Day 1: From Ruten Fjellstue along the lake Vinsteren to Beitostølen Resort
The following route description is one stage of the of Mjølkevegen cycling route. It assumes that participants have arrived by train to Vinstra Station, and have then been picked up and driven 35-kilometers to Ruten Fjellstue in Espedalen.
Very ambitious riders, however, may wish to begin the route from Vinstra, but please be aware that this first section is very hilly and demanding. If you do choose to ride directly from Vinstra you can look forward to a warm welcome by the hosts at Ruten Fjellstuem complete with being served good food and drinks in a cozy and traditional setting. While staying at Ruten, its recommend you visit Elgtårnet, a 12-meter high tower built in 2016, located at Ramstjern. It is also possible to stay overnight here.