Biking Routes in Jotunheimen National Park

The magic of Jotunheimen National Park can perhaps best be discovered on two wheels. Cycle through Jotunheimen and its unique landscape! Descent from its green slopes, fight and conquer the Homes of the Giants and find the park’s hidden gems with the wind whispering in your ears and the sun caressing your skin.

Norway, with its winding roads, old earthen trails, vast mountain plateaus, rivers, pine forests and peaks, is perfect for cycling, and Jotunheimen is the living proof.

So get your muscles running and head on down the green highway. Cycling is one of the absolute best ways to explore the Norwegian mountains. Go at your own pace and cover long distances in only a few days.

Enjoy different landscapes with every turn you make. Let your wheels spin and take you to extraordinary places. Get into the saddle, meet people, listen to stories and make memories.

Biking Routes in Jotunheimen National Park

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Einarset (Round-tour)

Duration: 1 hour(s)
Distance: 13 kilometers
Ascent height: 260 meters

Einarset round-tour is a short easy route on trails and mountain roads. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. A great route for starters and families. The Einarset circuit is a nice cycling tour on gravel mountain roads and some trails. The route can also be found as route 3 from the book "Mjøl...


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Filefjellstuene → Beitostølen

Duration: 5-8 hour(s)
Distance: 65 kilometers
Ascent height: 987 meters
Descent: 996 meters

This is the toughest leg of Mjølkevegen, mostly on gravel road. It takes you to the historical Kongevegen (King’s Road), and past Sputrefossen waterfall. You will face a tough ascent to the highest point of the road on the Slettefjell mountain plateau. It is not too long, but it is steep! O...


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Golsfjellet Circle and Tisleifjorden Circle combination

Duration: 4-7 hour(s)
Distance: 53 kilometers
Ascent height: 800 meters

Golsfjellet combined with Tisleifjorden is a great tour around the mountain plateau of Golsfjellet. Large parts of the circuit follow the road Golsfjellveien, and gravel roads. The terrain around Lake is fairly flat, but some hills must be climbed. The route has many beautiful scenic points and g...


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Golsfjellet – Vaset

Duration: 4-7 hour(s)
Distance: 54 kilometers

Golsfjellet – Stølsvidda via Langestølen- Jaslangen – Trollhovd – Vaset. Bike from Golsfjellet across Stølsvidda to Langestølen and on to Trollhovd. You cross high and free over the plateau past idyllic farm villages with grazing lifestock and summer meadows. The view along the trip ...


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Gomobu → Kamben (via Panoramavegen)

Duration: 2-3 hour(s)
Distance: 35 kilometers
Ascent height: 330 meters
Descent: 377 meters

Cycle one of the sideroads of Mjølkevegen on the "Panorama-road". The route is flat and easy, perfect for the entire family.

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Gomobu → Syndinstøga (Mjølkevegen)

Duration: 2-3 hour(s)
Distance: 23 kilometers
Ascent height: 395 meters
Descent: 285 meters

Cycle from Vaset and Gomobu hotel to Syndin and Syndinstøga.

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Grimsdalshytta → Trolltun

Duration: 4-6 hour(s)
Distance: 61 kilometers
Ascent height: 1156 meters
Descent: 1082 meters

Travel through Grimsdalen, along the rivers Grimse, Grimsdalsmyerene and Veslegrimsi. The trail here is quite flat, but it will eventually reach a steep ascent as you climb up to a plateu. Descend 620 meters within 12 kilometers into Dovre. You are now in one of the most famous valleys in Norway ...


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Hjerkinn → Grimsdalshytta

Duration: 3-4 hour(s)
Distance: 54 kilometers
Ascent height: 470 meters
Descent: 490 meters

The first part of the route is relatively easy and on asphalt which will entail some road traffic. Follow the river Folla down into the valley. You will eventually arrive at Folldal an get on the Rondane National Tourist Road, heading West. You are now entering Grimsdalen which is one of the mo...


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Jotunheimvegen (Ruten Fjellstue → Bygdin Høyfjellshotell)

Duration: 4-5 hour(s)
Distance: 63 kilometers
Ascent height: 870 meters
Descent: 690 meters

Follow the idyllic Jotunheimvegen through beautiful nature and farming landscape. 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 mounta...


