Around Åsnen Lake in four days
Cycling: 157 km starting in Alvesta, Småland
3 nights 3 900 SEK / pers
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3 900 SEK / pers
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3 nights
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157 km

Included

  • doneThree nights at selected accommodation (part in double room)
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done3 x picnic lunch
  • doneBicycle map and route description

Add-on extras

  • done7-speed rental bike: SEK 350 / person
  • doneElectric bike: SEK 750 / person
  • doneMountain bike: SEK 600 / person
  • doneChildren's bike: SEK 200 / person
  • doneBicycle bag: SEK 200 / bag
  • doneExtra night at a hotel in Alvesta SEK 490 / person (share in a double room)
  • doneExtra night at a hotel in Växjö SEK 590 / person (part in a double room)
  • doneSingle room supplement in Alvesta / Växjö: SEK 750 / person
  • doneLuggage transport between the accommodations: SEK 2,000 in total
  • doneMeals in the evening can be pre-ordered

With forest landscape and Lake Åsnen with its many islands as the central point, this bike package offers fantastic cycling for those who love Swedish nature. The Åsnen National Park was inaugurated in 2018 to preserve the largely unspoiled plant and animal life. Only the oak forests are worth a visit. Åsnen is a fish-rich lake that has an exciting structure with all its islands and bays. Around the lake there are many old castles and other historical attractions.

You can either cycle around the lake for four days or choose parts of the round. The "Åsnen Around" cycle path is approximately 140 km long. It starts from Alvesta and continues around Lake Åsnen. Almost half the route is completely car-free and runs on the old railway banks. The trail takes you through an old cultural village that offers nature experiences and many interesting sights.

The price for children between 6-12 years is SEK 925 (children's bicycle is not included).

Day 1

Alvesta -Torne

Torne Gård room and breakfast

You start from Alvesta railway station and head towards Blenda and Blädinge church. Later in the day you arrive at Huseby where you have the opportunity for a guided tour, lunch and visit in the nice garden. The final destination for the day will be nice Torne farm where you stay overnight. Dinner can be arranged in the evening (pre-booked).

Torne Farm, Torne
Picnic Lunch
about 30 km
Day 2

Torne - Urshult

Urshult Hotel double room

Enjoy breakfast in the morning, where you will be served eggs from the farm. Today you will cycle near the western shore of Lake Åsnen. Åsnen is Småland's third largest lake. It has an area of 150 square kilometers, a total shoreline of 737 kilometers, an average depth of only 3 meters and is as deep as 14 meters. The ridge is famous for its many fjords, the largest being the Skatelövsfjorden which is over a 10 km long.

Overnight at the cozy Urshult Hotell Bed & Breakfast and you can also have dinner at the hotel (pre-booked).

Urshult Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Urshult
Breakfast, picnic lunch
about 35 km
Day 3

Urshult - Växjö

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After breakfast, the journey goes through Urshult, to continue on a lane embankment. When you reach Rössmåla, a winding road begins. Cycle, enjoy the surroundings and continue the journey towards Väckelsång. The railway bank you ride on is the former Ronneby-Tingsryd-Växjö railway.

In the evening, a pleasant overnight stay awaits at Hotel Esplanad in Växjö. There are many dining options to choose from among Växjö's cozy restaurants.

Hotel Esplanad, Växjö
Breakfast, picnic lunch
about 59 km
Day 4

Växjö - Alvesta

After a delicious breakfast, there is much to discover; Tegnaby, Teleborg Castle and the beautiful lakes in Växjö center. A visit to the Emigrants' House and Småland's Museum can be recommended. When it's time after the excursions in Växjö, you get on the bike again and pedal further towards Alvesta, which is this bike package's final destination.

It can be nice to extend your stay with an extra night in Växjö, and have a good dinner at one of the city's many restaurants. If you have the car parked in Alvesta you can take the train back to Alvesta the next morning (about 20 minutes travel time) and leave the bike in Växjö.

Breakfast
about 33 km

Current cancellation costs:
- more than 30 days before start date - full refund.
- 30-15 days before start date - 50% refund.
- 14- 4 days before start date - 20% refund.
- 3 days and under - no refund.

