Simrishamn – Ystad
Between the charming medieval towns of Simrishamn and Ystad, you cycle through open landscapes, past aged rock carvings and over golden rapeseed fields. The nature in this part of Skåne offers a unique flora, an exciting fauna and something new awaits behind almost every bend.
The stage begins in Simrishamn - Österlen's capital, which is a beautiful and geniun small town on the coast. The old houses in pastel colors are lined up along cobbled streets. Beautifully carved doors are typical of the area, as are the ornate gardens that lie like invisible oases behind high wooden planks.
On the way to Ystad you can choose to visit the idyllic fishing villages Brantevik or Örnahusen dating from the 19th century.
At this stage, the focus is on food : Skillinge has its famous asparagus, in Kåseberga they smoke their own fish and both Ystad and Simrishamn are full of cozy cafes and restaurants.
Kåseberga and Ale's stones are perhaps the two most popular places to visit - and not without reason! Above the old fishing village Kåseberga sits Sweden's largest preserved ancient monument, Ale's stones. The experience on the ridge, where the sea meets the sky is magical!
The sea and nature characterize the atmosphere at this stage. Take a detour to one of Sweden's most beautiful beaches, Sandhammaren, which offers long white dunes and rich wildlife. On the way to Ystad there are many opportunities to take a salty dip!