Style: Gravel and farmer lanes
Easily accessed Gnesta is a gateway to hundreds of kms of gravel. Just an hour south of Stockholm on a commuter train which allows bicycles, there’s no excuse. This tour is based on local knowledge which shows how to link up gravel and skip sections of asphalt. After 10km out of Gnesta the gravel begins. 35kms of dream gravel roads brings us up to Ånhammar Gård. Within this section there’s 100 meters of old farmers road, at about 14km, which, on a wet day you will definitely be walking, but the rest of the trail is perfect. From Ånhammar you head back into forest and very close to the beautiful lake of Ösjön. This is worth the short hike-a-bike detour to stop for a lunch break or a quick swim. Back on the gravel and a few kms of asphalt has us down to Stjärnhov. From there you hit the gravel again and the tour brings us to the mid section of Erik’s Gatan. Eriks’s Gatan is 20km long marked gravel road which is a super track in its own right. Recommended. But, for our trip we follow Erik’s Gatan north and up to the beautiful Herr Gård of Jakobsberg. From here you mostly follow the Gnesta Leden back to the station but sticking to the road near the end to keep away from the more rough section of that trail. A great tour and perfect day out.