Cycling

Cycling in Jotunheimen

The Tyin area offers a varied and exciting cycling terrain. Here are some suggestions:

From Tyinholmen there is a 9 km long construction road into Koldedalen to the foot of Falketind. From the bike seat you can experience a spectacular high mountain terrain with impressive views of glaciers, waterfalls, blue-green mountain lakes and several famous 2000 meter peaks. Take a look at this great tour description of cycling in Koldedalen, written by Birgit Haugen

Koldedalen against Falketind 2067 moh

You can cycle 3 km across the property to Eidsbugarden and visit Vinjebui which was set up by the famous poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje and his friends in 1868. It is entirely possible to take the bike on M / B Bitihorn at Bygdin and follow Mjølkevegen further over Valdresflya to Gudbrandsdalen.

Another alternative is to cycle along Tyinvannet, which provides an impressive view of the row of peaks towards Jotunheimen and further follow Kongevegen over Filefjell which has recently been restored and invites to fantastic cycling conditions, especially the stretch between Kyrkjestølen and Maristuen.

Perhaps the most spectacular bike ride starting from Tyinholmen is to follow the old road from Tyin towards Årdal, also known as the "1000-meter". The road runs on the mountainside at about 1000 - meters above the valley. In places it is very steep down and the mountain area Hurrungane reveals itself along the way while you cycle downhill. Down from the highest point on the road, it winds for approx. 40 turns all the way down to the gravel road, Riksveg 53 meets a few short kilometers from the center of Øvre Årdal. Return to Tyin can be done with the Valdres Express, possibly by bike the same way for the super fit!