Explore Österlen on Two Wheels
Cycling: 90 km starting in Simrishamn, Skåne
3 400 SEK/pers (3 nights)
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Price
3 400 SEK/pers
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Accommodation
3 nights
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Cycling
90 km

Included

  • done3 nights (part of double room)
  • doneCoffee / tea & homemade on arrival
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done2 x lunch packages
  • done3-speed bicycle and bicycle helmet
  • doneTrip description with tour suggestions

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 350 / night
  • doneElectric bike (SEK 350/day), mid-engine electric bike (SEK 450/day) can be booked directly at Österlens Cykel www.osterlenscykel.se/hyrcyklar or by phone 070 - 6855866
Very nice treatment and the staff are absolutely wonderful. Recommend!

Discover a Different World in Sweden's Österlen Region. The rolling countryside dotted with green meadows and yellow rapeseed fields, the black-and-white half-timbered houses, the red poppies swaying in the wind, and the blue sea in the background all create an exotic atmosphere.

Discovering Österlen by bike is a treat. One of the great advantages is all the small friendly roads that wind through the landscape. You'll bike through apple orchards, fields, and meadows. Sometimes you'll come across dramatic cliffs that drop into the sea, and other times you'll find soft, sandy beaches that blend into the waves of the Hanö Bay. Along the way, you'll pass by inns serving delicious food, wineries, farm shops, cafes, and galleries. If you've been biking for a while, you might be tempted by a lavish cake buffet, a specialty in Österlen. The area is home to hundreds of artists and craftsmen; it was here that the first Konstrundan was organized in 1969. Art, ceramics, and silverwork can be found along the roads, as well as in many picturesque fishing villages and towns. The Danish heritage is evident in the architecture and gives a cozy feeling.

Stay at the charming Hotel Turistgården in Simrishamn as your base for your cycling holiday. This 17th century former merchant's house has now been transformed into a family-friendly hotel, offering personalized service and a peaceful environment. Take a stroll through the beautiful Rose Garden, boasting over 300 varieties of the beloved flower, which is a must-see attraction on its own. These are just a few of the many wonderful cycling routes that Österlen has to offer, so be sure to ask the hotel staff for more recommendations.

Day 1 - Welcome to Hotel Turistgården and Österlen

hotelHotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
restaurantCoffee, tea and homemade on arrival
about 30-40 km

Upon arrival at the Turistgården in the quaint seaside town of Simrishamn, you'll be welcomed with freshly baked pastries. Then, you can hop on a bike and take a leisurely tour of the area. The idyllic town actually has the largest fishing harbor in Sweden. Treat yourself to an ice cream down by the harbor and observe the local life. Restaurants are abundant, so you're sure to find just what you're craving.

Day 2 - Skillinge, Brantevik and a Grand Medieval Fortress

hotelHotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
restaurantBreakfast and lunch to go
About 30-40 km
Glimminge house

Start your day by cycling south along the sea towards Skillinge. On the way, you'll pass the fishing village of Brantevik, and you may decide to stop here for a bite to eat with sandwiches and coffee that the Tourist Lodge has packed for you. After about a mile, you'll reach Skillinge, and on a warm day, the sea will surely call you for a refreshing swim.

From Skillinge, take a leisurely ride on scenic back roads to the grand medieval castle of Glimmingehus. Enjoy a guided tour and listen to entertaining tales about life in the castle and how any potential attackers were kept at bay. Stop by the nearby Bolshögs small church from the 12th century. Then, head back towards Simrishamn, where you can relax with a refreshing drink in the Rose Garden.

Day 3 - Kivik - Apples and Beautiful Heaths

hotelHotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
restaurantBreakfast and lunch to go
About 30-40 km
Turistgården Österlen

Our suggestion for today is to cycle north to Kivik. Turn towards Stenshuvud National Park, park your bike, and hike up to the majestic peak along a path in the lush leafy forest. 97 meters above sea level, you'll enjoy a stunning view along the coast and over Hanö Bay. Continue to the beautiful beach dunes. After your hike, you can relax with a swim from the beautiful sandy beach. The perfect place to enjoy your packed sandwich.

The mostly pleasant climate has made Kivik a center for Swedish apple cultivation. Just south of the village is Kivik's cider mill, where you can visit the House of Apples, stroll through the gardens, dine at the Kärnhuset restaurant, and buy cider from the farm shop. The old fishing village of Kivik has unusually well-preserved and maintained older buildings. A walk in the old quarters near the harbor is an experience. It was here that the eccentric writer Fritiof Nilsson Piraten spent his summers.

