4 Hässleholm - Tyringe
On this section, you will be riding your bike from a cosy Scanian town to one of Scania's largest lakes, Lake Finjasjön. Experience treehouses and architect-designed windbreaks from your bike saddle!
Hässleholm is a relatively young city which became a strong and important junction thanks to the arrival of the railway just over 150 years ago, and even today the railway is important to the town, which offers a full range of services for cyclists. On the outskirts of the city, Hässleholmsgården is passed, which has considerably older origins, as it was referred to as the manor in Hässleholm during the mid-16th century.
If the weather permits, make a stop and take a dip in Björkviken by the shore of the lake Finjasjön or bike directly on towards Hovdala nature area. Perhaps you will be greeted by the bleating of sheep from the hills before you reach the national cultural heritage Hovdala Castle, which shows clear traces of the castle's 500-year history. In summer, guided tours, exhibitions, storytelling evenings, concerts and more are offered. The garden and park are open all year round, while the restaurant, café, shop and information are open seasonally. A stone's throw from Hovdala Castle is the house Boketorp, one of the few remaining houses from the lost craft village of Broslätt, where you can sit down by a barbecue and enjoy the historic atmosphere.
During the Scanian War in the 1670s, the Hovdala Castle was owned by Danish-born Jens Mikkelsen. To save the castle from being plundered, he tried to have a good relationship with both Sweden and Denmark. However, the castle was attacked by Danish troops supported by snapphanar. Large parts of Hovdala were burned to the ground but rebuilt in short time. The mighty gate tower survived relatively well and even today marks and bullet holes on its gates bear witness to the 17th century battles between Swedes and Danes. During the war, many snapphanar were active in the forest area and the Swedes are said to have had several farmers executed at the church in Matteröd.
The architect-designed Treehouse stands on a wooded slope in the Hovdala nature area, elegantly built in wood and glass and supported by slender steel columns. Restaurant and conference activities are today conducted up here among the canopy where the rooms open up to the fantastic view of Lake Finjasjön and large parts of the natural area.
Just a stone's throw from the Treehouse, there are architect-designed wind shelters which beautifully blend into a birch grove. If you are looking to spend the night here, they can be booked through Hässleholm Municipality.
Take a detour from the trail and enjoy a good cup of coffee, home-made flavoured soft ice cream or try the award-winning cheesecake which was named Sweden's best at Glada Geten Gårdsmejeri in Lilla Oberöd.
Along Sub trail 101 there are train stations in the following locations: Kristianstad, Kvidinge, Vinslöv, Hässleholm, Tyringe, Perstorp, Klippan, Åstorp and Ängelholm.
- 1-30 km
- Cykelleden Skåne
- Blandtrafik, asfalt
- Blandtrafik, grus
Highlights along the section
Here are some places that are frequently visited and appreciated by others.
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