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Cycle in Fröding's footsteps
Arvika, Värmland (approx. 85-115 km)
3 nights 2 045 SEK / pers
  • done3 nights at Guesthouse Eleven B&B
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done2 x lunch packages
  • doneRoute description
  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneRental bike (mountain bike, city bike)
  • doneChildren's bicycle and bicycle child seat are available for rent
  • donePacked lunch
  • doneGo on a treasure hunt, canoe or archery
  • donePets are welcome (pre-booked)

Welcome to cycle on what Gustaf Fröding proclaimed to Sweden's most beautiful country road or take you to the technically demanding forests with your mountain bike. There are bike tours for all tastes and it is easy to mix culture with interesting sights and beautiful scenery.

The cultural tradition is strong in the countryside around Guesthouse Eleven Hotel and Arvika with many talented artists, craftsmen and cultural entrepreneurs.

For those who want to stay a little longer there are two more nice bike rides. One goes along the lake Racken, about 31 km long bike ride from the hotel, where the Racken painters lived and inspired. You can also cycle along "Sweden's most beautiful country road", about 75 km long bike ride from the hotel. That the road is just the most beautiful in the country, the well-known author Gustaf Fröding claimed, who himself often walked here on the road between his sister in Slorud and her friends in Mangskog's parsonage. Cycle between the beautiful stone bridges over the Sloruds River and decide for yourself whether you think he was right or not.


The bike rides can be shortened and adapted as needed, for example for a family with children.

Day 1

Arrival at Guesthouse Eleven Hotel

Guesthouse Eleven Hotel is renowned for its relaxing atmosphere. Situated on a hill, looking out over the beautiful lake Glafsfjorden and with the forest behind the back, nature is always close and from the hotel you can cycle directly into the forest and follow several different trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Here you live comfortably in tastefully furnished bedrooms. The ten rooms are available in different variants: double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms and all with private bathrooms. The hotel also has wireless wif).

The hotel has a cozy restaurant and serves a good à la carte menu in the afternoons and evenings to suit both large and small. The restaurant has a large outdoor dining area and full rights. In the garden there is also a playground where children can play safely.

Guesthouse Eleven Hotel, Arvika
Day 2

Cycle on trails in nature reserve

After enjoying a good breakfast, you will receive a lunch package and can leave for today's wonderful bike ride. A beautiful bike ride with historical touches goes to the Bergs Klätt Nature Reserve which, with its interesting landscape and twelve burial roses from the Bronze Age, is an interesting and beautiful destination. The view of the Glafsfjord is magnificent and a lunch stop on the peninsula is a perfect choice.

In the Glass Forest Reserve there are also four cycle paths that you can supplement the above trip with, and they are the Glasbruk tour, about 18 km (light), Upper Glaturen, about 30 km (medium difficult), Stora Glaturen, about 60 km (medium difficult) or Tenvik tour, approx. 55 km (relatively difficult). If you prefer to hike for a while, there are hiking trails of 1-30 km to choose from.

Guesthouse Eleven Hotel, Arvika
Breakfast, lunch package
30-60 km
Day 3

Klässbol's weaving and freshly brewed coffee

After enjoying another delicious breakfast, you will receive a new lunch pack and can leave for this wonderful bike ride of this day. A wonderful bike ride goes to Klässbol and the famous linen weaving where cloths are woven with traditional technology for royal houses, embassies and even the Nobel party in the Blue Hall. A short distance from the weaving mill you will find the cozy café Kaffekvarnen, which serves freshly baked pastries. On the way home you pass Schützer's tin smithy in Hungvik.

Guesthouse Eleven Hotel, Arvika
Breakfast, lunch package
55 km
Day 4

Breakfast and return trip

Last morning another good breakfast is served and you hopefully return to your everyday life fully fueled with new impressions, fresh air and many nice memories in your luggage.

Breakfast

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July 2020
Sofia
Super good b & b and good breakfast + packed lunch. The bike paths were nice but partly gravelly and the roadsides were often in poor condition.
July 2020
Reidar Fransson
Nice and cozy accommodation nice host couple. Some bike routes are hard to find,
July 2019
Jan Falk
Nice, charming, clean and neat, friendly attitude!
July 2019
Inger Eriksson
Unfortunately, the bike trails were not marked with signs so that they could easily follow the trail. In addition, most bicycle paths went on public roads where the cars passed by at high speed. The staff at the accommodation were superb and so were the rooms and the food.
July 2019
Karin Lindkvist
The only downside to our trip was that it was not possible to have windows open at night due to traffic on the road which was adjacent to the accommodation. Incidentally everything was very positive. We admired the owners of the Guest House who moved from another country and started their business in Sweden. The renovation of the school gets 5 stars.
July 2018
Lasse Larsson
Fantastic family accommodation. Nice staff o good rooms. Wonderful breakfast. Good with the map on the phone as it was not always easy to follow the bike track. Beautiful nature maybe too hilly on a regular women's bike.
July 2018
Elisabeth Gustafsson
Guesthouse student cannon place wonderful owners w staff and super go food .. Will be more visits
May 2018
Hanne Ellingsen
Very happy with the stay (nice hosts and good food), but the bike maps are unclear and the bike routes are too badly signposted (lacking signage)
- Nearest airport: Karlstad
- Nearest train station: Arvika
- County buses run from Arvika station to Jössefors.
Arvika, Värmland

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