Here you will find the most frequently asked questions about Cykelleden Skåne.
How far do I cycle in a day?
In general, you cycle around 3-5 miles/day. Then we have included time for coffee and other stops along the way. However, if you are a seasoned cyclist or ride an electric bike, it can go faster.
How do I use a gpx file?
You can download a gpx file to your smart phone or GPS watch to help you navigate.
How do I download a gpx file?
1. If you don't have a program in your smartphone that can read gpx files, there are several different variants to download for free from where you download apps. An app that is simple and free is called GPX Viewer. Download the app to your phone.
2. Download one of the gpx files found under each stage page. A new tab will appear and there you click on 'Download'.
4. You will be asked which program (app) should open the file when it is downloaded, choose your navigation app (GPX Viewer). The app will not give you instructions on how to cycle, but only shows your position and the route.
5. The GPX file is now saved as an alternative route in your smartphone that you can start when you come to us for a bike ride.
Are there gpx files for an entire sub track?
Obvious! Here you can download each part's gpx file.
Can I create my own cycle route?
Obvious! In our map tool under 'Own route' this is possible. To combine and merge stages, click on the stage you want to add. To add parts of a stage; click and drag the start and stop markers. When you're done, you can choose to download your route as a gpx file or print as a PDF.
Can the Skåne Cycle Path be combined with any other cycle path?
One of Cykelleden Skåne's strengths is that it sits together with the Sydostleden in Kristianstad, the Sydkustleden in Ystad and Lomma and with the Kattegattleden in Ängelholm and Båstad. This means you can make your own round loops by combining them together! In total, they make up almost 150 kilometers of attractive cycle paths.
What does the number "101, 102 and 103" on the red sign mean?
The number shows which section of the Skåne Cykelleden you are cycling on. In total there are three parts; Delled 101, Delled 102 and Delled 103.
Delled 101 Kristianstad-Ängelholm
Delled 102 Ystad-Båstad
Delled 103 Lomma-Kristianstad
What does the distribution look like with asphalt, gravel, mixed traffic and bike lanes?
84% of the Skåne Cycle Path runs on asphalt, 16% on gravel. 68% of the entire trail is in mixed traffic and 32% on a cycle path.
Delled 101 runs on 79% asphalt and 21% gravel. 70% of the trail is in mixed traffic and 30% is on a cycle path.
Delled 102 runs on 89% asphalt and 11% gravel. 82% of the trail is in mixed traffic and 18% is on a cycle path.
Delled 103 runs on 82% asphalt and 18% gravel. 41% of the trail is in mixed traffic and 59% is on a cycle path.
How did you decide how Cykelleden Skåne trail should be drawn?
The Skåne cycle path runs on existing roads. The route has been selected in collaboration between municipalities, the Swedish Transport Administration and Region Skåne. The Swedish Transport Administration has set up eight quality criteria that all national and regional cycle paths must live up to. In cases where the trail runs in mixed traffic, it is on roads that maintain low speeds and have less traffic.
Where can I learn more about Scania's nature?
You can read more about Skåne's special flora and fauna on the website of the Nature Conservation Society in Skåne.
Where can I see which surfaces I ride on?
In our map tool, you can see what type of surface the trail runs on.
Can I bring my own bicycle on the train?
Yes, both on the Öresundstågen and Pågatågen subject to availability. Read more about how to transport yourself by public transport under 'Travel to Skåne.
Where is the nearest bike pump?
In our map tool and in our map brochure, we have marked where there are bicycle pumps.
Where do I charge my electric bike?
Currently, there are no specific charging stations for electric bicycles. Our tip is to ask, for example, cafes and restaurants if you can charge your battery there.
Do I need to book accommodation in advance?
You should book your overnight stays in advance, especially during the months of June to August, many can be fully booked, so be there in good time.
Do I need to check opening hours at cafes or restaurants?
Yes, it is a good idea to do, especially outside the high season September to May.
Can I print the stages?
In our map tool, it is possible to both print and save the selected stage as a PDF.
Can I pitch a tent along the trail?
Yes! To find out more about what applies, you can read about Allemansrätten and what applies when spending the night out in the open along the trail.
If according to the regulations "tenting" is prohibited, sleeping in a hammock is prohibited, both under a tarp and under the open sky. "Tenting" refers to spending the night, and that is what was intended to be prohibited.
If according to the regulations it is forbidden to "put up a tent", it is the physical impact of putting up a tent that is intended to be prohibited. Setting up tents, tarps, or hammocks with "roofs" in the form of rain covers and mosquito nets and tarps, counts as "setting up a tent". However, spending the night in a hammock without a "roof" that is set up under the open sky is not prohibited.
Keep in mind that there may be special rules in nature reserves, national parks and other protected areas