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Åsnen runt/banvallsleden      visitasnen.se/outdoor/cycling/

Åsnen is a lake that offers fantastic nature experiences. The best way is to get on a bike. You can cycle around the whole of Åsnen. The river is approximately 140 km and starts from Alvesta. Almost half the distance is car-free. At the tourist office in Alvesta you can buy a package of accommodation, breakfast and lunch packages. The whole round takes about 4 days and maybe better to choose the finest (and closest) parts instead. The route we mainly recommend is along the old railway embankment trail from Torne down to Ålshult. The distance is about 15 km. Here you can take a break in beautiful Hulevik or we Trollberget just south of the resort. Trollberget is part of the national park and is a legendary place with moss-covered boulders, corridors and caves in the middle of the beautiful beech forest. This is said to be the place where the troll celebrates Christmas and there should also be a hidden treasure in gold. If you continue south you come to Ulvö and on to Ålshult. Cycling on the eastern side of Åsnen south from Bjurkärr across Sirkön and Vemboö can also be recommended. A scenic countryside with winding roads, deciduous groves and orchards.

Sydostleden  www.sydostleden.se

This slightly longer ride is for the more enthusiastic and experienced cyclist. Sydostleden is one of Sweden's best cycling tourist routes and runs between Växjö and Simrishamn. The trail passes through southern Sweden from southern Småland, through Blekinge and down to southeast Skåne. The distance is about 274 km and is divided into 7 stages (Växjö-Tingsryd-Karlshamn-Mörrum-Sölvesborg-Kristianstad-Åhus-Brösarp-Simrishamn). The landscape along the route is varied, and offers both coastal experiences and wooded areas. The resorts you pass all have their own special character. For the most part, the trail goes on its own cycle path without car traffic, but on some stretches you can cycle in inter-traffic