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A combination of two popular cycling routes National Park Scenic Route
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Multi-day cycling trip with luggage transfer
The most scenic route on two wheels

This trip combines two of Norway’s most popular cycling routes – Tour de Dovre and Mjølkevegen. We’ll take you on a journey between some of our most famous national parks, including giants like Dovre (famous for the musk ox), Rondane (famous for the wild reindeer) and finally Jotunheimen - home to Norway's highest mountain. No other cycling route in Norway can offer a variety of nature, terrain and history comparable to this one. You will mainly travel on gravel roads, with occasional short legs along the main roads and face both steep, strenuous ascents and exhilarating descents. This trip also includes a boat trip across the magnificent Bygdin Lake with M/B Bitihorn.

Cycle from lodge to lodge and enjoy the spectacular scenery, while we take care of your luggage all the way. Choose between regular or electrical bikes.

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Perfect for those seeking an active vacation. 

Highlights
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Five National Parks No other cycling route in Norway can offer a variety of nature and history comparable to this one. Along the way you’ll pass no less than five different national parks, including Dovrefjell, Dovre, Rondane, Langsua and finally Jotunheimen.
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Be prepared to share the road ...with the many four-legged local heroes. Grazing cows and sheep will meet you along many parts of the trail, and if you’re lucky you might also get a view of the wildlife in our national parks.
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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.
From Hjerkinn to Beitostølen
National park scenic route

This 359 km long route will take you through picturesque mountain terrains and valleys, along rivers and farmlands, and up some steep peaks with rewarding panoramic views. Explore the lush U-valleys of Gudbrandsdalen and Grimsdalen, where Norwegians have been involved with farm and agricultural practices for centuries.

Let's go
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Leg 1: Hjerkinn to Grimsdalshytta
Leg 1

Hjerkinn to Grimsdalshytta

Cycling from Hjerkinn to Grimsdalen Valley, you will pass through the picturesque landscape of Kvitdalen Valley. Take in the far-reaching views of the Snøhetta Mountain Massif and Rondane National Park along the way.



Surrounded by Dovre and Rondane National Parks, Grimsdalen Valley is a highlight. 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 a long ride with a considerable elevation gain, the scenic landscape does make it worth the effort. Having finished the leg, reward yourself with a hearty meal at Grimsdalshytta, where…

Map & details Leg 2

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

58.2 km/7-9 hrs

Elevation gain:

640 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 2: Grimsdalshytta to Toftemo
Leg 2

Grimsdalshytta to Toftemo

Sandwiched between Dovre and Rondane National Parks, the stretch between Grimsdalen Valley and Toftemo Lodge in Gudbrandsdalen Valley is an extraordinary cycling experience. 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, one of which is the St Olav’s well where you can fill up your water bottle with health-giving water.

The leg has a 150-meter long climb, which can be tough, but rest assured that this the only ascent throughout the entire day. The final 15 kilometers of the route are rewarding, featuring a downhill ride with sweeping views of the northern part of Gudbrandsdalen Valle…

Map & details Leg 3

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

31.3 km/3.5-4.5 hrs

Elevation gain:

290 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 3: Toftemo to Vågå
Leg 3

Toftemo to Vågå

Cycling from Toftemo Lodge, just north of Dovre Village, to Vågå Village in Gudbrandsdalen Valley allows you to experience a changing landscape. Observe how the rounded peaks and wide plains of Dovre gradually change into the deep valleys and rushing rivers as you approach 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, you far-reaching views of Reinheimen National Park await. 

Map & details Leg 4

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

56.6 km/5.5-6.5 hrs

Elevation gain:

1030 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 4: Vågå to Lemonsjø Fjellstue
Leg 4

Vågå to Lemonsjø Fjellstue

Take in a wonderful agricultural landscape as you cycle from Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Lemonsjø Lake in Jotunheimen. This short, but scenic leg allows you to experience an abundance of mountain farms and flowery meadows. Passing the treeline, stunning views of Jotunheimen await.



Having finished the leg’s toughest ascent from Vågå to Bringsfjellet Mountain, reward yourself with a refreshing dip in Flatningen or Lemonsjø lakes.

Map & details Leg 5

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

18.8 km/3-4 hrs

Elevation gain:

840 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 5: Lemonsjø Fjellstue to Ruten Fjellstue
Leg 5

Lemonsjø Fjellstue to Ruten Fjellstue

Cycling southwards from Lemonsjø to Ruten Fjellstue in Espedalen Valley, you will travel through a varied landscape featuring quiet mountain lakes, wild rivers, and green forests. You will see many mountain farms and meadows with grazing animals along the way.



With no significant elevation changes, the leg is relatively easy-going, alternating between paved and graveled roads that are well-suited for cycling. 

Map & details Leg 6

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

58.2 km/4.5-6 hrs

Elevation gain:

790 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 6: Ruten to Bygdin
Leg 6

Ruten to Bygdin

Experience beautiful scenery, active farming, and panoramic views as you cycle from Ruten Fjellsture to Bygdin Hotel. The route runs along Jotunheimvegen Road and Vinstervann Lake to Haugseter Fjellstue. With its idyllic location by Vinstervann Lake, Haugseter Fjellstue is the perfect place for a break. Take the time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings, go fishing, or try some local mountain cuisine.

Map & details Leg 7

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

60.9 km/4-5 hrs

Elevation gain:

940 m

Difficulty level:

Medium
Leg 7: Bygdin to Filefjellstuene
Leg 7

Bygdin to Filefjellstuene

This leg 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 beautiful Bygdin 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. 

Map & details Leg 8

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

23.8 km/3-4 hrs

Elevation gain:

210 m

Difficulty level:

Easy
Leg 8: Filefjellstuene to Beitostølen
Leg 8

Filefjellstuene to Beitostølen

Cycling from Filefjellstuene Mountain Lodge to Beitostølen is a spectacular, but demanding experience. From Filefjellstuene, the route follows the historic King’s Road to Øye, before continuing along Vennisvegen Road on the north side of Vangsmjøsa Lake. The ascent to the top of the Slettefjell Mountain Plateau (1,315 m.a.s.l) requires grit and endurance. However, the astonishing views from the top 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. 

Map & details

Accommodation:

Distance/time:

54.6 km/5-7 hrs

Elevation gain:

1980 m

Difficulty level:

Demanding

Accommodations

During the tour you’ll be staying at family-run lodges and small hotels, all with a high level of comfort and great kitchens.

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