The adventure starts already on the way to Öland. The journey over the Öland Bridge is both exciting and beautiful. The Öland Bridge is 6072 meters long and was inaugurated in 1972, the bridge is no longer Europe's longest but the longest in Sweden (the Öresund Bridge is longer but also belongs to Denmark). The bike ride starts from Mörbylånga. From here you cycle along the sea to the southern end of the island. Experience Stora Alvaret - one of the world's most distinctive cultural landscapes. Mighty, desolate and dizzyingly beautiful in a strange combination.
Season: June 1 - September 15
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Öland is like a smorgasbord for all the senses. There is always something for everyone here: art, food, animals, culture and nature.
Experience sea noise, the chirping of birds and the mighty expanses of Alvaret. The world heritage of southern Öland has a lot to offer.
Below is an itinerary for this package:
Season June 1 - September 15
Mörbylånga - Degerhamn - Ottenby (bike ride 35 km)The cycling holiday starts in Mörbylånga, about 20 km from Ölandsbron's bridge pier. In Mörbylånga you pick up your bikes at Ölands Cykeluthyrning, located right by the bus station. Free car parking right next door. The cycle path runs on the western side of the island along the Baltic Sea. A varied bike ride with lush forest groves, through villages, open plains and in summer also along the yellow rapeseed fields. Along the round, you also get acquainted with the island's world heritage southern Öland's Alvar, which is a world - unique and living agricultural landscape. The bike ride continues through the small picturesque village Degerhamn and on to today's final destination Ottenby Vandrarhem. You prepare dinner yourself at the hostel.
Ottenby - Långe Jan - Mellby Ör Inn (bike ride 18 km)Ottenby on Öland's southern cape is one of Sweden's most famous bird stations. Here you are really overwhelmed by the rich bird life. Research on the birds in our nature has been conducted here since the 1940s. Here you also enjoy the 42 meter high lighthouse Långe Jan, which was lit for the first time in 1785. On the way to Mellby Ör Inn, a short trip to the picturesque Gräsgårdshamn is recommended. Experience the genuine fishing life with the beautiful fishing boats. Accommodation & food at Mellby Ör Inn, which is a renovated farmhouse from the 1860s and offers views of the Baltic Sea and Stora Alvaret's barren limestone plains. For the evening's meal, you get a nice barbecue package with local and locally grown Öland ingredients that you prepare at the grill.
Mellby Ör Inn - Eksgården Gårdby (bike ride 30)Today's final destination is Eksgården in Gårdby. The tour goes along the moderately busy east coast. If you take it easy, you can also cycle on the marked hiking trails. Just after Mellby you pass the picturesque row villages Skärlöv. Continue up to Stenåsa and on to Gårdby. Check-in at Eksgården in Gårdby, one of Öland's best restaurants, praised by White Guide. Here the theme is peace, quiet and relaxation.
Eksgården Gårdby (day trip)Day of discovery on your own in the beautiful surroundings. A trip to the west side offers many sights and many cozy villages to stop at such as Vickleby and Stora Frö. Both villages are cozy and full of beautiful houses. In Stora frö it is only a short walk to Sandbergen where you can walk in fantastic pine forests right by the sea. Vickleby on the other hand invites to art and culture with the beautiful Capellagården. Their garden store and nursery offer spices, medicinal plants and other cultivated plants. On the way back to Gårdby, we recommend that you take the road over Stora Alvaret via Resmo. The views are unbeatable! Enjoy another evening of a tasty dinner at Eksgården.
Eksgården Gårdby - Karlevi - Beijershamn - Mörbylånga (bike ride 35 km)Take the opportunity to enjoy the last day on Öland. Recommends that you take the tour over Karlevi and Beijershamn before ending in Mörbylånga. Karlevi contains Öland's foremost runestone and is considered one of Sweden's most remarkable runestones. Not far from here is Bejiershamn, which is a dilapidated harbor construction project that has become a bird paradise. A total of 250 bird species have been observed here. The bicycles that have been your loyal servants you can then return to Gunnar in Mörbylånga. For five days you have now got to know Sweden's smallest landscape. Fantastic Öland gives the feeling "gone but still close".
1 pc Accommodation Ottenby Hostel incl.
Bed linen & towel
1 pc Accommodation B&B Mellby Ör Inn incl.
Bed linen & towel
2 nights at Eksgården Hotell & Restaurang
3 pcs Dinners excluding drinks
1 Dinner (Grill package with good accessories, you cook yourself)
1 st Lunch
4 pcs Breakfast
1 x 24-speed Touring bike incl. bicycle helmet
1 st Map
1 trip description
Single room supplement 1800 SEK
Deduction own bike - 500 SEK
Packing bags (2 pcs of 15 liters) 200 SEK
Cancellation protection 250 SEK / person
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