Malmö – Kristianstad <br>(Sydost- & Sydkustleden)

Welcome to take part in a whole new cycling experience Malmö - Kristianstad

Take the chance to try one of Skåne's most beautiful bike paths, an incredible experience where you will get to cycle through various scenic environments. During the route you will also see landscapes of how the Skåne coast changes from long white beaches to rolling flowering rapeseed fields. Along the south coast road you have the opportunity to swim from Sweden's most beautiful beaches and discover hidden gems such as small farm shops and fishing communities. Why not take a look at one of the cafes you find along the way and enjoy dinners at local inns, as well as take the chance to visit the lively metropolitan cities of Ystad and Kristianstad.

This package includes:

  • Mma - Krstd - 6 nights with breakfast at fine hotels along the trail
  • Transport your luggage on the trail to the various hotels
  • Touring bikes with 24 gears
  • Maps and information about the trail
  • Pick-up, we pick up your bikes when you are done with your bike ride.
  • 1 pannier, waterproof bag

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Malmö - Trelleborg (37km)

Malmö is one of the ten best cycling cities in the world. But there is so much more to Malmö than just good bike paths. What really makes the city worth a visit is the diversity, the markets, the restaurants, the parks and the beach. Spend a few hours in Malmö and shop at Möllan, take a dip at the Ribban outdoor swimming pool, stroll through Pildammsparken, have a cup of coffee at Slottsträdgården castle garden café and visit the harbor in Västra Hamnen and Turning Torso. And don't miss Malmö's excellent restaurants, from Guide Michelin restaurants to excellent street food. From the Swedish Riviera bar to the Viking fortress in Trelleborg, it is only an easy bike ride of only twenty kilometers. But before you go to Trelleborg, take a detour to Skanör if your time permits. The long SEK-white sandy beach around Näset was selected as one of Europe's most beautiful beaches. Here you get a relaxing beach life and inside Skanör harbor you can enjoy fish from local fish smokers, or the inn and stroll along the beautiful houses. It is a kept secret that Skanör / Falsterbo is Sweden's richest site for bird species and that over 340 species have been observed here. So whether you are a bird watcher, a food lover or a bathing enthusiast, there is much to experience.

To do:

  • Ribersborg outdoor bath house. (Ribersborg's cold bath house in Swedish, also known as the Ribban of the elderly and Kallis of the younger generation) is an outdoor bath on the Ribersborg beach in Malmö, about one kilometer southwest of Turning Torso.
  • The palace garden, the palace garden in Malmö is located on the island, just behind the Malmöhus castle. The garden has an area of ​​about 12 000 square meters and is run by a private club with ecological principles.
  • Skanör is a town in the Vellinge district and part of Skanör with Falsterbo in southwest Skåne, Sweden. The city's amenities include hotels, restaurants, a harbor and a medieval church.
  • Turning Torso is a neo-futuristic residential skyscraper in Malmö and the tallest building in Scandinavia. It is considered the first twisted skyscraper in the world.

Rest: Malmo

  • First Hotel Jörgen Kock: An 3 star hotel that was originally built as a shipyard hotel for Kockums that hosted both its own employees and guests at the hotel. It is located in the heart of Malmö. Only 100 meters from Malmö Central Station and 20 minutes from Copenhagen Airport. Here you can take a well deserved break at First Hotel and enjoy a good dinner at one of Malmö's all restaurants.
  • Scandic Segevång: An 3 star hotel close to nature. Take a chance and take a dip in their indoor pool after a good dinner in the Köksbaren restaurant. If you like golf you can take a tour of Malmö Burlövs Golf Club. They lend golf clubs so you can also practice where you can use the hotel's own artificial green. During the summer, guests have free access to the nearby Segevångs outdoor pools.
  • Hotel in Malmö Arena: This hotel is right next to Malmö Arena and 4 minutes walk from Hyllie station. Malmö Arena Hotel is a family owned and colorful event and business hotel with 395 rooms. On the ground floor is our restaurant Nilsson's Restaurant & Bar where the chefs compose menus with Scandinavian modern food in focus. Malmö Arena Hotel's skybar is located on the floor 16 and 85 meters above sea level. From their skybar you have a unique view of the Öresund Bridge and Malmö. The sky bar's panoramic window gives you excellent views in all directions.

Trelleborg - Ystad (47km)

Trelleborg is a city also known as the City of Palms for the fine palms that decorate part of Trelleborg's streets and roads. This is also a hub for all ferry traffic to and from Sweden, so you will undoubtedly see these ships add to the quay. Don't forget to visit the ancient Viking village in Trelleborg with its museum and café. After a nice rest in Trelleborg, the next trip to the cozy town of Ystad is to take a walk among the 300 old half-timbered houses with lush gardens and cobbled streets. In Ystad there is one of Sweden's best preserved monastic buildings. Enjoy the herb garden, visit the museum or have a cup of coffee in the garden. Follow Wallander's footsteps! Watch the movies and movie locations in Ystad's tourist center, and there are also guided tours for the most avid Wallander reader. On the way to Trelleborg you cycle past cozy Mossby beach with SEK crystal clear water and the living fishing villages of Abbekås and Hörte. Sweden's southernmost cape is in Smygehuk, where the fish smokehouse offers local specialties. There are also cozy cafes and a small fishing port. With the sea as the nearest neighbor, you cycle past Beddingestrand which really lives up to a top summer destination! Stop and take a break and then continue to the old fishing village of Gislöv.

