Cycling in Vimmerby

Cycling in Vimmerby

Vimmerby municipality is truly a paradise for those who want to discover the municipality by bike and at the same time get recreation for both body and soul. Here you are treated to a varied forest and cultural landscape that is criss-crossed by numerous paved minor roads, but above all gravel and forest roads, which are usually completely car-free.

In order to simplify and encourage cycling, Vimmerby municipality has made a number of suggestions for nice cycle routes to choose from. When choosing the routes, safety and security have been important, as well as the possibility of riding a normal standard bicycle. The rounds are on paved roads, dirt roads and forest roads and sometimes shorter pieces on paths. The surface and "hilliness" varies and the length of the rounds is between 9 km and 50 km.

Some routes have shorter sections where you may experience it as a bit "tricky" to make your way, but then you just have to take it extra easy or get off the bike. Keep in mind that dirt and forest roads change from time to time. It may be after heavy rainfall or that the roads have been covered with gravel/coarse stone or have been affected in other ways in connection with, for example, forest felling.

Information about major deteriorations regarding road standards is provided regularly during each round.

Cycling in Vimmerby has been created by the municipality of Vimmerby with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development i
Europe and Leader Astrid
Lindgren's Homestead.

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The cycle routes are not marked except the existing signs with the names of towns, villages and farms. If you can't navigate the roads yourself, you can get help with directions through printed maps, digital maps or GPS navigation. The simple descriptions of the routes that you'll find describe the rounds either clockwise or counterclockwise, but of course you can cycle in whichever direction you want. For each round below there are links to digital maps and to download a GPX file.

Printed maps

The maps can be obtained free of charge from the Vimmerby Tourist Office in the Town Hall of Vimmerby. The maps are printed on weatherproof paper.

Digital maps

A digital map is a map that you open on your mobile or in another digital tool for navigating in the city and nature. Naturkartan is an example of a digital map service that is available both as an app but can also be visited in a web browser. With Naturkartan you will your way around Vimmerby's forests and on both hiking trails, cycle paths and waterways. You can easily find the cycling routes in Vimmerby's by clicking on the corresponding map link below. For each round there is also a Google Maps map that you can use for navigation.

GPS navigation

The GPS navigation works just like in many modern cars and boats. With the right app in your mobile, a bike computer with the same function and a so-called GPX file, you can get guidance for a route via map. Suggested app for reading a GPX file is, for example, GPX Viewer. You download it, or another similar app, to your mobile. Then when you click the GPX link on the selected round, it will be downloaded and you can open it using your app. For Garmin users, a Garmin-adapted map is also available at each round. 

A good tip is to get a special mobile phone holder that you can attach to your handlebars when cycling with GPS navigation. 

Led catalog

If you'd rather have something to browse, all Cykla i Vimmerby rounds can be read in the guide catalogue. Download it here and read on your screen or print. 

In order for your bike ride to be a safe, secure and pleasant experience, there are a few things you should consider in terms of safety and comfort.

Cycle safely

- A large part of the rounds are on gravel and forest roads. Other traffic is very rare, but other vehicles may occur. Attention!

- Always follow the traffic rules!

- Always make sure the bike is in good condition, especially the brakes!

- Always wear a helmet!

- Adjust the speed according to terrain and surface!

- Always keep your eyes a little ahead to keep an eye on the ground and any holes/obstacles in the way!

– In sharp left turns: always keep the left pedal in its highest position; and vice versa when you turn sharp right!

- Avoid cross braking, especially with the front brake if you have one!

- Always take care when transitioning from paved road to dirt road, especially if you are turning at the same time!

- Do you cycle alone? Please let someone know which round you are riding!

Bike comfortably

– Saddle height: Sit on the bike, pedal as far down as possible; put the hollow foot on the pedal: the leg should then be as good as, but not completely stretched!

- If you have a gear bike, avoid pedaling too hard; better with light gears and more "spin" on the legs!

- If you cycle regularly and have not yet acquired a pair of cycling pants with padding: Do it! Most important garment!

