In the area around Vimmerby there is a network of cycle paths/roads. Many of them suit the biking tourist well.
In the area around Vimmerby there is a network of cycle paths/roads. Many of them suit the biking tourist well. If you chose the western part of the municipality, the landscape is hilly with many remains from the Ice Age. The eastern parts are flatter and border the magnificent archipelago in Västervik.
It isn't difficult to go cycling on your own without a guide. With a map it is easy to plan your own trip which suits your age, the weather, experience, time available etc. We at the Tourist Office are only too happy to give you advice as to which roads are suitable.
Here are some suggestions of well-tried routes: "Cycle in the footsteps of Astrid Lindgren" is a route, which goes through Hultsfred and Vimmerby municipalities. You will travel through Vimmerby - Storebro - Vena - Hultsfred - Lönneberga - Pelarne - Vimmerby. Total distance 73 km. If you chose to go cycling for 3 days (2 nights), you will be able to cover on average about 24 km/day. If you add a couple of days and spend 5 nights out, you can cycle 12 km/day on average. You can spend the nights at youth hostels, hotels, cottages or camping sites. The Tourist Office will be able to help you find the appropriate accommodation.
The Cycling route "Astrid Lindgrensleden" which goes between Jönköping and Västervik also passes through our municipality. The route is well sign-posted and is 216 km long, 29% gravel roads and 22% cycle tracks.
The national route "Sverigeleden" (The route through Sweden) passes through our municipality. The route is well sign-posted.