Detour to Sandhammaren beach, close to Sydkustleden
Stage Brösarp - Simrishamn
Countryside at Sydostleden
Break by the Öresund bridge
Lunch at Hörte Brygga, Sydkustleden stage Ystad – Trelleborg
Cycling in Ystad
Picturesque houses outside Kivik, Sydostleden
Cycling in south Sweden
In the south of Sweden, the province of Skåne offers breathtaking scenery for extensive cycling tours. Long winding country roads, bicycle-friendly public transport and accommodation tailored to cyclists offer them everything they need. Cyclists of all kinds can bike through fields, forests and meadows or along the hilly coastline. Particularly popular are the Kattegattleden to the west, Sydostleden to the east and the new established Sydkustleden which connects the other two, so that cyclists have a path of 900 km in total.
The best cycle routes in Skåne
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Kattegattleden – cycling along the west coast of Skåne
The Kattegattleden is Sweden's first national cycle route extending over 395 km from Helsingborg, one of the oldest and largest cities in Schonens, to Gothenburg, the second largest city in the country. The route leads in 8 stages without interruption through the beautiful landscape of southern Sweden past spectacular coastal sections and sandy beaches.
Sydkustleden – around the south coast of Skåne
The third national cycle route was opened in June 2019. The 230 km Sydkustleden connects the Sydostleden with the Kattegattleden. This means that cycling enthusiasts in southern Sweden have 900 km of cycle paths with good infrastructure at their disposal. From Simrishamn on the east coast, the Sydkustleden runs along the coast to Helsingborg on the west coast. You can follow in the footsteps of Commissioner Wallander in Ystad and visit the cosy towns of Trelleborg, Malmö and Lund. Wide sandy beaches also offer a welcome break on this way.
Sydostleden – from Skåne to Småland
The second national cycling trail in Sweden (Sydostleden) leads from Simrishamn in south-east Skånes to Växjö in the neighboring province of Småland – or vice versa. The 7 stages and about 270 km lead through a varied landscape.
Along the paths in Skåne there are cosy restaurants, cafés and beautiful natural highlights that are well worth a stop. Some are just small detours that lead to hidden corners or great vantage points. Hotels or B&Bs are available for the overnight stay, which are located directly at the route.
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