By bike in Karlshamn
There is a well-developed network of cycling paths in Karlshamn, but also many other inviting routes for cycling around the municipality in beautiful nature. This page contains information about cycle paths, tour suggestions, service and bicycle rental.
Bicycle trail – Sydostleden
“Sydostleden” (The Southeast Trail) is a 27 mile long cycle trail in southern Sweden that gives you a varied nature experience from the saddle. The southeast trail goes from Växjö to Simrishamn. Four miles of the trail run through the municipality of Karlshamn. Start cycling in the peaceful forests of Småland, along the coast in the south and finish at Österlen in Skåne.
Bicycle trail – Banvallsleden
“Banvallsleden” is a 25 mile long cycle trail between Karlshamn and Halmstad. Here you cycle in beautiful varied nature along the old railway embankment (two disused narrow-gauge railway lines) that runs from Halmstad via Ljungby, Alvesta, Tingsryd and Olofström, to Karlshamn. The train lines were built at the end of the 19th century and were in operation until around 1970.
Tour suggestions in Karlshamn
In the visitors map, see link below, there is an overview of the municipality with four suggested bicycle routes marked on the map. Please note that they are only suggestions for cycling tours, so there are no marks along the way.
- Svängsta-Ringamåla route 24 km (blue)
- Mörrum route 32 km (green)
- Asarum-Hällaryd route 33 km (purple)
- Åryd-Halahult route 49 km (yellow/green)
Bicycle trails in the forest
The bicycle trails is found at the bottom of the old ski slope “Lingonbacken” in Karlshamn. There are three mountain bike trails to cycle: Yellow 0.9 km, White 4 km and Turquoise 6.6 km. Here is also Cykelmartin’s Adventure Track, which is 600 meters long. It is found approximately 1 kilometer into the Vit/Turkos tracks.
Naturskyddsföreningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) has produced a cycle map of Karlshamn that shows the larger routes and a coherent network of cycle paths and low-traffic roads where it is nice to go by bike. On this map you can see what type of road it is, as well as traffic, surface and slope.
ARK56 are linked coastal trails in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in Blekinge. ARK56 takes you through the Blekinge archipelago, along and on its waters. You choose whether you want to experience nature and culture on foot, by bike, in a kayak or by boat. 16 hubs connect the trails in Blekinge and offers experiences, food and accommodation along the way. See how to get around by bike along the coast in Blekinge.
In Karlshamn you can rent bikes at Karlshamns Vandrarhem (youth hostel), Kolleviks Camping (campsite), Långasjönäs Camping (campsite), Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve, at the train station and close to the guest harbour in the city center.
Bicycle pumps are available at the square in the city center, at Östra Piren (the east pier) and at the train station. You can also pump your bike tires at a petrol station if you have a bike with a car valve. Keep in mind that it is very quick to pump up a bicycle tire with an air pump intended for cars.