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Ecopark Omberg's MTB trails

Sveaskog - responsible for the Omberg Ecopark - has created two MTB trails, one on the north side of the mountain with start and finish at Drottning Ommas Castle (5,4 km) and one on the south side with start and finish in Stocklycke (12 km or 9 km respectivly).

The paths run counterclockwise over short asphalt stretches, forest paths, cleared paths and individual hiking trails. Please note that the trails are shared with pedestrians - show consideration and give the hikers priority!

Omberg ecopark's MTB-trails (in swedish).

Attention! Errors have crept into the descriptions and maps of Sveaskog concerning the bike trail north on the north-east side of Omberg and the bike trail south at Höje. Use UpplevVadstena's maps!

Bike trail north

Ecopark Omberg's MTB trails: bike trail north


Bike trail north - Profiles

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Bike trail south

Ecopark Omberg's MTB trails: bike trail south


Bike trail south, short loop - Profiles Short loop

Bike trail south, long loop - Profiles Long loop

uMap  ⋅  pdf
Short loop: bikemap  ⋅  gpx
Long loop: bikemap  ⋅  gpx

MTB rental

Rent a mountain bike (size S, M, L (and if desired also XL)) in Stocklycke or Borghamn. Price: 399-599 SEK/day. From 9.00 to 18.00.

MTB-uthyrning i Stocklycke.
Pris: Max 499-599 kr/day. From 9.00 to 18.00.

MTB-uthyrning i Borghamn.
Pris: 299-399 kr/dag. From 9.00 to 18.00.

MTB activities

Woods and Water offers various activities for those interested in MTB. The focus is on newcomers, cross-country and enduro. There are also guided tours, something to try out and what is also known as pathfinder - where they help you to find the best paths for you! The most popular offers are private guided tours. There you rent a guide who will adapt the tour completely to your wishes. Bicycles can be rented!

Book a private MTB-guidning.
Price: 800 SEK/person incl. MTB-rental, 400 SEK/person without MTB-rental.

Regional biketrails


   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.


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.


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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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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