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Bicycle Tour with Overnight Stay along the River

From IKSU sport to the village Vännfors.

7-8 September 2024

About the trip

Enjoy the last days of summer and join us on a bike ride along the beautiful Vindel river, designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. The tour offers wonderful cycling through unique nature and cozy communities along the river valley. We enjoy a shared dinner in front of the fire and sleep in tents. Maybe it´s time for a final evening dip in the river before winter arrives?

  • Date: 7-8 September 2024 
  • Place: From IKSU sport  to the village Vännfors.
  • Price: 300 kr

Trip description

During this two-day tour, we initially cycle along the Ume river and then continues along the Vindel river up to the village of Vännfors (about 50 km one way). We set up camp next to the river, make a fire and prepare dinner together. 

We start the trip together on Saturday morning by meeting up at IKSU Sport where we make the final preparations of the bikes and equipment. After that, we start cycling along the northern shore of the Ume river towards our first stop at Baggböle manor and Arboretum Norr for a leg stretcher and snacktime. Then the bike ride continues along the river valley. We cross the river at the old bridge in Sörfors continuing along the southern shore towards the village of Vännäsby. After passing by Vännäsby we turn right and start cycling along the Vindel river until we reach Vännfors. We will set aside plenty of time for breaks, snacks and lunch during the tour. Saturday’s tour ends in Vännfors, where we pitch the tents on the grass next to the river beach. We make a fire and prepare the dinner together. Here is a good possibility to take a swim and then warm up in front of the fire. On Sunday we cycle back to Umeå. We exepect to arrive at IKSU Sport late afternoon or early evening. 

Please note that we cycle together as a group the entire trip. We recommend to use bicycle bags for your belongings. This way the bike will carry the weight. Your back will thank you for this. You provide your own bicycle and bicycle bags. 

Practical information

Included in the price
Dinner (Saturday)

You should be able to carry your own gear and some shared equipment.
Experience of cycling longer distances is recommended but not a requirement. 

Age limit
18 years

Mandatory pre-meeting
3 September 2024, 18:00.

Note that it is mandatory. If you can't participate you need to inform the guides.

Last day to sign up
25 August 2024

Maximum number of participants


During the pre-meeting we go through all equipment and make eventual adjustments of the packing list, for example depending on the weather.

Much of the equipment is available for rental in our outdoor shop Sarek. As a participant you get a reduced price.

What to bring
What to bring
Common gear carried by each team:
- Tent (included in the price)
- Stove (included in the price)
- Fuel for the stove
- Matches
- Breakfast x1, lunch x2

Personal gear: 
Bicycle bags
Bicycle lights/reflectors
Tools for the bike
Extra tire tube
Small bicycle pump
Chain oil
Possible Backpack (approx 60 liters) as a complement to bike bags
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Clothes for bicycling: Trousers, sweater, Jacket according to weather (sun, rain, warm, cold, windy)
Dry change (e.g. extra base layer)
Warm sweater
Cap as protection against the sun
Clothes to sleep in (base layer)
Swim wear and a small towel (optional)
Toiletries, incl. Any medicines
Toilet paper
Hand sanitizers
Water bottle (2 liters)
Washing-up liquid
Bag to take trash with you
Sweets/Snacks/Food supplements and energy

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