Experience Unionsleden and Vänerleden
Cycling: 50 km starting in Borgvik, Värmland
2 150 SEK/pers (2 nights)
2 150 SEK/pers
2 nights
50 km


  • doneOne night at Kungskvarnen in Borgvik (part in a double room)
  • doneOne night at Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad (part in double room)
  • done2 x breakfast
  • done1 x lunch (take-away)
  • done1 x three-course dinner in Borgvik (excl. drinks)
  • done1 x two-course dinner in Karlstad (excl. drinks)
  • doneBike map and gpx file for digital navigation
  • doneFree parking for cars and free wifi

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement
  • doneRental bike (3 gears women model) incl helmet: SEK 250 / day
  • doneEntrance / artwalk at Sliperiet in Borgvik
  • doneEntrance to the Lars Lerin Museum in Karlstad
  • doneVana SPA - Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad

This bicycle package is perfect for those interested in culture and nature. You'll start in the small town of Borgvik, known for its well-preserved industrial heritage, and finish in "the big city" of Karlstad by Lake Vänern, Sweden's largest lake. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to discover Värmland's rich cultural heritage through visits to Sliperiet in Borgvik, Lars Lerin Museum in Karlstad, and Värmland Museum. The region is well-known for its artists, and these places provide a unique insight into their works and contributions to Värmland's cultural heritage.

You will ride your bike through the beautiful Värmland countryside on small village roads, experiencing both the Unionsleden and Vänerleden, two national cycle paths that pass through the region. The roads are low-traffic and well-signposted, making it easy to find your way. During the trip, you can take in the stunning surroundings and experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Värmland countryside.

On the last night, you also have the opportunity to treat yourself to a delightful spa treatment at Vana SPA. If you would like to stay longer and explore more of Värmland, you can add extra nights to your package.

Photo: Roger Borgelid

Day 1 - Arrival at Kungskvarnen in Borgvik

hotelKungskvarnen hotel and restaurant, Borgvik
Cycling holiday Värmland - Borgvik-Kvarnen

Upon arrival at Kungskvarnen in Borgvik, located in the heart of the Värmland region between Lake Värmeln and Lake Vänern where people have lived since the Bronze Age, you will check into your comfortable room. We recommend a visit to the Sliperiet art gallery before enjoying a three-course dinner in the old rustic mill building. After dinner, take a walk through the village and perhaps even a refreshing evening swim in the lake.

Day 2 - Winding Roads, Swimming and Wonderful Nature

hotelElite Stadshotellet, Karlstad
restaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
directions_bike50 km
Cycling Värmland - Unionsleden - backlight laughter

After a good night's sleep, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at Kungskvarnen's restaurant. Pack your lunch and cycle east on Unionsleden. The surroundings are beautiful, and there are plenty of nice places to stop along the way and have your packed lunch. A tip is to cycle down to Skutberget or Bomstadbaden for a refreshing swim and a coffee. Here you'll find both beautiful cliffs and sandy beaches.

Upon arrival in the afternoon, you will reach the conveniently located Elite Stadshotellet in Karlstad. The mighty Klarälven river flows through the city, offering plenty of opportunities to explore. After checking in, you may want to visit the Vana Spa adjacent to the hotel and unwind before dinner.

Day 3 - Discover Lars Lerin's Sandgrund

Karlstad - cycling boat bus

Start your day with a bountiful breakfast buffet and enjoy Karlstad's fantastic cultural offerings. Värmland is known for its artists, and both the Lars Lerin Museum and Värmland Museum have excellent exhibitions. If you want to stay an extra night in Karlstad, there are several enjoyable car-free day trips by bike, including south to Lillängshamnen on Hammarö or north on the Klarälvsbanan.

The payment is done directly to the hotel upon arrival.

Free cancellation is available up to 2 days before the start date, after which 50% of the total package price will be charged.

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlinestar_outlineJuly 2022, Marc T.
Hey! We think the cycling experience and the concept were good. It was a mess in Borgvik when we arrived because it felt like they had no idea what the package contained and they were busy with a wedding which also kept us awake until midnight. Elite hotel in Karlstad was fully booked and we were rebooked to River Side and there we got a bigger room where we could take the bikes in which was good. The receptionist at River side did her best to find out how we could be booked there and how they would arrange dinner. It worked out, but the very idea of the package was that we wouldn't have to worry and now we had to double inform about everything. So we wish next time it will flow better. And we are satisfied with the trip and we think it is worth the price. So we will certainly return again H Marc.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfJune 2022, Kåge G.
The stay in Borgvik and Karlstad was fantastic, food and accommodation so good, then it was difficult to follow the Union trail because it was not on the maps.
Reply from the operator
Hi Kåge. Unionsleden is a fairly new cycle path, it is well signposted and new maps are in the works.

Etc. Kvarnen in Borgvik.