- Always bring something to drink and eat! Can't be emphasized enough.

- Take breaks and enjoy Vimmerby municipality and Småland. And you can walk the slopes if it's too heavy.

- Many rounds are on gravel roads. "Rock-hard" tires are then not a good idea. A little less air in the tires makes for a more comfortable bike ride.

- If you want to cycle with the map in your mobile phone, it is a good idea to get a special mobile phone holder that you attach to the handlebars.

All cycle tours run on a mixture of state roads, municipal roads and streets, but above all on private roads that are on private land. If you come across a "private road" sign, you should know that such can only be put up with the permission of the municipality (and this is very rare). The road may be private, but the owner does not have the right to exclude, for example, cyclists, pedestrians or horseback riders.

The public right gives us all the opportunity to stay in nature and thus also gives us free access to the many, many kilometers of fantastic roads that exist in Vimmerby municipality. But with rights also come obligations. Some considerations that may be good to keep in mind when you go for a round:

- Show consideration for other road users and any animals!
- If you should come to a closed gate, you can open and pass through it - but you must also always close it!
- Always take any rubbish home with you!

Learn more about Right of public access!

Vimmerby

Routes close to town

The routes near the city are between 9 and 21 km long and go as far as possible on gravel and forest roads in the vicinity of Vimmerby.

This round offers just over 7 km of gravel and forest road and a small bit of "peat path".

You cycle out through Kohagen and onto the old Nybblevägen which runs along Krön. At Vennebjörke it becomes a bit more challenging on the stretch between Vennebjörke and Applekullen at Snokebovägen.

At the height of Gölen, a path awaits - watch out so you don't miss it; go straight ahead where the road turns left. ATTENTION! The path can sometimes feel difficult to ride on a regular bike. It is about 800 meters long. Here it may be time to get off and walk a bit. This applies not least after about 350 meters where it is quite wet in spring and early summer. Best passed on the left side if you are coming from Vennebjörke.

Nice gravel road between Toppesten and Wimer Bike Park at Hultet. Here it rolls nicely on a slight downhill slope.

Within the city's hank and stür, there are mostly bike lanes.

Very little traffic and moderately hilly!

This route offers just over 7 km of gravel and forest road and a small bit of "tricky path". You cycle out through Kohagen and onto the old Nybblevägen which runs along Krön. At Vennebjörke it becomes a bit more challenging on the stretch between Vennebjörke and Applekullen at Snokebovägen. At the height of Gölen, a path awaits you, which in parts can feel difficult to cycle on an ordinary bicycle. The path is about 500 meters long. Here it may be time to get off and walk a bit.

Nice gravel road between Toppesten and Wimer Bike Park at Hultet. Here it rolls nicely on a slight downhill slope. Within the city's hank and stür, there are mostly bike lanes. Very little traffic and moderately hilly!

16 May 2024: The road from Snokebovägen down towards Wimer Bike
Park/Astrid Lindgren's street is newly gravelled. At times it rolls on with good speed. Take
it carefully in the curves.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 15 min.
Topography: 140 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | The nature map
Other: Service and bath at Krönbaden

Be cautious at: 
– the passage including the old wooden bridge at the mill at Segelbäcken
- the path up to Applekullen

Do not miss: 
- to cycle down to Gölen - a peaceful place about 800 meters after you turn right at Vennebjörke. Cycle down the road/path by the old wooden bench on the left.
- the view of Krön along parts of Nybblevägen and above all up Södra Vi-vägen

A nice round that via the paths and forest roads in the vicinity of Saxberget (behind the Arla factory) takes you out into the beautiful landscape outside Knabbarp. But also via some shorter sections on highways 40 and 23/34. Mode to take extra care here.

Once you turn off the 40 up towards Knabbarp, a longer, really nice stretch of gravel and forest road begins. Once past Knabbarp, you ride on the old railway embankment, which partly runs through the northernmost part of Lake Skiresjön. One of the real gems of all rounds!

