional detours

    LEVEL:  Moderate. For people who are in generally good condition, and have previous cycling experience. Must be prepared for all kinds of weather. Daily stages approx. 20 - 50 km.
    In bad weather with rain and/or wind, the trips become more strenuous.
    For safety reasons, we recommend that at least two people ride together.

  • Day 1: Arrive in 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 (requires an extra day with a rental bike).

    Accommodation at Trolltun Gjestegård (Guesthouse)

  • Day 2: Bike Dombås - Hjerkinn, 32 km

    Pick up rental bikes.
    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

    Suggestions:
    - 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 slightly uphill all the way to Grimsdalshytta Lodge. Along the way, you get a glimpse of the majestic peaks of Rondane National Park southwards. 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 Farm, 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.

Departures and prices

Tour dates 2023: Starts Sundays 18 June - 20 August. Other dates on request.
Number of days:
Number of participants: No minimum requirement.

NB! After booking you will receive a new email from us once all overnight stays have been confirmed. This may take from a few hours up to 3 business days, depending on the supplier(s). Please do not book your flight until you have received the email confirmation from us. 

Price per person 2023:
Per person in double room: NOK 7 700.-
Single room supplement: NOK 1 600.-

Price includes:
4 x accommodation with 3-course dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill own thermos.
Luggage transfer   
Tour description 

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks
Bike rental
Travels to and from Dombås

Bike rental 2023:
E-bike, 4 days: NOK 1 920.- (extra day, NOK 480.-)

Included in the bike rental:                           
Helmet, pump, 2 panniers, waterbottle holder, tire lever tool and extra inner tube (which must be paid for if it has been used).

Extras:
Train tickets to and from Dombås (price on request)
Extra night before/after the tour: NOK 1 120.- in double room / NOK 1 540.- in single room (incl. 3-course dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch).
Musk ox safari with guide (price on request)

See more self-guided bicycle tours in Norway on www.discover-norway.no/bike

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