Family trip - Mountains and Summer farms in Valdres

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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. 

Day by day program

Number of days: 5 (Sunday - Wednesday)
Level of difficulty:  Level 1 - se useful information
Distance: Approx. 85 km
Laps: 21 / 19 / 23 / 22 km

Day 1: Arrival Vaset.
Accommodation at Gomobu Mountain Lodge

Day 2: Bike from Vaset to Oset, 21 km.
Today's stage starts with a slight uphill for about 2 kilometers before the road flattens. At Brattåse, the highest point of todays stage, you can look back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the peaks in Jotunheimen National Park. The road continues trough relativly flat landscapes. You pass streams and small mountain lakes and eventually you get a fantastic view towards the Hemsedal mountains. Nice downhill towards Tisleifjorden, where you bike across the dam at the end of the lake, before cycling the last kilometer yowards the hotel.
Accommodation at Oset Høyfjellshotell

Day 3: Bike from Oset to Nøsen, 19 km
A short climb up from the lake, otherwise this is a flat and easy lap. Along the Storfjorden Lake you bike on the Panorama road, which runs between Valdres and Hemsedal, so you may meet some more traffic. Here are many nice places to rest or take a swim, so enjoy the day. At Langestølen summer farm there is a shop and café.
Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga and Fjellhotell

Day 4: 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 a local road, this will make add approx. 10 km.
Accommodation at Syndinstøga Lodge

Day 5: 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.
Departure or extra night at Gomobu Mountain Lodge.

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

Bike Rental 2019:
Bike  5 days: NOK 740.- 
Pannier 5 days: NOK 330.-
Helmet 5 days: NOK 150.-

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