Absolutely cycling Österlen
Cycling: 150 km starting in Simrishamn, Skåne
5 nights 4 300 SEK / pers
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4 300 SEK / pers
hotel
5 nights
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150 km

Included

  • done5 nights (part of double room)
  • doneCoffee / tea & homemade on arrival
  • done5 x breakfast
  • done4 x lunch pack
  • done3-speed bicycle and bicycle helmet
  • doneTrip description with tour suggestions

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 350 / night
  • doneRental bike with 7 gears
  • doneElectric bikes are booked directly at Österlens Cykel & Motor (mobile 070-6855866)

Österlen in my heart - yes it is something that happens when you are on Österlen. You get the energy when you get on the bike in this beautiful landscape and the changing nature. To experience Sandhammar's mile-long, chalk-white beaches, pay a visit to the TV celebrity KarlFredrik on Eklaholm or stop by a gallery, yes there is so much to see and enjoy. Part of the experience is to "just be able to be", listen to the sea, chat, eat. Live. 

Hotel Turistgården in Simrishamn offers accommodation with 18th-century atmosphere, personal service and excellent conditions for relaxation. Make sure to visit the beautiful Rose Garden. There are more than 300 kinds of roses! A scented experience out of the ordinary.

You have plenty of sights and pleasant experiences to fill the days with during your cycling days. Art, beech forests, restaurants, historical monuments and so on. It includes daily lunch packages with baguette, salad, fruit, cake and coffee. You take it when it suits you best during today's bike excursion.

Day 1

Simrishamn - an idyllic harbor town

When you arrive at Hotel Turistgården in the small port town of Simrishamn, you are welcomed with homemade fig bread. Then you can hop on the bike and take a little walk in the neighborhood. The idyllic town actually has Sweden's largest fishing port. Have a drink down in the harbor and watch the public life. The restaurants are close, so chances are you will find exactly what you are craving.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Coffee / tea and homemade on arrival
Optionally
Day 2

Fishing villages and medieval castle

Start the day by cycling south along the sea towards Skillinge. On the way you pass the fishing village of Brantevik, maybe this is where you stop and munch on sandwiches and coffee that Tourist Farm sent with. Skillinge you reach after a little over a mile, it is a hot day surely attracts the sea for a cooling dip.

From Skillinge you can cycle on small roads to Glimmingehus stately medieval castle. Take a guided tour and listen to entertaining stories about life in the castle and how any attackers would be discouraged. Take a swing past nearby Bolshög's small church from the 12th century. Direct the cousin back home towards Simrishamn again, where you can breathe out with something good to drink in the Rosenträdgården at the hotel.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch packages
Optionally
Day 3

Kivik - apples and beautiful heaths

Our suggestion for this day is that you cycle north to Kivik. Turn down to Stenshuvud National Park, park your bike and hike up the mighty summit along a path in leafy deciduous forest. 97 meters above the sea you get a lovely view along the coast and out over the Gulf of Hanö. Continue on to the beautiful beach heads. After the hike you can enjoy a swim from the beautiful sandy beach. The perfect place to enjoy your packed sandwich package.

The mostly pleasant climate has made Kivik a center for Swedish apple growing. Just south of the community is Kivik's museum, here you can visit the Apple House, walk in the gardens, dine in the Kärnhuset restaurant and buy must-have from the farm shop. The old fishing village Kivik has an unusually well-preserved and maintained older settlement. A walk in the old neighborhood near the harbor is an experience. It was here that the eccentric writer Fritiof Nilsson Piraten spent the summers.

