Cycling tour Sweden

Cycling between iconic Swedish movie landscapes

It should be easy fun and sustainable to experience Småland

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Author: Carina Enqvist , coordinator Cycling in the Film Landscape Småland


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Description: Travel the roads and landscapes that inspired Astrid Lindgren to write her books

Try a cycling tour in Sweden, an activity that suits the family trip. For example, you are outdoors for a whole day.  At the same time you can experience a piece of Swedish culture and nature in Småland? Check out the bicycle tours in the Film Landscape Småland, a real family treat!

Cycling in the iconic Film Landscape Småland

The bike tours start from the film museum Filmbyn Småland in Mariannelund. From here you will cycle to movie recording sites and the tourist attractions Katthult and Bullerbyn. Along the way you pass several places where they recorded scenes for the films about Emil in Lönneberga.  Above all, a child-friendly activity and an outdoor adventure on your motorhome vacation or family trip in Sweden. 

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Cycling tour Sweden, Småland- for real

The bike tours are about 15-70 kilometers long. You will bike through large forests and idyllic Swedish villages, past red cottages and living farmhouses. You will see cultivated landscapes and glittering lakes. All in typical Småland environment in a hilly and varied landscape with beautiful views. You cycle on less busy asphalt roads, gravel roads and on parts of the Sevedeleden hiking trail. Park your bike and stop at historic sites and unique natural phenomena and attractions.  For instance, you might  meet some of the forest’s wildlife, a hare, a deer, and even the king of the forest. Set aside plenty of time for a swim in a lake or cook and eat by an open fire.

Rental bicycles and food packages can be pre-ordered and picked up at Filmbyn Småland in Mariannelund, 700 meters from Spilhammars Camping  not far from Rokulla Pensionat 

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Book a personal guide and learn more Swedish Heritage

At certain times it is possible to book your own local guide. During a guided tour you will learn more about Swedish and Småland history.  For instance, in 1875 Astrid Lindgren’s father was born here, we pass the houses where he was born and grew up. 100 years later, they recorded films about Emil in Lönneberga and Children in noisy Village (Bullerbyn) here. Listen to the stories from the recording time and see the recording locations.

 Your cycling tour Sweden, more about Småland

Småland has an history of small scale industry, agriculture, forestry and migration. Wherever you go you will come across lakes, forests and culture.

During the 19th century, several hundred thousand Swedes emigrated to America, many from this particular area.  For example, you can experience the Swedish industrial heritage on your bike, hike along the migration trails and try out bike trails in the forests. Cycle in agriculture landscapes,  apple orchards and lake districts