Exploring by bike can help you discover new places

Like the idea of spending your days cycling along some of Sweden’s best cycling routes and mountain biking trails whilst spending the night relaxing in a hotel? Then you’ve come to the right place! We have some tips for you if you’re looking for hotels near some of the best cycling routes in Sweden.

Cycling holidays in Sweden

Runt Vatternleden (the Vatternleden cycle route)

Parts of this 420-km-long route are shared with the slightly better known Vatternrundan recreational bike route around Lake Vattern. This cycling route takes you through beautiful nature and quaint villages. Scandic has two hotels in Jonköping, one of which, Scandic Elmia, is the perfect stop for those travelling by bike. The hotel offers bike storage, a bike workshop and, in some rooms, wall-mounted bike racks.

Accommodation along the Vatternleden route:

Kustleden coastal trail

The trail runs from Grisslehamn on Vaddo in the Stockholm archipelago to Vastervik in Smaland. The trail spans four provinces: Uppland, Sodermanland, Ostergotland and Smaland. Along the way you can admire the beautiful coastline and idyllic islands. Most of the trail has an asphalt surface.

Accommodation along the Kustleden coastal trail:

Kattegattleden cycle route

Discover beautiful Halland and Skane on this coastal trail. The route runs between Helsingborg and Gothenburg and along the way you can swim in the sea and visit small fishing villages and pretty summer towns such as Halmstad and Varberg.

Accommodation along the Kattegattleden cycling route: 

The Vastgotaleden cycle route

Cycle along small country roads through an undulating landscape. The route twists and turns and there are many possible routes to follow. The route also takes you to the two largest lakes in Sweden, Lake Vanern and Lake Vattern.

Accommodation suggestions along the Vastgotaleden route:

Sverigeleden cycle route in the north

The Sverigeleden route is long—as the name suggests, it runs the length of the country, from Helsingborg in the south to Karesuando up north. Focussing on the northern part of the route, in summer you can cycle through magical scenery enjoying forests, rivers, rapids and the midnight sun.

Suggestions for accommodation along the northern part of the Sverigeleden route:

The Sverigeleden cycle route in central Sweden

Moving south along the route we reach Dalarna and Varmland counties with their beautiful forests, mountains and lakes.

Good places to stay along the Sverigeleden route in Dalarna and Varmland:

Mountain Bike Trails in Gothenburg

There are a number of routes to explore in the Gothenburg area, on terrain with different difficulty ratings. For example, try the area around Skatas and Delsjon or the route by Molndal and Kallered.

Selected hotels nearby:

Borgen in Varnamo

The Borgen area offers both an XCE and an SM cycling route, amongst other things. Here you can find a technical route with multiple drop offs and obstacles. Challenge yourself and your bike.

Hotels nearby:


Outside Sandviken you’ll find Hogbo, a treasure trove of outdoor pursuits, including a large number of mountain bike routes. Choose between paths and gravel tracks that stretch over many kilometres or a technical area which includes two pump tracks.

Where to stay: