Through the Kingdom of Glass to Kosta
Cycling: 33 km starting in Målerås, Småland
1 night 970 SEK / pers

Included

  • doneOne night at Målerås Vandrarhem B&B
  • done1 x breakfast
  • done1 x travel diet
  • done1 x evening meal including soft drinks and coffee
  • doneRental bicycle 3 times with bicycle basket (there are also children's bicycles)
  • doneMap & directions

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneGuided tours of the glassworks in Kosta and Målerås
  • doneGuided tour of Bruno Mathsson's glass house in Costa
  • doneCreate your own glass sculpture in both Kosta and Målerås
  • doneGlassblowing for children in Målerås

In the midst of beautiful Småland nature you cycle around among stone farms, junipers and glittering small lakes. In this bike package you get the opportunity to know the wings of history and learn more about glass blowing at Sweden's oldest active glassworks. Here, the ovens have been running since 1742 and you are welcome to take a close look at a genuine Swedish craft.

Overnight stay at Målerås hostel B&B which is housed in the newly renovated railway hotel from 1890. The hostel can offer fresh single, double and multi-bed rooms. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. In the immediate area around the hostel / B&B there are excellent walking areas and good fishing waters.

Day 1

Glassworks, bathing lakes and Småland wilderness

The cycle tour winds through typical Småland forests and you cycle on cozy small roads (about 80% gravel, 20% asphalt). Part of the route you will ride on Kostabanan's old railway bank. The forests dignify in late summer and autumn of mushrooms and berries. If you miss the moose, the king of the forest, during the bike ride itself, there is a 1.3 kilometer long walk along a forest fence where you can get close to the world's largest deer from a lookout tower.

At Kosta glassworks, you can follow the production of Kosta's products in the light of the ovens, from the melting of the glass mass to the actual glass blowing and grinding and painting of the glass objects. Kosta also has 20,000 square meters of shopping for the whole family with 200 different international brands at Kosta Outlet. Adjacent to the shop there are also cozy cafes and eateries where you can gather energy for the bike ride back to Målerås. In Kosta you can also visit Glashusen, a terraced house with five separate houses designed by Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988) - one of Sweden's foremost furniture makers.

At Wärdshuset Hyttan you can have lunch, and in summer also evening meals. From a panoramic window you look straight into the glassblower workshop.

Målerås hostel B&B
Travel food and evening meal
33 km
Day 2

Breakfast and return trip

After a good night's sleep, a delicious breakfast awaits before it's time to check out.

In Målerås you can take the opportunity to buy crystal products, leather goods, and jewelry. In Glasblåsarrummet, some of Sweden's most skilled studio glassblowers are represented. The craft house houses several local craftsmen under the same roof. Here you will find everything from ceramics, sheepskin, jewelry and marmalade. It's worth a visit before returning home!

Breakfast

Cancellation & refund policy

Current cancellation costs under COVID-19:
- free cancellation up to 3 days before departure.
- 3 days before departure, 100 % of the package's total price.

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July 2019
Easy cycling on surprisingly fine dirt roads. The rental bikes were better than the ones we have at home. An extra plus for detailed map so it was easy to find the right one. Successful activity.
Stina Pettersson