Where do you bicycle in the naval city 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 World Heritage city 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 losts of exciting experiences
World Heritage Round
(Less than 3 km depending on the road choice)
Start centrally and experience Stortorget in the middle of Trossö (the highest point on the island) under the supervision of the very self Karl XI (who stands statue in the square), Fredrikskyrkan, the German Church and the fantastic Ice cream shop where you can enjoy substantial ice creams in homemade waffle mugs. Scroll on to the Admiralty Park where the considerable belfry impresses and 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 poor box) and the fantastic Stumholmen with the Marine Museum, hangars and the Sloop- and longboat hide. Don't forget to bring swimwear as one of Karlskrona's most popular beaches is at Stumholmen (just outside the Marine Museum).
When you want to swim
(The whole round is 12 km)
Jump on the bike and experience Karlskrona's best city beaches. Try the cliffs at Stakholmen (maybe not the best bathing in the world, but oh so beautiful cliffs) and the beaches at Saltö Badplats (plus for the cliffs), Dragsö Camping, Långö and Stumholmen. The easiest way is to 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 roach 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. The cycle 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. Phone +04645578331. 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 Karlskrona 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 continuing 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. Between June 4th and August 26th, the ship runs daily at 12:45 and between July 9th and August 12th at 5:50 pm. To be sure that the bike really fits on board, you should call the Archipelago Traffic +04645578331.
The coastal road Torhamn - Kristianopel
From Torhamn you follow the coast road north to fantastic Kristianopel via Sandhamn (do not miss the harbour hook - Sail Inn - in Sandhamn, Truseryd, Svanhalla, Orranäs (Orranäs Gårdsmejeri) and Lavendelgården in Olsäng (where there are both farm shop and overnight accommodation). 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 many 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. Expect SEK 100 per day, SEK 170 for two days and SEK 230 for three days. Sportcompaniet tel. 0455-147 60. Dragsö Camping also tel. 0455-153 54 and Aspö Archipelago kiosk tel.