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 bicycle seat you can experience a spectacular high mountain range with impressive views of glaciers, waterfalls, blue green mountain water and well known 2000 meters peaks. Take a look at this great tour description of cycling in Koldedalen, written by Birgit Haugen

Koldedalen against Falketind 2067 moh

You may ride 3 km over Eidet to Eidsbugarden and visit Vinjebui, which was set up by the famous poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje and his friends in 1868. It is quite possible to take the bike on M / B Bitihorn on Bygdin and follow Mjølkevegen further over Valdresflya to Gudbrandsdalen.

Another option is to cycle along the Tyin Water, which gives an impressive view of the range of peaks inland Jotunheimen and further follow Kongevegen over Filefjell, which has recently been restored and offers wonderful cycling conditions, especially the stretch between Kyrkjestølen and Maristuen.

The perhaps most spectacular cycling trip starting from Tyinholmen is to follow the old road from Tyin towards Årdal, also known as the "1000 meter". The road goes in 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 as you cycle down. Down from the highest point on the road, it winds for approx. 40 turns right down to the gravel road meets Riksveg 53 a few kilometers from the center of Øvre Årdal. Returning back to Tyin can be carried out with Valdresekspressen, possibly with a bike the same way for the super talks!