After getting over the 40 - watch out here - there is more embankment before you reach the eastern part of Lake Gebo and the foot of the tough Gebo hill. About 800 meters and 40 meters of altitude later, it's just a matter of enjoying the ride home, which mostly offers nice downhill skiing. Almost 9 km on gravel and forest road.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 25 min
Topography: 210 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Be cautious at: 
- the exit on route 40, at Arla
- the exit from route 40, at Åkebo bridge
- the passage of route 40 after Lake Skiresjön

Do not miss:
- the beauty at Knabbarp and the view towards Vimmerby.
– the embankment through the northern part of Lake Skiresjön

A fantastic gravel road that winds, from a bit beyond Skillingarum, past Gnagardalen and out to Göljeryd. Here the gravel road turns into a nice forest road that takes you through the forest up to the lovely Mjöhult. But take it easy!It's uphill almost the entire way. Maybe it's a good idea to walk part of it!?

Almost at the top at Mjöhult, the landscape opens up and offers a fantastic view of the entire Småland landscape with stone walls, red barns and meadows. Stop by and take it all in!

Once you have enjoyed Mjöhult and the beautiful landscape around the village, the rest of the route becomes easier. Still nice gravel road down to Rumskullavägen. Then it's just a matter of rolling home past Gråssfall and down the slopes at the height of Gnagardalen.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 25 min
Topography: 183 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map |GPX

Be careful:
- if you cycle the forest road from Mjöhult down towards Göljeryd: quite steep and the road usually is a bit loose at the end of the downhill towards Göljeryd - Be cautious here.
- if you cycle the Rumskulla-vägen (asphalt) home from Mjöhult: it's fast on the slopes down towards the motocross course; take it very carefully in the right turn towards Skillingarum

Do not miss:
- the fantastic view of Småland's cultural landscape when you come out of the forest just before Mjöhult (from Göljeryd).

In the municipality of Vimmerby, there are several old railway embankments. One is from the Ydrefors-Vimmerby line, and another from the Vimmerby-Spångenäs line. Both embankments are still largely cyclable, and several of the old station houses remain.

This route takes you from below Vinketomta out onto the embankment and almost all the way to Vassemåla. From there the road is paved all the way back to Vimmerby.

The railway embankment is mostly of good quality with a fine and easy-to-ride surface. Some sections are a bit 'bumpier,' but fully cyclable. Still, be cautious – you might need to dismount and walk your bike for 20-30 meters when passing the impressive stone foundations of a bridge over the former railway. A bit after Slättfall, you will enjoy a wonderful ride, including almost a kilometer right along Holmsjön. The last stretch up to Vassemåla leaves the embankment and here it goes uphill until you reach 'Nossenvägen.'

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 25 min
Topography: 165 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Service and bathing at Vimmerby Camping, Nossenbaden

Be careful:
- just before the passage at the former bridge over the railway to the former croft Fredrikslund.
- rather steep downhill towards Vimmerby Camping; be especially careful in the left turn after the campsite (if you are coming from Vassemåla).

Do not miss:
- fantastically beautiful along Lake Holmsjön.
– the view of a large part of the area on the crest of the road above Grägarp; one of the area's most beautiful oak trees stands here.

2024-05-22: Just before the stone foundations mentioned in the text above, three tree trunks lie over the embankment. However, everyone can get under. The first half crawled.

2024-05-22: Newly laid rough stone layer on the road between Slättfall-Vassemåla on a stretch of approx. 1,3 km. Can be cycled with thicker tyres. Then, at the height of Holmsjön, as fantastic a road as usual until Vassemåla.

Mainly an easy ride that via Älåkra takes you past Hamra and out to the road towards Hässmosshult.
You pass the railway after about 2 and 5 km respectively. There are unguarded transitions, so be very careful here. Once the train arrives, it goes faster than you think.
When you reach the road towards Hässmosshult, which you cross, it leads uphill on the forest road that leads up to Pinnarp (approx. 1,8 km). Partly rough surface, but fully cycleable.
After just under a kilometer on the Tuna road, the circuit leads down towards the embankment (Vimmerby-Spångenäs). Here it's really downhill and it's time again to take it carefully.
Once on the embankment, it's easy going almost all the way home.
Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour
Topography: 140 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Be cautious at:
- at the railway crossings; get off the bike, look and listen closely before crossing the track.
- the hill down to the embankment after Lindhem.

