Where do you ride a bicycle in Karlskrona?
Beautiful Karlskrona is, without doubt, one of the country's best cycling cities. Bring your own bicycle or rent a bike locally and discover the war town from the bike saddle. That way you won't have to look for parking spaces and enjoy a glass of wine for lunch. In total, the Karlskrona archipelago consists of almost 1650 islands, copper and islets, a relatively substantial amount of landmass that can be detected both on foot and from the bicycle saddle. Keep in mind that many cobwebs are tiny and that some are bird protection areas, other military objects. Inside the central Karlskrona, there are miles of beautiful cycle paths right by the sea, which provides excellent conditions for discovering the war town from the bicycle saddle.
- with lots of exciting experiences
World Heritage Round
(Less than 3 km depending on road choice)
Start centrally and experience Stortorget in the middle of Trossö under the supervision of the very self Karl XI (who stands statue in the square). Also see Fredrikskyrkan, the German Church and the fantastic Glasier where you can enjoy substantial ice creams in home-made waffle mugs. Scroll on to the Amiralty Park, and the large bell tower that impresses. Continue to Björkholmen, the Old Shipyard with the ropes track, King's Bridge with Bastion Aurora - after all, it was here that military and civilians gathered to welcome both kings and envoys during Karlskrona's impressive history. Don't miss the Admiralty Church, old man Rosenbom (with the parish's poverty box) and the fantastic Stumholmen with the Marine Museum, hangars and the small ship hide. Don't forget to bring swimwear as one of Karlskrona's most popular beaches is at Stumholmen (just outside the Marine Museum).
Bathing places in focus
(The entire round is 12 km)
Jump on the bike and experience Karlskrona's best city beaches. Try the cliffs at Stakholmen (maybe not the world's best bath, but oh so beautiful cliffs) and the beaches at Saltö Bathground (plus for the cliffs), Dragsö Camping, Långö and Stumholmen. Rent a bike in the city or start from one of the beaches along the way. Popular Dragsö Camping has twenty beautiful bikes for rent and also Sportkompaniet in the middle of town. From Dragsö Camping it is around five kilometres to Långö Bathing Place and just 4 km to the Marinmuseum and Stumholmen.
Karlskrona Center - Torhamn
(32 km depending on road choice)
Start in central Karlskrona and follow the Borgmästarkajen past the Fish Market and Blekinge Museum on the way north. Keep west of Pottholmen and follow Sunnavägen past Tullparken, Bergåsa, Lyckeby and Lösen. Shortly after Barnens Gård, keep right on Öljersjövägen and cycle parallel to the E22 to Torsträva. Go biking inside the Trummenäset and Ramdala before coming out on Torhamnsvägen just north of Hallarum. The port of Torhamn is only over 10 km from here. Do not miss Café Måsen in Torhamn. From Torhamn you can take the boat back to Karlskrona. Keep in mind that you are only allowed to bring your bike on board as long as you have space. To be on the safe side, you should call the Archipelago traffic and double-check if the motorcycle really fits. Tel. 0455-783 31. www.blekingetrafiken.se
Karlskrona - Hasslö
(Less than 35 km)
From Trossö take the Aspöfärjan to Aspö and continue straight across the island (4.7 km) or via Bäck and Kroken to Djupvik on Aspö's west side (6.7 km). From here you hop on board the M / F Flaggskär which takes you across the strait to Hasslö Horn (10 minutes). The boat operates the route Monday - Friday (June 25 - August 19) at 10:10, 13:10 and 18:10. Continue straight across Little Hawaii - yes, that's what locals call Hasslö - and gladly take a detour past the sandy beach Sandvik, which is the best in all of Hasslö. Don't miss Hasslö Hamnkafé in the Garpa harbour and cycle north towards the E22 via Almö. Just north of Carlskrona Golf Club (Hjortahammar) you turn right towards Nättraby and follow the small roads through Grönadal. From Nättraby you follow the cycle path back to Karlskrona via Sunnavägen, Bergåsa, Pantarholmen and Pottholmen.
Karlskrona - Senoren, Sturkö & Tjurkö
(About 33 km)
Jump on the bike in the middle of Karlskrona and cycle north via Pottholmen, Pantarholmen and Bergåsa and further east through Lyckeby, Lösen, Öljersjö and Trummenäset before continuing south and continue out on Senoren, Sturkö and Tjurkö. Don't miss Brofästet Senoren with the Baltic Café where you can eat body cakes, fried herring or good salmon plate. Do you have the time and opportunity to stay overnight at Sturkö or Tjurkö, then the sunsets are magical. The shallow swimming area at Sturkö Camping is also popular with families with children. From Finnish, at Tjurkö you can then take the boat back to the Fish Market. To be sure that the bike really does fit on board, you should call the Archipelago Traffic 0455-783 31.
The coastal road Torhamn - Kristianopel
From Torhamn you follow the coast road north to fantastic Kristianopel via Sandhamn. Don't miss the harbour hook - Sail Inn - in Sandhamn, Truseryd, Svanhalla, Orranäs (Orranäs Gårdsmejeri) and Lavendelgården in Olsäng (where there are both farm shops and overnight accommodation in Långtårtar). A pearl band of cosy little villages that follow you all the way up to Kristianopel.Well in Kristianopel you can enjoy picturesque alleys, lovely gardens, good coffee at Café Sött & Salt and outstanding baths behind the campsite. But unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring your bike onboard.
Rent a bike in Karlskrona. There are several bike rental companies around Karlskrona. Most hotels, campsites and holiday rentals have bicycles for rent. In central Karlskrona rent. Sports Company out bikes on Hantverkaregatan 9. Sportcompaniet tel. 0455-147 60. Dragsö Camping also tel. 0455-153 54 and Aspö Archipelago kiosk tel. 072-384 78 18 even rent bicycles.