Saskimo | Saskia

E-biking in Sweden – lonely forests, vast landscapes and insane trails

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E-biking in Sweden – lonely forests, vast landscapes and insane trails

Mountain Biking Collection by Saskimo | Saskia

11

Tours

12:42 h

101 mi

23,225 ft

The original plan for our summer holiday in 2020 was a trip to South Africa. We’d already booked our flights, but then corona hit and we had to throw out our plans. Our new idea was a road trip through Norway with mountain bikes and we were really looking forward to it. But, 10 days before our departure, Norway closed its borders again and we had to change our plans at short notice once more.

Mountain biking, camping, being outside and away from people were the important factors for us, so it made sense to go to Sweden. We both had little idea of what to expect other than lakes, vast landscapes, nature and wilderness. That was exactly what we wanted and we were not disappointed!

We drove towards Sweden in our car with a roof tent, with Åre in our minds as our northernmost destination. On the way there, we wanted to experience as many trails as possible. Due to the long distances, we drove quite a lot by car, but we managed to get out on our bikes every day. As we were travelling with e-bikes, the car rides also meant we could charge our batteries with the cigarette lighter and a voltage converter.

We always planned our next stop quite spontaneously by looking at the map and where we would find trails. It’s worth having a rough idea of where the good mountain biking regions are, but sometimes, the best Tours are spontaneous!

Without exception, all the trails we found on our trip were terrific, whether in the hilly south of the country or further north in the barren mountains. We are firmly convinced that you can bike everywhere in Sweden. If we had ended up in other spots, we would have had just as good a time!

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Tours & Highlights

  • 01:33
    10.8 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,150 ft

    Arvika is our first trail stop in Sweden, after having been in the car for about two days. We are all the more excited and are sticking to the recommendation of two friends who ride their bikes a lot in Sweden.This short tour starts at a lookout tower above Arvika, where you have a great view of the surrounding area. Lots of forests, rolling hills and some lakes can be seen. Typically Sweden!

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  • 00:49
    6.88 mi
    8.5 mph
    750 ft
    650 ft

    Because we like it so much in the area, we do a second bike day in the area of Arvika. This time a little further outside and accordingly fewer people …

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  • 01:07
    8.44 mi
    7.6 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft

    Yesterday afternoon after our tour in Arvika we drove towards Falun and charged our eBike batteries on the way. In between we had a few problems with the backup, but we got that under control after a while.Falun was also recommended to us by friends who love the area for biking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. So let's go!

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  • 01:08
    8.20 mi
    7.2 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft

    What do you need most for mountain biking? Right, mountains! And we haven't seen mountains that are too high yet. The tours have been really cool so far, but more …

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  • 00:57
    8.63 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,475 ft

    The plan for today was actually to drive from Lofsdalen to Åre and go to the bike park there tomorrow. On the way there, however, we pass through Funäsdalen and …

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  • 01:05
    9.69 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,675 ft

    Looking at the map we noticed that Åre is still a few kilometers away, so we looked for another bike stop, which we found in Östersund! We had very successfully avoided cities up to this point and here, too, we didn't go sightseeing to the city center, but to the small island of Frösön, where the local mountain bikers have built a small bike park at its best!

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  • 02:33
    21.8 mi
    8.5 mph
    9,300 ft
    9,250 ft

    Finally arrived in Åre, the northernmost destination of our trip! Here it looks pretty mountainous and rugged and Sweden's largest bike park is also located here.And we are lucky: …

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  • 01:12
    9.46 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,575 ft

    Now we are on our way back south from Åre, unfortunately two weeks vacation is not enough to drive further north. At some point, at some point we will hopefully …

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  • 00:56
    7.11 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,200 ft

    After we had again sought the advice of our two Sweden-experienced friends, it was clear that we wanted to go to Falun again! Apparently we missed the best of it all ...So we plan our way so that we come through Falun again and check out the area around Dalarna. And that's a good thing - because otherwise we would really have missed the finest trails here!

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  • 00:47
    5.58 mi
    7.2 mph
    775 ft
    900 ft

    We are now quite far south again and our road trip is coming to an end. But we still have a few stops on the list! Today it's near Norrköping, …

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  • 00:34
    4.54 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft

    Today is our last bike day in Sweden, slowly but surely we have to drive a little more specifically to the south and work our way towards Germany. But what …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    101 mi
  • Duration
    12:42 h
  • Elevation
    23,225 ft

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