Mjølkevegen: The Grand Tour
Cycling: 260 km starting in Oslo, Innlandet
16 995 NOK/pers (7 nights)
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16 995 NOK/pers
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Accommodation
7 nights
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Cycling
260 km

Included

  • done7 nights in selected hotels and mountain hotels (price per person in a double room)
  • done7 x breakfast
  • done7 x packed lunch
  • done7 x dinner (excl drinks)
  • doneMini Cruise with the historic boat M/B Bitihorn (Day 4)
  • doneBus transportation round-trip from Oslo to start/end of tour
  • doneLuggage transport
  • doneBicycle maps
  • donePacking list with suggested items for the trip

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSupplement for single rooms: 5 900 NOK
  • doneE-bike rental: 5 400 NOK
  • doneMountainbike rental: 2 700 NOK
  • doneBike transport, if bringing your own bike: 700 NOK
  • doneFjord cruise (5 hours) from Flåm to Bergen: 1 485 NOK
  • doneLeaving towards Bergen instead of Oslo: 150 NOK (available before 19.08)

Mjølkevegen is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful cycling routes Norway has to offer, and The Grand Tour will give you one of the best possible experiences of this region in Valdres. On this exciting and adventure-filled trip, you’ll see some of the best highlights and hidden gems in and around Mjølkevegen – and it is definitely a cycling holiday you’ll never forget.

Dag 1 - Oslo to Lemonsjøen

hotelLemonsjøen Fjellstue, Tessanden
restaurantDinner
you will enjoy a scenic bus journey from the hustle and bustle of Oslo to the quiet, rural Valdres region.

On the first day of this once-in-a-lifetime trip, you will enjoy a scenic bus journey from the hustle and bustle of Oslo to the quiet, rural Valdres region. Your first night will be spent at Lemonsjøen Mountain Lodge, which is a charming cabin located in Jotunheimen national Park, overlooking the beautiful Lemonsjø lake.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a serene countryside journey as you pass through small towns, lakes and fields. As you venture further into the country, the distant mountains will begin to take shape, and before you know it, you'll find yourself climbing steep roads that lead you straight into the national park. The coach is fully equipped with adjustable seats, free WiFi, USB charging ports, and on-board toilet facilities for your comfort and convenience.

Lemonsjø Mountain Lodge is a typical little cabin in Jotunheimen National Park. It is located next to Lemonsjø Lake. Many popular trails run via Lemonsjø and the friendly hosts accommodate both hikers and cyclists during the popular summer months.

Dag 2 - Lemonsjøen to Ruten

hotelRuten Fjellstue, Espedalen
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
59 km
Lemonsjøen - Ruten - Mjølkevegen - Petter Olsen-norway-by-bike

On the second day, you will cycle from Lemonsjøen to Ruten. The trail will take you along gravel mountain roads through the Murudalen Valley, and you will see beautiful rivers such as Sjoa and Muru as well as the lakes Slangen and Olstappen. To reach Ruten Mountain Lodge where you will be staying the night, you can either follow the main road or take an alternative nature path along the river Espa. Ruten Mountain Lodge is a delightful, authentic guest house beautifully situated in Gudbrandsdalen, which is one of the best known valleys in Norway.

Ruten Mountain Lodge lies in Gudbrandsdalen, one of the most iconic valleys in Norway. You'll find the lodegs in the Espedalen valley, next to Bjørnsonvegen. This area also goes by the name of Elgland because one of Europe's largest moose herds cross here.

Elevation: 750 meters.

Dag 3 - Jotunheimvegen (Ruten Fjellstue - Bygdin Høyfjellshotell)

hotelBygdin Fjellhotel, Beitostølen
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
63 km
jotunheimvegen-jotunhemen-travel-norway-by-bike

Today you will cycle to Bygdin Mountain Hotel located at the foot of Jotunheimen. The route will take you along the idyllic Jotunheimvegen, and you will experience the local farming and natural landscape. You’ll likely encounter grazing cows, sheep, goats and maybe even reindeer as you cycle along these quiet country roads - and you will have a beautiful view of mountains in the distance. Bygdin Mountain Hotel is a charming, historic hotel with a long-standing tradition of welcoming guests to this beautiful region of Norway.

Keep an eye out for reindeer grazing in the area. The route follows the shore along the Vinstrevatn where you will most likely meet cows, sheep and goats grazing freely in the area. Here you get close to the mountain farm life, which is an important part of the Valdres culture. Further on you will see some spectacular mountains and also have hiking opportunities along the way; such as Synshorn and Bitihorn.

Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated south of Jotunheimen, near the lake "Bygdin" in an altitude of 3910 feet. It is 12 km north of Beitostølen and 22 km from Besseggen. The main road 51 over Valdresflya passes the hotel. The Hotel was built in 1912, and in 1955 and 1965 extensions were added on. The hotel has an old-fashioned warm style,which has been maintained throughout the entire building. Bygdin Fjellhotel is situated at the boarder of Jotunheimen National Park, with a view to fantastic scenery over the mountains with peaks up to 6900 feet.

Elevation: 870 meters.

Dag 4 - Synshorn Mountain Hike and Bitihorn Mini Cruise Adventure

hotelFilefjellstuene, Tyinkrysset
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
Hiking 5 km (Boat 1,5 h) Cycling 23 km
mini cruise with the historic boat Bitihorn-norway-by-bike

This day is packed with adventure and experiences. You can hike the mountain Synshorn, which sits 1457 meters above sea level, and offers an incredible view of Jotunheimen. This is a beautiful, short hike (5 km) which is well-suited to beginners and experienced hikers alike, and which conveniently starts at the doorstep of Bygdin Hotel.

In the afternoon, you will experience a mini cruise with the historic boat M/B Bitihorn, which will take you from Bygdin to Eidsbugarden with a stop at Torfinnsbu. The scenic boat journey offers breathtaking views of the natural landscape in Jotunheimen from the unique vantage point of the Bygdin lake. When you disembark M/B Bitihorn you can follow the gravel road
to Tion along the big Tyin Lake. You can do a detour into Koldedalen from tyinholmen crossroad, to come closer to the iconic mountains like Falketinden, Uranostinden and the impressive glaciers along the way. From Tyin you cycle down the paved rad to Tyinkrysset, where you fin Fjellstuene.

Elevation: 400 meters.

Dag 5 - Tyinkrysset to Syndinstøga

hotelSyndinstøga
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
53 km
cycle from Tyinkrysset to to Syndinstøga, making your way along quiet mountain roads-norway-by-bike

Today you will cycle from Tyinkrysset to to Syndinstøga, making your way along quiet mountain roads. Beautiful views of Jotunheimen will accompany you on your journey, and you’ll spend the night at Syndinstøga. This idyllic mountain lodge is beautifully situated between the lakes Midtre and Nordre Syndin, and the café serves delicious local food and baked goods.

Syndsinstøga is located among charming mountain pastures and cabin areas. Syndsinstøga has a restaurant, local shop, apartments, cabins and a few lavvos. The small mountain lodge offers a true local atmosphere and is a meeting point for the locals. The area is a good fit for biking tours and different day-activities.

Elevation: 974 meters.

Dag 6 - Syndinstøga to Vaset (trail accross Grønnsen)

hotelGomobu Mountain Lodge, Røn
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
29 km
Syndinstoga-Gomobu-trail-accross-Gronnsen-Jotunheimen-Travel-norway-by-bike

Today you will follow the trail across Grønnsen from Syndingstøga to Gomobu. This scenic route will take you along the south side of Syndin lakes, and you’ll cycle on roads as well as trails. When you arrive at Gomobu Mountain Lodge in Vaset, you will stay in one of their charming rooms or cozy cabins.

This alternative route will take you back to Gomobu on the south side of Syndin lakes. The route crosses both roads and trails. And during wet periods the trail can be difficult to use. The route is scenic and great for biking. Even the trail is great for off-road biking. The off-road trail is about 4-5 km long.

Elevation: 423 meters.

Dag 7 - Vaset to Kamben (via Panoramavegen)

hotelKamben Høyfjellshotell, Gol
restaurantBreakfast, packed lunch and dinner
35 km
Today you will follow the trail across Grønnsen from Syndingstøga to Gomobu. This scenic route will take you along the south side of Syndin lakes-norway-by-bike

Today you will bike from Gomobu to Kamben in Golsfjell. The lovely route will take you along Panoramavegen, which is a beautiful scenic sideroad off Mjølkevegen. It’s a flat terrain, making for a pleasant and easy journey towards the cozy, traditional Kamben Mountain Lodge where you will spend your last night of the trip.

Elevation: 330 meters.

Dag 8 - Kamben - Fagernes - Oslo

restaurantBreakfast
Kamben - Fagernes - Oslo

On the final day of the trip, you will be taken from Kamben to Fagernes by bus, and from Fagernes you’ll once again ride with the comfortable and modern Valdresekspressen back to Oslo.

To confirm your booking, you must pay the full amount upon receiving the payment information. It's recommended to have travel insurance that covers both personal damage and accidents that may occur during the trip.

If you cancel your booking more than 30 days before the departure date, you will be refunded the amount paid minus a 500 NOK per person fee. If you cancel within 30 days of departure or don't show up, you won't receive a refund except for public charges that don't apply.

The organizer charges a 500 NOK per person administration fee for order changes. If you make changes less than 30 days before departure, it's considered a cancellation and a new booking.