Tips on urban hiking
Looking to hike but don't want to go that far, or are you just curious to discover new surroundings? Here you will find our best tips on easily accessible trails around Umeå which are suitable for both walks and bike rides.
Strandpromenaden (the promenade along the Umeälven river) is the right place for those who want to discover the surroundings around Umeå city centre. The city's most popular walking trail right now is probably to walk west from the centre and then cross the river over the bridge Lundabron. Then continue via the Bölesholmarna islands and Teg and take the old bridge Gamla bron back to the city centre, a total of about 4 km.
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Ume Älvdal (the Umeå river valley) is a trail along the river Umeälven. Enjoy rushing water, lush forests, marvellous views and plenty of sights with history, art and culture by bicycle, on foot or by car. About 30 km in total, if you choose the western loop, cross the river by the Notvarpsbron suspension bridge (note: no car!), and taie the opposite side of the river back to Umeå city centre.
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