15 Ratings

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July 2022
We are very pleased with the Åsnen runt package. Very nice and easy cycling - on embankments and small country roads. Not much traffic and fairly flat. The stay at Torne gård was fantastically cozy! Even Urshult had its charm (shabby chic with an emphasis on shabby :-)), where the evening pub was a highlight.
Ann-Charlotte M.
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July 2022
An easy cycle and very pleasant ride on good and well-marked cycle paths. To 90% without car traffic. The accommodation and food experience varies greatly from excellent in Torpe and Växjö to okay in Urshult. Bring a thermos with the packed lunch, otherwise you won't get any drinks except from Växjö. Kudos to Monika at RentBike for fast and excellent service!
Eric M.
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July 2022
Good uneven class at the accommodation.
Carl Inge Jansson
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June 2022
The accommodation in Urshult does not live up to a standard expected in 2022. The other accommodation was great.
Bengt M.
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June 2022
Fantastic nice cycling experience. The directions could be clearer, very interesting with all the sights in the area, but sometimes it became unclear which route was the right one to take. Got a puncture on a rear tire. A repair kit should be included or it should be clearly informed that you should bring one yourself. It should also be clearly stated that fixing a possible puncture is the responsibility of the cyclist himself.
Inger B.
Reply from the operator
Thank you for the nice review. I have complained to the person in charge in the municipality as the signage is affected by overgrown trees and bushes.
Repair kit should always be included and it was missed this time, we apologize for that. Unfortunately, we do not always have the opportunity to go out for punctures. When you got a puncture in Ingelstad, it was faster this time to hand it in at the shop I found for you and rentbike took the cost.
Kind regards, Johan/Rentbike.
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June 2022
Fantastic service from Solviken to administer the accommodation from Spain. Weak of Johan not even announcing the change!
Lars S.
Reply from the operator
Hey!
There was a misunderstanding with Solviken's guest house and we apologize for that and hope that the bike ride was otherwise good.
Greetings Johan/Rentbike.
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September 2021
Johan Sund on Rentbike super nice fixes everything, can really recommend Rentbike
Thomas T.
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August 2021
Fantastic bike ride! Most of the ride is on an old track, flat, car-free and comfortable cycling with beautiful views most of the time. Good description of sights along the way and plenty of Åsnen-round signs for guidance. Cannon service by Johan on rentbike (thank you!). The accommodation at Torne farm and Solviken wonderful, with good food and nice hosts, but Urshult's hotel was more like a hostel run by Mr Fawlty ... (fun in its own way).
Eva
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July 2021
The first days best regarding the cycling accommodation varies a lot the staff at the accommodation very nice and helpful The food very good for the most part
Kerstin B.
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October 2020
Nice bike ride! Recommended! Good treatment at all contacts both before, during and at the end of the tour. However, did not receive the detailed information about the tour at the start nor by email before which was a big minus. It should be available online at least from the day the booking is confirmed AND included in paper form when the bikes are handed out and you get the map. Very good food, especially at Torne and guest house Solviken. Good accommodation with some exceptions for Urshult who would need some refurbishment.
Eva Engström
Reply from the operator
Thanks for your review. We apologize that you did not receive the directions in time, this was due to the human factor. In normal cases, it must be emailed out as soon as the booking is completed.

It is possible to get the route description in paper format if this is announced before departure. We are glad that you liked the accommodation in Torne and Ingelstad. However, we are sorry that the accommodation in Urshult was not to your satisfaction. We are grateful for your comments, and the accommodation in Urshult has now promised to remedy their shortcomings.
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September 2020
It works poorly to give an overall assessment of housing and food, because that experience in Urshult (very low housing standard and quite unclean) was completely different than in Torne (fantastic), and Solvikens pensionat (very good food and nice environment). The packed lunches were also significantly better on days two and four. The treatment is very nice throughout. We did not receive a directions until after the request. It arrived on the evening of day two by email, and would have been good to have earlier. The route description could be more elaborate, with directions to the sights based on the route of the cycle path, for example.
Madeleine Lindqvist
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September 2020
Unfortunately we had to cancel our 3-day trip around Åsnen due to illness but we will return.
Johan af Kleen
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August 2020
Lovely bike ride on perfect route. Nice service from Sweden by Bike and Johan from Växjö MTB. Good conditions. Good accommodation. Urshult a little tired but under renovation. Great dining experience at Tornegård and Solviken. Great hosts. It was the second year in a row with a cycling holiday in Sweden and we have not had enough. We'll be back. Greetings Bjørn
Bjørn Thomsen
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July 2020
Marking The donkey around is deficient on certain stretches. Check-in times for accommodation should be stated. The lunch package from Torne farm is very good, the others a little worse.
Olof Palmlund
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June 2020
Torne is a real highlight with a nice environment and the hostess set up a fantastic dinner. The accommodation in Urshult could have been a bit updated, very dark rooms. Good service and nice hospitality. Solviken is nice with good food and friendly hospitality. The "donkey around" signs made the bike ride easy along with the description of historic sites. Day two was especially good with beautiful nature and with rest areas next to the lake.
Christer o Anita