Mjøstråkk Through Cultural Landscape
Cycling: 125 km starting in Lillehammer, Viken
7 950 NOK/pers (4 nights)
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7 950 NOK / pers
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4 nights
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125 km

Included

  • done4 nights in selected hotels (price per person in a double room)
  • done4 x breakfast
  • done4 x self-packed lunch
  • done1 x 2-course dinner (excl drinks) in Gjøvik
  • doneS/S Skibladner from Hamar to Kapp (boat trip)
  • doneLuggage transport
  • doneBicycle maps

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSupplement for single rooms: 1 600 NOK
  • doneBicycles (and electric bicycles) for rent

A bike ride around Lake Mjøsa offers beautiful cultural landscapes, tempting beaches and pleasant Mjøsbyer. The tour starts in the cultural city of Lillehammer, with time to explore the pleasant pedestrian street and all the city’s attractions. It is also nice to take a bike ride out of town. Most of the trip follows the northern part of the marked cycle route ‘Mjøstråkk’ which is signposted around the whole of Mjøsa. You cycle in the open landscape with a great view of the lake and the surrounding landscape. 

The first cycling leg goes to Brumunddal with accommodation in Mjøstårnet, Wood Hotel. From Brumunddal, the trip to Nes and Helgøya goes through lush cultural landscapes with abundant cornfields and orchards. Nes and Helgøya are known for their many beautiful large farms. You step further along the shoreline to Hamar and pass the Norwegian Railway Museum, the Hedmark Museum, Domkirkeodden and the famous diving tower in Koigen. From Hamar you get a trip with Skibladner to Kapp på Toten. One night in Gjøvik before cycling back to Lillehammer. There are many opportunities to extend your bike tour every day. You cycle on your own and decide when you want to take a break.

Day 1

Arrival Lillehammer

Lillehammer is located in Gudbrandsdalen in eastern Norway, about two hours north of Oslo. The city has attracted international attention thanks to the Netflix series Lilyhammer and the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Overnight accomodation at Stasjonen Hotel located close to Lillehammer's pedestrian street and just a short walk from Lake Mjøsa, Strandpromenaden, Maihaugen and Lysgårdsbakken. The train and bus can be found right outside the door. You can have dinner at Stasjonen Spiseri in front of the fireplace or at a table overlooking the passing train.

Stasjonen Hotell, Lillehammer
Day 2

Cycle Lillehammer - Brumunddal

After breakfast you cycle south along the old E6 and on gravel roads. Possible to take detours to nice beaches. Back on the old E6 after approx. 16 km. Light cycling on a paved road on to Moelv and Brumunddal. Follow the sign for the cycle path.

Overnight accomodation at Wood Hotel, constructed from locally produced materials in a modern design. Welcome to the world's tallest wooden building! Wood Restaurant offers a fantastic range of food and drinks.

Wood Hotel, Brumunddal
Breakfast and packed lunch
47 km
Day 3

Cycle around Nes and Helgøya

Today, a tour of Nes and Helgøya awaits. The route is varied and leads through the rolling and lush cultural landscape that is so characteristic of the Mjøs region. Along the way, you cycle past large farms, cultural monuments, farm shops and other sights. There are many routes to choose from. A round around the whole of Nes and Helgøya is approx. 84 km. Overnight accomodation at Wood Hotel.

Wood Hotel, Brumunddal
Breakfast and packed lunch
50-84 km
Day 4

Cycle Brumunddal - Hamar (boat trip) Kapp - Gjøvik

Today's trip is on slightly hilly gravel roads and eventually all the way down to the beach between Jessnes and Hamar. You pass Domkirkeodden and enter the center of Hamar by Skibladnerbrygga, a total of 16 km from Brumunddal to Hamar. Possible to take a detour to Atlungstad Brenneri 6.5 km each way.

A tour with S/S Skibladner from Hamar at 16.45. Arrival to the Cape at 17.40. S/S Skibladner is a Norwegian wheeled steamer and the oldest wheeled steamer that still runs regular services, built at Motala Verkstad and was delivered to Norway on 18 July 1856 for traffic on Lake Mjøsa. Cycle from Cape to Gjøvik, 15 km. Slightly hilly and nice roads. View north of Lake Mjøsa and over to Helgøya and Nes. Overnight accomodation and dinner awaits at Quality Hotel Strand, Gjøvik

Quality Hotel Strand, Gjøvik
Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
31 km
Day 5

Cycle Gjøvik - Lillehammer

Today's bike ride offers some uphill the first kilometers. Then slightly hilly. The road runs parallel to the E6 past Biri and Vingrom.

Breakfast and packed lunch
47 km

If cancelled more than 30 days before the departure day starts: The amount paid minus a fee of 1 000 NOK per person is refundable.
In case of cancellation when it is less than 30 days until the day of departure starts, or in case of non-attendance: No refund will be given.

The organizer’s administration fee is 500 NOK per person for changing the order.

First payment (deposit) of 1 000 NOK must be paid within 14 days after you have received the confirmed booking and payment information. The final payment is made no later than 30 days before the departure.

We recommend all customers to have active travel insurance throughout the trip, which covers both damage to the customer and the customer’s items, as well as other accidents that may occur during the package trip.