A unique nature experience
7 – 13 August 2023
Start and finish at Tynset
The mountain region is a fantastic area that offers perfect cycling routes. You will experience secluded alleys, airy mountain slopes, dry pine bogs, rivers, lakes, exciting surprises behind every turn from start to finish. The route is varied and includes dirt roads, paths, carriage roads and some asphalt.
The route is one long round; you decide where and when to stop to eat, and where and when (and if) to stop to sleep. Full freedom of choice.
Follow the entire route thanks to the GPS track that we send you after registration. You must follow the entire route without shortcuts.
There is no time limit; you decide the pace and arrival time at the finish line. In any case, it will be a nice cycling experience.
No assistance from the organizer or accompanying car in tow - just you and your bike! Make sure you have the necessary equipment for your bike and yourself. Cycling with friends is an advantage as you share some equipment. More about facilities along the way.
FREE CHOICE OF BIKE
Which bike you use is up to you. Terrain or gravel. It is permitted to use electric bicycles (you must arrange the charging of the battery yourself).
The route is loaded onto the GPS and you cycle at your own pace, no time limits as the trip can be completed at the speed you want.
Route - brief description
Start and finish Tynset Torg, maximum number of participants 200.
The route goes on saddle roads via Vingelen - into the Circumferensen World Heritage, through Dalsbygda. It touches Bergstaden Røros before it goes round Glåmos and back through Røros. The trail continues past Tufsingdal and Narbuvoll church and out of Cirkumferensen. Sølendalen and upper Rendal are passed before heading over Jutulhogget to Østerdalen. Northwards, one will touch Alvdal before embarking on the last hilly kilometers back to Tynset.
About 330 km with 4000 hm - passes 5 nature reserves and landscape conservation areas.
Planning tools you will have access to after registration:
Detailed description with analogue map.
Full overview of most accommodation options along the trail, grocery stores and sports shops entered according to distance travelled.
Specific permits have been obtained to pass through nature reserves and private seat roads week 32.
Experience the Österdalen
As a participant in North East Gravel, you will get a rare nature experience. Get to know the best of the sturdy Österdøler and the mountain villages have to offer by; culture, food, mountains, Säterdaler, rivers and lakes. And not least all the nice cycle paths and roads.
For some, it may be an escape from the daily routine: you want to get out of the "comfort zone" and experience days without thinking about time and place. Planning all the kilometers and hours on the bike seat will not always be 100% predictable, something unexpected will certainly come up. We recommend packing the bike smartly and preferably not exceeding 10 kg of luggage.
The offer of accommodation will vary and you will find supplementary information on our website. Here you can choose whether you want to sleep under the open sky, or make use of the district's many cozy accommodation facilities.
When you reach the finish line you will find a protocol that you must sign confirming that you have completed North East Gravel.
The prize will be all the great experiences you've had along the way.
Freedom on two wheels
North East Gravel is not a traditional cycle race, but an organized »non-organised» free activity for those of us who like to cycle, and want to experience proximity to nature and culture, and meet people.
Don't be misled or intimidated by the word "unorganized."
Joining North East Gravel means taking part in a well organized event.
When you arrive in Tynset, perhaps the day before the start, you will be welcomed and you will meet many new cycling friends and feel the atmosphere.
The start will take place early in the day and already during the morning you will be deep in the northern Österdalen seat alleys. You're in!
The GPS track on offer is the result of months of planning hard work, and contains some of the best the North East Valleys can offer a cyclist.