In the northern outskirts of the town lies Vitemölla Badhotell, a classic seaside hotel that offers a true nostalgic experience. Built in 1913, the hotel's glass veranda provides an elegant setting to enjoy high-class dining and reminisce about times gone by. Continue your journey towards Haväng and Ravlunda shooting range just north of Kivik, where you'll find charming biking opportunities along small gravel roads. The coastal landscape is breathtaking, with the sea always within reach. The area also boasts cool beech forests and is home to one of the country's longest and most beautiful sandy beaches, stretching all the way to Åhus.

Day 4 - Breakfast and Departure

restaurantBreakfast

If the weather permits, enjoy your breakfast in the hotel's rose garden. Well-fed and content, it's time to head back home. Welcome back to Österlen!

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

Cancellation fees:
Free cancellation until 3 pm two days before the start date.
After 3 pm two days before the start date, 100 % of the package's total price.

84 Ratings

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May 2024, Monica O.
Great experience. First time we are on a cycling vacation and it was beyond expectations. Österlen is wonderful. Yellow rapeseed fields, flowering apple trees and fragrant lilacs. We will be back.
August 2023, Svante H.
The cycling map for Österlen has great potential for improvement! This applies to the southwestern part.
August 2023, Lena Wallsbeck
Everything great! Esp the tourist farm and its service. Unfortunately got a toothache (did not get a tooth) so had to cancel the vacation.
June 2023, Gro Sussly
A fantastic experience in every way, and we had great weather!
May 2023, Gunilla K.
Everything was good and nice .
May 2023, Jan E.
We experienced the cycling well. Could perhaps have been an info board with today's tips. Nice staff good service Thank you.
September 2022, Christina P.
Very satisfied with the trip and accommodation. Good restaurants in the village. Beautiful cycling.
September 2022, Viola S.
It was a good cycling trip. Marking of the bike paths good, it would be marked to which "place" you cycle to anyway when you come to an intersection so that you don't go in the wrong direction (we did it for some unexplained reason). Nice paved cycle paths.
September 2022, Peter O.
Too bad we weren't compensated for having our own bikes with us.
August 2022, Gert O.
Everything was to your satisfaction, good food, nice hospitality, accommodation was fine.
August 2022, Birgitta W.
3rd time liked! That says it all, right?!
August 2022, Ann Törner Wåhlgren
Nice cycling, familiar hotel in the middle of town!
June 2022, Kerstin O.
We have had a good experience in Simrishamn! A cute hotel with a nice garden. A bit negative was that one room had an unpleasant "smell", so we got another room, but only for one of the nights. The bikes were not in the best shape. We rented bikes from Österlen's bike. Greetings, Kerstin Olsson.
June 2022, Monica B.
For us, everything was perfect. Incredibly cheap, got great value for money.
June 2022, Ulla S.
Nice accommodation with a wonderful rose garden. The breakfast and packed lunches were perfectly ok! Very service-oriented staff. The bikes that were available did not seem so good, we had our own. Can recommend this bike package…
June 2022, Per-Erik P.
Very nice cycling holiday. Friendly staff at Turistgården. Plenty of food for breakfast. Well-filled lunch box.
June 2022, Valborg N.
Overall very satisfied with our bike traffic on Österlen
May 2022, Anna Johansson
Relaxing mini-holiday in beautiful Österlen.
September 2021, Lena F.
We had our own bikes with us. Text with info about the check-in came late on the day of check-in. Poorly replenished at breakfast. Cozy hotel with a good location in the middle of the city and still peace and quiet.
September 2021, Ulf Albertsson
Family accommodation with excellent service and we are happy to return but earlier in the season.
August 2021, Ann-Catrine B.
We feel satisfied with the stay. Need to review the bikes.
August 2021, Anders E.
Nice hotel, good hospitality, excellent breakfast and packed lunch. Very happy with the trip. If anything could improve, it might be the level of the bikes.
August 2021, Ronnie Olsson
It was wonderful bike rides.
August 2021, Lisa A.
We have had a very cozy cycling holiday at Hotel Turistgården.
July 2021, Tom Eriksson
A fantastic experience for us who are not professional cyclists. Treatment at the accommodation is more than 10 points.
June 2021, Anne A.
Nice and everything well arranged. Top class on breakfast and cleaning of the room. Service-minded staff. Good suggestions for bike tours.
June 2021, Pia H.
We had a very good holiday that met our expectations. We will certainly book a new experience in the future.
May 2021, Iris W.
Hey!
May 2021, Carina J.
Very nice staff, good breakfast. Wonderful outdoor environment, the food packages were okay. The bikes were also okay, just needed to be pumped and it was done quickly. Österlen = slopes.
May 2021, Christina
Had some lovely sunny days on Österlen with beautiful views from the bike, both in headwinds and headwinds. Österlen is not completely flat. Can be recommended.
September 2020, Birgitta Wigforss
