Bike along St. Olavsleden

Åre - Trondheim


The route St. Olavsleden stretches 570 km from the Baltic sea to the Norwegian sea.

You will bike the last 247 km of the St Olavs trail. Crossing the border from Sweden to Norway and continue in Norway through a varied landscape of mountains, forests, river valleys and agricultural grounds until it reaches the blue fjord, by Trondheim.



Arrival to Åre

Day 1 Åre – Medstugan 54 km

Day 2 Medstugan – Stiklestad 58 km

Day 3 Stiklestad – Munkeby 20 km

Day 4 Munkeby – Ersgard 60 km

Day 5 Ersgard – Trondheim, Nidaros 55 km

The goal of your journey – the Nidaros Cathedral, where Saint Olav’s remains are buried. In Nidaros you will receive your well-deserved pilgrimage diploma.

Practical information

You will cycle along St. Olavsleden mainly on gravel roads, large paths and small asphalt roads. You set your own pace and decide where and when to take your breaks and have your packed lunch so that you can enjoy the sites and the scenery along the route.

For info about what bike to use look at our FAQ site

How to get there: look at our FAQ site for travel information.

This is included

  • Simple, shared accommodation with bed linen (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, cabins and hotels)
  • Breakfast, where applicable
  • Dinners, where applicable
  • Packed lunch, where applicable
  • Route information
  • Pilgrim pass


  • Possibility to add extra nights at any stop on the way or in the start or finish.
  • Possibility to add guided days with our outdoor guides.
  • Possibility to add excursions and adventures like downhill or trail cycling in Åre or Trondheim.


"Hi Sofie, I just had to take a minute to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip.  It was an amazing adventure, everything and more that I dared hope for and every bit as hard that I worried about.  We can't stop talking about it.  There are so many special places and people from each day.  I have a hard time expressing my feelings about it.  I guess that may be the pilgrimage part, or the beauty of your people and countryside.  I just loved it all.  Thank you for this trip!"

Julie, US

"Hey, we are all back in London and Madrid, safe and happy. Everything was amazing! Thank you on behalf of all of us! Please let us know if you want reviews  or recommendations for your webiste etc. Talk to you soon!"

Horacio, Argentina

"Die Wanderung war gut bis großartig: die Landschaft, die Stille, die Menschen, die Unterkünfte, der Dom etc. Alles war gut organisiert"

"The hike was good to great: the landscape, the silence, the people, the accommodation, the cathedral, etc. Everything was well organized"

Anton, Germany

"Jeg har hatt en helt fantastisk slitetur på Olavsleden fra Stiklestad til Trondheim. Noen steder var det dårlig merking og på noen etapper mangel på noe å sette seg på for å spise nisten. Jeg kom fram til Trondheim med en god mestringsfølelse, og ville ikke hvert turen foruten."

“I had a fantastick hike on St Olavs trail from Stiklestad to Trondheim. On some parts there were a lack of signs and a I missed a place to sit down on to eat my lunch pack on a couple of stages. I arrived to Trondheim with a sense of accomplishment and had not wanted the trip undone.”

Karin, Norway

"Biking St. Olavsleden was an absolutely amazing experience. Gravel bikers heaven! I enjoyed beautiful nature and met very friendly, helpful people. Lovely accomodation and quality bike rental were perfectly organized by Sofie from Aktivut Travel."

Karin, Schweiz