A special experience that is available for a few weeks during the summer. Then you have the option of taking the boat bus from Lillängshamnen in Hammarö to Borgvik. From there you follow a section of the Unionsleden back to Karlstad. Requires liters more from the cyclist and the bike but offers a lot of cycling experience. Don’t forget to look at the historic cultural environment in Borgvik. Or take a dip on the way.
Gravel cycling between Borgvik and Karlstad along the Unionsleden is a fantastic experience for cycling enthusiasts. Unionsleden is a well-marked cycle path that runs through beautiful forest areas and along lakes and streams. The journey between Borgvik and Karlstad is approximately 70 km and takes approximately 4 hours to cycle.
During the trip you will pass through scenic areas with many chances to see wildlife such as moose, deer and birds. You will also pass historical places such as Borgvik Castle and Åkersberg Church.
Gravel cycling is perfect for those who want to combine exercise with enjoying nature and adventure. But it is important to be prepared that the road can be a bit challenging at times with rocky and uneven sections. It is therefore important to have a bicycle with good tires and to have enough food and water with you.