Sandviken, outside the city of Gävle in Sweden, offers cycling in fantastic landscapes. With both the lake Storsjön ("the big lake") and the lake Öjaren not far from the town, the water is always nearby. North of Sandviken is the cycling paradise Högbo outdoor area with long mountain bike trails.
Around Sandviken there are plenty of bike routes on quiet roads, for example by the lake Öjaren. Gästrikland offers beautiful surroundings and many nature reserves within cycling distance: Lisselåsklack, Österbergsmuren, Färnebofjärden, Igeltjärnsberget, Hamsas and many more.
Tips on bike routes in Sandviken
When you rent a bike in Sandviken, there are plenty of routes to explore, regardless of whether you want to cycle long or short distances, go for a day trip or stay overnight.
• For example, cycle along the river Jädraån to Jäderfors just northwest of Sandviken, and then straight east towards Högbo. From there you can cycle back towards Sandviken to the south, along the river Kvarnströmmen.
• North of Sandviken and Högbo you can cycle along the lake Öjaren, and east of Skönvik on the many small roads towards lake Vällingen, and back south towards the small lake Lomsen north of Sandviken.
• If your goal is to cycle further, you can cycle to the town Järbo via quiet roads in nature (north of Järbovägen), and round the two lakes Vettsjön and Vällingen.
Cycle across Storsjön to Årsunda
Yes, it's also possible to cycle south from Sandviken by cycling along the road that crosses Storsjön. If you cycle west when you have crossed the big lake, you will come to Bovik, where you can go bathing in the lake and explore more scenic roads.
Directly south after crossing the lake, Årsunda is located. Here you can take a bath and relax at the beach, and cycle to historic burial grounds. From Årsunda you can cycle for example the forest and mining trip of 28 km. Along the route you will see, among other things, Kaptensgruvan, Sågmursgruvorna, and Lisselåsklack nature reserve with a cobblestone field.
From Årsunda you can also continue west and cycle the Hammarby route.
Rent a mountain bike in Sandviken
Ride a mountain bike in the popular outdoor area Högbo, 6 km north of Sandviken. Here are mountain bike trails in varying degrees of difficulty and distances, starting from four different places. The nature consists of mixed forest and plenty of surrounding water. The trails go on for miles and you will have rest areas available where you can swim and eat.
Rent a bike in Sandviken - book easily online
Bike rental is both easy and safe online. You choose the place, days and which bikes you wish to rent. Book online today via RentBike.se for a fun cycling holiday in Sandviken!