Biking route Budalen

Romantic weekend in the mountains

Fresh days and cosy evenings

Do you long for a break from everyday life? 

To disconnect, recharge your batteries, do something completely different or find your way back? Geilo, the plateau and the mountains - in this autumn's perfect color palette - are the perfect arena for good experiences.

 

 

Biking route Budalen

Biking into Budalen

A great trip in scenic surroundings with beautiful views of Hallingskarvet. The distance is 12 km round trip, which makes the trip affordable for most people.
Start at Geilojordet (or at Geilo Sommerpark if you want to rent bikes), follow the river towards Geilohallen before continuing along Rv 7 to Øyo Fabrikk and the intersection at Luten. Here you follow the signposted road towards Budalen, before continuing along Budalsvatnet and into Vestreim. Here, and as far as many other places on the route, it is good to take a break in the autumn sun. Turn the bikes and take the same path home. A great trip in scenic surroundings with beautiful views of Hallingskarvet. To make the trip less demanding, we can recommend renting an electric bike.

Vandring Hardangervidda

Hiking

We can safely recommend the popular Prestholtrunden, a trip of just over 6 km that takes one and a half to three hours.

Start at Prestholtseter café, about 200 meters from the car park. The trail is built of stone, well marked and has a climb of 500 meters on the way up to Skarvsenden, where the reward awaits in the form of fantastic views of the Hardangervidda from 1705 m.o.h. From there, the path goes east and down again, until you are back at the starting point. Remember to bring warm clothes, it can be quite a lot colder up in the mountains than down by the café.

Feel free to try the café's specialty, sour cream porridge and lefsekling, before or after the trip.

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Canoe Trip on the Ustedalsfjord

The sound of the paddles breaking the water is soothing. Enjoy the silence and the view as the canoe glides through the water. Maybe you spot one of the resident beavers along the water's edge? 

 

Halnekongen

Boat and Canoe

Let the Halnekongen boat take you into the national park or rent a canoe/boat in Geilo to explore the Ustedalsfjorden and Veslefjorden lakes

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Overnight in pleasant surroundings

There are a number of accommodation options in Geilo. For a romantic long weekend for two, we recommend the rustic, charming Geilo Mountain Lodge and the hotels Dr. Holms Hotel and Vestlia Resort. With the latter two, one can also include delicious spa treatments and enjoy time with each other in the wellness area.

 

Romantic Dinner for Two

If you choose one of our recommended hotels, you will be able to include dinner in your stay, but if you also want one or two evenings out, we can recommend Hallingstuene and Smakeriet Beefbar. Both restaurants with high quality food & drink and offer a warm and wonderful atmosphere.