Here you find some useful information about the classification of trail degree of difficulty, the right of public access, about where you eat and sleep well along the trails and how to travel with your bike.
Classification of trail degree of difficulty
We have chosen to classify our walking trails according to degree of difficulty. There’s a short description below of what that degree of difficulty entails.
Easy access: The walk should be easy access as per existing guidelines and be listed in the Accessibility Database. You can make your way in a wheelchair, with a walking frame or pushchair.
Easy: These walks should be possible to do on wheels, i.e. with pushchairs, wheelchairs and walking frames. This also applies to bridges and boardwalks, if any.Thesurfaces are gravel or asphalt.
Moderate: Accessibility should be good. The walk is partly or wholly on nature trails. Altitude rises shouldn’t be a problem for a person with a normal level of fitness.
Difficult: Accessibility is limited, with stretches containing altitude rises or steep sections that require users to be in good shape. You will need to wear walking boots or sturdy footwear.
The right of public access
The right of public access is a unique opportunity to move freely out in nature. The right also includes the obligation to take care and show consideration – both to the nature and flora and fauna, to the landowners and to other people out in the country.
In other words, do not disturb – do not damage
You can go anywhere on foot, on your bike, skates or skis – as long as there is no risk of harming crops, forestry plantations or other sensitive ground. You must respect people’s private life and you must not cross or stop on private ground.
When you cross grazing land, you must be careful to close any gates behind you. Respect the animal and bird life. And take your rubbish home with you! Remember that the right to public access is limited in national parks and nature reserves. As a visitor in nature, it is your responsibility to know what applies in the area you are visiting.
Sleep and eat well
Are you looking for accommodation, or a nice restaurant with great food to stop at while you’re on your cycle- or walking tour? In the sites about the trails you find maps with details of the restaurants, cafes and places to stay that you’ll find along the way. For the hiking trails see this site.
Don’t forget to check opening times at the attractions and other destinations you want to visit. It’s also a good idea to book accommodation in advance.
Travel with bike
If you are travelling with your own bike and are not arriving by car, you can usually take the bike on board Västtrafik’s buses and trains. Avoid travelling at busy times as this is dependent on there being space available.