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
The south-east route between Kristianstad and Sölvesborg in Blekinge
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.
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
About 60 km
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
About 49 km
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
About 65 km
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
About 52 km
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).
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.
package-Vandrarhem, Bed and breakfast
Cykelpaket längs Sydostleden
En härlig 5-dagars cykeltur längs Sydostleden, Växjö-Simrishamn
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!
Take a tour along Sydostleden
A lovely 5-day bike ride along the southeast trail, Växjö-Simrishamn