Very satisfied with everything. Would love to come back.
September 2020, Lars kihlen
Maybe the bikes should have been better. Bicycle maps with attractions marked should also be available.
September 2020, Lillemor Almqvist
We are very satisfied. Nice cycling on bike paths, beautiful environment. Can we imagine a bicycle package elsewhere in eg Värmland, Småland.
September 2020, Bodil Almqvist
Top days with cycling on Österlen.
August 2020, Göran Ahlberg
Can recommend this arrangement every day of the week.
August 2020, Yvonne
Very happy with everything.
August 2020, Gunnel Stake
Would consider booking again.
August 2020, Johanna
Unfortunately our accommodation was poor, no ventilation in the room, smelled damp and was very outdated. We were very much looking forward to the breakfast as it was praised, but certainly not remarkable. However, the lunch bags that we had pre-booked were very good, so you did not have to look for a lunch place along the road (there were not many). However, the staff was very cute and made sure that you would have a good time on the trip. Fantastic cycling weather and nice days, knotted together about 100 km in two days. However, would have been nice if a comprehensive list of all eateries / cafes or other stops along the way, now it became a lot to just cycle around. But overall it was a couple of nice days!
August 2020, Lena
Nice accommodation at beautiful hotels Turistgården with lovely individual packed lunches we brought with us. Österlen is nice and worth seeing to cycle around in. Nice beautiful roads along the sea or rural environment. Got our family to book more cycling holidays!
August 2020, Margareta Kempe
Unfortunately, there was no cycling because one of us had broken his arm a month ago, but there were several very good hikes, everything was very good, even the weather!
August 2020, Agneta Andersson Pettersson
A fantastic cycling holiday can not be described in words it must be experienced, we got a lot for the money.
August 2020, Stig-Olov Sällström
Nice cycling days. Nice breakfast in a rose environment. Good hotel hostesses. The rooms are simple and do not reach the expected standard.
August 2020, Anders Carlsson
Simple but nice hotel in Simrishamn. Very good breakfast and secure parking for the car. Good cycle paths.
August 2020, Lesi
Very nice welcome and the staff are absolutely wonderful. Recommend!
August 2020, Anette Holgersson
We are satisfied.
July 2020, Annelie Söderlund
You could fix the bike package yourself, at least interestingly. Hotel and its service very good. Perfect location.
July 2020, Janne Orrbén
Lovely stay at Turistgården, nice bike rides, good breakfast and packed lunch. Family atmosphere where Ann ruled and solved big and small to our satisfaction. Recommended even if the slopes and headwinds were not always with us.
July 2020, Ingela Dahl
It was a your weekend and a great way to socialize during Corona times.
July 2020, Peter lindström
Nice welcome, good breakfast and packed lunch. Absolutely ok room with comfortable beds. Nice bike paths with it to the south as a favorite. Nice rose garden, perfect for a glass of rosé after the bike ride. Thanks for nice days!
July 2020, Marita Hansson
The tourist farm was familiar and pleasant with a wonderful rose garden. Friendly and pleasant treatment.
July 2020, Roger
Accommodation with very good breakfast and perfectly ok packed lunch. The bikes were like that, we had to pump and straighten the saddles ourselves, didn't get the bikes we ordered. But Österlen is fantastic to cycle around in, but of course there are slopes. Recommended to everyone! 👍
June 2020, Per Brolin
Very good cycling holiday, even the weather was good!
June 2020, Göran Nilsson
Good on the whole. The accommodation is not really on par with the price.
September 2019, Helena Frennmark
A great holiday. Very easy to book and very good service both at Sweden by Bike and at the tourist farm. Ann is wonderful! The experience was magical, so nice, good bikes, nice hotel with a family feel and beautiful garden. We highly recommend swedenbybike.com, top rating!
September 2019, Matina Andersson
A perfect holiday in terms of hotel, hospitality, food, bike adventure. We are 100% satisfied !!!
August 2019, Helena
Clean and fresh room with comfortable beds, friendly welcome and family atmosphere at this cozy hotel in the middle of Simrishamn, close to the harbor, beach and restaurants.
August 2019, Birgitta Öhling
Very good arrangement of the Tourist Farm in Simrishamn. That it was raining and thunderous, they can't do anything about it!
August 2019, Jeanette Agård
Hi, we were well taken care of and all four are very happy with everything according to our stars. Great that there were suggestions for bike tours. :-)
August 2019, Kenth Bitomsky
We had a very nice holiday me and my brother.
August 2019, Christina Höök
Everything was great! Nice to see everything beautiful from the bike. The bikes should be checked, as the rear wheel locked and I fell into the street. It went pretty well anyway, scrapes and swollen arm.
August 2019, Lena Asp
We are super happy with the Tourist Farm in Simrishamn. The lunch basket was varied and above expectations. The accommodation top. Everything worked clockwise.
August 2019, Inger
