8. Lugnås kyrka-Karleby
Degree of difficulty
Section eight runs from Lugnås church to Karleby. The hike from Lugnås church goes through a rolling cultural landscape, continues past the Qvarnstens-mine Minnesfjället. The trail then takes you further on smaller forest roads and paths towards Karleby. This part of the Biosfärleden is slightly hilly.
Surface: A lot of gravel road and forest path. Sections on asphalt.
Time: 3-4 hours excluding breaks
Not to be missed: A visit to the mining area at Qvarnstens-mine, Minnesfjället, together with a guide. During the season it is open but out of season this needs to be pre-booked.
How to get here: At Lugnås church there is no regular public transport but there is parking. Within Mariestad municipality, however, you can use Närtrafik via vasttrafik.se. Karleby is located about one kilometer from a bus stop along road 26. Bus goes to and from Mariestad center and Skövde center.
Accommodation: In Karleby there are no accommodation options, but it is easy to take the bus to Mariestad, where there are accommodation in several price ranges. A stone's throw from Lugnås church is the charming Lugnås Ekohotell, a tip is to also buy a dinner basket where you can prepare your own meal from locally produced ingredients
Along the section
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