Bicycle package in Österlen
Simrishamn, Skåne (approx. 90-120 km)
3 nights fr. 2 600 SEK / pers
  • done3 nights (part of double room)
  • doneCoffee / tea & homemade on arrival
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done2 x lunch packages
  • doneRental bicycle and bicycle helmet
  • doneTrip description with tour suggestions
  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle supplement
  • doneElectric bicycle: 300 Sec / day

Österlen is like another world, even though you are still in Sweden. The rolling landscape with green pastures and yellow rapeseed fields, the black and white half-timbered houses, the red poppy swaying in the wind and the blue sea in the fund, give an exotic feeling.

Enjoy the bike paradise
To cycle on Österlen is to discover. One of the great advantages is all the small friendly roads that meander through the landscape. You cycle through apple orchards, across fields and meadows. Sometimes you are met by dramatic slopes that plunge into the sea, sometimes by meadows and sandy beaches that gently transition into the waves of Hanö Bay. On your way you pass inns with good food, wineries, farm shops, cafes and galleries. For those who have cycled a bit, it might be tempting with a plentiful cake buffet - a specialty at Österlen. Hundreds of artists and artisans work in the neighborhoods, this is where the first Konstrundan was organized on Easter in 1969. You will find art, ceramics and silversmiths along the roads, as well as in the many picturesque fishing villages and villages. The Danish heritage is clear in the buildings and gives a cozy feeling.

Your base for the cycling holiday is Hotel Turistgården in Simrishamn, an old 17th-century merchant's estate that is now a charming family hotel. Here you get personal service and peace of mind. The tourist garden's beautiful Rose Garden with over 300 varieties of the beloved flower, is a visit destination in itself. These are just some of the great bike rides that attract Österlen, talk to the hotel staff for more tips.

Day 1:

Welcome to Hotell Turistgården and Österlen

When you arrive at the Tourist Farm in the small port town of Simrishamn, you are welcomed with homemade fig bread. Then you can hop on the bike and take a little walk in the neighborhood. The idyllic town actually has Sweden's largest fishing port. Have a drink down in the harbor and watch the public life. The restaurants are close, so chances are you will find exactly what you are craving.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Coffee / tea and homemade on arrival
about 30-40 km
Day 2:

Skillinge, Brantevik and stately medieval castle

Start the day by cycling south along the sea towards Skillinge. On the way you pass the fishing village of Brantevik, maybe this is where you stop and munch on sandwiches and coffee that Tourist Farm sent with. Skillinge you reach after a little over a mile, it is a hot day surely attracts the sea for a cooling dip.

From Skillinge you can cycle on small roads to Glimmingehus stately medieval castle. Take a guided tour and listen to entertaining stories about life in the castle and how any attackers would be discouraged. Take a swing past nearby Bolshög's small church from the 12th century. Direct the cousin back home to Simrishamn again, where you can breathe out with something good to drink in the Rosenträdgården.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch packages
About 30-40 km
Day 3:

Kivik - apples and beautiful heaths

Our suggestion for this day is that you cycle north to Kivik. Turn down to Stenshuvud National Park, park your bike and hike up the mighty summit along a path in leafy deciduous forest. 97 meters above the sea you get a lovely view along the coast and out over the Gulf of Hanö. Continue on to the beautiful beach heads. After the hike you can enjoy a swim from the beautiful sandy beach. The perfect place to enjoy your packed sandwich package.

The mostly pleasant climate has made Kivik a center for Swedish apple growing. Just south of the community is Kivik's museum, here you can visit the Apple House, walk in the gardens, dine in the Kärnhuset restaurant and buy must-have from the farm shop. The old fishing village Kivik has an unusually well-preserved and maintained older settlement. A walk in the old neighborhood near the harbor is an experience. It was here that the eccentric writer Fritiof Nilsson Piraten spent the summers.

On the northern outskirts of the community lies Vitemölla Badhotell, closer to the classic bathing hotel than this one does not come. It was built in 1913 and on the glass veranda you enjoy high quality food and dream of times like moving. Continue towards Haväng and the Ravlunda shooting field just north of Kivik, here you can enjoy cycling on small dirt roads. The heath landscape is fantastic and the sea is at your side all the time. Here are also cool beech forests and here begins one of the country's longest and finest sandy beaches, the one that runs all the way to Åhus.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast and lunch packages
About 30-40 km
Day 4:

Breakfast and return trip

If the weather permits, you may have breakfast in the hotel's rose garden. Measured and satisfied, it is time for a return trip. Welcome back to Österlen!

