Hitra´s Gammelveien (the old road) goes from Fillan to Akset and is 8 km long. The road is closed for car traffic and suitable for bike rides with children.
From Fillan: Take the first exit on the right past Lakselva. The parking lot is by the boom gate.
From Akset: At Sandstad, take the exit to Forsnes from the FV 714. Drive about 5 km and turn right. Continue until you reach the beginning of Gammelveien, after about 600 m you’ll see the parking lot.
This is a nice route with many lakes, bridges and old-time locations marked by signs. About half way through the trip, you will reach «Kvilarrommet» – a place where travellers and their horses used to rest in the old days.
From Stiksdaltjønna, you can cycle to Staurfjellet (196 masl). Take the forest path to the left (in the western direction). On the ridge, before the path starts going down to Sandfjellvatnet, turn left/to the west. The trip takes about 2 hours.
You will also pass beautiful lakes of Stiksdalsvatnet, Sandfjellvatnet and Terningsvatnet along Gammelveien. The local fish take the hook willingly and there is a nice beach at Terningsvatnet. You can put up your tent in many places along Gammelveien. Remember to get a fishing license. Fishing is free of charge for children. You can buy your fishing license at the tourist information in Fillan or online or at www.inatur.no.