Discover Gimdalen with Marika Griehsel
Cycling: 80 km starting in Bräcke, Jämtland
4 000 SEK/pers (4 nights)
4 000 SEK / pers
4 nights
80 km


  • doneFour nights at Mogården (part in a double room) with shared bathroom / wc
  • doneCoffee and tea
  • doneKitchen for cooking your own meals
  • doneWood-fired sauna and hot tub
  • doneRowing boat and life jackets
  • doneAccess to Wifi
  • doneGuidebook with stories and maps

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two nights
  • doneRental bike: SEK 200 / day
  • donePicnic lunch: SEK 100 / person
  • doneTwo-course dinner with local ingredients: SEK 200 / person (excl. Drinks)
  • doneSafari dinner around the campfire: SEK 200 / person (excl. Drinks)
  • doneBake flatbread in a wood-fired oven: SEK 500 for a group (max 6 pers)
  • doneCheese tasting OstoHoj: SEK 150 / person (SEK 50 for children under 14 years)
  • doneBoat trip with the boat Ida on Idsjön: SEK 1,200
  • doneGimdalen is famous for its fishing. Guided fly fishing trips can be arranged at an additional cost

The landscape in eastern Jämtland is magnificent. Here are high mountains, deep valleys, forests and lakes. This bike package includes a sense of adventure with a local touch, history that stretches back to the Stone Age, wild and domestic animals and an exquisite flora to get acquainted with. Who is better suited to tell about all the exciting things on offer than the well-traveled foreign correspondent Marika Griehsel who has her roots in the village of Gimdalen? She will be your local guide and hostess at Mogården, which she runs together with her husband Simon. 

Photographer: Simon Stanford

According to Jämtland tradition, you will be well taken care of from arrival to departure. During your eventful days in the area around Gimdalen, you will get to know the headstrong and proud landscape on your own terms. Did you know that safari means "to travel" in Swahili? This package can be adapted to the number of nights according to your wishes.

We know Marika Griehsel as SVT's correspondent in Africa. Fearless, driven and with deep commitment. Simon Stanford is a world-class documentary filmmaker, producer and director. They welcome you to their home in Jämtland where you will experience encounters with people, animals and magnificent nature. In a sustainable way.

Day 1 - Arrival at Mogården

Restaurantevening snacks
welcome to Mogården in Jämtland

Arrival at Gimdalen. Then a briefing awaits over a cup of tea or coffee and an overnight stay at Mogården.

There is access to a wood-fired sauna and hot tub. In the evening, you sleep well in homely rooms with a nice atmosphere.

Day 2 - Iron Age graves and a swim in Lake Idsjön

directions_bikeabout 30 km

Breakfast and review of the day's cycling with a map, possible lunch basket and today's adventures. You will experience moose pits, Iron Age tombs and ancient fishing. There will be a stop to cook lunch and swim at the Guard. The journey goes around Idsjön.

You cycle home to Mogården and a relaxing moment in the wood-fired sauna.

Day 3 - Meet goats and forest orchids

directions_bikeabout 40 km
Linnean is growing everywhere

Breakfast and departure to Åsberget's farm dairy. On the way you travel through small unique nature reserves. There are several forest orchids in the area and the beautiful little Linnean grows everywhere.

At Åsbergets gårdsmejeri you can eat a simple lunch (booked in advance) and get to know more about the animals and buy super good cheese. On the way home there is the opportunity to swim at Gråsjön. The name comes from frog and lake, and here in the area it is not uncommon to find small frogs in forests and land.

In the evening you enjoy nature and tranquility. Maybe you gather in front of the fire in the library where Marika shares her adventures via photos, films and stories.

Day 4 - Wilderness adventure with overnight stay in the open

RestaurantBreakfast and safari dinner (optional)
directions_bikeabout 10 km + hiking on foot
marika-griehsel-wilderness adventure

Breakfast and then you cycle to an exciting hiking trail that takes you to Kulla which is the highest point in the area. You cycle to the start. The hiking trail is clearly marked and there are several information signs that tell about plants, animals and nature. It takes about 3 hours to walk.

The day ends with a safari dinner around the campfire in the wilderness near the village (booked as an option). If you want, you have the opportunity to sleep in a tent. You bring your own sleeping bag - the host couple arranges the rest.

Day 5 - Morning dip, ice cream and return home

Amber loves forest walks

Early breakfast, bike to our local beach. We eat ice cream at the "world-famous" ice cream bar before the train goes south. It is also possible to cycle 30 km to Bräcke for those who want. The train departs at approximately 13:00. With you home, you have many unforgettable memories.

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation up to 3 days before the start date.
- 3 days before start date, 100 % of the total price of the package.

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

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2021, Karin T.
We spent some nice days in Gimdalen with Marika and Simon as host couple with their son Elliot. Delicious food, sometimes with South African dishes, sometimes cooked over an open fire in the woods or on a beach, was an important part of our stay. Every morning we cycled and took a morning dip by a beautiful beach and then cycled home for breakfast in the garden. And our cycling excursions were very nice and reasonably demanding. Yes, everything was so good - not least the exciting conversations about Africa we had with our host couple. We will certainly return to Gimdalen!