BIKE

Choose starting point, number of days and cultural visits — we arrange the package!

  • 2-6 days, may-sept
  • Easy, moderate
  • 20-50 km/day
  • Cultur visits

This is included:

  • Bicycle and helmet

  • Overnight stays in cottages/b&b/hostels

  • All meals including snacks/coffe

  • Transfer to/from Kil’s train station or to/from Karlstad Airport

  • Door-to-door luggage transfer

  • Bed linen/towels and cleaning service

  • Trail descriptions and maps

  • Admissions

  • 24/7 support

PRICE: From 950 kr/person & day*

* Depends on low/high season, available accommodation, number of persons (cheapest at 5 persons=max/booking

Season: May — September

Optional: Massage 500 kr/50 min

This is how a typical day can look like

You start the biking holiday in Karlstad. Hopefully you visited the very well known artist Lars Lerin´s art gallery the day before. Filled with impressions from the exhibition and a good nights sleep you are now ready for todays biking adventure!  We will meet up at your accommodation with the bicycle, helmet, road maps and trail description. The backpack is filled with water, coffee and lunch. Now the journey up north begins!

You bike along Klarälven in Karlstad and eventually you reach the old embankment that now is a 90 kilometers long bicycle path, called “Klarälvsbanan”. Enjoy the pace while biking through the nice countryside. Feel the nature with all senses — the wind blowing in your face, the birds singing, the scent from forests and soil. Feel the serenity surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Along the way it´s nice to take a break and stretch your legs. There are many nice resting places along the “Klarälvsbanan”, for example at lake Syrsjön, just south of Deje. A lunchbreak here could be nice. Food taste so much better eating it outside in the nature, don´t you think?

The journey continues to Deje old power station which is now an art gallery. A lot of the old interior is saved and together with the 11 m high ceiling it creates av special atmosphere and setting for the art. Enjoy a coffee at the organic café and maybe a homemade cake!

With renewed energy you sit up on the bike again and roll over the river of Klarälven for the last part of the journey. A nice stay in a cottage or maybe a b&b awaits you.

If you like the biking holiday could be concluded with a train ride on beautiful “Fryksdalsbanan” back to Karlstad.

Cultural visits

Lars Lerin Art Gallery
Lars Lerin’s Art Gallery is located in the converted Sandgrund restaurant in Karlstad. There is also a café and a guest hall where specially invited guests exhibit. Lars Lerin is believed to be the most famous water colourist among the Nordic countries.He is also an author.

The Alma Löv Museum
The Alma Löv Artmuseum in Smedsby, Östra Ämtervik consists of about ten pavilions in the countryside. In the main building there are both a theater, exhibition halls and a café.

Mårbacka
Selma Lagerlöf’s memorial estate Mårbacka is located 9 km south of Sunne. The farm is preserved in the same condition as it was at Selma Lagerlöf’s demise in 1940. Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1909 and the first woman in the Swedish Academy. Guided tour is offered. There is also a café here.

Deje old power station
At the river Klarälven in Deje lies the old power station which today is an art gallery. The 11 m high ceiling height together with much of the original interior creates a special atmosphere around the exhibitions. It also offers music events, an organic café and lunch service

The practial matters

We transfer you from/to Kil’s train station, alternatively transfer from/to Karlstad Airport. I you come by car we meet at an agreed place. We drive you to the first accommodation. The cottage is prepared with bedlinen and towels which will be transfered together with your luggage and groceries door-to-door. The bedlinen and towels will be changed every three days.

You will find a trail description and a map in each cottage, showing you the next day’s route.

Check-out from the accommodations is at 10 am and check-in is at 3 pm. We take care of the cleaning of the cottages.

When your hiking advendure is over we’ll take you back to the train station in Kil alternatively Karlstad Airport or other place if you arrived by car.

The food

The dinner menus are typical traditional swedish dishes with a touch of Värmland. As we strive to offer ecological and locally produced food the menus may vary depending on access of suitable groceries.

When booking your holiday, you will have the opportunity to choose meals from a menu. These meals consist of for example, smoked salmon, meat from moose or herring. Please also notify us if you need any special diet.

In the cottages there will be food for breakfast, lunch, coffee (“fika”) and dinner. You make the lunchpackages by yourself while preparing breakfast. Homemade cakes are available for “fika” and fruits and nuts for extra energy. In the first cottage you will find a thermos which you use during the rest of your holiday.

We have prepared the dinners as far as it´s possible. Most often they just need to be warmed up. Some dishes are served cold, for example the hot smoked salmon. We strive to make your time in the kitchen as easy as possible. Your effort could be to boil potatoes and make a salad.

Surroundings and equipment

The holiday includes bicycle and helmet.

The daily distances are 20-50 km/day. The shorter distances includes a cultural visit along the way.

You bike on both country- and gravel roads. Also on traffic-free forest roads and bicycle paths.The biking is easy to moderate but sometimes there are hilly roads.

For the biking you have your own backpack and water bottle. Bring clothes suitable for all kind of weather, especally rainwear and preferably also rain protection for your backpack.