- length in km - 62 km
- 4 hours
Nature and terrain
- asphalt and gravel
- May - Oktober
This hilly section can be split into two distinct parts – one easy to moderate and one very challenging. Southbound from Gjøvik, Mjøstråkk follows route 33 and then Mjøsvegen towards Kapp. After a 16 km ride through a stunning cultural landscape, a stop at Peder Balke-senteret at Billerud farm is a must. This gallery and cultural centre is open during the summer season, and features Balke’s wall paintings, other exhibitions, a café, and an interior design shop. From the garden, there are spectacular views of Helgøya and Mjøsa.
As you leave Starum, there is a 5 km gentle downhill ride to Skreia. Then the most challenging part of Mjøstråkk awaits. The climb up past Skjeppsjøen and Torseterkampen is 14 km long and has a 500 m elevation gain to its highest point at 628 m a.s.l. by Øyungsskarven. Before you get this far, however, you may wish to stop for some refreshments at Torsetra café.
From the Øyungen lake there is a 17 km stretch, mostly downhill, through the forest to Hurdal. The section from Skreia to Hurdal is predominantly gravel, but of a quality that allows for hybrid bikes with relatively narrow tyres.
- Download GPX-file for the Gjøvik – Hurdal stretch
- Link to GPS-tracking at UT.no
Essential experiences along the way
- Gallery Fjordheim
- Gjøvik farm, Gjøvik
- Eiktunet cultural history museum, Gjøvik
- Mjøsas Ark (Mjøsmuseet), Kapp
- Peder Balke-senter, Kapp
- Homlas hage (pick-your-own berries)