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Family trip - Mountains and Summer farms in Valdres

This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
One of Norway's finest cycling routs crosses mountains and valleys in the Valdres Mountains.
This round trip is suitable for families with children from age 6-8 years.
You bike on a mountain plateau, 800 - 1 000 meters above sea level. This area is called 'The forecourt to Jotunheimen National park'. The area offers magnificent views towards mountain peaks towering more than 2 000 meters above sea level.
This area features one of Norway's largest and most active mountain farm areas. You’ll probably meet sheep's, goats and cows along the way. 
You can combine this tour with hiking, swimming, fishing and visits to traditional mountain farms, and enjoy many nature- and cultural experiences. 

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Day by day program

Number of days: 4 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Level of difficulty:  Level 1 - se usefull information
Distance: Approx. 80 km
Laps: 29 / 25/ 24 km

Day 1: Arrival Vaset.
Accommodation at Gomobu Mountain Lodge

Day 2: Bike from Vaset to Næsen,  27 km.
From Gomobu you continue into the mountains towards Valtjernstolen. Here it’s nice to park the bikes and take a walk to the small top "Valtjernknatten", with a great view towards the mountains in Hemsedal and the Jotunheimen National park - with snow covering the peaks all year round. Continue to Oset at Golsfjellet.
Accommodation at Oset Høyfjellshotel with indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. It’s also possible to swim in the lake.

Day 2: Bike from Vaset to Nøsen, 27 km
Today's leg starts with a little climb for a few kilometers before it flattens out. Be sure to turn around and enjoy the wonderful panoramic views towards Jotunheimen National Park. After approx. 5 km you cycle through Valtjernstølan Mountain Farm. Here you can make a nice hike up the small mountain, Valtjernknatten (1061 m.a.s.l.) with amazing views of the mountain areas.
The road continue trough relativly flat landscapes. You pass streams and small mountain lakes and eventually you get a fantastic view towards the Hemsedal mountains. At Langestølen, the route turns north (right) onto the Panorama Road, which runs between Valdres and Hemsedal. You may meet some more traffic. You nfind lots of nice areas to rest or take a swim. Ejoy the day!
Dinner and overnight at Nøsen Yoga and Mountain Lodge

Day 3: Bike from Nøsen to Syndin, 23 km.
From Nøsen you continue north and have a climb up to Grønsennhøgda. There you get rewarded with a fantastic view towards Jotunheimen National Park. After Grønsennøgda, you enter a path where you may have to walk the bike for a while. After rain, the path may get a bit muddy. At the end, you reach a gravelled road with better conditions. Easy cycling along the Midtre Syndin lake. 1 km uphill at the end of today's trip.
Instead of biking on a path, it is possible to continue on a local road, this will make an add approx. 10 km.
Accommodation at Syndinstøga Lodge

Day 4: Bike from Syndin to Vaset, 23 km.
Nice and easy day trip with a few hills. It is possible to choose alternative routes to make the trip longer. Part of today's trip goes on a bad dirt road, which can be muddy after rain. It is possible to make a longer trip to avoid the dirt road.

Departure or extra night at Gomobu Mountain Lodge.

This trip can be extended with our tour in Sunnhordland, from Rosendal to Bergen.

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Departures and prices

Dates 2019
Tour starts Sundays 7 July to 18 August

Price 2019:
Per person in double room: NOK 4 300.-
Discount for children: 0-4 years free in parent's bedroom. 5 -14 years 50% discount in parent's room.

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

Price includes:
3 x accommodation wit breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
3 x 3 course dinner or buffet
Map and tour description
Luggage transfer (1 item pr. person)

Bike Rental 2019:
Bike 4 days: NOK 740.- 
Pannier 4 days: NOK 330.-
Helmet 4 days: NOK 150.-