Breakfast

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September 2019
Helena Frennmark
A summit vacation. Very easy to book and very good service both at Sweden by bike and at the tourist farm. Ann is wonderful! The experience was magical, so nice, good bikes, nice hotel with family feeling and beautiful garden. We highly recommend Sweden by bike, top rating!
September 2019
Matina Andersson
A perfect holiday in terms of hotel, hospitality, food, bike adventure. We are 100% satisfied !!!
August 2019
Helena
Clean and fresh room with comfortable beds, friendly welcome and family atmosphere at this cozy hotel in the middle of Simrishamn, close to the harbor, beach and restaurants.
August 2019
Birgitta Öhling
Very good arrangement of the Tourist Farm in Simrishamn. That it was raining and thunderous, they can't do anything about it!
August 2019
Jeanette Agård
Hi, we were well taken care of and all four are very happy with everything according to our stars. Great that there were suggestions for bike rides :-)
August 2019
Kenth Bitomsky
We had a very nice holiday I and my brother.
August 2019
Christina Höök
Everything was great! Nice to see everything beautiful from the bike, The bikes you should check out, as the rear wheel locked and I bumped into the street. It went pretty well anyway, scrubs and swollen arm.
August 2019
Lena Asp
We are super happy with the Tourist Farm in Simrishamn. The lunch basket was varied and above expectations. The accommodation top. Everything worked clockwise.
August 2019
Inger
Cozy accommodation right in the center. Good breakfast. Nice and helpful staff. Had your own bicycles. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't really on our side.
August 2019
Erik
Lovely bike paths and good route suggestions.
August 2019
Lena Wastesson
We are completely satisfied with our cycling holiday. Absolutely amazing lunch bag was sent with. The bikes were good. The suggested bike laps we did were nice, but in principle none of the proposed stops were open. Either they had only open Thurs Sun, or closed for the season. We cycled tues Wed. But the nature experience is fantastic.
July 2019
Sara
Very nice accommodation with fantastic garden and breakfast. The food packages were top notch. The bike paths were unfortunately quite unclear in several places, especially if you wanted to make detours and wanted to visit ex Stenshuvud. A little nasty to ride on a busy country road where cars drive fast.
July 2019
Maria Hedström
Love the rose garden and the family little tourist farm.
July 2019
line
The tourist garden is located very nicely in the middle of Simrishamn just off the main street and close to the harbor so there is nothing at all to complain about, but the cycle paths around Österlen were sometimes very bad and sometimes it was not at all then, although it was very nice to arrive at the destinations were it is uncomfortable to cycle when riding straight on the road many times, on 70 or even 90 road. It might have been extra uncomfortable for us to ride with toddlers, but I probably would not have enjoyed cycling there even without children. Extra plus was the lunch bag and thermos with coffee. It was a simple sandwich package without any luxury but it was still really nice with the lunch bag and it was very much appreciated to not have to find out lunch when you were away.
July 2019
Ann-Margret Petersen
Some bikes were poorly maintained + that there could have been more gears. Wonderful rose garden and good breakfast.
July 2019
Pia Sjöberg
A very nice experience to get a bike and see beautiful Österlen. There is much more to see, so it may be a new tour. The best service of the tourist hotel, a huge lunch package we got with us and the wonderfully nice Rosenträdgården to sit and have a coffee. We also had great weather. Awesome.
July 2019
Kajsa
Cycled on Österlen with two childhood friends, lived at the wonderful Tourist Farm in Simrishamn among the roses. Bathed often and the sun shone. Four wonderful days!
June 2019
Karin Bergqvist
Awesome! Nice and helpful staff. Good food, and nice accommodation with rose garden. Beautiful area that was seen by bike.
May 2019
Christine Riedwyl Gottberg
Well-functioning bikes, central accommodation, rich breakfast and friendly service. You can do nothing for the rainy cold weather.
May 2019
Anette Häggqvist
Very nice and affordable.
August 2018
Ewa and Kenneth schelin as well
Everything was very good, we are completely satisfied.
August 2018
Karin Mellström
My friend and I had wonderful days in Simrishamn, cycled to Kivik the first day looked very beautiful, went to Stenshuvud, beautiful bath both days. The next day we cycled to Skillinge and Glimmingehus, wonderfully beautiful. The only negative is that there are no bike lanes everywhere, nasty with all the traffic that drives fast and takes little care of us cyclists. The hotel was very good, good lunch box on the bike ride every day.
August 2018
Christer andrén
Warm rooms without air conditioning. The bikes could have been of higher quality. Otherwise very good.
August 2018
Åke Svensson
Everything worked really well and was fun and floated on without any problems. The only problem was that it was really hot and the room lacked AC, but it was an extreme weather that you couldn't do anything about.
August 2018
Known LInds
Everything was great, except it got so hot in the room. Maybe it would be good with some kind of air conditioning in the future.
July 2018
Inger Helgesson
We were unlucky with the weather could only cycle 1 day of 2, but a great experience we will probably make another try.
July 2018
Carin Engström
We are very pleased with the bike package. The only thing that wasn't so good was the directions on the various tours. Fortunately, we had bought our own map and we had to improvise a bit. Heard with other cyclists that they also had difficulty following the description.
July 2018
Andersson
By all means a top holiday. Satisfied with 100%!
June 2018
Alf Olausson and Ulla Lindqvist
We are completely satisfied with the stay, cozy hotel nice welcoming good breakfast good lunches. The weather has been good for cycling and even for evening walks. Greetings Alf Olausson and Ulla Lindqvist
June 2018
Cristina Pettersson
Simple, but cozy and family-run accommodation with a very nice rose garden. Nice and very service minded staff who made me feel very welcome. The bikes were perfectly ok.
June 2018
Stuart West
Had problems with a bike that didn't roll properly the first day. Switched to another bike and found that the foot brake did not work when pressed a little harder than usual. Apparently all the bikes had been on service just before. Otherwise we had a very nice time. Really liked the rose garden behind the hotel.
- Nearest airport: Malmö or Kristianstad
- Nearest train station: Simrishamn
Simrishamn, Skåne

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