A one-day bicycle tour of the mansions around the lake

A bicycle tour of 53 kilometer in a beautifully varied cultural landscape with lakes, historic locations with old forests and beautiful mansions, and a medieval castle. Visit some of the old mansions described by Birgit Th Sparre in her series of novels Gårdarna runt sjön (The mansions around the lake).

You will start the tour in Ulricehamn with taxi transport to Fästered located by the southern part of the lake Åsunden where you will begin the bike ride. Here the path is a small gravel road that snakes through the landscape towards Hofsnäs and Torpa Stenhus that features in Birgit Th Sparre’s novel Gårdarna runt sjön and on the way you will also pass two other mansions, Åsundsholm and Sjöred, also featured in the series.

Road type and material:

Gravel road, smaller country roads and paved cycle path

Included in the package:

  • Lunch at Hofsnäs Mansion
  • Guided tour of Torpa Stenhus
  • Transport Ulricehamn – Fästered
  • Roadmap and description of the tour
  • Written guide describing the mansions passed along the way
  • On-call service


Bicycle rental: Citybike SEK 300 Electric citybike SEK 600

Guide joining on the trip: SEK 2000

Package is available:

May: Saturday and Sunday

June: 1-19 Saturday and Sunday, 20-30 Monday-Sunday

July: Monday – Sunday

August: 1-7 Monday-Sunday , 8-31 Wednesday – Sunday

September: Saturday and Sunday

Price: from SEK 950/person

Contact us if you have questions and we’ll be happy to help!

+46 702 77 53 64

This package is suitable for groups.

Contact us for booking of groups.