Discover Gimdalen with Marika Griehsel
Cycling: 80 km starting in Bräcke, Jämtland
4 nights 8 200 SEK / pers


  • doneFour nights at Mogården (part in a double room) with shared bathroom / wc
  • done4 x breakfast
  • done4 x picnic lunch
  • done4 x two-course dinner (excl. Drinks)
  • done Tea / coffee / fruit
  • doneTransport to / from Bräcke train station
  • doneGuidebook with stories and maps

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two nights
  • doneSingle supplement
  • doneRental bike: SEK 200 / day
  • doneBake flatbread in a wood-fired oven
  • doneBoat trip on Idsjön
  • doneGimdalen is famous for its fishing. Guided fly fishing trips can be arranged at an additional cost

The landscape in eastern Jämtland is magnificent. Here are high mountains, deep valleys, forests and lakes. This bike package includes a sense of adventure with a local touch, history that stretches back to the Stone Age, wild and domestic animals and an exquisite flora to get acquainted with. Who is better suited to tell about all the exciting things on offer than the well-traveled foreign correspondent Marika Griehsel who has her roots in the village of Gimdalen? She will be your local guide and hostess at Mogården, which she runs together with her husband Simon. 

Photographer: Simon Stanford

According to Jämtland tradition, you will be well taken care of from arrival to departure. You will be picked up and transported to the train station in Bräcke. During your eventful days in the area around Gimdalen, you will get to know the headstrong and proud landscape on your own terms. Did you know that safari means "to travel" in Swahili?

We know Marika Griehsel as SVT's correspondent in Africa. Fearless, driven and with deep commitment. Simon Stanford is a world-class documentary filmmaker, producer and director. They welcome you to their home in Jämtland where you will experience encounters with people, animals and magnificent nature. In a sustainable way.

Day 1

Arrival at Mogården

welcome to Mogården in Jämtland

Arrival in the evening to Bräcke where you will be picked up. Then dinner, briefing and overnight stay at Mogården. Simon's cooking is an experience in itself.

There is access to a wood-fired sauna and hot tub. In the evening, you sleep well in homely rooms with a nice atmosphere.

Evening coffee and dinner
Day 2

Iron Age tombs and a dip in Idsjön

Breakfast and review of today's cycling with map, lunch basket and today's adventure. You will experience moose pits, Iron Age tombs and ancient fishing. There will be a stop to cook lunch and swim at the Guard. The journey goes around Idsjön.

You cycle home to Mogården and a relaxing moment in the wood-fired sauna. In the evening, a wonderful dinner is served with elements from the surrounding nature, inspired by the food culture that Simon and Marika have experienced during their assignments and travels in Africa, South America and Asia.

Mogården, Bräcke
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
about 30 km
Day 3

Meet goats and forest orchids

Linnean is growing everywhere

Breakfast and departure to Åsberget's farm dairy. On the way you travel through small unique nature reserves. There are several forest orchids in the area and the beautiful little Linnean grows everywhere.

At Åsbergets gårdsmejeri you eat a simple lunch and get to know more about the animals. On the way home there is the opportunity to swim at Gråsjön. The name comes from frog and lake, and here in the area it is not uncommon to find small frogs in forests and land.

In the evening you have dinner and enjoy nature and tranquility. Maybe you gather in front of the fire in the library where Marika shares her adventures via photos, films and stories.

Mogården, Bräcke
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
about 40 km
Day 4

Wilderness adventure with overnight stay in the open air

marika-griehsel-wilderness adventure

Breakfast and then you cycle to an exciting hiking trail that takes you to Kulla which is the highest point in the area. You cycle to the start. The hiking trail is clearly marked and there are several information signs that tell about plants, animals and nature. It takes about 3 hours to walk. Lunch sandwiches are included in the backpack or in the bicycle basket.

The day ends with a safari dinner around the campfire in the wilderness near the village. If you want, you have the opportunity to sleep in a tent. You bring your own sleeping bag - the host couple arranges the rest.

Mogården, Bräcke
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
about 10 km + hiking on foot
Day 5

Morning dip, ice cream and homecoming

Amber loves forest walks

Early breakfast, bike to our local beach and light outdoor lunch. We drive to Bräcke and eat ice cream at the "world-famous" ice cream bar before the train goes south. You can also cycle the more than three miles to Bräcke if you want. The train leaves at one. With you home, you have many unforgettable memories.

Outdoors in a tent (or at Mogården)

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 2021
We spent some nice days in Gimdalen with Marika and Simon as host couple with their son Elliot. Delicious food, sometimes with South African dishes, sometimes cooked over an open fire in the woods or on a beach, was an important part of our stay. Every morning we cycled and took a morning dip by a beautiful beach and then cycled home for breakfast in the garden. And our cycling excursions were very nice and reasonably demanding. Yes, everything was so good - not least the exciting conversations about Africa we had with our host couple. We will certainly return to Gimdalen!
Karin T.