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Cycling on Österlen in the colors of autumn
Simrishamn, Skåne (about 80 km)
2 nights 1 300 SEK / pers
  • doneTwo nights (part in a double room) at Hotel Turistgården
  • done2 x breakfast
  • doneCoffee and home baking on arrival
  • doneAn evening meal Scanian "egg cake"
  • doneFruit bowl in the room
  • doneRental bike and tips on bike paths
  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 100 / day

As summer draws to a close and daylight becomes more economical, less chlorophyll is produced in the leaves of trees. The deciduous forests turn yellow from carotene and red from anthocyanins. In this bike package, you will experience the late summer sun and the beginning autumn colors in the most beautiful of landscapes. You get a distillate of what Österlen stands for with art experiences, "egg cake", beautiful gardens, vast beaches and Scanian atmosphere. Perfect conditions for relaxation, nature experience and time for nice company. 

In Österlen, the landscape is as charming as it is permissive and comparatively easy to cycle. Here is the culture in the form of visual art, sculpture and colorful authors such as Fritiof Nilsson Piraten. Here are castles and old castles, such as Glimmingehus for those who are interested in history. The food is famous and there is something in the ability to enjoy life that suggests that the European continent is close. 

The starting point for your bike rides is Hotell Turistgården in Simrishamn. You live in an old merchant's farm from the 18th century which is now a charming family hotel. Here you get personal service and peace and quiet. Hotell Turistgården's beautiful Rose Garden with over 200 rose varieties is a destination in itself.

Day 1

Art and apples in Kivik

Autumn on Österlen

Fold the morning for an art experience in nature and take the course towards picturesque Kivik. You cycle near the coast and enjoy the proximity of the sea. The place is famous for its market and the associations to apples and apple juice. Here is also the Kivik Art Center at Svinaberga where you can deepen your knowledge of the interplay between sculpture, architecture and nature. Maybe you park your bike and take a contemplative walk along one of the long beaches. An opportunity to find your way back to inner peace and yourself. The beaches at Knäbäckshusen and Stenshuvuds Nationalpark are fantastic.

In Kivik you can have lunch or have a cup of coffee with some suitable pastries. If you want to get to know Kivik's history in depth, you should definitely visit the local museum with an exhibition that stretches back to the Stone Age. In peace and quiet, you then cycle back towards Simrishamn. Maybe you stretch out on the comfortable beds for a while before it's time for the local "egg cake" with accessories served at the hotel.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Evening meal "Scanian" egg cake "
about 40 km
Day 2

Garden visits and shipping by the sea

Beaches on Österlen in the autumn

First a wonderful breakfast buffet with a steaming cup of coffee. Exhausted and refreshed by yesterday's experiences, you head south in this second day. Of course, the sea will be nearby when you cycle to picturesque fishing villages such as Brantevik and Skillinge. Maybe you choose a visit to Fredrik at Österlen (Eklaholm in Hagestad) known from the TV series where Karl Fredrik grows his fantastic garden.

After this, we recommend that you cycle down to Kåseberga and eat in the restaurant or buy smoked fish directly from the smokehouse. There is the magnificent shipwreck Ale's stones and a fantastic view of the sea. The formation of boulders dates to the Iron Age and is a good reason to philosophize about life. Then cycle back towards Simrishamn. Maybe you have time for a visit to the city's Autoseum with its collections of cars, mopeds and airplanes. Then it's time for another good oriental dining experience at one of Simrishamn's restaurants and a nice night in the room.

Hotel Turistgården, Simrishamn
Breakfast
about 40 km
Day 3

Breakfast and return trip

Signed hotel Turistgården

After beautiful dreams during the night, you eat a good breakfast before it's time to pack your bags and go home with lots of great memories from Österlen.

Breakfast

Avboknings- och återbetalningspolicy

Current cancellation costs under COVID-19:
- free cancellation until 3 pm the day before departure.
- after 3 pm the day before departure, 100 % of the package's total price.

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September 2020
Stina
A fantastic weekend at Österlen! We booked electric bikes, which meant that we could cycle a longer round. Nice accommodation. Everything worked smoothly.
September 2020
Lotta Larsson
We are incredibly happy with the layout. Nice, good bikes and wonderful nature experiences. The overall experience is: this is what we want to do again..fixed in another place but with the same / similar concept.
September 2020
Hanna
Can really recommend this affordable package. Nice staff and good accommodation on site at Hotell Turistgården and great to have Simrishamn as a base for cycling both on the southeast and south coast trails. Magical views and good bike paths. Bring clothes for rain and debris. It can be really windy in some places, but it is also an experience in itself. Stenshuvud, the coastal strip between Borrby beach bath and Sandhammaren, Backåkra and Ale stones are some of the fantastic places we had the opportunity to experience during the trip. :)
Simrishamn, Skåne

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