Bånseterkampene | Stisykling | Skeikampen


Bånseterkampene 1202 m.a.s.l. This detour offers fantastic trail cycling on the high mountains with raw views on fine days.

Bånseterkampene and Prestkampen (1,244 m.a.s.l.) are not a favorite destination for trail cyclists on Skeikampen without reason. In addition, the Bånseterkampene and Prestkampen are the starting point for the very roughest descents you will find in the area.

There are several entrances to the area, but the most common is via Skardbua and Gammeldalen. You can find a description of the routes to get there on S8 Slagsfjellrunden, Topptur til Prestkampen or Peer Gyntstien

Tour description

When you have reached the top of the Bånseterkamp massif, just follow the path along the edge of the cliff. The path is a superb flowing path interrupted by more technical sections. You can cycle all the way to the cairn east of Østre Bånseterkampen.

There are three descents to the south, one to the east (Bånsetra/Fåvang), one to the west (Skardbua) and one to the north (Kvitfjell). The descents to the south take you home, while the others make the journey longer. I only describe descents to the south and west (Skardbua).

Bånseterkampene Bluetrail

Starts in the group between the middle and western Bånseterkampen and follows the blue-marked path to Gammelsetra. The path is very steep down the first kneika before it makes lovely turns on a small ridge with an earthen bottom all the way down into the valley. Definitely worth the trip.


The path starts in the grove between Prestkampen and Vestre Bånseterkampen. The easiest path down to the south that gives you great speed on a path with dirt and sand. This path is the longest trip down and is also the one most commonly used up. Be aware of a couple of technical parts in the upper part.


The path starts at the top of Prestkampen and follows the ridge down towards Gammeldalen. This is Skeikampen's roughest bicycle descent. Here it is steep and winding and great fun if you have the skills and courage. In the upper part, there are a couple of places that most people have to carry down. The rest of the path is sandy bottom with tight hairpin bends at the top. In the middle part, the path is somewhat washed out, so be careful.


The path starts on the skard between Prestkampen and Vestre Bånseterkampen and follows the signs towards the skardbua. The path is gentle for the first part down to and past Svartvatnet before they tip down on a steep and fun ridge down towards Skardbua.

The bicycle rental, Skeikampen Ski & Bike, has a map with all the bicycle routes.