Åsnen Runt

Bicycle Touring · Småland
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
123 km
Duration
10:00h
Ascent
127 m
Descent
106 m
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Åsnen Runt is a 140 km (in total) circuit around Åsnen with an extra circuit around Skatelövsfjorden. Clear signs make the route easy to follow. About half the route follows an old railbed and has no motor traffic and the route takes you through Sweden's newest national park!

Åsnen Runt is a 140 km (in total) circuit around Åsnen with an extra circuit around Skatelövsfjorden, perfect if you arrive by train to Alvesta! Clear signs make the route easy to follow. About half the route follows an old railbed and has no motor traffic, and the route takes you through Sweden's newest national park! Along the way you will pass Skatelövsfjorden, Torne, Hulevik, Ulvö, Urshult and Lidhemssjön amongst other places. 

Experience the exciting waterwold and open, airy, oak landscapes, great birding locations, broadleaf forests, old-growth forests and marshlands, and a strong wilderness atmosphere.

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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
203 m
Lowest point
136 m
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Safety information

Please note that parts of the cycling tour go on roads with car traffic.

Tips, hints and links

Read more about the cycling route, Åsnen National Park and the Åsnen area on www.visitasnen.se.

Public transport

Trains arrive to Alvesta and Växjö from Copenhagen Airport. Alvesta and Växjö are good starting points for the cycle tour.

Coordinates

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56.875653, 14.810105
DMS
56°52'32.4"N 14°48'36.4"E
UTM
33V 488425 6303560
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

ÅSNEN Nature, National Park and Wildlife in South Sweden – a Travel Guide, by Tobias Ivarsson and Mikael Persson. Pp. 59-60.

Author’s map recommendations

Maps of the route are available at the tourist offices in Växjö, Tingsryd and Alvesta. You can also read more on www.visitasnen.se.

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Karin Nilsson
August 29, 2018 · Community
Nice video from visitasnen!
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  • Cycling along Banvallsleden/Ulvåsen in Lake Åsnen
    Video: Visit Åsnen
Karin Nilsson
August 29, 2018 · Community
A really great ang beautiful route! Works for 1 day or 3 days with stop. My favourite part is the part where you actually bike "through" the lake south of the national park entrance Trollberget! Wow :)
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Done at September 02, 2017
  • Åsnen Runt at Ulvåsen and the mythical creature: "Näckens" bathtub
    Photo: Karin Nilsson, Community

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