The Ätradal Trail
Falköping, Ulricehamn, Tranemo, Svenljunga, Falkenberg
Open landscapes, endless forests and beautiful lakes. The Ätradal Trail stretches between Falköping and Falkenberg and covers a total of 199 km, of which 146 km are completely car free disused railway embankments. The rest is on pretty country roads which wind through lovely, varied scenery.
Start and end point
The Ätradal Trail stretches from Falköping in the north to Falkenberg in the south, where it joins the Kattegattleden cycle route. Decide yourself which stretch you want to cycle and where to begin your trip. Good starting points are Falköping, Ulricehamn, Tranemo, Fegen, Svenljunga and Falkenberg. You can get to Falköping and Falkenberg by train, bus or car, and the other centres by bus or car.
The trail can be divided into four stages of 199 km in total. The stretch between Ambjörnarp and Falkenberg is on quiet country lanes, mostly asphalted but with short stretches on compressed gravel. Some sections are also on disused railway tracks. Please note that the trail as it is now does not have any uniform signage along the route.
A picturesque cycle trail
When you’re cycling around the pretty country lanes and disused railway paths we know you’ll appreciate your surroundings. Lovely scents and spectacular, shifting scenery, beautiful places, unique sights and exciting encounters with people and animals. You’ll pass some stunning nature reserves on the way, like Frälsegården, Baktrågen and Torpa-Näset Nature Reserves, Korpebobergs lovely deciduous forest, and Fegen Nature Reserve. You can meet the castle ghost in Torpa Stenhus, try your hand at glass making in Limmared, buy some beautiful handcrafted wrought iron from Loricks, live like a stone age person in Ekehagens Prehistoric Village and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee at Basta Mill or Backa Lodge. Lunch is made from delicious local produce at Hofsnäs Herrgård, and the same ingredients are for sale in their farm shop. There’s a lot to experience along the way.
Sleep and eat well
Choose to stay on a working farm, in a cottage by a lake or in the centre of town. There’s a great choice of accommodation, restaurants and cafes along the trail. To find out more click here.
Tales along the trail
Listen to our audioguides/mobileguides along the trail. They tell you all about castle ruins, nature reserves, the Farms around the Lakes books and their author Birgit Th. Sparre, The House of Glass museum,Hofsnäs Manor and lots more!