Svenljunga – Borås (38km)

This stretch of the cycle route mainly runs along the disused railway line. It is mostly asphalted, but around 7 cm is firmly packed gravel and 1 km is loose gravel.

On the stretch from Svenljunga all the way to Borås you are mainly cycling on the disused railway line.

Kindsbanan

This is the Kindsbanan railway line, whose freight trains travelled between Borås and Svenljunga between 1885 and 1902. This makes it one of the shortest lifespans of any of Sweden’s railways. 
Some sections consist of hard-packed gravel, but most of it is asphalted, and there are many lakes and bathing spots along the route. Occasionally you will be cycling above the treetops!

Sexdrega

One of Sweden’s odder place names. Here you can enjoy a pizza or fill your picnic hampers at Larsson’s grocery store. If there are a group of you, it is possible to call ahead and book a guided tour of Åkersta wine and spirits museum, where Sexdrega’s sparkling punch used to be produced in the old days.

Lockryd – a scent of marsh and coffee

Between Svenljunga and Sexdrega you cycle along a straight cycle path that takes you through sweet-smelling marshland. If you start to get hungry, you will find Gunillas Wärdshus in Lockryd, along the route from Sexdrega.

Refreshing dips

All along this stretch there are a chain of beautiful lakes to enjoy, and plenty of places to bathe! The Lakes Sandsjön, Hagalundssjön and Stora Transåssjön all offer an enticing and refreshing dip. Fishing is also an option at Stora Transåssjön and you can stay the night in a camping lean-to shelter.

Golf Course in Kråkered

Before you cycle into Borås you will also pass Borås Golfbana in Kråkered. This also houses a café and restaurant, offering both the ‘lunch of the day’ and an à la carte menu, as well as a large terrace on which to enjoy a cool drink. A green card is not necessary to play on the technique course, so you can “pay and play” and test your golf skills for a while. There is also a very simple B&B offering accommodation at the heart of the golf course!

Welcome to Borås

There’s always something to do here! This town offers a wide range of events, shopping, great restaurant experiences and stunning views along the Viskan river. One of the characteristics features of Borås is its compactness, nearly everything is within walking distance. The city is full of exciting public art, which has given Borås its title of “City of Sculptures”, and its cultural scene is complemented by two fascinating art museums. Borås Zoo is the place to meet exotic animals in the centre of the city, or somewhere just to enjoy a walk in the greenery.åk.

The textile city has developed into much, much more over the years, although there is plenty to remind us that textiles, design and fashion still have an important part to play. This city is home to Gina Tricot’s characteristic head office, Sweden’s only textile college and a brand new textile museum. The modern textile cluster Textile Fashion Centre has grown up in rehabilitated textile factories, and has collated everything from education and research to design and catwalk shows.

Check out current events in Borås at boras.com 

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