2020

Gotland round trip by bike

Movie setting, limestone rauks and fishing villages

  • Round trip from Visby
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  • New in season 2020!  

8
days

65
∅ km per day

Explore Gotland, the “Pearl of the Baltic Sea”, culinary treasure chest and Sweden’s biggest island by bike. After all Gotland is enjoying an excellent reputation as bikers paradise. The climate is mild, beaches are wide and the landscape is breathtaking. More than 10m high limestone rauks, cozy cafés, hidden beaches and historic places of interest will thrill you. Gotland is also well-known for its great Nordic chefs, who are creating superb dishes, made from local and ecological ingredients of the best quality available. Välkomna to Gotland, bikers paradise and food heaven!

Day 1: Individual arrival to Visby

UNESCO world cultural heritage Visby welcomes you with many places of interest as well as an impressive city wall. Visit one of the numerous, exquisite restaurants and try a delicious lamm dish or fresh fish and finish with a typical Gotlandic saffron pancake with red berries and whipped cream.

Day 2: Visby - Kappelshamn / surroundings
ca. 65 km

Today you get to know the island from its inside! The 400 million years old Lummelunda cave can be visited during a guided tour (not included). Shorty afterwards, the “Jungfrun”, with its 27m the highest limestone rauk on Gotland is awaiting you, just before you reach your today’s final destination.

Day 3: Kappelshamn - Fårö ca. 45 - 90 km

Your route leads you via the Blue Lagoon (swimming area) to Fårö and on to nature reserve Langhammars, where most of the impressing limestone rauks are located. More than 10m high, are they dominating the sparse landscape around. Fårö also was residence of well-known regisseur Ingmar Bergman, the Bergman centre is giving interesting insights in the artistic achievements and life of the regisseur. Bathing enthusiasts visit Sudersand, Gotland’s most beautiful and longest sandy beach.

Day 4: Fårö - Ljugarn / surroundings
ca. 60 - 75 km

In the morning our transfer brings you to the East Coast. Extensive sandy beaches, rauk fields and small, picturesque villages are coining this part of the island. A short detour leads you to Grynge, one of the most beautiful and preserved fishing villages. 20 beach sheds from the 18th and 19th century are lined up there in a row. If you cycle the whole route (ca. 120 km) you should definitely visit the biggest open air museum of the island, just a few kilometres outside from Fårö. The Bunge museum gives a great insight into the Gotlandic farming life of earlier times.

Day 5: Ljugarn - Burgsvik ca. 65 km

The South of Gotland is the most fruitful area, its landscape is diversified and beautiful. Cycle down to the Southern tip (+ 50km) and check out Hoburgsgubben, one of the most popular rauks, located in nature reserve Husrygg. Additionally you will be rewarded with stunning views over the sea.

Day 6: Burgsvik - Klintehamn / surroundings
ca. 65 - 75 km

From Burgsvik your bike route leads you to the West Coast of the island. The small coastal roads are trailing themselves along endless pebble beaches up to Djupvik, past windswept coastal forests and with awesome views onto offshore islands.

Day 7: Klintehamn - Visby ca. 25 - 35 km

Start with a refreshing bath in the sea into your last bike day - Tofta beach is known as best sandy beach at the West Coast. Just before Visby, a stop in nature reserve Högklint is highly recommended, with stunning views onto the Baltic sea and Visby, the final destination of your round trip.

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your bike tour ends. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights in Visby.