Route

Please notice: Information on this page is for UTU 2018. Route for UTU 2022 may differ.

Stage 1

On the first day, the route follows small, paved roads through Uppland and Dalarna. The terrain is mostly flat except for a few hills after leaving Garpenberg. Vi ride along Dalälven and the banks of Siljan, passing red cottages and gentle hills.

The unpopulated backcountry and mountains begin, gently at first, upon leaving Mora. The first manned control is at Älvdalen (342.2 km) , where several types of night lodging are on offer. Those who wish can decide to sleep at Särna (422.3 km) .

Stage 2

The 120 km between Särna and Funäsdalen is the longest stretch of backcountry. We cycle along Sweden's highest highway and in the highest town, Högvålen (484.6 km) , there will be simple access to water. The mountains make themselves felt from here on towards Tänndalen (540.8 km) . Up on the mountain we cross the Norwegian border. Those who are keeping a normal pace will arrive in the world heritage site Røros (613.9 km) in the evening, where it will be possible to spend the night in a hotel or on a mattress.

Stage 3

From Røros we have a well-deserved downhill along the river Rugla on relatively quiet roads. At Støren Norway's main roads Dovrebanan and E6 converge. There are bike paths and smaller roads for cyclists all the way to the fjord in Trondheim. The route turns back at Trondheim (771.1 km) at St. Olov's church the Nidaros Cathedral, a final destination for many a pilgrim.

The way back from Trondheim gives us a beautiful view of the fjord on our way to Hell. From there, the long ascent up the mountains begins. In Stugudalen (918.0 km) there is a manned control at the mountain hotel. Anyone keeping a normal pace should be there in the evening of the third day.

Stage 4

After Stugudalen we come to the route's highest point, up on the mountain, 920 meter over the sea. From there we have a little downhill to roads we've cycled earlier, but we stay in the mountains past Tänndalen (988.5 km) and the whole way to Högvålen. After a well-deserved downhill we reach a manned control with night lodgings in both Särna (1107.1 km) and Älvdalen (1187.2 km) .

Stage 5

The last stage takes us 330 km back through Dalarna, on the same way we came. We hope to have a manned control in Garpenberg for those who need to gather some strength. Then, after 1500 km, we are back in Uppsala (1519.6 km) .

elevation profile

Controls 2018

Legend
start
finish
manned control
included in participant fee
participant registration
hotel or hostel lodging
bookable in advance
basic sleeping facilities on floor
included in participant fee
coffe and breakfast
included in participant fee
restaurant
cafe
shop
water
Place Service km km

Uppsala

1.5 1519.6

Gysinge

80.7 1447.0

Garpenberg

132.2 1395.5

Husby

152.8 1374.8

Torsång

187.9 1339.8

Leksand

242.8 1284.9

Älvdalen

342.2 1187.2

Särna

422.3 1107.1

Högvålen

484.6 1044.8

Tänndalen

540.8 988.5

Røros

613.9

Støren

723.7

Trondheim

771.1

Selbu

844.9

Stugudalen

918.0
All controls