Blåola in Budal Cycling

Cycle through traditional settlements and beautiful landscape

  • Slåttebu og rasteplass i Blåola

    Slåttebu og rasteplass i Blåola Photo: Astrid A. Haug

  • Jordutgard rundt slåttene i Blåola

    Jordutgard rundt slåttene i Blåola Photo: Astrid A. Haug

  • Rein ved Dyrvollvollen.

    Rein ved Dyrvollvollen. Photo: Nils Moen

  • Nostalgi

    Nostalgi Photo: Astrid A. Haug

  • Idyllisk seterveg der slåttengene er det reneste parklandskap

    Idyllisk seterveg der slåttengene er det reneste parklandskap Photo: Astrid A. Haug

Essential info

  • Destination: Forollhogna
  • Season: June–September
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 20.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 460 meters
  • Duration: 6–7 hours

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About Blåola in Budal

Seterdalene in Budalen is among one of the largest cultural landscapes in Norway. A bike ride through the beautiful Endalen valley is the best way to truly experience this incredible landscape. 

While in Blåola, you'll find a unique mooring area for ships that is well maintained. The open landscape of the scenic mountain farms can be admired from both sides of the valley. Take a break at the several idyllic places along the road to Hiåvollan. 

Getting there

Park at the school "Budal oppvekstsenter" in Enodd village of the center in Budal.

Alternatively, park your car at the entrance Endalen for a slightly shorter biking trip. There is a parking space between the road and the Ena river.

Trail description

The trip begins near the center of Enodd village. The first 7.5 km are on asphalt, then the trail transitions into a packed dirt road. 

Along the road, you will pass Oddvollen. If the sign is up, you can buy sour cream and cheese there. Continue hiking down the road until you see the sign for Hiåvollen. There you will find a traditional mountain farm. 


  • Seterdalene in Budalen was among one of the first and largest selected cultural landscapes in Norway. 

Where to stay

  • for accommodation in Budalen
  • Enabu is a nice cabin and a great base for trips in Endalen. Booked through
  • Pitch a tent! Just make sure you follow Right to Roam rules 


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