Mountains and Summer farms in Valdres

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
One of Norway's finest cycling routes crosses mountains and valleys in the Valdres Mountains.
This round trip is suitable for families with children from age 12. 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, goats and cows along the way. 
You can combine this tour with hiking, swimming, fishing and visits to traditional mountain farms, and enjoy a number of nature- and cultural experiences. 
 
Valdres is (and Gol is about to become) labelled as a sustainable destination with commitments to more sustainable development of the environment, their unique culture, the local community, and last but not least - your well-being.

Program

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

    TOUR DATES 2023: Starts Tuesdays, 13 June - 12 September. Other dates on request.

    NUMBER OF DAYS: 4 (Tuesday - Friday)

    DISTANCE: Minimum 85 km + day trips and optional detours

    LEVEL: Moderate/easy. People of most ages who are in generally good condition, and have some basic cycling experience. Daily stages approx. 21-42 km

  • Day 1: Arrival in Gol

    You will find an extensive network of good gravel roads and trails, which are very suitable for cycling.

    Accommodation at Oset Høyfjellshotell

  • Day 2: Bike from Oset to Syndin, 42 km Bike from Vaset to Oset, 21 km

    Start with a short climb up from the lake. Then easy cycling along Storfjorden Lake. At Langestølen summer farm there is a shop and acafé. After passing Nøsen you continue north and have a climb up to Grønsennhøgda. There you get rewarded with a fantastic view of Jotunheimen National Park. After Grønsennøgda, you enter a path where you may have to walk the bike for a while. In 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.
    During the day, you find many nice places to rest or take a swim, so enjoy the day. 
    Instead of biking on a path, it is possible to continue a local road, this will add approx. 10 km to today's lap.

    Accommodation at Syndinstøga Lodge (Apartment or cottage)

  • Day 3: Bike from Syndin to Vaset, 22 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.

    Accommodation at Gomobu Mountain Lodge

  • Day 4: Bike from Vaset to Oset, 21 km. Departure

    Today's stage starts with a slight uphill for about 2 kilometres before the road flattens. At Brattåse, the highest point of today's stage, you can look back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park. The road continues through relatively flat landscapes. You pass streams and small mountain lakes and eventually, you get a fantastic view of the Hemsedal mountains. Nice downhill towards Tisleifjorden, where you bike across the dam at the end of the lake, before cycling the last kilometre towards the hotel.

    Departure or additional night at Oset Høyfjellshotell

Departures and prices

Dates 2023: Starts Tuesdays, 13 June - 12 September. Other dates on request.
Number of days: 4
Number of participants: Minimum 2 people 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 do not book your flight until you have received the email confirmation from us. 

Price 2022:
Per adults in double room/family room/cabin: NOK 6 200.-
Single room supplement: NOK 500.-

Children under the age of 15 receive a 50% discount on accommodation in parents' room/family room (1 child per fully paying adult)

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

Price includes:
3 x accommodation with breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
3 x 3-course dinner or buffet
Tour description
Digital maps (bikemap.net)
Luggage transfer (1 item pr. person)

Not included:
Travel and cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks, soda drinks and snacks

Bike Rental 2021 (We are waiting for updates for 2022):
Mountain bike, 6 days: NOK 1 220,- (extra day NOK 200,-)
E-Bike, 6 days: NOK 2 800,- (extra day NOK 400,-)

Included in the bike rental:
Bicycle look, tool set with patch kit, replacement tube, pump and 1 pannier.

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

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