Cycling adventure on the Emigrant Trail
Cycling: 135 km starting in Linneryd, Småland
7 195 SEK/pers (4 nights)
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7 195 SEK/pers
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Accommodation
4 nights
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Cycling
135 km

Included

  • doneOne night at STF Korrö Hostel (part in double room)
  • doneOne night at Abrahams Camp (share in double room)
  • doneOne night at Långasjö Hostel (part in double room)
  • doneOne night at Moshults Vandrarhem (part in double room)
  • done4 x breakfast
  • done4 x lunch pack
  • done4 x dinner (excl. drinks)
  • doneBicycle map and route description
  • doneBed linen and towels included in all accommodation

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 300 / night
  • doneBike rental 4 days: 600 kr
  • doneLuggage transport: SEK 2,000 per party

Welcome to an unforgettable bike ride along the Emigrant Trail, where you will cycle through historic landscapes and cultural treasures. On this bike tour through time and space, you follow in the footsteps of the brave emigrants who once left their home to seek a new future in America. The cycling package includes overnight stays in comfortable double rooms in family-run accommodation and full board.

You will cycle through a very beautiful landscape, with rolling green hills, forested areas and past still lakes that reflect the changing colors of the sky. Along the way there are several picturesque villages and historical sites. Every stop along the way is an opportunity to experience local culture and taste traditional delicacies. Let the Emigrant Trail guide you through a journey filled with exciting experiences and nostalgic moments.

Växjö has a museum park where you can visit the Emigrants' House. In the museum you can learn more about the massive emigration that took place during the second half of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, when tens of thousands of Swedes left Sweden behind for good to seek their fortune in America.

Day 1 - Korrö - a small historic craft village

hotelSTF Korrö Hostel, Linneryd
restaurantDinner
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In the middle of the flowing Ronnebyån river lies Korrö, a small historic craft village dating back to the Middle Ages. Here you can look into the old buildings and relax in the atmospheric environment. Check-in from 15:00 in nice double rooms. Bicycle map and directions for the tour are available at the reception.

Dinner is served at 18:00 in the cozy restaurant located right next to Ronnebyån. You can sit indoors or on the veranda and watch the water swirl.

Day 2 - Cycling on winding roads in a scenic environment

hotelAbrahams Camp, Älmeboda
restaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
About 38 km
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After breakfast, you cycle on to the day's destination, which is Abrahams Camp. You pick up a lunch package yourself from the breakfast buffet. The cycling goes on winding roads through farmland and forest areas. In Älmeboda you can stop for coffee or lunch. There is also a homestead here.

At Abrahams Camp you will spend the night in a scenic environment, surrounded by forests and lakes. Dinner is laid out and served at 18:00. Perhaps you will go down to the lake for a swim before it's time to sleep?

Day 3 - Långasjö with traces of the gold rush Klondyke

hotelLångasjö hostel, Långasjö
restaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
About 27 km
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After breakfast, you cycle on towards Långasjö, which is your destination for the day. There are many traces of the emigration era here. The people of Långasjö have put a lot of work into mapping the local emigration. On the church hill stands the Emigration Monument, erected in memory of the 1,400 people who left Långasjö during the emigration years.

Like a miniature Småland lies Klasatorpet, famous for the filming of the emigrant films based on the novel by Vilhelm Moberg. The gold digger's cabin next to the hostel is a replica of a "log cabin" from the Klondyke gold rush. In the cabin's "return room", stories are told in pictures and text about returning emigrants and their continued life in the home village.

Långasjö Hostel is located in the old church stables from the 19th century. Here you live in a scenic location with a bathing area and jetty right next door. After dinner, which is served at 18:00, you can take a walk around the lake (about 1.5 km) before it's time to sleep.

Day 4 - Vilhelm Moberg's parents' home, the Amerikabåten and the Pestkyrkogården

hotelMoshults Hostel, Moshult
restaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
About 40 km
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After breakfast you cycle on and today's destination is Moshult, the place where the author Vilhelm Moberg was born. Within walking distance of Moshults Vandrarhem is the house he grew up in, the school he attended, the paths he hiked and the roads he cycled. The atmosphere and environment influenced his upbringing and later inspired his stories, including "The Emigrants".

Moshult is today a slumbering idyll, but at the beginning of the century the village was
a commercial center with its own railway station, sawmill, peat industry and glassworks. About 2 km from the hostel is Åkerby road crossing. It was a meeting place for the village's emigrants who gathered to get to Karlshamn and the waiting American boat.

Under the oaks below the hostel there is a large cross that marks the burial place of several Moshult residents who died in the plague ravages of 1710-1711. Next to the wall that surrounds the grave is a large stone cairn that has unclear origins. Could it be a sacred place, a sacrificial site or something else from a time that we do not remember? Dinner is served at 18:00 and maybe you choose "Mobergare" where the recipe for the steaks comes from Vilhelm Moberg's housekeeper.

Day 5 -

restaurantBreakfast and lunch to go
About 30 km
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Today it's time for the last stage of this historic bike ride. After breakfast you cycle up towards Korrö. Today you cycle through Glasriket. Stop at Skrufs Glasbruk, where there is a factory sale.

We hope you have had a great time following in the footsteps of the Emigrants and Vilhelm Moberg.

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

Cancellation or changes can be made no later than 3 pm the day before arrival without charge. Cancellation later or no-show will be charged with the full amount.

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June 2024, Eva N.
Very nice bike paths. Some places were missing signs where we should take off but we had a digital map so it went well anyway. All accommodations had incredibly nice and service-minded managers. The accommodations had great comfort. If you are interested in Vilhelm Moberg, you will learn most about his life. I really recommend this trip.