Hi, I'm planning a bicycle tour around Norway. I'm going to start my trip in Bodo, go through the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands and then back to the south. I want to see as many wonderful places as possible, so I don't have to choose the shortest route. I have 6 weeks to get to Stavanger.
I'd love to see the Rondane and Dovre National Parks, but since I really want to follow the Sognefjellet Road (rv 55 from Lom to Luster) and I'll get to this road from the west, I'll have to make a circle around these parks. And I really don't know which roads to follow! I've seen on the visitnorway.com that there's a popular bike route in this area, Dovrefjell and Rondane, from Hjerkinn to Dovre, but there's no detailed information about the route. For now, my plan is to:
- start and end this circle in Lom as I'll get there from the west, so I could continue riding east towards Dovre and Rondane and then go back to Lom from where I want to follow the Rv 55.
- from Lom go to the east to Nord-Sel and then go to the north towards Dovre.
- in Dovre... I don't know what to do. I can either go a little further to the north and follow the E6 road to Hjerkinn (and then to the south towards Folldal), but from what I see in goggle maps there's also a local road starting in Dovre and going close to the southern border of the Dovre national park. This local road ends in Folldal.
- Anyway, when I get to Folldal, I want to go to the south along the Rv 27 road which I heard is magnificent. In Ringebu I'd turn to the NW and follow E6, then 257 to Randsverk and then along 51 to Tessand. From there I could finally go back to the west to Lom.
What do you think of such a route? I'd be really grateful for any ideas and suggestions! Of course I'd like to go for a short hike somewhere in the mountains if only I find a kind person that would agree to keep my bike and stuff for a day. If you know a nice, short route (I won't even have a backpack and proper mountain shoes), please share it!
Thanks a lot for your help in advance. Btw, I also really want to see a glacier and maybe take a short hike on one of them. Would you recommend me any especially worth visiting?
Or maybe if you have any other tips what to see, where to go or which roads to follow - I will gladly hear your opinions and include them in planning my trip:)