Sundsvall/Selånger - Trondheim
Viking king Olav Haraldson went ashore in Selånger and then crossed Medelpad and Jämtland on his journey back to Norway. He reached Stiklestad but there he died in battle on July 29th 1030. He was canonised a year after his death and his image can be seen in the church of Frösön. He is buried in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, which early became an important destination for Christian pilgrims.
You will bike along the well marked St Olavsleden following the well marked bike route. It is a beatiful bike route through the Swedish and Norwegian countyside.
Arrival to Sundsvall
Day 1 Sundsvall – Stöde ca 52 km
Day 2 Stöde – Borgsjö ca 43 km
Day 3 Borgsjö – Revsund ca 60 km
Day 4 Revsund – Östersund ca 55 km
Day 5 Östersund – Alsen ca 54 km
Day 6 Alsen – Åre ca 66 km
Day 7 Åre – Medstugan ca 54 km
Day 8, Medstugan – Stiklestad ca. 58 km
Day 9, Stiklestad – Munkeby farm ca. 20 km
Day 10, Markabygda – Ersgard ca. 60 km
Day 11, Ersgard – Trondheim, Nidaros ca. 55 km
In Trondheim you will recieve your well deserved pilgrim diploma after biking minimum 200 km as a pilgrim.
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. We will transport your luggage from day to day, which means you only have to carry what you need for the day (packed lunch, thermos/water bottle, repair-kit and extra clothing).
For this route we recommend you use either a cyclocross bike or a hard tail cross country bike. You can either bring your own or rent a bike when making your reservation. In certain places along the trail you can choose different routes depending on the terrain you prefer.
How to get there: We recommend you to take the train to Sundvall and start the hike from the railway station or from there take the local bus number 1 to the bus stop "Selånger kyrkan" to start the walk where the actual St Olavsleden starts.
It is easy to take the train from Stockholm to Sundvall and begin the pilgrimage just by the railway station.
This is included
- Simple, shared accommodation with bed linen included (varies between pilgrim shelters, hostels, camp site cabins and hotels)
- Breakfast, (except day 8)
- Dinners, (except day 7)
- Packed lunch, (except day 8)
- Luggage transport (one piece of luggage per person)
- Route information
- Pilgrim pass
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