Roaring river, cultural history and modern architecture
Just by Gudbrandsjuvet, you will find Juvet Landskapshotell, which has won several awards for its distinctive architecture. The rooms are structured as cubes with large floor-to-ceiling windows, offering striking views of the roaring river below. The cabins are raised on stilts, and thus make little impact on the steep terrain and surrounding nature. A night here is highly recommended.
Time to rest
The road ahead is still easy as you cruise downhill and the terrain gradually opens up. You are surrounded by large green meadows, strawberry fields and eventually orchards. In the middle of all this opulence, Meretes Garden appears, in an idyllical and secluded location by the river, which now flows a little more gently. Merete welcomes you to her lovely herb garden and cosy glamping tents in the backyard. Enjoy yoga, meditation, a sauna and maybe a refreshing dip in the river.
Orchards and steep mountainsides
You are now approaching the centre of Valldal, the beautiful village by the fjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides, Valldal has abundant orchards and a great range of food and accommodation options. Take a well-deserved coffee break at KHAYA Barista Bar, where Muzi, a double regional barista champion, serves his delicious coffee.
Once you have finished your coffee, we recommend continuing a bit further to visit Linge Gård. Here, you get to admire the long rows of fruit trees and to taste the products made on the farm. You can also pick up some goodies from the farm shop before cycling back to Valldal. Now might be a good time to recharge – both yourself and your bike. At the lovely Valldal Fjord Lodge, tourists have been recharging their batteries for more than 80 years, in its romantic atmosphere influenced by its long history.
Sleep well in the mountain air
After finishing your evening meal, you will find a soft bed where you can let all the impressions of the day sink in. And there is every reason to be satisfied. You have now covered over 60 km and almost 900 meters of altitude on a bike. You have sweated, eaten, experienced and sampled the gems of Romsdalen and Valldal.