Cycling in Jotunheimen
The Tyin area offers varied and exciting cycling terrain. Tyinholmen is also among selected tourist companies that are involved The Milky Way the network. Here are some trip suggestions from Tyinholmen:
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 an impressive view of glaciers, waterfalls, blue-green mountain lakes and several famous 2000 meter peaks. For more information take a look at this great tour description of cycling in Koldedalen, written by Birgit Haugen
You can cycle 3 km across the estate to Eidsbugarden and visit Vinjebui, which was set up by the famous poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje and his friends in 1868. There is also an opportunity to take your bike on M/B Bitihorn at Bygdin and follow Mjølkevegen further over Valdresflya to Gudbrandsdalen.
Another option is to cycle along the Tyinvannet, which gives an impressive view of the range of peaks into Jotunheimen and further follow the Kongevegen over Filefjell, which has recently been restored and offers fantastic cycling conditions, especially the stretch between Kyrkjestølen and Maristuen.
Perhaps the most spectacular cycle tour starting from Tyinholmen is to follow the old road from Tyin towards Årdal, also known as the "1000-metre". The road runs along the mountainside at approximately 1000 meters above the valley. In places it is very steep down and the mountain area of Hurrungane reveals itself along the way as you cycle down. Down from the highest point on the road, it winds for approx. 40 turns all the way down to where the dirt road meets National Road 53 a few kilometers from the center of Øvre Årdal. The return to Tyin can be completed with the Valdresekspressen or by bicycle on the same route for the super fit!
At Tyinholmen we have some DBS Finse bikes for hire. NOK 200 per day. You must provide a helmet yourself. Contact us for a reservation.