2024-05-22: Rough paving immediately after Hamra and up to the second railway crossing. First 300 meters really rough rock, then something better.

An almost completely flat, easy and nice route on the outskirts of Vimmerby. Nice forest roads and paths around Saxberget and Hamra.
Perfect for a nice relaxing round in the summer evening!

Start/finish: Gästgivarhagen. 
The round: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 45 min
Topography: 70 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Well, it's actually 11 km around the city!
Here you cycle around the whole town on cycle paths and a small stretches of dirt road. Still suitable for cycling, with a few minor changes, even when darkness falls.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour
Topography: 100 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Long rounds

The long routes are about 50 km and take you "some distance away from town". These are some for you who like to spend 2-4 hours on a nice bike ride in fantastic terrain and nice environments. Like the routes close to the city, these also focuses as much as possible on gravel and forest roads.

The long routes pass several of the municipality's villages and can therefore be cycled with start/finish in these as well.

Very nice and varied round with approx. 33 km of gravel and forest road and a total of just over 400 meters in height - rather hilly!

The round takes you via the old Kungsvägen to Storebro and then up to beautiful Solnehult. Via Gyllekulla, on the Vena road, you take a really nice gravel road on to Flatebo and then to Fjälster.

Then the round goes via Orremåla and the nice area around Gryssebo until Slättfall on fine gravel and forest roads. From Slättfall, it is an embankment that applies with slightly varied ground and some places where you may need to walk 20-30 meters. Here you can admire the impressive stone foundations of a bridge that used to cross the railway to Spångenäs.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 20 min
Topography: 430 meters in height
Links: Card
Other: Service and bath Storebro

Be cautious at:
- the exit on highway 40
– the roundabout and the small section on national road 23/34
– the exit on the Tuna road at Fjälster; Tuna road is quite busy

Do not miss:
- to enjoy a little extra when you cycle through Kvillehult and Solnehult, two old, really nice villages; and make a small detour for everything in the world and cycle the old Tuna road back and forth through Fjälster (2 x 500 meters extra) before "squeezing" the last bit back to Vimmerby.

Very nice and varied round with approx. 33 km of gravel and forest road and a total of just over 400 meters in height - rather hilly!

The round takes you via the old Kungsvägen to Storebro and then up to beautiful Solnehult. Via Gyllekulla, on the Vena road, you take a really nice gravel road on to Flatebo and then to Fjälster.

Then the round goes via Orremåla and the nice area around Gryssebo until Slättfall on fine gravel and forest roads. From Slättfall, it is an embankment that applies with slightly varied ground and some places where you may need to walk 20-30 meters. Here you can admire the impressive stone foundations of a bridge that used to cross the railway to Spångenäs.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 20 min
Topography: 430 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Service and bath Storebro

Be cautious at:
- the exit on highway 40
– the roundabout and the small section on national road 23/34
– the exit on the Tuna road at Fjälster; Tuna road is quite busy

Do not miss:
- to enjoy a little extra when you cycle through Kvillehult and Solnehult, two old, really nice villages; and make a small detour for everything in the world and cycle the old Tuna road back and forth through Fjälster (2 x 500 meters extra) before "squeezing" the last bit back to Vimmerby.

This round takes you via Boda, Sjundhult, Snokebo and Backa to Hallersrum.

Just beyond Hallersrum, you take the dirt road towards Långsjö, one of the nicer roads in the area. The road runs 1,5 km along Långsjön and leads to the "plain land" at the farm Långsjö. Shortly afterwards you turn back towards Vimmerby and pass the fine old croft Kullen.

On the way home, you cycle past Djursdala church on the fantastic road down to Djursdala village.

