Regional biketrails

Vättern-Sommenleden

   374 km (main route within Småland/Östergötland)

Created 1984/1997
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.

OpenCycleMap

Please note!: In the OSM cycling map, Vättern-Sommenleden is only marked between Väderstad, Vadstena, Skännninge and Mjölby.

Runt Vättern-leden

   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.

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Competition rounds

Vätternrundan

315 km
(2021 new routing via Askersund - Åmmeberg - Zinkgruvan - Godegård)

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Halvvättern

150 km
(2022 changed routing Skänninge-Motala)

uMap  ⋅  gpx

Tjejvättern

100 km150 km
(2022 changed routing Skänninge-Motala)

uMap  ⋅  gpx



Local biketrails

Pilgrims round

  93,8 km | ascent/descent 260 m

Created 2018

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.

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Australien runt

  12,1 km | ascent/descent 100 m

If the bike is also suitable for forest and gravel paths, you can cycle the "Australia Round", a circuit around the southern part of the Omberg and part of the Dags mosse. The route is 12.1 km long and signposted. Suitable starting points are Alvastra and Stocklycke. The name of the round is due to the fact that the course is similar to the contour of Australia.

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Bike tours
with Vadstena as starting point (start at Hovstull)

Nässjarunda

Nässjarunda

  25,0 km | ascent/descent 60 m

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Granbyrunda

Granbyrunda

  17,0 km | ascent/descent 30 m

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Strårunda

Strårunda

  13,0 km | ascent/descent 20 m

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Hagebyhögarunda

Hagebyhögarunda

  18,0 km | ascent/descent 30 m

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Bike tours around Lake Tåkern

Tåkern runt

  42,1 km | ascent/descent 30 m

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Map with sights, points of interest


Cycle routes
with Borghamn/Omberg as starting point


Omberg runt (Omberg round)

Omberg runt Omberg runt. Start in Västerlösa.

Turistvägen Turistvägen


  25,5 km | ascent/descent 180 m

Omberg runt is the shortest asphalt route around Omberg and a popular destination, also for cycling clubs. If you don't want to cycle all the way around the mountain, you can use Turistvägen as a shortcut between Länsvägen and Stocklycke. This section is wider than Sjövägen and is ideal for learning to cycle uphill.

The Halvvättern and Tjejvättern competitions run along Sjövägen from north to south. The biggest challenge of the race starts at the climb just behind Borghamn.

If you are not on a race bike, you can take the Järnvägen/Marsfällanvägen from Västerlösa to Ekhaga/Djurkälla. The road to Hl. Hjärtas kloster (Abbey of the Holy Heart) is privately owned and closed to all types of vehicles, including bicycles. In this case, cycle instead past Ekhaga towards Skedet and then turn right towards Skogsby and the main road.

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Map with sights and points of interest


Borghamnsrunda

Borghamnsrunda

  43,0 km | Aufstieg/Abstieg 50 m

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Cycle routes
with Borghamn/Omberg as starting point

Borghamnsrunda

Borghamnsrunda

  43,0 km | ascent/descent 50 m

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Omberg runt

Omberg runt

  25,5 km | ascent/descent 180 m

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Map with sights and points of interest


Bikes to rent

Hedenskog Nöjen, Vadstena

Hedenskog Nöjen rents out three-speed bicycles with open frames (ladies' bikes) and both hand and foot brakes.

Bicycles are picked up and dropped off at:
Boden, Järnvägsgatan 9
Kungens Glass, Storgatan 4

Price:
The rent for a bicycle is 200 SEK/day. Up to five hours 100 kr.
Full week 1000 kr. Child seat 50 kr
Helmet included.

Hedenskog Nöjen
Booking:  070-3390 2503.
Hedenskog Nöjen - Cykla

Sporthörnan, Vadstena

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.

Sporthörnan, Vadstena
Storgatan 14, 592 30 Vadstena
 0143-103 62
 ⋅ Sporthörnan, Vadstena