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Tuftelia

Geilo, Hol, Buskerud, Norway
4.8km|99m ◢ ◣ 509m|31.07.2015

Description

A little gem of a path that runs along the river Eima at the edge of the Hallingskarvet National Park.

The trail starts as a classic high mountain trail, with open singletrack, fast rock sections and a couple of fun stream crossings. Be sure to stop and enjoy the view at Høgfossen and the other waterfalls on the way down. Further down towards the tree line, there are nice natural dosages, some technical parts and nice nice flow. The path gradually transitions to a rather steep tractor road, and the bends here are washed out and loose. Return to the center of Geilo via RV7 (5km, mostly downhill) or on the gravel road along Ustedalsfjorden.

NOT recommended after a lot of rainfall (some bogs between 1200-1000 m above sea level).

Be aware of the fence/Bergensbanen at the bottom of the last descent!!

Feel free to bring a saw and help clear the bushes along the marsh areas at the very top. It's getting very overgrown.

Access

Take RV7 at the exit to Bardøla Høyfjellshotell. Follow the road further upwards towards Prestholt (toll road). The path starts approx. 900m after Skarvrandhytta, on the left. The path is marked.

Fin flyt nedover Tuftelia
Photo: Duane Butcher

Latest reviews

3/5
Stian T rated Tuftelia good. Helt grei sti som er verdt et forsøk. Bunn er litt kjedelig både opp og ned, midt er veldig bra, og topp er gjørmete.4.sep.2022
5/5
Philipp Martin rated Tuftelia epic. What an amazing trail. 😍 It s full of fantastic views and panorama. We did a fireroad climb and stopped for some porridge @ Prestholtseter. The trail starts flat and actually a little boring and it is probaply not the best trail you have ever ridden, but once you come closer to the river, you hit an amazing landscape. If you come to norway / geilo make shure you dont miss this trail.1.aug.2018
4/5
Christian Evensen rated Tuftelia very good. Sinnsykt bra nederst, men dropp toppen og begynn heller med Urundberget og ned. Ta til høyre i kryss i skogen og sykle litt opp igjen på denne her. Beste fra to stier23.jul.2017
5/5
Fredrik Bengtsson rated Tuftelia epic. Beautiful scenery, mostly downhill with great flow. some muddy parts, and overgrown slim deep track in middle parts12.jul.2017
3/5
Antti Ollila rated Tuftelia good. If this trail,or some sections of this trail, would be in better condition, it would be definitely a very good trail. Lot of mud and bush on the trail. Some part you just have to bush the bike. Nice downhill and beautiful views. Really good trip is to take trails Urunberget - Geilohovda and Urundberget up an go down by this trail.1.jul.2017

Latest reports

Nina Gässler reported the conditions at Tuftelia as ok . Noen snøfonner fortsatt. Deler av stien er i bra stand (bedre enn forventet), noen våte områder har forverret seg og det er flere falne trær i skogen. Vær smart: ikke sykle der etter mye nedbør. Stien er veldig sårbar.16.jun.2022
Nina Gässler reported the conditions at Tuftelia as very good . Vi har kuttet busk og kratt i juni, og det gjør en stor forskjell for opplevelsen. Noen av de store gjørmehull er der fortsatt, men akkurat nå er det så tørt som det kan bli på denne stien. 18.jul.2021
Antti Ollila reported the conditions at Tuftelia as ok . Lot of mud after the heavy rain. Also a lot of water on the trail. 21.jun.2021
Nina Gässler reported the conditions at Tuftelia as ok . Mye kratt og gjørme i avsnittet langs elven. Fortsatt snøfonner i øvre del.27.jun.2020