MTB Around Uppsala
You will find
descriptions of most trails in the
of Uppsala here. There are some absolutely marvelous trails around. In
Uppsala we have excellent relationships with hikers, hunters, dog
land owners, bird watchers, joggers etc, and we like to maintain good
so there are some local ethics.
- Leave no trace.
Bring the garbage that you
Don´t lock your wheels as you break. Although there is a complex
of laws know as Allemansrätten
(lit., Every man‘s right) which ensures virtually free access
land in Sweden it is essential to be on the right side of land owners
every one else who has a stake in the forrest.
- Be really sweet
and friendly to hikers. Stop
a chat. And above all: don´t bomb down the trail sending them
to the sides.
- Don´t spook
animals. Dogs are probably a
to mountain bikers than they are to dogs. There are, however, plenty of
equestrians around, especially in the Håga Valley. Some horses
out, kick back, buck off or dump their riders, etc., when frigthened.
be careful when meeting equestrians. Go out of your way to make sure
don´t scare the horse.
- Close gates. Some routes cross pasture lands.
you carefully close all gates that you open.
- Do everything
possible to avoid looking like
vaguely similiar to a moose in October and early November, unless you
to get shot.
There are several
that offers excellent
around Uppsala. The descriptions here are in Swedish but can easily be
used by non-swedish speaking people. The maps and the gradings will be
sufficient to get you started. Though we would recommend that you got
good orienteering maps. These are known as ‘orienteringskartor’ in
and are available in the local book shops and in the pharmacies.
used trail is Gula
Stigen (lit., the Yellow Path), Röda stigen, and some trails
the morraine ridge that runs through Uppsala. Map: no need just follow
the yellow and red marking.
area is Lunsen,
a forest that has been turned into a huge nature preserve south east of
Uppsala. Lunsen has technical trails of all levels of difficulty and is
something of the North Shore of Uppsala. In the heart of the forest is
a replica of an old homestead that is open to the public. Fresh cold
clean water is available from a hand pump. Map: Norra Lunsen
1:10 000 or Lunsen Fritidskarta 1:15 000.
is a large wood west of Uppsala and has a network of excellent
trails. Map: Nåsten 1:10 000.
is a recreational area south west of Uppsala, beutifully situated at
Ekoln Lake. A trail, used for skiing in the past when the winters were
white, goes through Nåsten to Hammarskog. Map: Fritidskarta,
are MTB areas north west of Uppsala close to the Student Town. Suitable
for shorter rides. Maps: Stenhagen 1:10000 for Berthåga and
1:10000 for Börje.
is a preservation area along the shores of Ekoln south of Uppsala. It
extremely beautiful and can be very crowded. People from Uppsala come
to have picknicks, bask in the sun, swim, jog, walk their dogs, etc.
trails are mostly hardpack and invite high speeds. Hence, it is
essential to plan ahead, keep speeds down to 10 km/hr or less where
the view is obstructed, and be nice and friendly to hikers.
North-west of Uppsala
the path of Linné
a lake, Siggefora,
where some out off the way single track is found. Map: Fritidskarta,
(lit., Large forest) is a large forest between Uppsala and Storvreta.
Storvreta – Gälla 1:15000.
east of Uppsala, is a technical trail that is great fun. Map: Vedyxa
If you are looking
riding partners Friluftsfrämjandet,
arranges a ride every sunday from early spring till late autumn. The ride
starts at Sunnerstastugan
at twelve a clock. It tends to be a fast ride on the hard pack trails
a preservation area along the eastern shore of Ekoln Lake. Every one is
is also, together with
cykelklubb (Cycle Club
of Uppsala), behind an official MTB-track that has been constructed
at Sunnerstaåsen just next to Sunnerstastugan.
You will find a map with
the MTB areas here
on the Swedish pages.