Bike packing in beautiful environment!
On this fatbike adventure you get to explore the amazing forests of Tiveden on two wheels. You bike through magical forests, pass by exciting rock formations and dark ponds. The area also hosts cosy coffee shops and restaurants. The nights are spent in a tent and you wake up hearing the birds sing.
The bike included is a fatbike, a mountainbike with oversized tyres that fit perfectly on any type of terrain. With a fatbike you can choose if you want to roll along winding gravel roads or if you rather challenge yourself on charming and partly tricky single-tracks.
Tiveden offers an exciting history with stories about both giants and outlaws and of course we hand out tour suggestions and maps to the most exciting sights and the cosiest tent spots.
The tour starts in Askersund, a cute little city that you easily reach by train and bus from Stockholm and Gothenburg. An alternative could be to start the tour from the train station in Hallsberg or Laxå. Together we go through your equipment which includes fatbike and bike bags. If you have rented extra gear, like tent, sleeping bags and kitchen gear etc, we also make sure that you are familiar with it all. You will also get an information package with maps and descriptions. A food store can be found nearby if you need to buy something.
On your first biking day you will mainly follow gravel roads with little traffic but there are also a few options to choose single-track. The landscape is a nice mixture of farmland with grassing cattle and red cottages, and beautiful forest areas with glittering lakes. There are also interesting sights along the road if you are looking for some cultural experiences. The suggested route on day one is around 30-35 km. We will advice you some nice spots for your first tent night.
Day two you will reach Tiveden National Park where you have a possibility to go on a hike to have a closer look at this spectacular area. There are also challenging bike trails in certain parts of the park. Please note that you are not allowed to bike on most of the hiking routes. Stop at Sannerud and taste the locally brewed coffee from the coffee shop and maybe enjoy a home made pizza from a very special restaurant. We also recommend you to visit the beautiful sandy beach of Vitsand and go for a swim at Lake Stora Trehörningen. Place your tent next to a dark pond a fall asleep to the sound of the wind. We will give few different route options, from 30-50 km, depending on how long distance you want to bike.
On day three you follow winding gravel roads but you will also get the chance to challenge yourself along smaller forest roads and single-tracks. Take a historical walk around the old buildings of Tivedstorp and visit the nature reserve Fagertärn, famous for its rare red water lilies, normally in bloom in July. If you want to leave the bike for a while you can hike around the lake. You will bike parts of the route along the old pilgrim route The Monk’s Trail towards Olshammar, located at the shore of Lake Vättern. Here you can choose to add some luxury to the tour and stay at a cosy Bed & Breakfast with a nice meal out of local specialities. It is also possible to spend the evening on a kayak trip in the archipelago.
On day four you start heading towards Askersund. Chose a nice biking route along Lake Vättern and visit the castle of Stjernsund. Or, head back towards the forest for some beautiful gravel roads. Around 25 km biking or more.
2040 SEK per person
The price includes; fatbike during four days, bike bags for frame and/or luggage holder minimum 39 L. Maps, information about bike routes and tour suggestions. Bike pump, basic tool.
Send us an email with your wished dates, information about how tall you are (to get the right bikes) and if you want some additional equipment. We will get back to you about availability.
Camping package with tent, sleeping bag, mattresses, outdoor kitchen (gas or fuel, 1 bottle included) with pots, plate/cup, cutlery etc for 3 days/4 days: price example 1400 SEK/2 persons.
“Luxury light”: spend your last night at a cosy Bed & Breakfast in Olshammar. Enjoy a 3-course dinner in the evening and a good breakfast before you set off biking. Price example 2325 SEK/2 persons.
If you want a longer tour it is easy to add a few days and we are happy to give our best suggestions.
Are you not so keen on tent nights? Check out our ready made package with accommodation, full board and interesting culture included: Bike tour along Vättern and through Tiveden’s forests.
Culture and sights along the tour
Stjernsunds castle, 6km south of Askersund, is considered to be among the most beautiful castles in Sweden.
The birth room of the poet Verner von Heidenstam in Olshammarsgården in Olshammar and the Birgitta Church, founded by the patron saint of Europe; Saint Bridget of Sweden.
Kullängsstugan, 8 km west of Askersund, is a log building from the 17th century, built for a wealthy family of the time.
Tivedstorp has a history that dates back to the 15th century when Finnish settlers moved here to become farmers.
Dammtorp outdoor museum is a collection of old buildings and a good example of old building techniques.
Sannerud hosts a coffe shop with locally brewed coffe from Tivedens Kafferosteri. Nearby you have Luripompa, an atypical restaurant with local specialities.
Read more about Tiveden area and Tiveden National Park