The third stage of Tour de Dovre Cycle Route takes you from Hjerkinn to Grimsdalen Valley, passing through the picturesque landscape of Kvitdalen Valley. Soak up the breathtaking views of the Snøhetta Mountain Massif along the way.
Surrounded by Dovre and Rondane National Parks, Grimsdalen Valley is a highlight along the cycle route. Scattered along the hillsides are mountain farms, and in summer, you will see an abundance of grazing animals. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of wild reindeer living in the national parks.
Although this is the longest leg of the Tour de Dovre cycle route, the scenic landscape does make it worth the effort. Having finished the stretch, reward yourself wi…
The fourth stage of Tour de Dovre Cycle Route takes you from Grimsdalen Valley to Toftemo lodge in Gudbrandsdalen Valley. Sandwiched between Dovre and Rondane National Parks, this is possibly the most scenic leg of the entire cycle route.
In summer, you will see an abundance of grazing animals in the mountain farm valley of Grimsdalen. Marvel at the many cultural heritage sites along the way, including the St Olav’s well where you can fill up your water bottle with health-giving water.
This leg has a 150-meter long climb which can be tough but rest assured that this the only ascent on this stretch. You are rewarded for your endurance by a downhill ride with sweeping views of Gudbrandsdalen Val…
This is the first stage of the connecting route between Tour de Dovre and Mjølkevegen cycle routes. It takes you from Toftemo, just north of Dovre Village, to Vågå Village in Gudbrandsdalen Valley. Enjoy a ride through a changing landscape, from the rounded peaks and wide plains of Dovre to the deep valleys and rushing rivers of Gudbrandsdalen.
This leg involves a climb from 540 meters to 1,200 above sea level before descending to Vågå, but the road is graveled and well-suited for cycling. Passing the treeline, far-reaching views of Reinheimen National Park await.
The second stage of the route connecting Tour de Dovre and Mjølkevegen cycle routes takes you from Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Lemonsjøen Lake in Jotunheimen. This short, but scenic leg leads you through a beautiful agricultural landscape, featuring mountain farms and flowery meadows. Passing the treeline, stunning views of Jotunheimen await.
Having finished the leg's ascent from Vågå towards Bringsfjellet Mountain, reward yourself with a refreshing dip in Flatningen or Lemonsjøen lakes.
The third and final stage of the connecting route between Tour de Dovre and Mjølkevegen cycle routes takes you southwards from Lemonsjø to Ruten Fjellstue in Espedalen Valley. The route travels through a varied landscape, passing serene lakes, rushing rivers, and lush forests. You will see many mountain farms and meadows with grazing animals along the way.
With no significant elevation changes, this final leg is relatively easy-going, alternating between paved and graveled roads that are well-suited for cycling.
The first leg of Mjølkevegen Cycling Route takes you from Ruten Fjellsture to Bygdin hotel, along Jotunheimvegen Road and Vinstervann Lake. This idyllic stretch features beautiful scenery, active farming, and panoramic views. Located by Vinstervann Lake is Haugseter Fjellstue, the perfect place for a break. Take the time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings, see if the fish are biting, or even enjoy some local mountain cuisine.
The second stage of Mjølkevegen Cycling Route starts with a beautiful boat ride across Bygdin Lake to Eidsbugarden Hotel. The historic propelled ferry M/B Bitihorn has run across Bygdin Lake every summer since 1912. Operating at 1,060 meters above sea level, this is Northern Europe’s highest ferry tip. Watch as the lake stretches out in front of you like a giant mirror with the Jotunheimen peaks at the heart of its mysterious depths. From Eidsbugarden, the route continues alongside Tyin, another serene mountain lake, to Filefjellstuene Mountain Lodge.
The third stage of Mjølkevegen is the most spectacular, but also the most demanding. From Filefjellstuene, the route follows the historic King’s Road to Øye, before continuing along Vennisvegen Road on the north side of Vangsmjøsa Lake. Although the ascent to the highest point of the Slettefjell Mountain Plateau (1,315 m.a.s.l) is tough, the astonishing views do make the climb worth the effort. Enjoy the long downhill ride to Fleinsendin Lake before undertaking the final ascent from Beito to the charming mountain village of Beitostølen.