Bicycle tour - Exploring Pjätteryd Tour - 38 kmShow map
The trail leads you through traditional Småland countryside, past lakes and rivers. You can also discover some local history on two culture trails. The cycle trail is mostly on quiet asphalt and gravel roads, but some of it is on busier roads.
Inspiration tour without signposts
Start and finish: The market place in Älmhult
Begin in Älmhult and cycle towards Bökhult and Sjöstugans Camping (1).
This takes you past typical Småland farms and fields (2). You can get food and ice cream at the campsite to set you up for your cycling tour. Cycle north towards Pjätteryd, then shortly head north-east towards Sjöastadbygd. Be careful with the traffic on the major road, which is used by lorries. Cycle through Hökhult Nature Reserve (3), keeping an eye out for some really old lime trees bearing signs of pollarding (an ancient way to prune trees). You can take a detour to Gustavsfors (4), which makes the round trip a total of 20 km. Runnarsköp is home to the world’s widest stone wall (5), not to be missed! The northern section of the trail takes you past Helge Å river. Once upon a time there was a lot of dancing on
Björkö (6), in the middle of the river. The old arched stone bridge around
100 m downstream is also attractive. Drive past Pjätteryd, whose rural heritage association created and looks after both the culture trails. One is at Gustavsfors (7), where you’ll also find superb salmon fishing waters. The other is in Jonsboda (8). Cycle with care on the main road back to
Bökhult, where a dip in the lake can make a great end to the day (1).