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A trip on the border between Oppdal and Rennebu with a view north towards Innset and Ulsberg. This is a biking trail through pine and birch in an uneven terrain before going upwards as the woods become less dense, until you get into the alpine above the treeline at the highest point.
From the gravel parking spot, you’ll bike northeeast (to the left) along a gravel road for 200 metres where Hostostradaen begins straight ahead along a trail into the woods.
The first stretch is 1 km with an easilly bikable trail and has about the same elevation throughout an uneven terrain. Along the way you’ll pass a hunting lodge and a small lake. Keep to the right side of the path when it splits after the lake. Right before a short and steep downhill path you’ll exit the wooded trail and go onto a path on the right (with the sign Hostostradaen). This can be a bit hard to spot, so pay good attention!
The path maintains the same elevation until you’ve passed some wooden planks along the trail. Then a fairly steady ascent brings you up to the top of Hostopiggen (952 meters altitude). The trip towards the top will challenge your balance as the trail is narrow and mostly only has one route. It is however technically possible to bike all the difficult sections, but unless you are an experienced rider, you’ll probably need to push your bike quite a bit.
Enjoy the benefit of your hardwork and cruise the whole way back down. There are a few difficult sections, but most of the return you’ll be able to get a good rhythm going.
Drive north on the E6 from Oppdal central for 16,9 km and exit on the right (this is 700 metres south of the county border between Oppdal and Rennebu). Follow this road 1,5 km until you see the gravel parking pullout. Park once you have gone up the hill and are on the upper side of the gravel lot.