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Kamben → Gomobu (via Stølsvidda)

Duration: 2-3 hour(s)
Distance: 26 kilometers
Ascent height: 364 meters

Cycle from Golsfjellet through the scenic Stølsvidda to Gomobu. You will enjoy beautiful views of Jotunheimen and Hemsedalsfjella. Follow the main earthen road, which is mainly used by cyclists and by some cars. The terrain is mostly flat and very nice and easy to cycle on. You will pass beautif...


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Koldedalen (From Tyinholmen)

Duration: 1-3 hour(s)
Distance: 18 kilometers
Ascent height: 200 meters

Head into the mountains with Uranostinden and Falketinden as your backdrop. The scenic route is a flat easy cycling tour. The route is a perfect detour on your "Mjølkevegen" tour.

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Langestølen – Revulen – Panoramavegen

Duration: 2-4 hour(s)
Distance: 32 kilometers
Ascent height: 447 meters

Revulen is just off the beaten track, and therefore a great place to start. With less traffic, a higher chance to meet the local inhabitants like cows and sheeps, this is a great route to really take in and enjoy everything Mjølkevegen and its detours has to offer. The tour also takes you throu...


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Lemonsjøen → Ruten

Duration: 3-6 hour(s)
Distance: 59 kilometers
Ascent height: 750 meters
Descent: 730 meters

Travel on gravel road through Murudalen and along several mesmerising rivers such as the river Sjoa, and the river Muru with its impressive twists and turns. Around halfway there will be a steep descent that takes you back down towards the river and past the Lake Slangen, around Lake Olstappen. D...


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Syndinstøga → Gomobu (trail accross Grønnsen)

Duration: 2-4 hour(s)
Distance: 29 kilometers
Ascent height: 423 meters
Descent: 416 meters

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...


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Tisleidalen (Round-trip)

Duration: 3-5 hour(s)
Distance: 44 kilometers
Ascent height: 675 meters

The popular route around Tisleidalen offers everything you want in a great cycling tour. Passing sheeps, grasslands, and lakes. Crossing rivers, biking on the hilly mountain roads and short trails. This trails is also listed as route 1 from the book "Mjølkevegen med avstikkere"

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Trolltun → Hjerkinn Fjellstue

Duration: 2-3 hour(s)
Distance: 33 kilometers
Ascent height: 328 meters
Descent: 112 meters

Follow the “old mountain road”, the hiking and bike road across Dovrefjell. On your right you will have the fantastic Dovre National Park, and on your left you can see the valley of Grytdalen and the mountain Snøhetta, the tallest mountain in the Dovrefjell mountain range. There ar...


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Tyinholmen → Filefjellstuene

Duration: 1-3 hour(s)
Distance: 20 kilometers
Ascent height: 80 meters
Descent: 280 meters

Cycle on gravel road along the magnificent Tyin Lake down to Tyinkrysset and then Filefjellstuene. This scenic lower mountain landscape is very peaceful with the occasional sheep field on the side of the road. Notice the drastic difference in scenery from the previous legs. Tyinkrysset is an impo...


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Valdresflye

Duration: 3-5 hour(s)
Distance: 49 kilometers
Ascent height: 650 meters

The biking route between Beitostølen and Hindseter is a great route for road cyclists. Keep an eye open for reindeer, the traffic and the great mountain backgrop and you will find Valdresflye one of the best cycling routes around Jotunheimen.


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Vaset - Syndin – Grønsenn (Round-trip)

Duration: 4-6 hour(s)
Distance: 45 kilometers
Ascent height: 740 meters

Follow Mjølkevegen from Vaset to Syndin. The route passes lakes, grasslands and smaller cabin areas. There are plenty of locations to stop for snacks or your take-away lunch. At Syndin you can also enjoy a better meal at Syndsinstøga or settle for a coffee before you return on the alternative d...


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Vaset – Golsfjellet

Duration: 3-5 hour(s)
Distance: 39 kilometers
Ascent height: 571 meters

Vaset – Krististølen – Storfjorden – Langestølen - Tyrisholt Brattåsen – Gauklia - Golsfjellet

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