last May I cycled to Färnebofjärden and it was amazing. I cycled from Uppsala till Tärnsjö, stayed for three nights in the train hostel in Tärnsjö, cycled to Östra, paddled and hiked there, cycled to Gyssinge and had a look at the impressive rapids and the old industrial buildings and workshops, and cycled back to Uppsala on the fourth day. Here you can see pictures from that trip:
I would like to invite you to join me on my second trip to Färnebofjärden. The cycling route from Uppsala till Tärnsjö will mostly go along roads will little traffic and be 74 km long. I propose to start the tour at 8 pm in the morning at Flogsta ICA Väst. We could have lunch in a lunch and pizza restaurant in Habo or just at the supermarket there. There are lots of nice things to see on the way: old churches, farmhouses, free air museums, lakes, creeks, (Afterwards you will really want to leave Uppsala and live at the country side). See the proposed route here:
We could then stay overnight either at the train hostel again, which had very nice personal and was decently priced (700 SEK for three nights including bed sheets in double bed rooms, 600 SEK without beedsheets
, breakfast not included) . If you want to camp, I think there should not be any problem to camp at this old railway station or at the nearby free air museum. There will be a supermarket just nearby, which will save you a lot of money compared to having to buy lunches, breakfasts and dinners. Not to forget plenty of BBQ places around. We could as well go on to Östa and stay at the hostel (600 SEK for three nights without bedsheets) or camping place (480 SEK for three nights in tents) there
. There is a tiny camping shop and restaurant there, but for bigger shopping you would have to go 10 km back to Tärnsjö.
I suggest that we spend one of the days in Östa. You can hire kayaks and Canadian canoes there or you could fish (not for free though). There is a huge spring and old mill close by (Östa kvarn), which we should definitely visit. Of course you can go on a hike along Ljusbäcksleden (
The other day we could cycle to Gysinge with its marvelous rapids and old industrial town with lots of crafting workshops. Or we could hike along Kyrkstigen, but I think we cannot reach Gysinge then. In both cases we could spend a night in the hut Kungsgarden fäbod (
), which offers four beds for free (if there are no other people around). Then we would have to bring camping mattresses and sleeping bags with us and we would have to skip the trip to Östa. Here you can find more information about the national park including the huts:
There is as well one small pond on the way, where you could fish for free.
On Sunday we would return on about the same route back to Uppsal and have again lunch at Habo. Along the road we can visit a small diary, where you could buy buffalo and goat cheese.
What do you need to bring?
A bike, which does not break down and I would suggest has at least 5 gears (I can lend one or two to you)
A big backpack or/and cycle bags (depending how much you want to hike)
at least one meal, because the supermarket might be closed when we arrive in Tärnsjö the first day
Change of cloth if you go paddling or fishing
if you want: a tent (I have a two persons tent), sleeping bags and camping mattress and camping cooker
An average physical condition
Do not be afraid and join! I am not a fast cyclist and if I took 8 hours (including breaks) for those 74 km.