On the northern outskirts of the community lies Vitemölla Badhotell, closer to the classic bathing hotel than this one does not come. It was built in 1913 and on the glass veranda you enjoy high quality food and dream of times like moving. Continue towards Haväng and the Ravlunda shooting field just north of Kivik, here you can enjoy cycling on small dirt roads. The heath landscape is fantastic and the sea is at your side all the time. Here are also cool beech forests and here begins one of the country's longest and finest sandy beaches, the one that runs all the way to Åhus.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch packages
Optionally
Day 4

Wild deer and swimming beaches

The fine bathing area at Lake Gyllebos is a fine destination for a bike ride, at the lake there is also a castle ruin from the 16th century and a castle from the 19th century. The lake is located in scenic surroundings with lush beech forests and a vast natural pasture in the south. The transition between the plains landscape in the south and the woodlands on the slopes of Linderödsåsen in the north creates a varied nature that offers much to discover for the nature-interested. At Gyllebo there are also large deer hedges.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch bag
Optionally
Day 5

A true nature experience

One day you might be craving a longer bike ride. Then we think that you will be heading north towards Rären, here you can visit Mandelmann's gardens which is an agricultural and forestry that is ecologically driven. The garden kitchen serves food and coffee, in the farm shop there are vegetables and fruits by season. French Creperie in Rarium breathes true French peasant romance, with a taste of raw materials from Österlen. The next destination for the excursion is the fantastic beech forest at S: t Olof. You will pass pastures with horses, sheep, cows and chickens where you ride in the Scanian countryside

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch packages
Optionally
Day 6

Journey home

This morning you will enjoy your breakfast in peace and quiet, and then it is time to go home. We hope you have many wonderful memories with you home, and that you have experienced the best that Österlen has to offer!

Breakfast

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation until 15 the day before the start date.
- after 3 pm the day before the start date, 100 % of the total price of the package.

18 Ratings

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June 2022
We are generally satisfied except that the bikes could be a little better and with 5 or 7 gears.
Christina F.May Christine Friberg
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September 2021
We had great days even though the weather did not really stand up to us. The accommodation was central and good. Magnificent breakfast! The packed lunches were large and therefore difficult to eat completely. The salads were fresh, but it would have been fun with a little more variety. The suggestions for day stages were available to search in a folder. They could easily have been handed out with the map to have their own copy. Also a little more info about current opening hours at various places to visit. Much was shut down for the season. But as a whole we were very happy with our days and had many great experiences.
Ann-Marie S.
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September 2021
Elisabeth Bredh very nice bike package. Very nice accommodation, nice staff, nice bike rides and nice nature. Me and Lars are very happy. A little badly marked joints in the brochure we got at the hotel.
Elisabet B.
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June 2021
Nice trip, good welcome and good location.
Madeleine E.
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September 2020
I can highly recommend this bike package!
Robert
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July 2020
The bikes were not the best, so the regular bikes! Only three shifted tongue when it was uphill. They should be improved. It would be perfect on the five day trip to move to another hotel in half the trip. There can be many bike rides to cycle back and forth.
Eva Mattsson
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July 2020
The tourist farm offers the simple and pleasant. Homely breakfast enjoyed both inside and out irose the garden.
Eva
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July 2020
We had five excellent days at Österlen. Very affordable holiday that worked for the whole company. Nice service and friendly response, good location on the accommodation, very good breakfast buffet. We were not so excited about the lunch packages that were included, otherwise very satisfied with the whole program!
Hillevi
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September 2019
The tourist farm was homely and welcoming and at the same time professional and well-managed. The breakfast varied with fruits, vegetables and hot and cold food. Homemade bread!
Annika Larsson
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August 2019
Superb holiday with good food, very nice staff, comfortable beds, wonderful rose garden, good bikes, nice bike trails. What more could you want!
Marianne
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August 2019
Everything was great, even the weather!
Beate-Sofie Tallroth
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July 2019
It has been a perfect cycling holiday in every way We will return.
Bjørn Thomsen
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July 2019
The tourist farm in Simrishamn was very nice and family friendly. Incredibly hearty breakfast. A nice rose garden to sit in whenever you want during the day. We had a good picnic lunch with us for the bike tours.
Majlis Holmkvist
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May 2019
Very good accommodation with nice staff. The breakfast and lunch package were very good! There were many nice bike laps.
Karin Andersson
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July 2018
A sunny nice cycling holiday with breakfast in a rose garden !!!!!
Per-Olof Frisk
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July 2018
We are happy with everything.
Lena and Bernth Johansson
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July 2018
Hotel, reception at hotel, breakfast, lunch box, parking everything was nice. The weather was good too.
ETBoersma
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June 2018
We are happy with everything!
Eleonor Sihvonen