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Scenic and flexible mountain cycling Mjølkevegen
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Friendly terrain with beautiful surroundings
Scenic and flexible mountain cycling route

“Mjølkevegen” has been voted one of the most attractive cycling routes in Norway, and with good reason. The route runs through beautiful mountain landscapes, and you'll pass through several mountain summer farm areas. The entire route from Vinstra to Gol is at approx. 250 km, but can easily be divided into shorter sections and loops. The main route is thoroughly marked.

You can also combine this tour with hiking, swimming, fishing and visits to traditional mountain farms, and enjoy a wide variety of experiences along the way. 

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Specially recommended for
Active

Perfect for those seeking an active vacation. 

Family

Parts of Mjølkevegen are perfect for families. 

Highlights
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Friendly terrain with beautiful surroundings Experience beautiful mountain areas and cycle through one of Norway's largest summer farm areas along the way.
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Plenty of add-on activities There are plenty of small (and not so small) detours available, for those who would like to combine this cycling trip with hiking, fishing or other activities.
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Self-guided tours with luggage transfers available Sections of this cycling route is available as self-guided trips with luggage transfers between accommodations.
Mjølkevegen
Go all in or pick your favorite part

The entire route from Vinstra to Gol is at approx. 250 km, and you can choose sections of the route that fits you. There are also plenty of complementary experiences available along the route; perfect if you wish to have a break from the bike seat a day or two in between. 

Due to the elevation gain the overall route is relatively demanding, although perfectly doable for most cyclists with good fitness level. For families we especially recommend the friendly Vaset - Storefjell area, where the route is situated on a big mountain plateau without many steep hills.

Let's go
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Day 1: Ruten to Beitostølen
Day 1

Ruten to Beitostølen

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…

Map & details Day 2

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

71.6 km/6-8 hrs

Elevation gain:

1000 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Day 2: Beitostølen to Vaset
Day 2

Beitostølen to Vaset

This is Mjølkevegen's most spectacular stretch, but also the most demanding. Before embarking on Mjølkevegen's toughest leg relax in the mountain town of Beitostølen. The area offers a wide range of activities, experiences, restaurants, and shopping and Beitostølen is a great base for cycling, hiking and fishing trips.

Map & details Day 3

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

65.3 km/6-8 hrs

Elevation gain:

2270 m

Difficulty level:

Demanding
Day 3: Vaset to Storefjell
Day 3

Vaset to Storefjell

This section of Mjølkevegen is the most family-friendly and it suitable for anyone who likes cycling. The plateau between Vaset, Stølsvidda and Golsfjellet is unique and perhaps the most beautiful cycling area in Norway with countless hiking possibilities. 

It is easy to combine cycling along the section of Mjølkevegen with other activities like hiking, fishing or swimming. The route passes through active farming areas, where farm animals graze freely. 

Map & details

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

34.9 km/3-6 hrs

Elevation gain:

610 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
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