A brand new cycle route!


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As you cycle the Unionsleden, you'll be struck by the beautiful varied scenery. One minute you're rolling through villages, the next you're cycling along one of our numerous lakes or on winding gravel roads through forests and open landscapes. The area has a rich wildlife with moose, deer, fox and other animals that can appear along the way. You'll never be far from a cooling swim or beautiful viewpoints where you can have a picnic.

Welcome to a brand new cycle route!

Sweden's 4th national cycling route is now ready to welcome cyclists. The Unionsleden is 350 km long and stretches from Moss in Norway to Karlstad in Sweden. The route has been designed to give cyclists a great alround experience by combining nice roads, beautiful nature, good accommodation, good local food and selected sights along the way.

350 km in 7 stages through 2 countries

The idea and its name Unionsleden got after the Norwegian/Swedish Union, which was formed in Moss in 1814 and disbanded in Karlstad in 1905. Along the route there are sights related to its history. But you also will pass art galleries, a whisky distillery, farm shops and beautiful lock environments. If you want to leave your bike saddle once in a while, there are lots of other activities like boat trips, canoeing, hiking or fishing along the trail. A good night's sleep is important, so you wake up with new energy for the coming day. Along the Unionsleden you can stay in hotels, a manor house, cottages, at camp sites or B&Bs.

Three beautifull stages in the Årjäng region

Three of the stages will lead you through Årjäng's beautiful surroundings, via Töcksfors, Lennartsfors and to Bengtsfors in Dalsland. I you want, you can cycle the Unionsleden or parts of it as an intense workout but we recommend taking your time. There is so much to see and experience along the trail.


The route runs on a mix of low-traffic paved small roads, gravel roads and cycle paths. The map tool gives you good information about both substrate and level differences. Keep in mind that the range and distance between service points like restaurants and stores vary. Several accommodations offer food packages that you can take with you. In view of the pandemic, we recommend that you check opening hours at your planned stops along the way an extra time.

Cykelatlas Unionsleden

Tryckt kartmaterial om Unionsleden har varit efterlängtat av många cyklister och nu har det kommit. Ett behändigt format i vattenbeständigt material. Utgivare är Calazo förlaget.

Fina slussmiljöer vid Dalslands kanal

Sjönära cykling på stora delar av leden

350 km av omväxlande cykling

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