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Magical views on the bike

Regardless of what direction you are heading with your bike from Jönköping there are magnificent views to be seen. You might feel the urge to stop and breathe for a minute and just enjoy the surroundings.

“In this direction one saw only beautiful mountains, soft valleys, and winding rivers, all the way to the big Lake Vettern.”

Swedish Selma Lagerlöf was the first women to ever win the Nobel Prize for writing the book “The Wondeful adventure of Nils“. It is a magic journey about Nils that flew over Sweden on a goose. The book was actually a geography reader for the public schools and taught the readers about the cities and areas that Nils saw below. This is what she wrote about Jönköping, Huskvarna, Gränna and Visingsö;

“It was Vettern that made it so pretty to look toward the north, because it looked as though a blue stream had risen up from the lake, and spread itself over land also. Groves and hills and roofs, and the spires of Joenkoeping City–which shimmered along Vettern’s shores–lay enveloped in pale blue which caressed the eye. If there were countries in heaven, they, too, must be blue like this, thought the boy, and imagined that he had gotten a faint idea of how it must look in Paradise”.

Inspired by Nils and what he saw here´s five viewpoints to visit with you bike to get a glimpse of the scenic environment.

Gestra, Kaxholmen

Magic two-lake-view of lake Landsjön and Vätttern. Small country roads leads here from the valley and Kaxholmen village.


Huskvarna mountain. One of the most spectacular views overlooking Huskvarna and Jönköping. Also one of the toughest climbs cycling up North Klevaliden from Huskvarna city center.

Ebbarp, Bankeryd

The open landscape west of Jönköping is enclosed by a ridge. From the high grounds at Ebbarp you will have a postcard-view of surging farmland with Lake Vättern in the background.

Skinnersdal, Jönköping

On the heights just south of the city center, above the old regiment, and nowadays shopping center, A6 there is not many cyclists that can refuse to stop and wonder.

Tabergs Topp, Taberg

With a good cup of coffee you will see the dark forests of Småland to your right and the valley leading towards Jönköping and Vättern on your left.

Even the latest winner of the Ironman 70.3 Jönköping, Josh Amberger, couldn´t help himself during the 90k cycling stage. “I found myself riding my bike, just looking at the small red houses and the wonderful views. Truly amazing”.

Read more about views on the bike here.