Around Åsnen Lake in four days
Cycling: 157 km starting in Alvesta, Småland
3 500 SEK/pers (3 nights)
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Price
3 500 SEK/pers
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Accommodation
3 nights
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Cycling
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 Skeppshult: SEK 650
  • doneElectric bicycle: SEK 1,000/person
  • doneMountain bike: SEK 850/person
  • doneChildren's bike: SEK 200 / person
  • doneBicycle bag: SEK 200 / bag
  • doneExtra night at a hotel in Alvesta SEK 490 / person (part in 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
  • doneDinners may be pre-ordered

With the beautiful lake Åsnen as the central point, this cycle package offers fantastic cycling for those who love the Swedish nature. Åsnen National Park, which was inaugurated in 2018, gives you the opportunity to experience the untouched world of flora and fauna. Take a look at the oak forests, they are really worth a visit! Åsnen is a fish-rich lake that has an exciting structure with all its islands and bays. Around the lake you will find many old castles and other historical sights.

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

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

Day 1 - Alvesta-Torne

hotelTorne Farm, Torne
restaurantPicnic lunch
about 30 km
Torne Gård room and breakfast

Start your journey at Alvesta train station and head towards Blenda and Blädinge Church. Later in the day, you'll arrive at Huseby, where you can take a guided tour, enjoy a delicious lunch, and explore the beautiful garden.

The end of the day brings you to the charming Torne Gård, where you can relax and spend the night. For those interested, a scrumptious dinner can be arranged for the evening (reservation required).

Day 2 - Torne-Urshult

hotelUrshult Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Urshult
restaurantBreakfast, picnic lunch
about 35 km
Urshult Hotel double room

Start your day with a delicious breakfast featuring fresh eggs from the farm. Today, you'll embark on a thrilling bike tour along the western shore of Lake Åsnen, one of Småland's most spectacular lakes.

Lake Åsnen impresses with its vast 150 square kilometers of surface area, a total shoreline of 737 kilometers, and an average depth of just 3 meters. But it's not just its size that makes Lake Åsnen unique, it's also renowned for its deep fjords, including the highly acclaimed Skatelövsfjorden which stretches for 10 km.

When the day is done, you'll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Urshult Hotell Bed & Breakfast. If you wish, you can end the evening with dinner at the hotel (must be pre-booked).

Day 3 - Urshult-Växjö

hotelHotel Esplanad, Växjö
restaurantBreakfast, picnic lunch
about 59 km
Hotel Esplanad Växjö - reception

After a delicious breakfast, it's time for an unforgettable cycling journey through the scenic village of Urshult, followed by a ride along an old railway line. When you reach Rössmåla, a winding road awaits. Cycle, soak in your surroundings, and continue on to Väckelsång. The railway bank you'll be riding on is the former Ronneby-Tingsryd-Växjö line.

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

Day 4 - Växjö-Alvesta

restaurantBreakfast
about 33 km

After a delicious breakfast, there is so much to discover. Explore Tegnaby, admire the beauty of Teleborg Castle and uncover the stunning lakes in the heart of Växjö. For a true cultural experience, we recommend a visit to Utvandrarnarnas hus and Småland's museum.

When it's time to continue your cycling journey, Alvesta awaits as the final destination of this bike package. For those who wish to extend their stay in Växjö, there's the option to enjoy an extra night and a delicious dinner at one of the city's many restaurants. If you have your car parked in Alvesta, you can easily take the train back there the next morning (approximately 20 minutes travel time) and leave your bike behind in Växjö.

The payment for the cycling package is made directly to the organizer.

Cancellation fees:
- 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.

16 Ratings

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August 2023, Astrid S.
Åsen runt is an extremely beautiful and very accessible bike ride. The bikes were nice but we got incomplete directions and no map. In addition, we had to wait both when we would sign out and when we would return the bikes. The accommodation at Torne farm was absolutely outstanding and Ursvik hotel is clearly charming :-)
Reply from the operator
Thank you for your nice review. Glad you liked Åsnen.
We offered a bike map when delivering the bike, you declined as it was raining and chose google map. Unfortunately, the delivery of bicycles was 15 minutes late as your text message did not arrive the night before. I apologize for being a little late in picking up bikes, it was the human factor. A nice summer wishes Johan / Clean Bike.
July 2022, Ann-Charlotte M.
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.
July 2022, Erik M.
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!
July 2022, Carl Inge Jansson
Good uneven class at the accommodation.
June 2022, Bengt M.
The accommodation in Urshult does not live up to a standard expected in 2022. The other accommodation was great.
June 2022, Inger B.
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.
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.
June 2022, Lars S.
Fantastic service from Solviken to administer the accommodation from Spain. Weak of Johan not even announcing the change!
Reply from the operator
Hello! 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.
September 2021, Thomas T.
Johan Sund at Rentbike super nice fixes everything, can really recommend Rentbike.
August 2021, Eva
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).
July 2021, Kerstin B.
The first days are best regarding the cycling, the accommodation varies a lot, the staff at the accommodation very pleasant and helpful. The food very good for the most part.
October 2020, Eva Engström
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.
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.
September 2020, Madeleine Lindqvist
It doesn't work well to give an overall assessment of accommodation and food, because the experience in Urshult (very low standard of accommodation and rather unclean) was completely different from Torne (fantastic) and Solvikens pensionat (very good food and nice environment). Even the packed lunches were significantly better on days two and four. The treatment throughout very nice. We did not receive directions until after the request. It arrived in the evening of day two by mail, and it would have been good to have it sooner. The route description could be more elaborate, with directions to the sights based on the route of the cycle path, e.g.
September 2020, Johan af Kleen
Unfortunately we had to cancel our 3-day trip around Åsnen due to illness but we will return.
August 2020, Bjørn Thomsen
Nice bike ride on a perfect route. Nice service from Sweden by Bike and Johan from Växjö MTB. Good terms. Good accommodations. Urshult a bit worn but under renovation. Great dining experience at Tornegård and Solviken. Good hosts. It was the second year in a row of a cycling holiday in Sweden and we haven't had enough. We will be back.
July 2020, Olof Palmlund
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.
June 2020, Christer o Anita
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.