The Åsunden Trail is a 49 km long walk around Lake Åsunden in the borough of Ulricehamn. This varied trail goes through countryside characterised by farming and forestry, and passes two lovely nature reserves with beautiful views of the lake in several places.
Length: 49 km
Timing: approx. 11 hours, suitable for two day stages
Difficulty: moderate, some parts hard
Terrain: forest paths, walking and cycling trails, gravelled roads, some parts are steep
Lovely views of Lake Åsunden
The 49 km Åsunden Trail takes you round Lake Åsunden, through varied countryside with a mix of farming and forestry, and many lovely views of the lake to enjoy along the way. You’ll walk through the pretty deciduous woodlands at Korpeboberg and Kråkebo, which are also nature reserves. Korpeboberg lies just south of Marbäck on the east side of the lake. Kråkebo is on Lake Åsunden’s north west flank.
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Comfortable accommodation and good food
Along the trail there are plenty of picnic areas to rest weary legs, many with lovely views of the lake and its surroundings. There are also several places to stay along the trail, including campsites, bed & breakfasts, and hotels. Where the trail starts, at the north end of the lake you’ll find Hotel Lassalyckan, in a stunning natural setting, and right next to fell running and mountain bike trails, and ski runs.
About 2 kilometres from the trail lies Ulricehamn, with its beautiful position on the lake, and attractive town centre full of picturesque buildings, cobbled streets and tempting shops. There’s a range of accommodation there to choose from, as well as cosy small town shopping and great places to eat. The southern part of the Åsunden Trail passes the little village Vegby, with a campsite and shop. Other accommodation nearby includes Ekelidens B&B.
Photographer: Lukasz Warzecha
Fact about the trail
The trail is 49 km long. The east side from Lassalyckan to Vegby is 17.5 km and the west side from Vegby back to Lassalyckan is 29.5 kilometres.
The trail is suitable for a two day walking tour.
The trail is marked with orange posts.
Level of difficulty:
The trail is classed as moderate with some hard steeper parts. Walking surfaces vary, with forest paths and tracks, gravelled roads and some walking and cycle tracks and country roads. On the east side of the lake the trail is easily walked on mostly gravelled roads. The west side is very hilly, and walked mostly on nature trails, some parts of which are more demanding.
Photographer: Lukasz Warzecha
Start and end:
- Ulricehamn - Vegby: The Åsunden Trail is a round walk, with start and finish at the Lassalyckan Outdoor Activity Centre in Ulricehamn. It’s easiest to get there by car and takes around 1 hour from Gothenburg. If you want to travel by bus the Sanatorievägen stop is 850 metres from the Lassalyckan Centre. From Gothenburg, changing in Borås, takes less than two hours. If you want to start your walk in the centre of Ulricehamn, Bryggan on Strandgatan street is a good alternative, where there is both parking and close proximity to Ulricehamn’s bus station with good connections from Jönköping, Borås and Falköping.
- Vegby - Ulricehamn: If you want to start your walk at the southern end then Sjöparken in Vegby is a good alternative. There’s parking, and Vegby bus station is right by the trail. Regular buses travel here from the centre of Ulricehamn (a journey of around 30 minutes).
How to get here:
The Åsunden Trail in Ulricehamn is inland in West Sweden, between Jönköping and Borås. It is reached in around one hour by car from Gothenburg or just under 2 hours by bus.