Style: Excellent gravel and easy single track
Those living in Stockholm often forget how lucky they are to have such amazing nature right on their door steep. And the jewel in the crown of this nature is Tyresta National Park. This wonderful location and surrounding areas has excellent gravel roads which need to be cycled. The route we are describing actually loops around the park without entering it. There are specific rules about cycling in the park so if you are entering the park please obey the cycle signs and bear in mind its forbidden to cycle in most of the park.
Our route starting in Jordbro first follows quiet gravel roads with rough surface to start with but gradually getting better until you hit the asphalt south of the national park. There is a way to skip the majority of the next asphalt section but its recommended to have 50mm tyres or more and for riders with MTB experience. Ask in the comments if you want more info. Once we turn off Åvavägen the real adventure begins. Excellent gravel takes you across Tyresta Nature Reserve where you hit asphalt again for a short period before you get on to the main event. Turning off Rundmarsvägen the gravel becomes dream like with the only downside is that its not longer.
After cross the bridges at Tyresö-Flaten you unfortunately hit civilisation and be reminded you are still in Stockholm. Care must be taken along Gammalströmmen as it’s a popular walking destination with often lots of children running around. Here the temptation is always to try your luck cutting through the forest to Ramsjön but our experience its way easier to stay on the road and take the long loop around. Leading into Ramsjön is fast single track and after is slightly more technical but easily do-able trail which will have you flying down to Tyrestavägen. From here it’s a case of picking your way through Slätmossen and Jordbro back to the starting point. Although there is a fair amount of asphalt in this tour it’s still recommend as a great ride which you won’t regret. A Stockholm classic you shouldn’t miss out.
NOTE: The single track between Forsvägen and Lyckebyvägen is very popular with horses and therefore is a sensitive location. Please cycle slowly through this section and if you see a horse and ride make yourself known and dismount your bike. Respect and communication is key.