An old red bike detail with a shallow depth of field on a rainy fall day.  Focus on the seat.

The Railway Embankment bicycle trail

Cycle on the old (and if you were worried, unused) railway embankment between Eskilstuna and Ärla. The roughly 12 kilometres long and asphalted cycling trail is very easy going and runs through a nice and leafy natural landscape.

A cycling trail for everyone

Today it is possible to walk, cycle or ride a horse along the old railway and, in an environmentally friendly and cosy way, experience Eskilstuna’s gorgeous surroundings. The trains used to pass this trail on their way to Stockholm, before the new railway was introduced in 1997. The trail starts southeast of the regional hospital Mälarsjukhuset, at the street Odlarvägen, and runs through charming parts of Sörmland’s nature. Seeing as the terrain isn’t particularly hilly, the trail fits everyone.