Soon after, it's time to pack up for today's "climb" up to Sörby. After about 2 km, you reach the "top" and then it's really downhill on what is more forest road than dirt road. At times it speeds up quite a bit, so take it carefully.

Once down on Södra Vi-vägen, you can enjoy the journey home along Krön and the views up at Vennebjörke.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 15 min
Altitude meter: 430
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Be careful: 
– on the long downhill slope after Hillebo down towards Södra Vi-vägen; in parts it goes fast and in parts it can be a little loose in the gravel.

Do not miss: 
– to enjoy when you drive past Snokebo göl and the old mill stand.
- the trip along Långsjön just after Hallersrum.
- the croft Kullen - at the top of a hill
- Djursdala church, built of wood in 1692 and so beautifully situated on the heights above the Djursdala valley.
– Djursdala village (with restaurant/cafe).
- The view over Krön at Vennebjörke.

A hilly and challenging, but oh so nice route– half paved road and half a mixture of gravel and forest road, of which a good bit is on a traintrack embankment (old Ydrefors-Vimmerby track). After Södra Vi and approx. 13 km of cycling, the long, but mostly "gentle" climb up towards Södra Kvill begins. Once there, the road down to Ventzelholm will be paved. Here it is partly steep downhill and it goes really fast. Be careful!

After Ventzelholm it becomes a flat and nice forest road and in Solbacka the old railway embankment takes over. The first approx. 3-4 km is mostly forest road/path which can be a bit "wet" in places. During the summer, there can be some vegetation that challenges. Then it gets better and more gravel-road-like. A nice stretch along Stångån all the way to Björnebro.
On the other side of the old Pelarne/Mariannelundsvägen, the embankment continues for a few more kilometers. After a little more gravel road, you cycle the last bit towards Vimmerby on a surfaced and easy cycling road. 

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 20 min
Topography: 420 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Service in Södra Vi. Bad Stångån at Mariedal's former paper mill (just before Mossnäs) or in Försjön.

Be careful: 
- A bit after Skräddarefall, on the way to Södra Kvill, there is a rather steep downhill with a wrongly dosed left curve and sometimes a bit of loose gravel - be careful here!
- The old railway embankment along Stångån is nice for cycling, but in the summer there can be quite a lot of vegetation just after Solbacka and some parts can be a bit squishy and wet, mainly in the spring.

Do not miss:
- At Skräddarefall, you can turn left and cycle about 400 meters for a fantastic view of the area; then back to the road towards Södra Kvill.
- Arriving in Södra Kvill, it is absolutely worth cycling the almost 800 meters away to Kvilleken and the fine meadows in the nature reserve; settle down by the old oak (there are some tables and benches here).
– Treat yourself to a few stops along the Stångån; at Brånaholm, with rushing water, the remnants of the old paper mill are the most beautiful; perfect place to relax and just be; just beyond Brånaholm there is a similar place – Mariedal – here you can even take a dip at the small sandy beach.
– The very old stone bridge at Björnebro; a real beauty.

This route is a tough one with almost 500 meters of altitude to be climbed. After the first climb up past Gnagardalen, it's easy cycling, partly on the old railway embankment, down to Stångån by Björnebro. Continue south along Stångån and Åsjön until reaching highway 40. Now you have just under 2 km up to the farm Kongskulla. The gravel road from here to Rostorp on the road between Pelarne and Storebro is an absolute pleasure. Perhaps this is one of the most Småland street corners of all.

After Rostorp, it will be important to keep an eye on the map. Here follows approx. 4 km of gravel and forest road over to Järemåla via Mörekulla. Via Faggemåla and lake Gissen, the circuit takes you on a nice old country road (gravel) to Tobo and Storebro. Here you pass some serious downhill slopes where there is reason to be a little extra careful. From Storebro it becomes the old Kungsvägen (slightly hilly gravel and forest road) back to Vimmerby.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 20 min
Topography: 480 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Service at Fredensborg's Herrgård, bath in Storebro.

