Two Lakes Route 73 km
An enjoyable route on asphalt around lakes Åsunden and Tolken. There are some hilly sections near the start, but overall, it is a pleasant circuit. Suitable for racer or regular bike.
Length: 73 km
Elevation: 525 m
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Uphill at the beginning
Start from the small community of Hulu and head west. Initially it goes slightly downhill, but it soon starts uphill and will continue like this for quite a while. You pass Dannike and then turn 90 degrees north towards lake Tolken where you really have to dig in and grind on, because from the moment you turn north, it's a nice counterslope for the next 10 km. During that stretch you will gain about 80 meters of altitude before you reach the highest point on the route a little after you turn off at Äspered.
Then down to lake Tolken
From Äspered it gets easier, and you cycle alongside the fields down towards Tolken. You pass under highway 40, continue past the community of Hökerum and then make a turn up to Älmestad before changing direction down towards Timmele (yes, really, the road literally goes downhill towards Timmele).
You've now done more than half the circuit and if you’re starting to feel tired, that's okay, because the last thirty kilometres are relatively flat.
Finish with lovely views over Åsunden
When you roll in along the waterfront in Ulricehamn, there is every opportunity for an ice cream or fika stop. And to finish, a wonderful ride lies ahead along the shores of Lake Åsunden, where there are plenty of nice places to stop if you have brought coffee, or just need to stretch your legs.
Finally, you reach Vegby and the last few kilometres back to Hulu are easy going with a couple of slight hills.
Photographer: Pär Carlzén
Facts about the trail
Three things to remember as a road cyclist:
- Cycle safely. Always wear a helmet and have a repair kit with you in case of an accident. Some roads may be busier than others and the surface may vary
- Show respect for pedestrians, motorists, and other cyclists. Remember you are not alone on the roads
- Protect nature by always disposing of rubbish responsibly. Keep hold of wrappers from energy bars and the like until you find a bin
This is not a marked cycle path, suitable for those who are comfortable cycling with a cycle computer or smartphone to show you the way.
Start and finish:
On the map, the tour starts and ends at the store in Hulu between Ulricehamn and Borås, but of course it is possible to start the bike tour in other places. Another good starting point is on the embankment next to Lake Åsunden in Ulricehamn.
Download the map as a GPX file to your bike computer or mobile phone
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