We meet at 6 p.m. at “Jotnetunet”, Beitostølen for dinner, instructions of the trail and each guest will be assigned their horse for the trek. “Jotnetunet” is a celebration hall, built like the houses from the 900’s.
Day 1 – Day stage approx. 20 km
Start at 09.30 a.m. with tacking-up the horses. The trail mainly follows mountainous areas and takes us up to the top of Bitihorn at 1608 m. We finish the day with a gallop over the sandy beach of the Bygdin lake. This galloping opportunity is possible at the beginning of the summer season, due to the water level rising in the later summer months. Our destination for this day is the Bygdin mountain hotel. After dinner we meet for a chat in front of the fire.
Day 2 – Day stage approx. 30 km
The destination for today is Haugseter Fjellstue at Lake Vinster. We ride in groups of 4-5 riders along Jotunheimveien (a dirt/gravel road), passing Vassklepp in the direction of Haugseter. There are fantastic possibilities for trotting and galloping along this section. Guests have the possibility to do a trail up in the mountains to the north of Haugseter after lunch ( 7-8 km).
In the evening we meet up and play a game of “horseshoe throwing”.
We continue our journey in groups and ride for a day trip (about 30 km). The chef from Haugseter makes us a lovely lunch in the middle of the day.
The last stage of this trail is about 40 km to Beitostølen. We leave the high mountains and soon find ourselves in the lovely birch-tree forest on our way back down. When we reach Beitostølen we take the horses to their grasing paddock and we enjoy the end of the trail at “Jotnetunet” with dinner about 17.00 pm.
3 days trekking tour:
The route and program is similar to the 4 Day Trek programme, but without day 3.
Each guest is provided with a saddle-bag with space for some extra clothes, camera, and small person items. The rest of the baggage will be transported by car.