Take a tour along Sydostleden
Cycling: 275 km starting in Växjö, Småland
4 nights 4 300 SEK / pers

Included

  • doneAn overnight stay in Urshult
  • doneAn overnight stay in Karlshamn
  • doneAn overnight stay in Kristianstad
  • doneAn overnight stay in Brösarp
  • done4 x breakfast
  • doneMap and route description

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two nights
  • doneRental bicycle, up to 21 times: SEK 1,800 (incl. Pick-up in Växjö / drop-off in Simrishamn)
  • doneElectric bicycle: SEK 3,100 (incl. Pick-up in Växjö / drop-off in Simrishamn)
  • doneLuggage transport: SEK 950 per day per company (up to 9 people)
  • doneLunch and dinner
  • donePrivate transfer back to the starting point: approx. SEK 1500 / person (incl. Bike and luggage)
  • doneBicycle guide during the tour

Cycle along the Southeast Trail through southern Småland, Blekinge and to southeastern Skåne. Along the trail, varying nature and cultural experiences await, such as Åsnen's unique lake landscape, Mörrum's Kronolax fishing, the archipelago in Blekinge, Kristianstad Vattenrike, the coast in Åhus and the apple orchards in Kivik.

Photo: Jonte Göransson and Region Skåne Mickael Tannus

The south-east route is almost completely car-free and more than 80 % of the bike trail is paved with asphalt. This bike package starts in Växjö at the Travel Center and ends in Simrishamn on Österlen, 5 days, 4 nights. You live in cozy, selected accommodation along the way. You can also choose to stay in hotels of a slightly higher standard (from SEK 4,000 / person and accommodation in double rooms) by entering it in your booking. From the bicycle package's final destination, it is possible to pre-book a private transfer back to the starting point.

Please note that the tour can start in both Växjö and Simrishamn (optional direction). The tour can be both extended and shortened (distance, number of days) if desired.

Day 1

Växjö Urshult

In Växjö there are cozy alleys, cobblestones and red cabins but also shopping and exciting entertainment. When you are at the Eko Temple, Växjö's water tower, you are at the highest point of this tour - 203 meters above sea level. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you step south.

Several routes run on abandoned runways, and you pass old station houses, pavilions and beautiful bridges that remain from the railroad era. Overnight stay in Urshult at the southern tip of Åsnen, which is the county's largest lake.

Urshult Hotels, Urshult
Breakfast
About 60 km
Day 2

Urshult - Karlshamn

Today's bike ride will take you from wooded to coastal. Stop for a while and admire one of Småland's longest and most beautiful stone bridges in Blidingsholm, where the trail crosses the Mörrum River.

Overnight stay in Karlshamn, which is a lively and charming coastal town with the archipelago just outside the door. From 1850 and seventy years onwards, one million Swedes emigrated to America. Many took the boat from Karlshamn and therefore the monument was erected by "Karl Oskar and Kristina" to their memory in Hamnparken by the sea.

New Stan Bed & Breakfast or Port Hotel
Breakfast
About 49 km
Day 3

Karlshamn - Kristianstad

After a delicious breakfast, you cycle on towards Mörrum, the center of the river's famous salmon fishing. Here people come from near and far to fish but also to experience the environment around the river, restaurant Kungsforsen and the aquarium next to the exhibition.

You then continue towards Sölvesborg, and here is among others Europe's longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge (760 meters long). Feel free to take a little longer stop to explore this nice city. In the block around Stortorget you will find cafes, shops and restaurants and in the harbor there is "Four seasons park", created by the Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf.

Then you cycle on towards Kristianstad, the city founded in 1614 by the Danish king Christian IV. Kristianstad was originally built as a fortress, surrounded by wetlands that provided a natural defense. Parts of the city are below sea level, and in the middle of the city, and at the same time in the middle of nature, is Kristianstad's latest pride of nature in the Water Kingdom. You can choose to see the exhibition on your own or follow a guided tour. Overnight at cozy Annas Hotell.

Annas Hotell, Kristianstad
Breakfast
About 65 km
Day 4

Kristianstad - Brösarp

After breakfast you leave Kristianstad behind you and cycle south towards Åhus and the coast. Åhus is one of Sweden's best-preserved medieval cities and has much to remind you of the Danish era. Narrow alleys are bordered by picturesque half-timbered houses. At the mouth of Helgeån lies the ruins of the castle of Aosehus, which began to be built in the 1100s, and the rest of the city walls remain.

In Friseboda you cycle right out along the sea. Enjoy the views of sandy beaches, eel booths and endless blue sea. From the cycle path on the embankment at Maglehem you can depart to the Café, gallery and mill museum Blåherremölla. Brösarp is the northern gateway to Österlen, and here you spend the night at a really genuine Scanian inn.

