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Route

Uppsala – Trondheim – Uppsala will take you from the fields of Uppland, via rivers and lakes in Dalecarlia, through forest and over mountains to the Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim, a destination for many pilgrim routes. And then back again, with highest point 920m above sea level in Stugudalen, Norway.

Please note that the route is preliminary, and may may change.

Stages

Stage File Segment Distance (km) Climbing (m)
Stage 1 GPX

Uppsala - Gysinge

85 1489
Stage 2 GPX

Gysinge - Stora Skedvi

79 1178
Stage 3 GPX

Stora Skedvi - Leksand

75 1319
Stage 4 GPX

Leksand - Älvdalen

100 1744
Stage 5 GPX

Älvdalen - Särna

81 1802
Stage 6 GPX

Särna - Femundtunet

84 2256
Stage 7 GPX

Femundtunet - Tolga

91 1963
Stage 8 GPX

Tolga - Røros

34 683
Stage 9 GPX

Røros - Støren

105 2636
Stage 10 GPX

Støren - Trondheim

69 1292
Stage 11 GPX

Trondheim - Tydal

94 2214
Stage 12 GPX

Tydal - Tänndalen

103 1973
Stage 13 GPX

Tänndalen - Särna

133 3368
Stage 14 GPX

Särna - Älvdalen

81 1377
Stage 15 GPX

Älvdalen - Leksand

99 1847
Stage 16 GPX

Leksand - Torsång

61 1077
Stage 17 GPX

Torsång - Avesta

59 874
Stage 18 GPX

Avesta - Heby

62 727
Stage 19 GPX

Heby - Gamla Uppsala

54 450

Controls

Legend
start
included in participant fee
finish
included in participant fee
manned control
included in participant fee
participant registration
included in participant fee
basic sleeping facilities on floor
included in participant fee
coffe and basic food
included in participant fee
shower
included in participant fee
water
included in participant fee
restaurant
cafe
shop
self-service stamping
included in participant fee
Place Service km km

Uppsala

0.0

Gysinge

84.5

Stora Skedvi

163.0

Leksand

237.6 1310.2

Älvdalen

337.1 1211.2

Särna

417.8 1130.5

Femundtunet

501.4

Tolga

592.5

Røros

626.5

Støren

731.4

Trondheim

800.8

Tydal

894.8

Tänndalen

997.7

Högvålen

1055.5

Torsång

1370.9

Avesta

1429.9

Heby

1492.0

Gamla Uppsala

1545.6

Calculation of times

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Calculation of times

GPX files

utu-2022.gpx

Elevation profile

Along the route

Part 1 Uppsala - Älvdalen

The route follows small, paved roads through Uppland and Dalarna. The terrain is mostly flat except for a few hills after leaving Garpenberg. We ride along Dalälven and the banks of Siljan, passing red cottages and gentle hills. In Leksand (240 km) the first manned control is located. If you start in the afternoon, this may be a suitable place for either some sleep or coffee before riding through the night.

The unpopulated backcountry and mountains begin, gently at first, upon leaving Mora. The first manned control with lodging is at Älvdalen (330 km), but those who wish can decide to sleep at Särna (410 km).

Part 2 Älvdalen - Røros

The next leg passes Idre, enters Norway and passes lake Femunden. Here a manned control is located at Femundstunet (500 km). At the end of this part you will be in the UNESCO heritage town of Røros (620 km), also with accommodation available.

Part 3 Røros - Trondheim - Tydal

From Røros we have a well-deserved downhill along rivers Glomma, Rugla and Gaula on relatively quiet roads. At Støren Norway's main arteries 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 (770 km) at St. Olov's church the Nidaros Cathedral, a destination for many a pilgrim. Also here a manned control is available.

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 Tydal (900 km) there is a manned control. Cyclists starting 07:00 on Saturday, keeping a normal pace should be there in the evening of the third day.

Part 4 Tydal - Älvdalen

After Tydal we come to the route's highest point, up on the mountain, 920 meters above sea level. From there we have a slight downhill, but we stay in the mountains through Tänndalen and the whole way to Högvålen, the highest located village in Sweden. After a well-deserved downhill we reach manned controls with night lodgings in both Särna (1110 km) and Älvdalen (12000 km).

Part 5 Älvdalen - Uppsala

The last stage takes us 330 km back through Dalarna, on a new route for 2022. On the way back, we have manned controls in both Leksand (1290 km) and Avesta (1410 km) - both in the middle of each city. Then, after sightly more than 1500 km, we are back in Uppsala..

Stories from previous Uppsala - Trondheim - Uppsala

Pictures from Uppsala - Trondheim - Uppsala 2018

Story from Jan Buschard [PDF, in danish]