The Southern section of TET Norway crosses the border between Sweden and Norway in Charlottenberg and starts with small dirt-roads and driveable tracks through deep forests before soon hitting ancient mountain roads east of Lillehammer We then cross the beautiful Gudbrands Valley on our way to the Per Gynt Area, where we travel on the smallest and sometimes quite challenging back-roads of the area on our way north. On the way to the mountain village of Skåbu, we encounter some more tricky tracks, but they are rideable even on a 1200 GSA equppied with knobbly tyres.
The route continues up and down valleys and mountains to Vågåmo where we climb to the top of Blåhö mountain reaching an altitude of 1618m. The view from here is fantastic in all directions in nice weather - and a bit challenging in bad!
If you want to visit Norway’s most famous fjord - Geirangerfjorden - and Trollstigen, you can make a one day detour on mainly tarmac-roads from here.
TET Norway continues with a medley of single-track, grass roads and dirt roads until we reach the two most famous summer mountain valleys of Norway - Grimsdalen and Einunndalen. Alot of the riding is above the treeline and you’ll need to take care as you’ll meet cows, horses and sheep roaming free on many of the small mountain-roads. If you are lucky you might even meet some reindeer up here!
Crossing the Grimsbu Touristsenter (an offroad Mecca in Norway), you’re onto some rocky roads and minor water-crossings before the challenging mountain road to the top of Tronefjell at 1666m where the Indian Peace-Prophet Barald is buried. As late as June you can still get stuck in the snow on your way up, but the last part of the winding “road” to the top and the view is reward awaiting you.
Then it’s up and down the sides of Österdalen and Bittermarka on very varying back-roads on our way to the Swedish border. If you enjoy trout or charling fishing, you are now in one of Norway’s best fly-fishing areas where you often meet truly wild fish.
After following the Ljöra River to the Swedish border you get half an hour of relaxing tarmac road to recover on before once again hitting the Swedish dirt-roads on your way north.
The TET here cross the expanse of tundra and sparse forest heading north along the Old Post Road towards Alta before finally resorting to tarmac for the final stretch to the iconic top of Europe - The North Cape.