Cycling from the center of Dombås up to Furuhaugli at the Dovre Mountain Plateau (situated over 1,000 m.a.s.l.) allows you to experience the rounded peaks, wide plains, and moorlands typical of the southeastern area of Dovre. Having arrived at the staffed lodge Furuhaugli, treat yourself to traditional, locally sourced food and beer from Norway’s tiniest brewery.
The first 3.5 kilometers run uphill along a somewhat bumpy forest road. Once you reach the top, however, the landscape opens up and flattens out. You will soon reach a graveled road taking you through easy-going terrain to Furuhaugli.
Soak up the vistas of the beautiful Vålasjøen Lake as you cycle from Furuhaugli to Hjerkinn. From Hjerkinn Mountain Lodge, it is only a short way to Viewpoint Snøhetta, where you can experience spectacular views of the famous mountain massif. Traveling along a graveled road and through flat terrain, this is an enjoyable and easy-going bicycle ride.
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…
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…
Follow the footsteps of pilgrims and royalties as you cycle from Toftemo Lodge in Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Trolltun Lodge in Dombås, a stretch of the old main road to Nidaros (today’s Trondheim). You will experience sweeping views of the luscious Gudbrandsdalen Valley along the way.
Although this leg is only 15 kilometers long, it is tough as it ascends gradually from Toftemo to Trolltun, the total elevation gain being 330 meters.