Brösarps Hospitality & Spa
Breakfast
About 52 km
Day 5

Brösarp - Simrishamn

After a good breakfast, the tour continues through cultivated landscapes, pastures and forests. You cycle past Vitaby church, which from its height looks out over the landscape, and through Kivik village where the apple is in focus. With apple orchards, the apple kingdom, Kivik's museum and in the fall: the apple market. We strongly recommend that you walk up to the top of Stenshuvud, 97 meters above sea level, where you have a mile-wide view.

Simrishamn, which is the final destination, dates back to the 12th century and is known for its pastel-colored houses with beautifully carved doors. You can feel the scent of roses if you go for a walk among these houses on a nice summer day. If you want transport back to the bike package's starting point, you can pre-book a private transfer. It costs about 1500 SEK / person (including bicycle and luggage).

Breakfast
About 49 km

Cancellation & refund policy

Current cancellation costs under COVID-19:
- free cancellation up to 30 days prior to departure.
- 50% refund 29-15 days before departure.
- no refund 14 days before departure.

However, a full refund applies until the day before departure if you or a close relative becomes ill in covid-19, or if the Public Health Agency advises against traveling.

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October 2021
We cycled both Sydostleden and Sydkustleden in August. It was a very smooth handover of bicycles with accessories both at the start in Växjö and the finish in Helsingborg. Throughout the tour, Monika on Sakura Tours was very easy to reach when needed. She also checked via text message how it went, which was very much appreciated! One of us had problems with the bike during the first days. Monika immediately contacted the bicycle supplier, who met up a few days later to get the bicycle ready. The joints themselves were mostly clearly signposted. The accommodations were of varying quality. Good to keep in mind is that many cafes, galleries, small shops, are closed for the season (or only open on weekends) in mid / late August. Had we known that, we would have chosen to cycle in July. Overall, we are very satisfied!
Jenny H.
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July 2021
The total cost will be very high compared to booking on your own. For this price, some lunch package, welcome package etc could have been included. The hotels are nothing special but everything is standard which feels strange as the cost is almost double per room. There is a lot to discover along the way, but great demands are placed on oneself to find the ways to the detours. Had been good with a little clearer instructions. Cycling was a very pleasant experience.
Håkan K.
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July 2021
Hey! Overall, we are satisfied, fantastic service from Sakura Tours. Generally expensive as no lunch or dinner is included. Accommodation in Urshult needs to be much better. The best accommodation is B&B in Karlshamn, but the worst food out at a restaurant. Poor service and food at Vägga, by the marina in Karlshamn. The signage in Skåne of Sydostleden must be remedied. The signs were completely wrongly placed in Viby, between Kristianstad and Åhus. Those who put up the signs are probably not cyclists, they do not sit straight ahead in the direction of travel but along and obliquely backwards. This led to several kilometers of incorrect driving. We saw that more people had done the same thing and crossed a dangerous railway crossing instead of cycling back and finding their way. This is in Viby. The signs in Åhus before you get to the port need to be clearer and more.
Kristina Z.
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August 2020
Lovely bike rides in varied environments can really recommend Sydostleden. Thank you Monika at Sakura Tours for a well-organized package tour
Karin
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July 2020
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Ylwa Brandt
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August 2019
Great help from Monica Sakura Tours
Gold Britt Nilsson
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July 2018
Hi, got lost at the start out of Växjö, got lost and followed other red and white signs (according to residents in the area south of Växjö this has happened to more cyclists). Good if Växjö municipality can pave a part more of its part of the embankment. The trail is well suited for children from the age of young. 12 (maybe 10) years, heading south. In the upper. grade according to above. Greetings Jan F (20111)
Jan Falk
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July 2018
Great bike ride with a lot of variety in the nature experience. The only thing that was a bit boring was long straight stretches on the embankments. Very nice accommodation with good service and welcoming
Ann Wendel
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May 2018
Top accommodation except the one in urshult nice host couple and good breakfast m half sunny accommodation. The top Anna's hotel crisis city the others also good. Cycling bags hard to handle o difficult to carry at stops o walks along the bike. Better with bicycle bags that are easy to hook on and off to carry.
Yvonne ö w
Reply from the operator
Hi Yvonne!
I agree that the host couple at Urshults Hotel are very, very nice, but that the place needs to be renovated a bit! Unfortunately, the accommodation options are quite few along this stretch of the Southeast Trail.
As for the bike bags we talked about this, and new ones are already ordered!
Big thanks for your feedback and welcome again!