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Sweden

Your Linesman

Jonas Bergh

Jonas lives in the southern part of Sweden. He has always been interested in motorcycles and has a big passion for nature. His restless soul needs to be satisfied and the best way to do that is to load up the gear on his 690 and head out for adventure.

He organises 5-6 adventure tours per year for his friends, traveling 1000-2000km over the weekend. That is is way of finding the joy and satisfaction to be able to cope with everyday life. As much as the trip itself gives him enjoyment, the time to plan and draw up the tours is also a big reward.

Helping out with the TET is both fun and an opportunity to meet alot of people with the same interests -win win!

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The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment’s notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

  1.  Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid
  2. If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group
  3. Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble
  4. Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines
  5. Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse
  6. On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them
  7. Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone
  8. Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.

ROUTE INFO

May to September - it will be green and warm March-May and September-November - it´s also nice and no mosquitoes - but colder.
Malmo (Denmark); Kjeldmora (Norway)
Charlottenberg (Norway), Muonio (Finland)
Swedish although English is widely spoken
Swedish Kroner (SEK)
You are allowed to camp for one night in the same place as long as you don´t disturb anyone.
It is not allowed to ride off roads.

ROUTE OVERVIEW

The Swedish route uses small tarmac and gravel roads though the beautiful landscape. Half way you will cross over to Norway for a while. Then you head back into Sweden again further north. For most of the Swedish TET you will be traveling in the forest without any contact with other humans. You will notice how long Sweden is and how sparsely populated.

Due to Allemansrätten you can camp everywhere as long as you don´t disturb anyone and make sure to leave no sign of your stay.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

Take time to stop and admire nature

RESOURCES