Be careful:
- The exit on national highway 40. A little way up the hill towards Pelarne, you should make a left turn onto the road up towards Kongskulla (no sign here). Feel free to stay on the right side and then cross the road.
- On the steep slopes after Dönnemåla on the road between Faggemåla and Fredensborg.
- The exit on national highway 23/34 and until you turn off national highway 40 just before Arla.

Do not miss:
- to cycle down to Gölen - a peaceful place about 800 meters after you turn right at Vennebjörke. Cycle down the road/path by the old wooden bench on the left.
- the view of Krön along parts of Nybblevägen and above all up Södra Vi-vägen

A very varied and nice route where just over half is gravel and forest road. A slightly hilly route without longer, demanding slopes. Nice embankment cycling from Vinketomta to Slättfall. After about 2,5 km after Vinktetomta it is a bit noisy. Maybe time to lead the bike 20-30 meters. Don't miss the old stone foundations of a former bridge over the old railway.
Cycle through beautiful Falla and then over to Gryssebo and up to Fjälster - another "pearl". Follow the old Tuna road until Vibo and then away to Tuna where you might take a break at Tuna Torg.

On the way home you cycle through Östrahult and via some new embankment sections you reach Vassemåla. End with the road along Nyn, a nice and easy-cycling gravel road to Koppetorp. Take it carefully when you then cross national road 40. From here you have a cycle path all the way back.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 15 min
Topography: 365 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Grocery store in Tuna and summer cafe in Knastorp. Bath in Nyn.

Be careful:
- after Falla when you cross the Tuna road into. on Gryssebo road; you cross the road at a junction.
– the passage over highway 40, after Koppetorp.

Do not miss: 
- old bridge foundations on the embankment a few kilometers after Vinketomta byn Falla.
- the area southeast of Gryssebo, the village of Fjälster
– the crossroads and the rocky pastures in Östrahult.
- the trip along the Nyn and the possibility of swimming.

Here you are treated to almost 30 km of really nice gravel road cycling out of the route's 50 km. Highlights include the road right along Bysjön between Möckelhult and the farm Dalen; the entire old country road between Backa and Skänninge and then the road up to Högen. The latter road offers both substantial downhills - take it easy - and uphills!

A little south of Vrångfall, the road goes via Tolebo down to the road between Lidhem and Frödinge. Once there, a fantastic stretch follows along Gerssjön and up to Frödinge. Via Alsta and Långbrötsle back to Vimmerby.

Start/finish: Gästgivarehagen 
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour 20 min
Topography: 420 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Service: Frödinge – grocery store, summer café with Swedish cheesecake.

Be careful:
- run down the hill towards Bysjön, paved road but it's rolling along properly; also a left turn towards Möckelhult before the downhill is completely finished.
– The downhill slope after Högen; gravel road and steep: here you can pick up speed, so proceed with caution.
– the passages over highway 40 at Långbrössle and after Koppetorp.

Do not miss:
- the journey along Bysjön is an absolute favourite.
- the road between Backa and Skänninge is really nice.
- to Böllerum it's a bit uphill but it's worth the effort - beautiful.
- up to Högen it's really tough, take it easy or walk a bit, so you can enjoy the nice environment.
- nice views and roads also along Stora Lundsjön and Gerssjön.
- climb again after Frödinge, but the reward is fine Alsta and the surrounding area.

The route goes north to Gullringen and almost only on paved roads, but still with very little traffic. Cycle "old Linköpingsvägen" past Södra and Norra Fågelhem until you reach Södra Vi. Nice views over Krön just before Södra Fågelhem and through Norra Fågelhem.

Ride through Södra Vi and cross national road 23/34 below Skärstad and take the road towards Slitshult and then towards Låxbo. Really nice views over the fields as well as the drive through the village.
Arriving in Gullringen, it might be time for a swim and/or coffee. Don't miss Kalmar County's highest waterfall at the exit from Gullringen, on the left just before the sports field Gullemon.

