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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.