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Bergslagen Cycling – cycling adventures in the Swedish mining district

Bergslagen Cycling – cycling adventures in the Swedish mining district

Mountain Biking Collection by Bergslagen Cycling

8

Tours

42:30 h

328 mi

15,175 ft

In the hidden forests between Stockholm, Gothenburg, Värmland, and Dalarna lies a true cycling gem. What was once the cradle of Sweden’s iron industry today forms the Bergslagen region which is incredibly quiet, idyllic, and brimming with great nature.
Over 4,200 kilometres (2,600 miles) of bike routes run through Sweden's largest cycling region – around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of which are marked mountain bike routes. In short, Bergslagen is a true paradise with a mix of relics from the early industrial era and wild nature. In this Collection, we present eight varied Tours that provide material for an unforgettable holiday in Sweden.

This Collection was compiled by Swedish locals. You can expect seven lovingly designed day trips as well as one big bikepacking adventure, for which you can easily plan a week and which was scouted especially for this Collection. Most of the routes run on well-marked trails, but have been combined with the knowledge of the locals to create exciting new Tours. The routes are usually designed so that you can ride them on a normal mountain bike. A tight ‘down country’ fully is ideal for the flowy sections. The gravel Tour is a small exception. This route is fun on a mountain bike but also ideal on an unsuspended drop bar gravel bike.

If you want to stay longer and need more ideas for further rides, you don’t have to look far. In the Bergslagen area, there are more than 130 great routes waiting for you. To help you plan in advance, we’ve put together most of the routes and even more Collections here: komoot.de/user/bergslagencycling/tours.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:11
    30.7 mi
    7.3 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This trail combines three excellent properties: It is technical, physically demanding and it leads through a beautiful landscape. Ånnaboda is right at the top of the Kilsbergen ridge, a natural wonder that once was the shoreline of the Yoldia Ocean

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    18.3 mi
    8.1 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Want to experience world class fast single track? You’re at it. This place has become the favourite of many MTB connoisseurs. Hjulsjö is a quaint village, remote from everything, but with quite a few surprises for anyone who’s prepared to leave

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  • Intermediate
    04:59
    27.3 mi
    5.5 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Pershyttan is an unique cultural reserve close to the wooden town of Nora. It’s one of the most well-preserved iron mills and mine sites dating back to the 14th century. The old miner’s paths are now MTB routes, and they offer all an MTB cyclist

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  • Intermediate
    03:17
    26.7 mi
    8.1 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Rönneshytta is just north of Lake Vättern, known for the world’s biggest road bike race. However, we all know MTB is more fun than road racing. Especially so in this area with fast, well-marked routes through ever-changing landscapes.

    

    The route

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    17.8 mi
    8.0 mph
    675 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For a long time Tiveden was the most dangerous place in Sweden. The deep forests were packed with robbers and outlaws, the story goes. Nowadays it’s widely known for it’s troll forests. As one of the more popular national parks in Sweden, you won

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    27.9 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Kloten is one of the biggest nature reserves in Sweden. It’s so big that it’s situated in three different counties and you can bike here for days, if you’re into wildlife and gravel cycling this place is heaven on earth. If you’re into canoeing

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  • Easy
    01:33
    11.8 mi
    7.6 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Kvarntorp is a truly unique place, with its man-made ash hill and acres of old quarries and open mines. The ash hill offers the only lift assisted downhill trails currently in the region, and there’s also a conceptual art park on top of the hill

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  • Difficult
    20:34
    167 mi
    8.1 mph
    7,075 ft
    7,100 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This long distance bikepacking route cuts through the core of Bergslagen and delivers great experiences of the rich history of the region as well as its natural wonders on the way. Beware - it’s not the average cycle touring route. The north part

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    328 mi
  • Duration
    42:30 h
  • Elevation
    15,175 ft

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