Road cycling from Sälen By


Sälen and its surroundings offer fantastic road cycling on quiet, almost traffic-free roads through wonderful mountain scenery. There is an endless choice of different trips so we have chosen to describe two of our favourites. Both routes are round trips and pass Lindvallen on Fjällvägen by the Statoil roundabout.


Röd Tour de Rörbäcksnäs, 85 km

Type of bike: Racer, Road bike
Surface: Tarmac
Character: Road cycling through beautiful nature with some challenging hills.
Description: The route passes Lindvallen out at Fjällvägen. If you start at the trail centre, Experiumtorget, follow the signs for ‘Hällaturen’ out to Fjällvägen. Here you turn right at the second roundabout and connect to the route.

The route then runs on the western side of Västerdalälven, southwards down to Hammarsbyn. Here the route then heads uphill towards Rörbäcksnäs, then out on Fjällvägen towards Sälen continuing uphill. You pass Hundfjället, Tandådalen, Högfjällshotellet and Sälfjällstorget, ending up back in Lindvallen.

Tips: A coffee break at Rörbäcksnäs is part of the norm on this trip. Finish with lunch at Bianchi Café in Sälfjällstorget.

Röd Giro di Stöten, 85 km

Type of bike: Racer, Road bike
Surface: Tarmac 
Character: Road cycling through beautiful nature with some challenging hills.
Description: The route passes Lindvallen out at Fjällvägen. If you start at the trail centre, Experiumtorget, follow the signs for ‘Hällaturen’ out to Fjällvägen. Here you turn right at the second roundabout and connect to the route. The route then runs on the eastern side of Västerdalälven, northwards through Sälen village up to Fulunäs. Here the route runs westwards towards Stöten, then continues on road 66 uphill towards Sälen. You pass by Hundfjället, Tandådalen, Högfjällshotellet and Sälfjällstorget, ending up back in Lindvallen.

Tips: You pass by Närsjön lake, which is a good place to swim. Finish with lunch at Bianchi Café in Sälfjällstorget.