Vassfaret på langs Cycling

  • Grunntjerndammen

    Grunntjerndammen Photo: Marit Stensrud

  • Mølla i Grunntjernfossen

    Mølla i Grunntjernfossen Photo: Marit Stensrud

  • Vassfarplassen med sjøen Nevlingen

    Vassfarplassen med sjøen Nevlingen Photo: Marit Stensrud

  • Skrukkefyllhaugen

    Skrukkefyllhaugen Photo: Marit Stensrud

  • Stormyra med Dyttholknatten bak

    Stormyra med Dyttholknatten bak Photo: Marit Stensrud

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 35.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 320 meters
  • Duration: hours

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About Vassfaret på langs

Mikkjel Fønhus' many books about Vassfaret have immortalized this area for Norwegians. It's the animal stories and the portrayal of life seen from the viewpoint of the animal itself that makes him worth a read. On this bike tour you will experience Vassfaret through a 35 kilometers long trip through this forest valley with all its water. Maybe you'll encounter moose or others of Vassfaret's rich fauna on your way. You start at 945 meters above sea level and end up at 340 meters above sea level. Along the river you will see the remains of a centuries-old floating-history. Vassfaret is a forest valley and chopping and floating of timber has been operated here for longer than you can imagine. Vassfaret has also been a valley settlement. There were 12 residences at its peak. It was in the 1800s, that most of these places were inhabited. And as you move through the valley, can you think back 150 -200 years and imagine life in Vassfaret, and those who lived here then. Tje Bike Tour: It is easiest to ride down and then start at Reset on the road Hedalen-Nesbyen (toll) marked with Vassfaret-Strøen. From Reset a gravel road goes down to Strøen, well down the slopes you take a detour to the right to Fønhuskoia. Ringerike turistforenings' new cabin (http://ringerike.turistforeningen.no). Just before you arrive at Strøsdammen you cycle straight ahead and through a boom. The way ahead through Vassfaret makes itself when you're following the map track downwards to Hedalen. Getting there: From E16 at Nes in the north end of Sperillen, take County Road 243 towards Hedalen. From Hedalen it is about 12 km further to Reset, where the car is parked and bike taken into use.

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