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Bike across mountains and valleys in Valdres

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

One of Norway's finest cycling routs crosses mountains and valleys in Valdres
“Mjølkevegen” (the old milk route) was voted the third nicest cycling route in Norway in 2009. The route runs through beautiful mountain landscapes. The entire route from Vinstra to Gol is at approx. 250 km.
We have picked part of the route, running from Beitostølen to Fagernes. This is a five-day all-inclusive package tour. It’s a tough stretch, which crosses mountains and runs down valleys. Along the way you experience beautiful mountain areas and pass by one of Norway’s largest summer farm areas. 
You can combine this tour with hiking, swimming, fishing and visits to traditional mountain farms, and enjoy many nature- and cultural experiences. 
The tour is self-guided with luggage transfer. A large part of the route is marked, but it may vary.

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Day by day program

Day 1 - Saturday: Individual arrival in Beitostølen. 
You can go by direct bus from Oslo to Beitostølen. If you arrive with car; drive to the hotel and ask for long-term parking.
Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Mountain Resort Beitostølen

Day 2 - Sunday: Pick up rental bikes, if needed.
Bike Beitostølen - Hemsing via Slettefjell - 30 km.
The uphill road towards Slettefjell is beautiful but demanding - as it is a total increase in altitude of about 650 meters. Highest point is 1315 m.a.s.l. Relatively steep down to Hemsing on the other side of Slettefjell.
Dinner and accommodation at Sørre Hemsing farm

Day 3 - Monday: Bike Hemsing - Vaset - 45 km
First down the valley from Hemsing to Ryfoss. Then a long climb up to Syndinstøga on the mountain plateau. Continue south along the Syndin lake and then along the Vaset lake to Vasetstølen. 
Dinner and accommodation at Gomobu Fjellstue

Day 4 - Tuesday: At your disposal in the Vaset area.
We provide some tour suggestions. The area offers a wealth of nice routes, with relatively little traffic.
Dinner and accommodation at Gomobu Fjellstue

Day 5 - Wednesday: Bike Vaset - Fagernes - 30 km
Towards Fagernes, it is mostly down and flat. From Leira you can go on the walking- and cycling path to Fagernes. This follows Strondafjorden along the deserted Valdres Railroad.
Return rental bikes in Fagernes.

After arriving in Fagernes you can choose:
- To end the trip in Fagernes
- To go by bus up the valley to Beitostølen

Departures and prices

Tourstart 2018: 14 July - 11 August
Days: 5 (Saturday - Wednesday)
Grade: Grade 3 - see useful information

For whom: Adults, experienced cyclists
Length: 105 km + optional distance day 3
Daily stages: 30/45/30 km + optional distance day 3

Price 2018:
Per person in double room: NOK 7 250.-

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

Price includes:
4 x accommodation with breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill thermos 
4 x 3 course dinner or buffet
Map and tour description
Luggage transfer (1 bag/suitcase pr. person)

Extra night in Beitostølen:
Per person i double room: NOK 1 300.- inkl. dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch / refill thermos.

Bike rental 2018:
Touring/Trekking bike, 4 days: NOK 850,- ​
E-Bike, 4 days: NOK 2 400,- 
Pannier 4 day: NOK 250,- 

Extra day with bike rental:
Touring/Trekking bike: NOK 150,-
E-bike: NOK 500,-
Pannier: NOK 50,-

When you rent the bike, a small bag withpatch kit, pump, helmet and bicycle look are included.