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The scenic mountain route along Rondane

Arrive and depart by train, enjoy and experience by mountain bike! An exclusive tour in the Norwegian mountains.

About

With Rondane National Park as our backdrop we will follow the scenic mountain route from Østerdalen to Gudbrandsdalen. Along the way we will experience some of the best mountain biking and mountain culture that Norway has to offer.

  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Group size
    4-10 persons
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Price
    13,500 NOK
  • Price includes:
  • NMIG guide for 4 days
  • 4 nights of accommodation at mountain farms and hotels
  • Entrance at Karlsvogna wellness area
  • All meals
  • Luggage transport
  • Itinerary
  • The area
  • Practical info

Itinerary

Day 1:

For those who travel by train we will pick you up at the train station and transport you to your lodging at the mountain farm of Gjermundshaugvangen. If you travel by car we will pick you up in Ringebu where our tour ends. Gjermundshaugvangen is a traditional mountain farm in one of the most active agricultural regions in Norway. For supper you will be served traditional mountain food, made from produce at the farm.

Day 2:

After a solid breakfast we will embark on the planned route of the day. We will follow the old trails from the historic mines in the area, and specifically the trail of the cableway connecting the mines with the railway in Alvdal. We finish our tour with a refreshingly fun descent from the top of the old cableway and down to our lodging at Kvebergsøya farm hotel. After a delicious 3-course meal from local produce we get a good night sleep and get ready for the next day.

Day 3:

Our singletrack of the day literally starts at our doorstep. We will follow the singletrack in the direction of Rondane National Park, and during our tour we will enjoy two beautiful descents surrounded by the scenic mountains of Rondane. At the end of our last descent we will be picked up and transported along the National Scenic Route Rondane to our lodging at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane. Upon arrival you can enjoy a relaxing swim at Karlsvogna wellness area before we get a delicious dinner made from local produce.

Day 4:

After some well earned rest and restitution at Spidsbergseter Resort Rondane we get back on our bikes to explore Venabygdsfjellet together with our partners at Værfast AS. Venabygdsfjellet is a unique area for mountain biking, praticularly because of the combination of singletracks above and below the treeline. At the end of the day we finish with a spectacular trail down to the center of Ringebu. Our lodging will be at a summer farm at the other side of the valley, where we will charge our batteries with a proper farewell-dinner in great company.

Day 5:

After a solid and traditional mountain breakfast it is time to explore the beautiful trails surrounding us in the western part of Ringebu. These mountain areas offer miles and miles of singletrack, and we will explore some of the best trails which will eventually take us down to Ringebu at the end of the day, and the end of our journey.

The area

Mountain biking in Alvdal, Folldal, and Tynset

Most of our tours are hosted in the beautiful mountain landscape neighboring Rondane National Park. The mountain biking in Alvdal, Folldal and Tynset is known for its unique combination of trails above and below the tree line. The mountains in the area are almost hand tailored for mountain biking, with summits that are steep enough for fantastic descents, but also mellow enough so you don’t have to push your bike too often. It is one of the driest areas in Norway, well protected from western low pressures by the mountain regions of Rondane and Jotunheimen. This means mostly dry trails throughout the season!

In Alvdal you find Mt. Tron, with Norways highest mountain road all the way to the summit. This provides a unique starting point to a magnificent network of trails. The area is also famous for the mountain farms, spread all over the mountains in the region. Most of the trails we use for biking are either used as trails to the mountain farms, or to the old mines, which you also find scattered around the area. Both result in a unique network of trails in the mountains.

Mountain biking in Ringebu

Mountain biking in Ringebu is known for its beautiful singletracks both in the mountains and the woods leading all the way down to the center of Ringebu. On some trails you can get as much as 950 vertical meters in one run! With access-points both at Venabygdsfjellet, Ringebufjellet and Kvitfjell there are numerous options for memorable trails! The trails have a little bit of everything, and you will find both rocky and technical mountain trails, flowy singletracks on hard packed sand, as well as technical sections and some hand-built elements as you get closer to the valley floor.

In addition to beautiful mountain biking you can also soak in the view of Rondane, and even Jotunheimen on clear days. Some sections involve some transportation on roads, but do not despair! Along the way you will pass beautiful small creeks and lakes, as well as traditional mountain farms, and have time to rest your legs before the breath-taking descent down to Ringebu.

Practical info

Level of difficulty

Intermediate

You’re confident in your climbing and descending skills
You can handle moderately technical terrain and obstacles such as small logs and rocks (up to 10-12 cm high).
You have very good control of your bike on intermediate and slightly more advanced terrain, and are comfortable climbing quite technical single-track

You can ride 4-6 hours a day at a moderate pace with some short breaks, over a few days
You can handle moderately steep climbs of up to a total of 600 vertical meters (1,650 ft) in a day

(Levels: 5-6 skill level, 4-6 fitness level)

Click here for more info on our reference for skill and fitness levels.

How to get there

Our tours are centrally located in southeastern Norway, only 3-5 hours from Oslo international airport. From Oslo international airport you could either jump onboard on one of the northbound trains towards Trondheim, rent a car, or we can organize  pick-up at the airport. On this tour our starting point will be Ringebu, which is reached both by train and car. Please contact us if you want help or more information.

Accommodation

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.

Equipment

We recommend full suspension bikes on all of our tours. We also provide rental bikes, specially tailored for our tours. We will issue a recommended packing list for every tour. Please note that the packing list is issued as a reference, and Urørt ski og sykkeleventyr AS is not responsible for failing to include any particular item or misspellings on this list.

Terms of payment

When the order is placed an invoice for the deposit, equaling 30 % of the total price, will be issued. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. The agreement between the parties is not binding until the deposit is paid in full. To read our full terms and conditions click here.

Your guides

Audun Jøstensen Lutnæs

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 mtb guide he is at the top of his game in this own backyard, in the neigbouring mountains to Rondane National Park, and in the areas surrounding Røros. Wherever the tour goes he is ready to show you the best trails adjusted to your level and needs.

Værfast i Ringebu

NMIG-certified guide-partner

This is a collaboration-tour with guides from Værfast. As with us Værfast lives and breathes to create and share memorable mountain bike adventures in the Norwegian mountains. Their base is in Ringebu where they will guide on their favourite trails on our collaboration-tours. To learn more about the guides from Værfast click here.

 

Weather

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!

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