Alvdal is a hub for mountain adventures by bike. On this tour we guide you on the best gravel routes in the mountains. Biking through summer farms on roads that you mostly have to yourselves, you can let your mind wander and just enjoy the tour. As always we combine it with the best local cuisine and accommodation along the way, and we top it off with a spectacular musk-ox safari at the end of the tour!
Dates 2024: July 27. – August 3.
This is a tour with fixed dates and you can sign up for the tour even if you are not meeting the minimum requirements for group size. Once you have signed up we will confirm the tour when we have enough guests to meet the minimum requirement.
If you want to book this as a private tour outside of the fixed dates, you would have to meet the minimum requirement of 6 people to book this trip.
We can also offer rental bikes. Please contact us for more information on rental options.
- Group size
6 -12 persons
- Price includes:
- Accommodation for 7 nights
- Breakfast, dinner and lunch every day
- Guide with unique knowledge of the area
- Luggage transport
- Roadside support along the route
- Musk-ox safari
- Practical info
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at the cozy farm-lodging at Urørt lodge. Alvdal can be reached by train and car and is only 3 hours from the airport in Oslo. Welcome dinner in the evening, and a walk-through of the program for the tour.
Day 2 – The Canyon
We start the tour with biking along Glomma, the longest river in Norway, before we embark on the mountain roads which also brings us to Jutulhogget. One of the most spectacular canyons in Europe, and the second longest canyon in Northern Europe. After soaking in the view we jump back on the bike and enjoy the ride back to the lodge!
Distance: 60 km
Elevation: 595 meters ascent – 595 meters descent
Surface: 97 % gravel – 3 % paved
Day 3 – The Summit
We will do a unique tour to the summit of Mt. Tron, a road that offers a 1100 meters continuous ascent on gravel, and a spectacular view from the summit! We enjoy the thrilling descent back to the valley with Rondane national park as our backdrop. Accommodation at Urørt lodge in the evening
Distance: 40 km
Elevation: 1371 meters ascent – 1371 meters descent
Surface: 97 % gravel – 3 % paved
Day 4 – The Spa
From the lodge we head out to the leg of the day which will take us through an amazing mountain valley with exciting geological formations, summer farms and historical sites. The last leg of the tour will take us along the lake of Savalen, before we get to Savalen spa-hotel where we can indulge and relax at the spa pool or with a full body massage. A perfect stop halfway through the tour!
Distance: 75 km
Elevation: 1490 meters ascent – 1335 descent
Surface: 99 % gravel – 1 % paved
Day 5 – The Summer Farms
From the hotel we follow the mountain roads that will take us through some of the most scenic mountain valleys in the area. The roads are a result of both mining operations in the 18th and 19th century, and access-roads to the summer farms. We travel from the mountains down to the river valley of Folla, which we follow to the boutique farm hotel at Kvebergsøya farm. Probably one of the coziest lodgings in Norway!
Distance: 68 km
Elevation: 989 ascent – 1055 descent
Surface: 98 % gravel – 2 % paved
Day 6 – The Mountains of Lichen
For the last day of biking we will travel through the realm of the reindeer, and when you see all the mountains covered with lichen you will understand why! The lichen is one of the main sources of food for the reindeer, and these mountains are totally covered with it. The road we will follow goes through the longest valley with summer farms in Norway, before we get down to the river Folla again and the last leg of the tour which takes us through the White Valley – named after the white color of the lichen. We will sleep at the historic Hjerkinn mountain lodge which will be our base for the last two nights.
Distance: 81 km
Elevation: 1465 meters ascent – 1187 meters descent
Surface: 89 % gravel – 11 % paved
Day 7 – The Muskox
After breakfast we head out in the mountains to experience the muskox in its natural habitat. Hjerkinn is one of the few places in the world where you can experience these magnificent animals, and on a guided tour you are just about guaranteed to see them. After collecting some epic snapshots of the muskox, we head back to our lodging at Hjerkinn mountain lodge where we will enjoy our delicious farewell dinner.
Day 8 – Departure
Departure to the airport.
How to get there
Our tours are centrally located in southeastern Norway, only 3,5 hours from Oslo international airport, and can also be easily reached by both train and car.
On our tours double-rooom is the standard for almost all accommodation. On some mountain farms, huts or the like family rooms or rooms that sleep more than two might occur. If you want a single-room there might be some additional costs.
If you don’t want to bring your own bike we provide rental bikes from our base in Alvdal. We will also issue use a recommended packing list as reference to get the most out of your tour!
CEO at Urørt and NMIG certified MTB guide
Audun holds a passion for mountain-adventures, and especially secret gems off the beaten path. Through Svaneti Backcountry and Urørt, he has been organizing guided ski-tours to Svaneti since 2013, and he has first-hand knowledge of the skiing, culture, and local partners of the area.
As a bike guide he is at the top of his game in this own backyard, in the neigbouring mountains to Rondane National Park, or at exotic destinations like Georgia. Wherever the tour goes he is ready to show you the best trails adjusted to your level and needs.
Even though most of our tours are hosted in some of the driest areas of Norway, we will still be in the mountains and above the tree line for a longer period of time on most of our tours. We encourage all our guests to be prepared for all kinds of weather, and all seasons, even during mid-summer. At all times follow the instructions of your guide, and use the issued packing lists as reference to get the most out of your tour!
Terms of payment
When the order is placed you pay a deposit equaling 30 % of the total price. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. The agreement between the parties is not binding until the deposit is paid in full. Click here to read our full terms and conditions