To do:

  • The Viking Museum in Trelleborg. The Trelleborg as it looks today is a reconstruction that was completed 1995. In the museum building there is a Viking exhibition, a shop and a cafe.
  • Mossbystrand. Beautiful and beach-friendly beach between Trelleborg and Ystad. -Ystad art museum. Collection focusing on art in relation to Skåne and Denmark.
  • Marsvinsholm Castle. Be ready 1648, visit the beautiful castle park or theater!
  • Smygehuk. Sweden's southernmost cape with harbor and cozy fishing village.
  • Ystad studio's visitor center. Here you can experience different environments from several of the productions that have been recorded in Ystad Studios over the years.

Rest: Trelleborg

  • Best Western Hotel Hansa: Located right on the pedestrian street in central Trelleborg - here you are close to everything! The proximity to the ferry terminal with connections to the continent and Travemünde, Sassnitz and Rostock meet the local in the form of cozy cafes, sprawling restaurants, inspiring shopping and rich cultural life. They have 42 rooms that include single and double rooms and offer tastefully decorated rooms with luxury beds by the Bed Factory Sweden brand.

Ystad - Simmrishamn (53km)

Between the charming medieval towns of Simrishamn and Ystad, you pass through open countryside, ancient stone carvings and over golden rape fields. This is a paradise for nature lovers, here there are many hiking and cycling trails to experience. You cycle between apple plantations and mythical sites from the Viking Age, but also see medieval castles. The nature in this part of Skåne offers unique flora and exciting fauna. Something new is waiting behind almost every corner. Visit the fishing spots with life, the mighty Ale stones, the interesting vineyards, the Sandhammaren nature reserve, the cozy cafes and the local restaurants. Or just head over to one of the long white sandy beaches, lie down in the soft sand and enjoy the breathtaking views. Southeast of Skåne has a lot to offer a visiting cyclist. When you land in Simrishamn you will meet a fishing village with a cozy city center, take a city walk on your own and stay down in the harbor and enjoy the atmosphere of the sea.

To do:

  • Nordic Sea Winery. Sweden's largest winery with guided tours.The Österlens Museum. Always free admission to current exhibitions and to the garden.
  • Dag Hammarskjölds Backåkra. Incredibly beautiful nature reserve with a farm bought by Dag Hammarskjöld.
  • Kåseberga and Ales stones. Old fishing village with lots of cozy restaurants. Hike up to Ales stones dating back to 400 AD.
  • Brantevik. Cozy village and fishing location with several lovely cafes and restaurants.
  • Sandhammaren. Perhaps Sweden's finest beach!

Rest: Ystad

Hotel Continental du Sud: With its four stars in Ystad, this is one of Sweden's oldest hotels and has been a home for visitors and celebrities for almost 200 years. They have their own guarded parking and the location is the best conceivable next to the central station, marina and shopping streets. Their staff is there every time of the day to make you feel at home and get access to the best service. The hotel's heart, restaurant Brasserie du Sud provides a fantastic taste experience, signed by chef Joakim Johansson with team

Simrishamn - Kivik (19km)

This route offers winding roads and fantastic views of the hilly, well-preserved nature and cultural landscape of the Österlen region. Along the trail you will meet the baroque Christinehof Palace of the 1700 century, located in an ecological park offering many relaxing walks. Next to this castle you will find Alunbruket, Skåne's oldest cottage café, where you can enjoy Swedish coffee and pastries in a wonderful old environment. Just a stone's throw from the trail you will find Hallamölla waterfall, with a well preserved mill. Hallamölla is the highest waterfall in Skåne with a total fall height of 23 meters. High above the Baltic Sea, with a view that extends over several miles, lies the Vitaby church. Next to the church in Vitaby church village are farm dairies with its picturesque, cozy farm shop and Vitaby blueberries that offer you the opportunity to pick your own berries. The surroundings are varied and consist of beautifully cultivated land and grazing meadows and forest. Kivik is the ultimate apple city and is the home of the Kivik cider factory and the annual apple market. Meet the farms and enjoy the various farm shops with their local products. Experience the fishing village with its tasteful mix of old and new houses. Stop in at one of the cozy cafes and restaurants that cater to all tastes. Which will be your favorite? At the end of the route you will meet Stenshuvud National Park, whose cliff tower overlooks the south. Stop for a while and go up to the top of the mountain. Simrishamn, often called the Austrian capital, dates back to the 1100 century. Picturesque pastel-colored houses with beautifully carved doors are a typical feature of this area. Go shopping in Simrishamn's stores and enjoy a delicious meal with local produce at the restaurants and cafes here. You will find a wonderful beach north of the city, as well as an outdoor pool with temperature controlled sea water.