Cozy accommodation right in the center. Good breakfast. Nice and helpful staff. Had your own bicycles. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't really on our side.
August 2019, Erik
Lovely bike paths and good route suggestions.
August 2019, Lena Wastesson
We are completely satisfied with our cycling holiday. Absolutely fantastic lunch sack bag was sent. The bikes were good. The suggested bike tours we did were nice, however basically none of the suggested stops were open. Either they were only open Thu-Sun, or closed for the season. We cycled Tue Wed. But the nature experience is fantastic.
July 2019, Sara
Very nice accommodation with fantastic garden and breakfast. The food packages were top notch. The bike paths were unfortunately quite unclear in several places, especially if you wanted to make detours and wanted to visit ex Stenshuvud. A little nasty to ride on a busy country road where cars drive fast.
July 2019, Maria Hedström
Love the rose garden and the family little tourist farm.
July 2019, Lina
The tourist garden is located very nicely in the middle of Simrishamn just off the main street and close to the harbor so there is nothing at all to complain about, but the cycle paths around Österlen were sometimes very bad and sometimes it was not at all then, although it was very nice to arrive at the destinations were it is uncomfortable to cycle when riding straight on the road many times, on 70 or even 90 road. It might have been extra uncomfortable for us to ride with toddlers, but I probably would not have enjoyed cycling there even without children. Extra plus was the lunch bag and thermos with coffee. It was a simple sandwich package without any luxury but it was still really nice with the lunch bag and it was very much appreciated to not have to find out lunch when you were away.
July 2019, Ann-Margret Petersen
Some bikes were poorly maintained + that there could have been more gears. Wonderful rose garden and good breakfast.
July 2019, Pia Sjöberg
A very nice experience to get a bike and see beautiful Österlen. There is much more to see, so it may be a new tour. The best service of the tourist hotel, a huge lunch package we got with us and the wonderfully nice Rosenträdgården to sit and have a coffee. We also had great weather. Awesome.
July 2019, Kajsa
Cycled on Österlen with two childhood friends, lived at the wonderful Tourist Farm in Simrishamn among the roses. Bathed often and the sun shone. Four wonderful days!
June 2019, Karin Bergqvist
Great, very pleased! Pleasant and helpful staff. Good food, and nice accommodation with a rose garden. Beautiful surroundings that were seen by bike.
May 2019, Christine Riedwyl Gottberg
Well-functioning bikes, central accommodation, rich breakfast and friendly service. You can do nothing for the rainy cold weather.
May 2019, Anette Häggqvist
Very nice and affordable.
August 2018, Ewa och Kenneth schelin
Everything was very good, we are completely satisfied.
August 2018, Karin Mellström
My friend and I had wonderful days in Simrishamn, cycled to Kivik the first day looked very beautiful, went to Stenshuvud, beautiful bath both days. The next day we cycled to Skillinge and Glimmingehus, wonderfully beautiful. The only negative is that there are no bike lanes everywhere, nasty with all the traffic that drives fast and takes little care of us cyclists. The hotel was very good, good lunch box on the bike ride every day.
August 2018, Christer andrén
Warm rooms without air conditioning. The bikes could have been of higher quality. Otherwise very good.
August 2018, Åke Svensson
Everything worked really well and was fun and floated on without any problems. The only problem was that it was really hot and the room lacked AC, but it was an extreme weather that you couldn't do anything about.
August 2018, Kennet LInd’er
Everything was great, except it got so hot in the room. Maybe it would be good with some kind of air conditioning in the future.
July 2018, Inger Helgesson
We were unlucky with the weather could only cycle 1 day of 2, but a great experience we will probably make another try.
July 2018, Carin Engström
We are very pleased with the bike package. The only thing that wasn't so good was the directions on the various tours. Fortunately, we had bought our own map and we had to improvise a bit. Heard with other cyclists that they also had difficulty following the description.
July 2018, Andersson
By all means a top holiday. Satisfied with 100%!
June 2018, Alf Olausson och Ulla Lindqvist
We are completely satisfied with the stay, cozy hotel, pleasant hospitality, good breakfast, good packed lunch. The weather has been good for cycling and also for evening walks. Greetings Alf Olausson and Ulla Lindqvist.
June 2018, Cristina Pettersson
Simple, but cozy and family-run accommodation with a very nice rose garden. Nice and very service minded staff who made me feel very welcome. The bikes were perfectly ok.
June 2018, Stuart West
Had problems with a bike that didn't roll properly the first day. Switched to another bike and found that the foot brake did not work when pressed a little harder than usual. Apparently all the bikes had been on service just before. Otherwise we had a very nice time. Really liked the rose garden behind the hotel.