Summer in the Venabygd mountains
Venabu Fjellhotell lies in the middle of fantastic tour terrain on 'Venabygdsfjellet' and is a gateway to the Rondane National Park. In the summer months there is a large network of paths and trails in light easy terrain. We lie close to the birch forests as well as over 30 different mountain tops. At Venabu we offer walking, horse riding, canoeing, bathing, fishing & cycle hire. There are a whole variety of different walk, very short to very long. The area is very good for hill walking. We also offer a ride with our minibus into the mountains every morning, with a variety of different routes back to the hotel. Choose from simple routes with good easy footpaths or visit deep canyons and waterfalls, mountain summits & plateaux.
Guided walking (In the oldest mountain formations in Europe)
To get the best out of the area, we recommend joining one of our guided walking trips. We take people to see the highlights of the local area, places that are not always easy to find by yourself. We follow many of the old footpaths in the mountains, which are no longer marked but good to walk on. Some of the walks also head off the beaten path without following footpaths. In this way, we think you’ll get to know the local area, animal life, geography & local history (and maybe even meet the wild reindeer). Our friendly and well-informed guides as well as guests from different European countries make this an unforgettable experience. We have a varied weekly programme during the summer season. Starting on the 16th June and finishing at the end of August. New for 2012 are special “themed weeks” and some we call "Out in the unknown". You can walk to one of the peaks in Rondane, visit canyons and waterfalls, find tracks of wild reindeer, hike over the lichen covered plateau and visit summer farms just to mention some of the organised walks. Every Wednesday evening we serve traditional Norwegian food of the area. Detailed information.
Venabu has its own stable with 15-25 horses and ponies in the summer months. Venabu has its own stable with 15-25 horses and ponies in the summer months. Venabustallen can offer horse back riding for all levels and ages. We arrange longer and shorter trips, riding instruction for beginners, and small rounds for children. We also arrange riding weekends and ridning holidays for those who are interested in riding several days. These weekends and holidays allowes you to see more of the area and get in better contact with your horse. We ride in different terrain, and get to see the view from high mountains, waterfalls and canyons. On some of our trips we ride into the wild reindeer's territory.
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