Gudbrandsdalsleden Noorwegen : Van Oslo naar Trondheim
Fietsgids bij de pelgrimsroute naar Nidaros

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This guide is presently only available in Dutch, but will be translated to English in the future. When there is sufficient demand, the guide might be translated to Norwegian en German as well. If you interested, please contact us.

A bicycle guide in Dutch on the St. Olav’s Way. Published in a format that fits in a bike handlebar bag or in a map sleeve on top. It is spiral bound so pages can flipped over easy. This bicycle guide is in full colour, richly illustrated and contains:

  • Seven routes, subdivided in stretches
  • Three extra bicycle routes
  • Maps of the whole route (1:50.000)
  • City maps (1:25.000)
  • Elevation profiles
  • Background information on interesting locations
  • Information on accommodations, bicycle repair shops, (outdoor) shops and eateries
  • All the information you need to plan the route how you want it

First print, 2021
Het Olavspad
Gudbrandsdalsleden Noorwegen : Van Oslo naar Trondheim
Fietsgids bij de pelgrimsroute naar Nidaros
Gea van Veen
ISBN 978-90-831026-0-3
€ 24,95


Travel over six hundred kilometres by bicycle on the trail of the medieval pilgrims from Oslo to Trondheim and discover a Scandinavian camino.

In medieval times the pilgrimage was a variant of mass tourism. Trondheim in Norway was just as an important pilgrimage destination as Santiago, Rome and Jerusalem. The pilgrims travelled by foot to the tomb of the holy Olav in Nidaros, the present day Trondheim. Various routes are made available once more to accommodate the modern (walking) pilgrim. But there is no mass tourism and compared to the route to Santiago de Compostella, it is a oasis of peace. And now, Gea van Veen made a bicycle route for the St. Olavs way from Olso to Trondheim.

The St. Olavs Way crosses the “droplet” of Norway, a country full of clean air and endless nature. You travel past farmland, along the largest lake of Norway, through forest-rich Gudbrandsdal that gets narrower as it gets higher and goes through the rugged and mesmerizing planes of Dovrefjell and descends to the Trondheimfjord and the Nidaros cathedral.

This St. Olavs Way can be combined with the St. Olavs Way through Sweden and a connecting route between both Olavs ways. Together they form one big triangular bicycle route of almost two thousand kilometres in total through Norway and Sweden, on the trail of St. Olav.


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