Regional biketrails: Vättern-Sommenleden
⋅ Runt Vättern-leden
Local biketrails: Pilgrimsrundan ⋅ Australien runt
Bike tours with Vadstena as a starting point: Nässjarunda ⋅ Granbyrunda ⋅ Strårunda ⋅ Hagebyhögarunda
Other tours: Borghamnsrunda ⋅ Omberg runt ⋅ Tåkern runt
Bikes to rent
374 km (main route within Småland/Östergötland)
Alternative: Gränna-Visingsö 25 km
Very clearly signposted with red signs, even in built-up areas.
90 % with road surface.
Bårstad-Häckenäs-Örberga section in the municipality of Vadstena gravel road.
The route Vadstena-Gränna runs together with the route Vättern-leden.
Connects to Sverigeleden in the north and south.
410 km (Main route: Around the lake Vättern, Askersund-Motala-Vadstena- Ödeshög-Gränna-Jönköping-Habo-Hjo-Forsvik)
Created in 2000
Alternative: Connecting routes from different starting points -
Hargebaden, Medevi, Tidaholm, Karlsborg, Olshammar and Mullsjö/Ryfors 80 km.
Quite clear signs (blue signs)
75 % asphalted roads.
The Bårstad-Häckenäckenäs-Örberga section in the municipality of Vadstena is gravelled.
The Vättern-leden route touches three other cycle path systems: Västgötaleden in the west, Vättern-Sommenleden in the southeast and Sverigeleden in the north.
93,8 km | ascent/descent 260 m
Start at the Pilgrim Centre in Vadstena. The journey goes over the plain and the Omberg, past Tåkern and Vättern. Twelve medieval churches are along the way (Vadstena Abbey Church, Orlunda Church, Vårfrukyrkan (Skänninge), Bjälbo Church, Appuna Church, Kumla Church, Svanshals Church, Röks Church, Heda Church, Rogslösa Church, Örberga Church, Nässja Church.
Combine motion by bike with peace and accessibility. Take a break at the churches and relax. Take the chance to gather more impressions of the environment. Cyclists can even collect stamps from the twelve churches. Each stamp represents something from the church that you can find out. A pilgrimage does not necessarily have to be done on foot.
12,1 km | ascent/descent 100 m
Start and finish is the monastery ruin of Alvastra. The route leads along paths with several destinations for visitors.
Tillyvägen and Vallgatan between Stocklycke and Turistvägen as well as the route through the Dags mosse are gravelled.
25,5 km | ascent/descent 180 m
Dahlströmska Gården hyr ut tre-växlade cyklar med öppen ram (damcykel). Cykelhjälmar ingår i priset. At Dahlströmska Gården you can rent women's bicycles with three-speed gears. Bicycle helmets are included in the rental price. You can also rent a stylish tandem bike.
f you would like to combine your bicycle excursion with a picnic package, this is possible as well.
Bicycles are available at the reception. Bicycles can be rented for up to five hours or 24 hours.
The rent for a bicycle is 200 SEK/24h or 100 SEK for up to five hours. The tandem costs 300 SEK/24h or 150 SEK for up to five hours.
Lastköpingsgatan 3 B, 592 32 Vadstena
0143-100 23, 0709-810 530
⋅ Dahlströmska Gården
Sporthörnan or the sports shop on the Storgatan in Vadstena rents bicycles for one day, several days or even several weeks. The rental price starts at 150 SEK per day. A helmet costs SEK 50 and a child seat SEK 150.
Storgatan 14, 592 30 Vadstena
⋅ Sporthörnan, Vadstena
The Tourist Information rents out electric bicycles. The rent is 150 SEK per day.
599 80 Ödeshög
⋅ Ödeshögs turistbyrå
Open 20 May - 13 September:
In the Hamnmagasinet, Hästholmens Harbour
Subject to change without notice.