Trip around lake Runn

Trip around lake Runn

Lake Runn, Dalarna’s second biggest lake, lies between the towns of Falun and Borlänge and it has an archipelago of more than one hundred islands. This trip has restaurants and cafés dotted along its length so you will not go hungry. There are also many great bathing spots; Främby Udde, Roxnäs Udde, Vikastrand and Uvbergsviken are just some of the better known ones.

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Description

A one-day trip is somewhere around 50 km – 70 km depending on which section you choose and where you start from. For example;
Falun-Ornäs-Borlänge-Torsång-Vikastrand-Falun – around 67 km
Falun-Ornäs-Torsång-Vika-Falun – around 55 km
Borlänge-Ornäs-Torsång-Borlänge – around 25 km.
The section between Falun and the town centre in Borlänge is signposted as Runnleden, or the ‘Runn Trail’ in English.

Facts
Length: One day
Difficulty
Approximate duration
Start: The trip is described in sections, as there are many starting points
Surface: About 75% paved and 25% gravel
Different types of roads; cycle path, cycle lanes and roads with mixed traffic.

Worth a stop
Stabergs ‘bergmansgård’ manor house
This Bergman-style manor house and surrounds, includes a baroque garden that has been renovated and restored to its original 18th century style and design. The former barn here is now a garden café and restaurant.

Vika
Vika Kyrka, or church, is famous for its 16th century murals depicting the gospels, as well its wooden sculptures from the 13th and 15th centuries.

Torsång
This is a popular destination for its homestead and you should visit the medieval church. There is also a motor museum and if you get hungry you should visit the renowned Torsångs Café or grab a pizza at Älvkanten.

Ornässtugan
Ornässtugan was built some time around 1504 and is known to have harboured future king of Sweden Gustav Vasa. The king evaded Danish forces through the privy at the back of the loft. There are guided tours on offer, as well as a cozy café and small gift shop.