Shortly after the exit, you cycle through the grand avenue (gravel road) all the way down to Ålhult's manor. Take it easy when crossing highway 23/34 at Stång. Cycle across Stångån and take it easy until Dabbetorp (uphill). Then it's easy cycling most of the way back to Vimmerby via Sund and Vennebjörke.

The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 3 hour
Topography: 300 meters in height
Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX
Other: Service, Södra Vi – grocery store, and Sunday open café; Gullringen – grocery store and café; Krönbaden – summer café.
Bathing at Krönbaden and in Gullringen.

Be careful …
- at the crossings of highway 23/34 at Södra Fågelhem, Skärstad and Stång.

Do not miss …
- the view over Krön on both the west and east sides.
- Låxbo and the surrounding landscape.
- the alley down towards and Ålhult's manor.
- The road up to Kåreda and then up to Dabbetorp, nice views.

Frödinge

The route Vimmerby-Frödinge / Frödinge-Vimmerby offers 22 km of slightly hilly road. You cycle on the old Västerviksvägen where there is usually very little traffic. Between Borg and Hörestadhult, or the other way around, you cycle on the cycle path along road 40. Most of the route is on paved roads, but you also get to cycle on a stretch of fine gravel road (approx. 3,5 km) between Frödinge and the delightful Alsta .

The hill between Bysjön and Boda is a real though one, not so steep but long. Take your time if you are cycling uphill! Enjoy the wind in your hair (under the helmet) if you go downhill!

Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Be careful:
– at the crossing over highway 23/34 at Fågelhem. 
- on the path and when you are going to cross the stream just north of Göljeryd; there is water, but in the spring there can be a lot of water.

For the base route, there are a number of fine gravel and forest roads that also take you to Frödinge/Vimmerby and which extend or shorten the tour. Some examples:

- cycle via Nossen and beyond 

Nyn (+ 4,2 km).
- drive into the fine forest road towards Koppetorp, then to Nyserum to exit at Släta/Rössle (+ 4,2 km); watch out at the crossing of national highway 40 at Frödinge.
– next to Långbrössle directly to Alsta (- 4,8 km); or cycle via Långbrössle and Uggletorp (- 6,6 km).
- extend the trip with a trip around Ödestorp (+ 2,2 km).

– or take a shortcut by Transjö (- 3,1 km); a forest road and a small bit of nice path (soon after you turn left just before Transjö on the old road to Frödinge, if you are coming from the Vimmerby direction).

Södra Vi

Cycling around Krön is a classic. For many years, "Krönloppet" was a large and appreciated national cycling competition under the auspices of CK Wimer. For those who are in less of a hurry, cycling around the lake Krön is a beautiful and fairly easy 160 kilometer route with its XNUMX meters of altitude.

Usually very little traffic on the old Södra Vi road past southern and northern Fågelhem, but on the other hand a little more traffic between Sund and Vimmerby via Vennebjörke.
Paved road all round and perhaps one of the municipality's most beautiful views at Vennebjörke with a view of Krön.

Start/finish: Gästgivarhagen/Torget in Södra Vi.
The route: Time (approx.) 15 km/h = 1 hour 40 min
Topography: 140 meters in height.

Map links: Garmin | Google Maps | The nature map | GPX

Be careful:
– at the crossing over highway 23/34 at Fågelhem. 
- on the path and when you are going to cross the stream just north of Göljeryd; there is water, but in the spring there can be a lot of water.

For the base route, there are a number of fine gravel and forest roads that also take you around Krön, but which also extend the tour.

– cycle via Snesnebo and Karsnäs (+ 3,3 km).
- choose the really old Nybblevägen out of the neighbourhood Kohagen (+ 0,6 km).
- add a little extra at Ängsö (Sund), a fantastically beautiful little detour (if the gates are open) (+ 0,7 km).
– cycle up to Skäfshult and home via Rum and Göljeryd; watch out where you have to pass the gap. There can be a lot of water during spring (+ 9 km).
- if you cycle via Fågelhem, choose the little extra "hook" that takes you to Korka (+ 0,9 km).