To do:

  • Christinehof Palace. The castle was built in German Baroque style 1737 – 1741 under the leadership of Georg Mockelten. The castle is part of Christinehof's Eco Park. Today (2017), the cultural association Christina's Wänder conducts program activities in the castle.
  • Alunbruket. One of Skåne's oldest café. The cross-timber length was built as a working home at the beginning of the 1700 century and is beautifully situated surrounded by Verkeån's nature reserve.
  • Vitaby. Over the Vitaby Church's rolling hills in Österlen, it is a sight worth seeing. The ground on the farm just below the church bell has been used by the same family for over nine generations.
  • Kivik's temple. Kiviks Musteri AB is a Swedish family-owned museum in Österlen, Skåne, run by the fourth generation Åkesson. They process fruits such as apple juice, juice, cider, SEA cream and soups. These items can be purchased at their Museum store.
  • Stenhuvud's National Park: Naturum Stenhuvud is the visitor center. Here you can see an exhibition about the national park, meet knowledgeable staff, join a guided tour, browse a book in their reading corner and buy a cup of coffee in the summer.

Rest: Simrishamn

Hotell Svea: This is a paradise for nature lovers, here are many hiking, biking trails to discover. You cycle between apple orchards and mythical sites from the Viking Age, but also see medieval castles. Here you can rest at the enchanting Hotel Svea.

Rest: Ahus

The Captain's House: Located right in the center of charming Österlen. Experience spring's fantastic apple blossom, summer's weak winds or why not a sunny autumn day when the apple trees are fruiting? Together with the restaurant and its surroundings, they can offer you tasty delicacies. In Österlen there are many and beautiful golf courses - close to the apple orchards, the open fields and the sea - there are many options.

Kivik - Kristianstad (48km)

Between Kristianstad and Åhus, the Southeast track cuts through Kristianstad's bread culture. Among the crops grown here are rye for the famous Swedish crispbread, potatoes for potato chips and wheat for Absolut Vodka. Åhus is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Sweden. Narrow lanes are decorated with picturesque half-timbered houses. Did you know that there are remains of a city wall on the outskirts of the city that is one of the best preserved in Sweden? Don't miss Absolute Home where you can learn more about the history and philosophy of Absolut Vodka. Enjoy authentic Scanian food at Åhus Gästgivaregård Inn, locally produced ice cream (Ottoglas) on the central square and miles and miles of beaches. Combine this with an adventure with the amusement park Upzone, where you climb the obstacle course between the trees. In Friseboda nature reserve you cycle right next to the sea. From the cycle path on the railway embankment near Maglehem, you can pause to enjoy a cup of coffee in the café and the unique Quartz Museum Blåherremölla in an environment filled with natural beauty and cultural history Kivik in the north to the beloved Österlen region, take your time and spend an extra day. There is so much to discover here… There are various hiking trails, such as the Österlen Trail, Blåvinge Trail and Backa Trail, which meander around the hills with their unique flora and fauna. Try the classic Skåne dish "Egg cookie" at the esteemed Brösarps Gästgifveri Inn, and enjoy coffee and pastries at Café Smulan in the center of the village. During the summer, the Skåne Railway Museum offers a railway of magnificent nostalgic travel. Take a steam-powered train on a more than 100-year-old railway between Brösarp station and S: t Olof.

To do:

  • Absolutely Home in Åhus. This experience takes you behind the scenes and shows you how one of the world's best vodkas is made. You will experience a journey through crafts and innovation and meet the people, the SEK activity and the vision behind the brand.
  • Upzone in Åhus. In their High Ropes courses is an 2,5 hour adventure where you can get to know yourself in challenging situations. Climb from platform to platform up to 12 meters between the tree tops. Swing in the nets, balance on wires and obstacles and throw yourself on our exciting ziplines.
  • Blåherremölla. In scenic and cultural history valuable surroundings, old-fashioned homemade cakes, waffles and good sandwiches are served. Here, guests will have an unforgettable cup of coffee in a wonderful old farm and mill environment. Unique mill museum simply!
  • Skåne railways. Railways maintains and develops the museum railway in Österlen and shows a period when they traveled on wooden benches, the stinsen was king in the community and the train driver all the children's idol!

Rest: Kristianstad

Kristiandstad First Hotel Christian IV: This hotel used to be a bank located 6 minutes walk from the amusement park and an 4 minutes walk from both the Kristianstad Regional Museum and the Film Museum. Only 100 meters from the train and bus station, the hotel 86 offers magnificent rooms and suites with high comfort.