Gränna, Visingsö and Äppledalen
Cycling: 142 km starting in Bunn, Gränna, Småland
3 870 SEK/pers (3 nights)
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3 870 SEK / pers
hotel
3 nights
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142 km

Included

  • doneThree nights at Bauergården (part in a double room)
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done3 x picnic basket
  • done3 x two-course dinner (excl. Drinks)
  • doneSauna
  • doneGPX file and detailed journey description
  • doneBicycle storage & bicycle washing

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 300 / night
  • doneRental bike and helmet: SEK 590 / day
  • doneExperienced cycling guide according to the quote
  • donePets welcome for small supplements (must be pre-booked)

In this packed bike package, you will experience magic forests, the eastern Vätterbranterna, picturesque Gränna, historic Visingsö and Äppledalen with their orchards reminiscent of a Småland Tuscany. The small wooden town Gränna known for its polka dots is located at the foot of Grännaberget. Here you are met by cobbled streets and charming low houses. In the harbor there are cozy restaurants and the ferry to Visingsö has frequent trips. There are many attractions on the island and you can easily get around by bike. 

Photo: DAYPHOTOGRAPHY.

You live comfortably on Bauergården, enjoy well-composed dinners and cycle on charming gravel roads in the presence of the magic forest at little Bunn. After a day of cycling, you can catch up and freshen up in the room. Maybe enjoy a sauna before dinner in the evening.

Day 1 - Runt sjöar bland troll

hotelBauergården, Bunn
RestaurantPicnic basket and dinner
directions_bikeabout 32 km
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You check in at the nice Bauergården and then you can go on a round with the finish point Åsens village and the nice farm café Åsens skafferi & serving that you find in Södergården's barn. Here, Småland cheesecake is baked in the traditional way and with milk from the neighboring village. You can enjoy cheesecake in the serving or buy at home from Handelsboden.

The journey takes you further over the heights down to the beautiful Ramsjön. You pass the entrance to Råbyskogen's nature reserve, perfect for a detour. Then you cycle on through real magic forest that inspired John Bauer to his classic paintings

Day 2 - Grus, polkagrisar och sjöutsikt

hotelBauergården, Bunn
RestaurantBreakfast, picnic basket and dinner
directions_bikeabout 40-65 km
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After breakfast, the journey goes to picturesque Gränna and historic Visingsö. Lots of great experiences await here, and of course polar candy. You cycle north through a wonderful landscape. In Gränna there are several cozy restaurants and the ferry to Visingsö has frequent trips. There are many attractions on the island and you can easily get around by bike. Visingsborg castle ruins, the oak forest with completely straight trees and Visingsö castle in Näs are some highlights.

You can shorten the distance if you want by cycling back the same way from Gränna. Back at the hotel, a nice dinner awaits in the evening.

Day 3 - Ljuvliga äppelrundan

hotelBauergården, Bunn
RestaurantBreakfast, picnic basket and dinner
directions_bikeabout 41 km
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Today, a visit awaits in Äppledalen, which is sometimes called "Smålands Toscana" due to its unique climate and the location of the arable land. You cycle through Bunndalen to Ölmstad on winding country roads through forest areas and open fields. At Kaxholmen you can stop at Hunnerydsbadet and take a dip before you reach Rudenstam apple orchard with farm shop and café. Here you can have lunch or coffee.

You continue further through the apple valley to Vistakulle orchard with a magical view of Lake Vättern. There is a farm shop with serving and a small coffee roastery well worth a visit. The day ends with a trip around beautiful Landsjön for those who can, otherwise you turn and cycle back towards Ölmstad and Bunn. A well-deserved dinner awaits you at the hotel.

Day 4 - Östra Vätternbranternas underbara landsbygd och hemresa

RestaurantBreakfast
directions_bikeabout 29 km
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As the finale of this wonderful bicycle package, you cycle through a rural environment on magically rolling country roads past barns and mansions. Horses and cows. The geology and topography southeast of Lake Vättern are the basis for a nature beyond the ordinary. Here are lands that have been used traditionally for a long time and landslides that are almost untouched. The cultural landscape is alive with oak groves that belonged to large estates and deciduous meadows by small crofts. But also lovely quiet forests.

