01.07.2013 13:35 - oppdatert 02.01.2017 14:56 Track Birkebeinerrittet

The track is 86 km. Start at Rena, and finish in Lillehammer, by Håkons Hall.

Track description Birkebeinerrittet

The track is 86 km. Starting area is in the centre of Rena and finish line at Håkons Hall, Lillehammer.

Rena - Skramstadsetra 0-13 km
Start line in Tollef Kildesgate, north at Koppangveien, below RV-3, into Rogsveveien and then Kirkeberggt., further south on Løypeveien and into  Åsbygdveien.
Follow Åsbygdveien to Skramstadsetra (640 meters above sea level).
The first 1,8 km is on tarmac and flat terrain. After approx. 7 km the surface changes to dirt road and pebbles. From start to Skramstadsetra there is an elevation of 450 meters.

Skramstadsetra – Bringbu 13-26 km
The dirt road narrows into the first technical parts. It will be approx. 500 meters step downhill on dirt road/ trail. Be careful and keep right if you are not going to pass anyone. After the downhill, the track continue on a good dirt road down to Djuposet and the river Åsta. The track turns sudden to the right over a small bridge. Here is at technical part (trail) where most competitors chooses to walk. Then the track is on a dirt road for approx 4 km until Bringbusætra.

Bringbu – Kvarstad 26-44 km.
Dirt road with gravel and narrow trails. You will pass the river Kråleråa over a bridge. Further the track continues on dirt road up to Bjønnåsen and then 2 km in beautiful surroundings (some of this part is single track) up to Nysetra and then to Øyungen (785 meters above sea level). Then it is a quick part down to Kvarstad (670 meters above sea level).

Kvarstad – Storåsen 44-65 km
From Kvarstad the track climbs on dirt road up Kvarstadsæterlia to Grunnbekken and Storstilen. After the bridge in the bottom of the hill, you will start climbing the famous Rosinbakkene. You will climb for approx. 1,4 km.  Further, the course continues in hilly terrain to Aksjøen (860 meters above sea level) and to Elgåsen (900 meters above sea level. The track is still climbing up to the highest point Storåsen/Sjusjøen (955 meters above sea level.) 

Storåsen – Håkons Hall, Lillehammer 65-86 km

Storåsen til Avskåkalia.
After passing Storåsen the track goes mainly on dirt roads, and trails with gravels towards Nybu. Here you will face steep downhill cycling for approx.1 km. be aware that you are on a narrow trail with pebbles and demanding turns so take care and be considerate. After approx. 3 km the track goes steep downhill and turns in a sharp 180 degrees turn to the right at Avskåkalia into Sjøsetervegen. Sjøsetervegen towards Birkebeiner ski stadium is on asphalt and the speed can get high. The road can be in bad condition – be aware of holes and dumps.

In to Birkebeineren Skistadion and further to Kroken the track is dirt road and trails. Then it changes to asphalt steep downhill with some sharp turns until the top of the famous Ballettbakken. Ballettbakken is a steep downhill on gravel. You will finish the race on gravel and forest path down Gamle Nordseterveg and finish line at Håkons Hall (290 meters above sea level).

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