02. Stora Alvarleden

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Stora Alvarleden is a 13-km hiking trail suitable for bicycles, which follows an old route right across the Great Alvar, from Karlevi to Frösslunda and further down to Resmo-/Stenåsavägen.


Part of this trail will take you through the southern Karlevi nature reserve. Many of the Great Alvar’s different types of nature and localities can be found along the route. On top of a ridge, with views over the wide open spaces, lie the Präströr stone settings with an upright limestone slab. A few kilometres after you have passed Mittmuren (the middle wall) you will arrive at the old linear village of Frösslunda. Near the village, on a small ridge on the edge of the alvar, lie some beautiful limestone cellars. South of the village lies Frösslunda mosse, a shallow marshland lake with a rich bird life. This trail is marked with small mounds of stones. You may need to get off your bicycle and walk at certain parts along the route. There are parking facilities with information displays at both ends of the trail.

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Nearby accommodations

Hostel / Rooms

Station Linné youth hostel room

Distance: 3 km
Hostel rooms surrounded by nature at Porten till Alvaret / The gateway to the Alvar situated in Skogsby. Rooms with 2-6 beds, shared toilet and shower. Free internet i every room. Conference room and working spaces. We offer nature tours and activities year round.
Hostel / Rooms

Stora Frögården, STF Hostel

Distance: 4.6 km
At the Stora Frögården youth hostel, you will stay at a fantastic seaside estate with its own beach AND right in the middle of a UNESCO world heritage site, Södra Öland’s agricultural region. From here, you are not far from Stora Alvaret, a pure nature experience with its fantastic flora and fauna. We will be opening a restaurant in the summer of 2010 which will serve classic Swedish dishes and be fully licensed.
Bed & Breakfast

Strandnära Eco B&B

Distance: 4.7 km
Only 200 meters from the sea, we offer a tranquil & scenic accommodation near the idyllic village Stora Frö, close to natural charming spots & the world heritage Alvaret, just 20 minutes from the bridge and Öland’s Zoo. We offer an organic concept, which to live, eat and experience the island.
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