TRIP AROUND SJUHÄRAD REGION
With over a thousand lakes, deep forests, a rich wildlife, and roads lined with flowers, this is a beautiful place to experience by bike – at your own pace. Enjoy the wind in your hair, the landscape, and an almost completely paved cycle path of a total of 150 kilometres that takes you through hilly nature – without having to work too hard on the slopes.
Sjuhäradsrundan is mostly on an old railway track. This means that you will pass several beautiful train stations, old railway bridges – and sometimes you cycle above the treetops! And considering that the trip is almost completely car-free, except for a few kilometres this is an excellent cycling experience for the whole family.
Along the path there are several tourist attractions, where you probably want to make a stop – and enjoy. Because that’s what you do when you bike this path. Enjoy. The nature and the quiet lakes. The bike trail takes you through a total of four municipalities and you cycle through several urban areas.
An advantage of Sjuhäradsrundan is that you get to start and finish the path in the same place. You start and finish in Svenljunga. We transport the luggage between the accommodations. You only have to think about bringing what you need for the day on the bike. The luggage is available when you arrive at your hotel.
3 days on bike, 2 overnight stays
Price: Fram 5600 SEK/ person in double room, Children age 6-13 from 3800 SEK
Wendnesdays and Fridays during 28/4 – 27/10
Svenljunga – Borås 38 kilometres
Today you’ll cycle on Kindsbanan which was operated by freight train between Borås and Svenljunga during 1885 to 1902. It is one of Sweden’s most short-lived railways. Some parts of the path are gravel road but otherwise the road is paved. You pass many lakes and beaches/bathing jetties along the day’s tour. Between Svenljunga and Lockryd you cycle on a straight path that takes you through sweet-smelling marshland. When it’s time for lunch you stop at Köksträdgården in Lockryd where you will be served your lunch.
You will arrive in Borås and go by the city’s cycle paths to your hotel for the night, Solhem Park. Dinner is served in the hotel and there will be breakfast redy for you in the morning. The hotel also offers storage for your bikes indoors. If you want to explore the city, it is an easy 15 minutes’ walk to the city center. In Borås there is always something happening. This city is full of exciting public art and murals. You will find lovely cafés and great views along the river Viskan.
- Lunch at Köksträdgården in Lockryd
- Overnight stay: Hotel Solhem Park in Borås
- Dinner: Booked and served at the hotel
Borås – Ulricehamn 47 kilometers
You start today’s journey with a short back track. Once you leave Borås you will rejoin the old railway embankment that will take you all the way to Ulricehamn along lakes, cafés and fun experienses. The day’s lunch is a choice between two different cafés along the way, Älvåkers skafferi or Välagården, or you can bring lunch with you from the hotel. After lunch you will pass the two communities Nitta and Hökerum. The path leads along the river Viskan and here you will see clear signs from beavers who live in and around the river. If you want to you can make a stop by the old castle ruins of Vädersholm and if you’d like to spoil yourself after today’s tour you can finish the bike ride with a visit to Kallbadhuset (open-air swimming-bath) in Ulricehamn, with both sauna and the possibility to bathe in the lake. It is located centrally right next to the cycle path.
- Breakfast: served at the hotel
- Lunch: Choose between three alternatives
- Overnight stay: Hotel Bogesund. Your luggage is there when you arrive
- Dinner: three-course-meal at the hotel
Ulricehamn – Svenljunga 65 kilometers
You will begin with at an amazingly beautiful part of the path, along the lake Åsunden. Steep leafy slopes and hilly terrain on both sides of the cycle path. Here is historic land, where Sten Sture the younger was wounded by a cannon ball on the ice of Åsunden 1520.
Near Marbäck Bredgårdsmannen was found. 10 000 years old parts of a skull were excavated, by an excavator. During the day you will pass by Vegby, where there is a camping, a swimming area and a shop. Månstad, the small community that has more cows than residents. If you wish, you can make a detour to Hofsnäs Herrgård and Torpa Stenhus 6 and 11 kilometers from the cycle path.
You will reach Limmared, where you can find 14 vintage stores with antique and retro items. Glasets hus is a destination that you must not miss. Therefore, your lunch for today is booked there. The next place on the path is Tranemo. Here you can find the hexagonal church with seven towers that is one of the town’s landmarks. Uddebo is the next small community that you will pass, with an interesting environment and buildings.
The tour ends in Svenljunga. Take the opportunity to take a trip around Svenljunga. Most stores are located around the cobbled square.
- Breakfast is served at the hotel
- Lunch: Glasets hus in Limmared
3 days on the bike
2 overnight stays
Luggage transport between the accommodations
Roadmap and description of the tour
Renting of bike (City bike with 7 gears and handlebar basket): 550 SEK, electicbike 1500 SEK (with 7 gears and handlebar basket) bouth including helmet and and extra lock
If you’d like to wake up well-rested and ready to start the tour in the morning, we recommend that you arrive the night before the tour starts. This is available at an extra cost when you book the package.
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