Cykelpaus under Sydostleden på en strand i Sölvesborg.

Biking in Blekinge

Explore the most popular cycling routes in Blekinge up close

Blekinge offers a diverse range of cycling experiences, perfect for both leisure cyclists and enthusiasts. With scenic coastal roads, tranquil forests, and charming villages, cycling in Blekinge promises relaxing adventures in a varied landscape. In this guide, we explore the best cycling routes, tips for planning your trip, and everything you need to know for a perfect cycling holiday.

Sydostleden genom Sölvesborg, Blekinge.
Sölvesborg Bridge, Beaches, and Pier Swimming in Valje. Photo © Mickael Tannus

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Discover the Cycling Routes in Blekinge

Beautiful coastal views, charming countryside trails, and historic landmarks - perfect for all cycling enthusiasts.
 

 

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A Network of Cycling Routes

Blekinge, known as "Sweden's Garden," is a cycling paradise. Its varied landscapes, well-marked trails, and picturesque views make it an ideal destination for cycling. Whether you're looking for a relaxing ride along the coast or an adventurous mountain biking experience, Blekinge has something for everyone.

 

 

 

Varied Cycling Routes

Coastal Paths - Enjoy stunning views of the Baltic Sea along well-maintained trails.
Forest Trails - Experience the tranquility of Blekinge's lush forests.
Urban Routes - Discover the charm of Blekinge's towns and villages.
Mountain Biking - Challenge yourself on rugged terrain and steep climbs.

 

Plan your ride

 

Four Popular Cycling Routes in Blekinge

1. Sydostleden

Sydostleden is a premier cycling route that stretches from Växjö to Simrishamn, covering a total of 270 kilometers, with 60 kilometers passing through Blekinge. This trail offers a mix of coastal and inland views, making it one of Sweden's best cycling routes. Key sections in Blekinge include:

Cykelled genom skog, stad och fikapaus vid en strömmande å i Blekinge.
Sydostledens etapp från Fridafors till Karlshamn, genom ett varierande landskap. Foto © Mickael Tannus


2. Kustvägen Sydost

This coastal route, starting in Kristianopel and ending in Torhamn, is perfect for sea lovers. The route features picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and local attractions such as Orranäs Gårdsmejeri.

3. Banvallen

Perfect for families, this former railway track from Olofström to Sölvesborg is now a smooth, car-free bike path. It spans 28 kilometers and offers scenic views and historical sites like Gudahagen.

4. Ryssberget

For mountain biking enthusiasts, Ryssberget in Sölvesborg offers exciting trails through ancient beech forests. The area's varied terrain provides a fun and challenging ride.





 


 

 


 


 

Mountain Biking on Ryssberget, Sölvesbor

Ryssberget in Sölvesborg is a must-visit destination for all mountain biking enthusiasts, year-round. During the summer, the beech trees create a lush green canopy over the trails. This beech forest, one of Sweden's oldest, adds unique beauty to this nature reserve. Standing 150 meters above sea level, Ryssberget offers a stark contrast to Blekinge's otherwise relatively flat landscape. For MTB beginners, there are well-marked trails crossing the area, perfect for exploring at your own pace.

Highlights
 

  • Scenic Beauty - The ancient beech forest provides a picturesque backdrop for mountain biking.
  • Varied Terrain - The elevation and diverse trails offer both challenges and rewards for bikers.
  • Beginner-Friendly - Clearly marked paths ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for those new to mountain biking.


Experience the natural beauty and thrilling trails of Ryssberget in Sölvesborg, a gem for mountain biking in Blekinge.

Ryssberget i Sölvesborg, Blekinge

Ryssberget i Sölvesborg, Blekinge.



 

Accommodation Near Cycling Routes

Blekinge offers a wide range of accommodations, from cozy B&Bs to luxurious hotels. Some popular options include:
 

  • Coastal Hotels - Enjoy stunning sea views and convenient access to coastal cycling paths.
  • Countryside Accommodations - Experience the unique tranquility of the countryside, perfect for relaxation after a day of cycling.
  • Urban Stays - Stay in the charming towns and cities of Blekinge, close to urban cycling routes and local amenities.

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Pensionat Järnavik in Ronneby.

Best Time to Cycle in Blekinge

The best time for cycling in Blekinge is from late spring to early autumn. During these months, the weather is mild, and nature's beauty is at its peak.

 

 

Good Things to Pack

Cycling Gear - Helmet, gloves, and appropriate clothing.
Navigation Tools - Maps or a GPS device.
Essentials - Water, snacks, and a first aid kit.

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