Albert Engström & Paradise
Cycling: 90 km starting in Eksjö, Småland
2 260 SEK/pers (2 nights)
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2 260 SEK / pers
hotel
2 nights
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90 km

Included

  • doneTwo nights in a double room
  • done2 x breakfast
  • doneLunch basket to bring (day 1 and day 2)
  • done2 x two course dinner (excl. Drink)
  • doneTrip description with tour suggestions

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle supplement
  • doneRental bike

Cycling is good. Cycling in Smaland is twice as good! Here you tread through wilderness-like nature with thousands of lakes, magical forests and flowering meadows surrounded by stone farms reminiscent of Småland's stubbornness. This makes you feel the wings of history while being filled with the impressions of the beautiful nature.

Photos: Eksjö Stadshotell, Duo Fotografi AB / Visit Eksjö

In this package you live at the historic Eksjö Stadshotell in the heart of the city, just a stone's throw from the unique old wooden town that made Eksjö so famous. There are not many places of Eksjö's size that can compete in terms of cultural experiences, activities and sights. The hotel's location in the middle of this idyll makes the stay extra interesting. For the family, there are bike rides that are a little shorter and child-friendly, from 25 km.

Here is information if you want to rent a bike


Please note that the price is slightly higher June 20-September 4, 2022 (from SEK 2,360 / person and accommodation in a double room). 

Day 1 - Albert Engströmleden

hotelEksjö Stadshotell
RestaurantLunch basket, dinner
directions_bikeabout 45-74 km

The first day you cycle the hilly Albert Engström Trail, which has its name after the well-known artist and writer Albert Engström (1869-1940). The trail runs on both asphalt and gravel through beech forest, deep magical forest and genuine Småland environment.

Take the first break at Skurugata (an 800 meter long gorge in the mountain), which with its magical nature has given rise to many stories and myths. You can climb up to the lookout point Skuru hat and look far out over the pine tops. Then you come to Albert Engström's parents' home in Hult, and his last resting place at Hult's church. You can also visit Ljusboden and taste their selection of waffles, authentic Småland cheesecake and other homemade. If you choose the longer trip you pass Norrsånna Ekhage - a nature reserve located on the high slope north of Lake Mycklaflon, and when you have rounded the lake you cycle past Edshult's church and Edshult's estuary before the tour takes you back up to Eksjö. On the outskirts of Eksjö, you can enjoy Fobo's ecological display garden with herb garden, sparkling perennial discounts and much more for garden lovers.

Back at the hotel you can relax in the relaxation area before serving a tasty two-course dinner. The fantastic dining room exudes a lovely city hotel environment and makes you dream back decades. If the forces don't push too much after today's bike ride, then you might even be able to swing a goblet at the Pub.

Day 2 - The Paradise Tour

hotelEksjö Stadshotell
RestaurantBreakfast, dinner
directions_bikeabout 46 km

On the second day, the hotel will pack your lunch basket with various delights before stepping out on the Paradise Tour. This trail takes you around the lakes Norra and Södra Vixen with bathing places and ancient remains in a varied landscape. If the stomach should cure, despite the lunch basket, you can make a detour to Pensionat Paradis or Hotell Ullinge, both of which have food service. On this detour you also pass Kulla Chapel, a picturesque little wooden chapel belonging to the Höreda congregation.

On the way back to Eksjö you cycle past Höreda church and this time you pass through Fobo's display garden as you step into the city.

Day 3 - Breakfast and journey home

RestaurantBreakfast

After a delicious breakfast you can spend the morning relaxing or strolling around Eksjö while melting the impressions of your cycling adventure.

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation until 18:00 the day before the start date.
- after 6 pm the day before the start date, 100 % of the total price of the package.
For groups of at least 10 people, free cancellation applies up to 30 days before the start date.

The bicycle package is paid directly to the hotel on arrival.

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2022, Ingrid I.
The service at the dinners was very pleasant and competent. Same food in the lunch boxes both days. Would have appreciated the change. The directions for the cycle tours could be clearer.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfJuly 2021, Ann-Charlotte M.
Affordable accommodation with top location and good food. The bike rides were varied and on nice roads. Not much traffic, some gravel road and sometimes a lot of slopes! The only downside was that the described lunch places on the Paradise Tour were not open to visitors due to corona. So bring a packed lunch both days!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineAugust 2019, Jan Evertsson
A lot of ups and downs. The ladies' electric bikes did not make it through the entire Albert Engström section. Unfortunately, it was closed at the campsite where the intended coffee was to be taken saved by Hult's traders, there it was possible to have coffee. Flea markets etc. only open on weekends. PS lots of mushrooms. ;-)
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineJuly 2018, Georg NICKLAS
The hotel apparently does not sell as many bicycle packages. They didn't seem really prepared. But the food was good, they were nice, the rooms were nothing to complain about. The Czkel map and description were not in time, no IT support, old honest maps, on the other side the paper descriptions. Mmmh But we had a great time and were happy, thank you!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2018, Berit Gustavsson
A lovely bike ride in beautiful nature!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineMay 2018, Annika Björk
Good cycling with nice bike trails. Nice clean rooms. Staff very nice. Can be recommended.