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Explore the friendly cycling paths of Valdres

An open mountain landscape, grand views, cute sheep, friendly hosts and home-cooked meals are a few reasons to give Valdres a chance on your next cycling holiday.


Mjølkevegen from start to finish (250 kilometres)

Get the ultimate cycling experience by challenging yourself along 250 kilometres of beautiful mountain roads. The route takes 4-6 days depending on your level and preferences – there are plenty of things to see and do on the way!

The route includes some challenging sections and it is not recommended that beginners or young children attempt the full route.

Many cyclists start or end the trip at Storefjell Resort Hotel in Gol or at Ruten Fjellstue in Espedalen/Vinstra. For a personal itinerary, please contact Valdres Tourist Office (tel. 0047 61 35 94 10), and they will be happy to help.

Mjølkevegen family route (52 kilometres)

The family route is an easy route to the mountain resorts of Vaset and Storefjell. It is a great alternative for families with children, less experienced cyclists, or simply those who prefer to take it easy.

Enjoy the silence, admire the views, breathe the fresh air, and pay a visit to some of the summer mountain farms with grazing animals.

Price from NOK 995 per person per night including accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 6-15 years go half price, and 0-5 year-olds can join for free. Bike rental and baggage transportation are available on request.

Mjølkevegen scenic route (160 kilometres)

This section of Mjølkevegen is both challenging and easy, but one thing is for sure – it will give you an experience of a lifetime. The boat ride with the over 100 year old M/B Bitihorn across the Bygdin Lake makes this a truly unique tour.

Some parts require a decent level of fitness, but it is worth the effort: You are rewarded with astonishing views and an easy downhill ride on the other side.

Price from NOK 1,050 per person per night including accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Bike rental and luggage transportation are available on request.

Mjølkevegen summer farm route (81 kilometres)

A cycling adventure that suits both beginners and experienced cyclists. Bike at your own pace across the mountain plateau between Valdres and Golsfjellet.

This is a quiet mountain area with open views over the tall peaks in Jotunheimen. The area is also popular area for hiking and fishing.

Price from NOK 995 per person per night including accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 6-15 years go half price, and 0-5 year-olds can join for free. Bicycle rental and baggage transportation are available on request.


Other easy cycling offers near Mjølkevegen

The cycling El Dorado around Storefjell Resort Hotel

Make Storefjell Resort Hotel (1,001 metres above sea level) your base for a cycling holiday at Golsfjellet and the surrounding mountain areas. With easy access to numerous trails in the woods, over mountain plains and through rural landscapes, this is no doubt one of the best areas for cycling in the Norwegian mountains. Storefjell is also the starting and finishing point for the Mjølkevegen route.

Price from NOK 645 per night including breakfast, maps and route suggestions. Storefjell’s facilities include a mini water-park, a spa, bike rental, transport to and from the train and bus station, restaurants and horseback riding.

Family cycling tour from Gomobu

Take the whole family on an easy, 35-kilometre long cycling trip lined with grand views. Cycle at your own pace through farm pastures and by lakes in the idyllic area of Jaslangen. The highest point on the trip is Panoramavegen, where you have a 360 degree view and can see all the way to the Jotunheimen National Park.

Price from NOK 925 per night in a double room including breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Children from 0 to 5 years can join for free, and those from 6 to 15 years get a 50% discount.


Valdres for mountain bikers

Two-day cycling offer at Merket

Valdres has plenty of fun for mountain bikers, too. Explore the MTB possibilities with this package, offered by Merket in the Tisleidalen valley.

You will stay close to many kilometres of cycling routes in beautiful surroundings, mainly on quiet mountain and forest roads near Golsfjellet and Stølsvidda.

Merket has 54 rooms spread out on a number of different buildings. They have made their own mountain bike trails with four levels of difficulty, and also offer their guests free use of the Jacuzzi, sauna and canoes (pre-booking required). The offer is available 1 June to 1 October 2017.

Price from NOK 1,740 per person in a double room (full board).


Cycling in Valdres
The Mjølkevegen cycling route stretches between Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen and Gol in Hallingdal, passing through the northern and western Valdres… Read more
Mjølkevegen cycling route (250 km)
This is the perfect cycling route for less experienced cyclists who dream about a casual cycling holiday in the mountains of Norway. You will pass by… Read more
Mjølkevegen Family Route (52 km)
This section of Mjølkevegen is both easy and challenging at the same time, but will give you the experience of a lifetime. The combination of cycling… Read more
Mjølkevegen Scenic route (160 km)
The mountain plateau between Valdres and Golsfjellet is perfect for both beginner and experienced cyclists. Quiet mountain roads and a beautiful open… Read more
Mjølkevegen Summer Mountain route (81 km)
2-day cycling offer at Merket from 1. June to 1. October Merket in Tisleidalen has a well-organized outdoor activities offer with a special focus on… Read more
Cycling pakage from Merket
Cycling Tour - from Gomobu Along this easy cycling route you get to see some excellent viewpoints, idyllic Jaslangen, farm pastures and lakes. When… Read more
Gomobu - the perfect base for cycling
Cycling "El Dorado" around Storefjell Resort Hotel; 1001 meters above sea level​ With an extensive network of great mountain roads and trails,… Read more
Cycling “El Dorado” around Storefjell Resort Hotel; 1001 meters above sea level
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    Getting here and around

    • By plane

      By plane

      The nearest international airport is Oslo Airport, located 175 kilometre south from the regional center of Fagernes and 215 kilometre from Beitostølen. Rental cars available at the airport.

    • By bus

      By bus

      From Oslo Central Station/Oslo Airport, there are express bus services available to Fagernes and Beitostølen. There are also bus services from Bergen, Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Gol.

    • By train

      By train

      If your starting point is Gol or Vinstra, we recommend taking the train from Oslo Airport/Oslo Central Station. At the station, you can book a pick-up service to your hotel/lodge.


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