Route 8

Valley to valley

This route also takes you to Fyresdal, but the first stage runs on the east side of Vråvatn. This is a less busy road, at a slower pace through forest and cultural landscape. It's a small stretch of gravel road, but with a firm surface and not demanding. But drive wisely, at your own pace.

The route is defined as simple

Routes that are defined as easy are suitable for everyone regardless of experience.

Length
177 km

Popularity
4.3 out of 10

Assessed by the number of clicks on this page in the last two weeks compared to all Hubriding routes.

Route 8: Valley to valley

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It is recommended that GPS is set to select the fastest route and any avoidance turned off in order for the route to be calculated as described.

After this stretch of local road, the road descends to Fyresdal and through. Here you get a fantastic ride along Fyresdal lake, where the road rises and falls dramatically, ending up many meters above the surface of the water, with unique views of magnificent mountains.

Then descend in gentle curves down to the main road to Treungen. Follow this road for a short distance up to Treungen, and turn off to Drangedal. The road takes you up into high mountain terrain and you pass Gautefall, which many people associate with snow and skiing. However, the Gautefall area is an eldorado for experiences in the summer too. The local hiking team has signposted, marked and facilitated both hiking and trail bike routes in the area. The "Kingdom of Heaven" is particularly beautiful, and rightly so!

From Bostrak you drive on some of the wonderful roads that characterize Telemark, and in Grova you turn off towards Fjågesund. This is really a gem of a road, lots of great and varied curves. This goes on and on until you reach the "charmer stage", up the famous Kviteseidkleivene. Here you get to put your cornering skills to the test, and is a great end to the trip, before the "after-bike" on the hotel's terrace.

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How can I navigate the route?

This depends primarily on whether you have installed a GPS, navigate by App on your mobile phone or prefer paper printouts. Here we describe the most common workflows:

  • Download the GPX file for the route you want to your computer
  • Import the file to your route planning tool (e.g. Garmin's Basecamp or Tom Tom's MyDrive)
  • Export the route to your GPS in the usual way
  • Check that the route is calculated correctly in your GPS (It is recommended that the GPS is set to select the fastest route and any avoidance turned off for the route to be calculated as described).
  • Have a great trip!
  • Download the GPX file for the route you want to your mobile phone
  • Send/open the file in the App that belongs to your GPS model (e.g. Garmin's Drive or Tom Tom's MyDrive)
  • Send the route to your GPS (follow the instructions that come with your GPS and App)
  • Check that the route is calculated correctly in your GPS (It is recommended that the GPS is set to select the fastest route and any avoidance turned off for the route to be calculated as described).
  • Have a great trip!

Many of the routes on Hubriding use the app Ride with GPS app for route planning and navigation of the routes. You can download this as a free version or pay for extended use. Click on the Send to Device link on the map on this page, when the app has started and you see the current route, click Navigate and then just follow the route.

  • Click on the link in the map on the page and the map will open in a new window
  • Print the map, with or without description
  • Have a great trip!