This cycling trail follows the same line as the terrain cycling race Valdresrittet. It is a medium challenging day tour for medium experienced cyclists. Length: 54 km, on gravel roads and trails. Elevation: approx. 900 m.
The Valdresrittet circuit ist a varied allround course, mostly on farming roads (gravel) with trail sections in an open high mountain plateau landscape.
The tour starts and ends at Sekskanten Kro at Vaset. In the beginning, the tours leads along Lake Vasetvatnet through idyllic farming country.
It continues on a good gravel road with some ascends and downhill rides to Grønsennhøgde, where the first trail section starts: at first on a tractor trail to Ormestadstølen and then on a ”single track” to Svult. If you choose to push your bike here, you'll be able to enjoy the fantastic view over the two Syndin lakes towards the high mountain of Jotunheimen.
Keep going along Lake Midtre Syndin until you reach the café Syndinstogo where you can buy refreshments and try Norway's national dish - Rømmegrøt (sour cream porridge). From here, tour leads on again on a gravel road with some elevation to Fiskeløyse. From here, another track section leads over Syndisfjellet.
Now you're well on your way back to Vaset, and the terrain is mostly easy, partly on a good trail. The last 5 km are the same as the first - gravel road along lake Vasetvatnet back to Sekskanten.
Bring a detailed topographical map (recommended: Vestre Slidre turkart, scale 1:50.000) as the markings ands signs may not always be clear.
If you're making good way, park your bike at Grønnsennhøgde and take the walk up to the summit of Grønsennknippa, 1368 m.o.h, a nice and easy 1.5 hour walk.
You can find a GPS track to download at https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/547656/