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Sweden - Dalarna, pt 2

SWEDEN | Monday, 18 September 2017 | Views [414] | Comments [4]


Drove to Salen to do some downhill mountain biking. Salen is a pretty wooded ski resort that has half a dozen purpose built mountain bike routes. And the best thing is you can put your bike on the chair lifts and only ride down the hills!! There are a couple of fast flowing blue routes, a couple of more technical red routes with jumps, table tops and tight berms and a crazy black route which is like a very steep stair case made of rocks and tree roots. Rode all routes multiple times but only tried the black once!! Really great fun day. Had a rewarding beer at the end of the day at the lovely resort pub. At an eye watering £10 per pint we didn't stay for too long in the pub but went back to the beast for our cheap UK bought Aldi beer!! Hiccup! You would think that riding downhill all day would be easy but no, I was tired out and my legs were aching for days afterwards! Left Salen the next day to visit Leksand a pretty lakeside tourist town and our last stop in the Dalarna region before heading to Stockholm. Sweden is the third largest country in Europe and with a relatively low population you can drive for hours in this region on tree lined roads without passing a town or village. Makes for picturesque easy driving. See you in Sockholm.  Love to all, Dawn and Mark xx




Love the idea of the ski lifts, might encourage me to go cycling if they became a common thing over here! Wow £10 a pint that's crazy, thank goodness for Aldi!! Sounds like a great adventure! (No baby yet!) x

  Claire Bridge Sep 18, 2017 6:09 AM


One ride down the red run would get baby moving!! Hope all goes well when its time for baby to put in an appearance. Love d x

  Dawn Sep 18, 2017 4:56 PM


Hi, Youv'e been quiet, we thought you were jealous of our glorious weather! £10 a pint! Should we be sending Aldi food/drink parcels (mainly drink) We found it extremely expensive in Stockholm so you have that to look foreward to. Although i'm sure you will be fine if you keep growing the money tree. Are you sure you were supposed to be on your bikes down the slopes because it sounds like you were supposed to be skiing. Dad XXX

  Dad Sep 18, 2017 9:50 PM


Hopefully we have already got enough food and drink to see us through!! Not had to buy anything in Stockholm so far only museum tickets and they are reasonable. Definitely bike routes at the ski slopes, no way you could ski down! It has been dry for 3 days now although rain forecast tomorrow!!

  dawnandmark Sep 19, 2017 1:10 AM

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