We recommend a stop at Flättinge Gårdscafé which is located in the family farm's old stable. The farm grows sweet lupine, a legume with a high protein content that has long been grown in the Mediterranean area and is similar to soybeans. Then it carries off home again, with many memories in the luggage. If you wish, you can choose to stay another night and end your stay with dinner at the hotel.

Cancellation or change can be made no later than 15 the day before arrival free of charge.
Cancellation later or no-show will be charged the full amount.

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

11 Ratings

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfAugust 2022, Susan h.
Lovely accommodation and service. Forest and meadows with winding slopes.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfAugust 2022, He said.
Almost perfect but definitely hillier cycling than expected. But everything is relative...
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineAugust 2022, Stig A.
Preferably a chair in the room.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineAugust 2022, Monica D.
Nice days in nice surroundings. Maybe the lunch bag wasn't really worth the price. It would also have been good to get more information about the cycle routes regarding the choice of bicycle!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfAugust 2022, Jan-Ove B.
Beautiful surroundings made the bike tours a great experience, even though we cycled wrong many times. A more detailed map or description of certain sections would be desirable.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateAugust 2022, Victoria Widen
Very good arrangements, good service and friendly and helpful staff at the hotel. Fresh and nice rooms in the hotel. All the food and picnic baskets were beyond expectations! We would like to advise you to be informed that a bicycle basket/bike bag is necessary for bringing a picnic basket. Messy with getting access to digital maps for the various routes. A new phone is required. Would have liked to have received maps in paper format
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2022, Per Olof O.
It is positive that the cycle tours had a varied nature in terms of nature experiences. The bike map had limited resolution and was not useful, but the GPX files in the mobile phone were very good and necessary. Bauergården also has described cycle tours and they were clearly better from an information point of view. You should coordinate the information with them and please be clear about the degree of difficulty of the trip, for example when it is 85 % dirt road and 450 meters of climbing.
Reply from the operator
Thank you for your information.
We want to clarify a bit; the map from Norstedts is not really made to be downloaded.
Nice that the gpx files from the bike package worked well when downloaded, they provide a route description for each day in the package. We've updated the day descriptions to better match the names of the gpx files. The Gpx files arrive in an email from us a few days before departure and therefore have time to download in good time.
Suggested apps to download are bikegpx and gpxviewer, both free.

See below link from Articles/ SwedenbyBike.com.

https://swedenbybike.com/artiklar/sa-anvander-du-gpx-filer/

Kind regards Sweden by Bike.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2022, eva-britt H.
A little too many slopes and dirt roads for us who are a little older. But incredibly beautiful scenery to discover and fantastic accommodation.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2022, Josephine A.
Very nice staff and nice place. The cycling was wonderful, varied and a bit up and down. The only downside was the lunch bags, a little on the low side and coffee would have been desirable. Otherwise top and nice rooms, good food.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfJuly 2022, Mary E.
Everything was perfect except that the cycle paths were not marked. The map we were given was unclear and if we hadn't had the nature map in our mobile phone, we would have cycled the wrong way. We cycled along the path to Gränna, the old country road in and over the mountain home. Second day troll forest 3.2 miles.
Reply from the operator
We are of course sorry that you find the map unclear and it is good to use GPX files as a supplement, we take this into account. We recommend bikegpx.com which is free and easy to use. When you book this package, you will be sent an email with digital maps to download in advance. Greetings Sofia/Bauergården.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJune 2022, Ulf L.
Nice and nice tours, varied. Should have stated how difficult cycling the joints are for less advanced bikes. Accommodation good. Nice and well thought out. Very tasty food. Room no luxury with quite ok.
Reply from the operator
There is a link on the hotel website that is under road work, Bird Blue.
The joints in the package are adapted for easier cycling in the beautiful hilly environment.
Kind regards Sofia Pettersson, Hotel Manager.