On gravel roads in John Bauer's magical forests
Cycling: 93 km starting in Bunn, Gränna, Småland
2 840 SEK/pers (2 nights)
2 840 SEK / pers
2 nights
93 km


  • doneTwo nights at Bauergården (part in a double room)
  • done2 x breakfast
  • done2x picnic lunch
  • done2 x three-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 (mtb or gravel) according to the quote
  • donePets welcome for small supplements (must be pre-booked)

How about having your hands on the handlebars and rolling in with the bike in a painting by John Bauer? This is a bicycle package for those who like a fairytale feeling, fresh air, nature and comfortable accommodation. 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.

The talented fairy tale artist John Bauer described the area where the family lived in picturesque terms: “We have long ridges, large forests, and precipices and hake. But we also have bright birch groves, meadows and rich fields. And then the air from Lake Vättern and the wide horizon ”. The bike package is a real nature experience. After a day of cycling, you can catch up and freshen up in the room. Maybe enjoy a sauna. If you want to hone your shape, there is an outdoor gym and the opportunity for a swim.

Day 1 - Cykla runt sjöar i trollens land

hotelBauergården, Bunn
RestaurantPicnic lunch and dinner
directions_bikeAbout 32 km

The first day offers cycling on mostly wonderfully desolate gravel roads through magic forest. You pass beautiful lakes, historic villages and open landscapes. Start by cycling up towards Åsens village along the quiet gravel road. For the first three kilometers it goes slightly uphill and then it flattens out for a while and then it goes up a bit again. After a few kilometers you are at the top and then it will be more downhill the next 18 km.

Feel free to stop and look at Åsens village in Haurida. A cultural reserve where time stopped in 1900. Then it bears off towards the beautiful Ramsjön which is rounded at its northern tip. Feel free to stay here and enjoy the backlight. Feel free to make a detour to Råbyskogen's nature reserve to enjoy a packed lunch. Then it carries off downhill on asphalt a bit. After 24 km you enter a gravel road and cycle again through real magic forest. During the day, you cross the beautiful Bauerleden on a few occasions, which you may want to explore another day. With only a few kilometers left, a magical descent begins and you are like a magician outside the gates of Bauergården again. Ready for a wonderfully cooling, or warming, afterbike drink.

Day 2 - Äppelrunda med kaffedoft

hotelBauergården, Bunn
RestaurantBreakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
directions_bikeAbout 61 km
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Today you have a real cycling adventure in front of you that includes dark forests, open views. beautiful lakes and fantastic views of Lake Vättern. This is a round for you who are eager to cycle on gravel roads and you steer the cow straight south. After a few kilometers you can stop at Åsens village and study life as it was lived 120 years ago. The lovely gravel continues for 15 km until you reach the lovely Ramsjön. Here it will be a few kilometers on asphalt and it can be good to get some energy because soon there will be a tough uphill on gravel. Once at the top, the road becomes smaller and smaller and then turns into a small path. Here you have to lead the bike for about 100 meters, but the choice of route is for the best of the round. Here is a very nice windbreak by the small lake, great for a coffee break.

You then cycle further up to the heights above Lake Vättern, which can be seen from time to time along the road. After 37 km you get the most beautiful view of Lake Vättern with Landsjön as the foreground. Now you have Kaxholmen below your feet and while you enjoy the view there is time to replenish energy. Feel free to stop for a coffee or lunch at Rudenstams. If you want more coffee and cake, Gårdsrosteriet is well worth a visit after a gem. Also with free coffee for cyclists! After coffee, it becomes a little easily rolled asphalt for a while. At Landsjön's northern shore, you cycle on to Skärstad church.

The roads lead past countless farms that all have their unique charm. After 59 km you pass Flättinge Gårdscafé. Stay and enjoy! Then it is not a long way to Bauergården where dinner awaits.

Day 3 - Frukost och avfärd

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After two days on gravel in the land of the magic forest, it's time to leave. Check-out takes place at 11:00. With your luggage you have lots of nice impressions, even better condition and the knowledge that you are warmly welcomed back.

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.

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateMay 2022, Mia K.
Lovely cycling in an incredibly nice environment, the route goes along hilly terrain on mostly gravel, and almost completely without car traffic, met maybe 15 cars in 2 days. We would have liked to have had 2 completely different routes though, we cycled partly along the same route both days. But along such nice roads, it did not do much to see the same thing again on day 2.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineApril 2022, Anders
Nice cycling and accommodation.