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Sibbarps beach in Malmö, Skåne
Sunset over Sibbarpsstranden near Ribersborg in Malmö, Skåne.
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Wheel your way through Malmö

Cycling in Malmö gives you a whole new perspective. You immediately enter the local rhythm of this bike-friendly city, free to explore its every nook and cranny at your leisure.

Cycling in Malmö is easy as the city is quite flat with an extensive network of bike paths – 515 kilometres to be exact! Malmö cyclists tend to approach cycling with an easy-going manner, so do as the locals do. No need to rush, take your time and take in the scenery and relaxed vibe of this laid-back southern Swedish city.

You can hire a bike at Travelshop on Carlsgatan 4A, and the helpful staff will provide you with maps and route planning too. Many hotels also offer bikes for rent, or download one of a number of bicycle apps. The city really does make getting around by bike a breeze.

Here are a few suggestions for places to visit as you discover Malmö on two wheels.


Ribersborg park and beach have all kinds of outdoor activities and waterside cafes perfect for enjoying an invigorating cup of coffee with a stunning view. The Ribersborg bike path winds along the beach with vistas of wide-open fields and the Öresund Sound. There are wonderful photo opportunities here, including the city’s iconic Turning Torso building at your back and the Öresund Bridge ahead in the distance, which connects Malmö to the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

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Turning Torso and Västra hamnen, Malmö

Aerial view over Malmö's iconic Turning Torso.

Photo: Pontus Ohlsson

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Turning Torso and Västra hamnen, Malmö

Photo: Pontus Ohlsson

Ribersborg beach in Malmö

Photo: Apelöga

Limhamn Harbour

The Ribersborg bike path continues along the sea and fields, and if you follow the “Sydkustleden” bicycle signs going south, you will wind your way to Limhamn Harbour in no time. From here, you can check out the boats and marina and get a closer look at the nearly eight kilometre-long Öresund Bridge. This graceful, award-winning bridge – the longest of its kind in Europe – was opened to traffic in 2000.

Öresund Bridge, Malmö

Views from the Öresund bridge abutment.

Photo: Apelöga/Malmö Turism


The Sydkustleden is a well-marked bicycle path divided into six sections running throughout the Skåne region. It offers easy access to some of Sweden’s finest beaches and most charming neighbourhoods and towns.

Head north of Malmö for about 20 kilometres and you’ll reach Långa Bryggan, the Long Pier, in the beach town of Bjärred. It wins the prize as Sweden’s longest pier, stretching 574 metres into the Öresund Sound. At the tip of the pier is a traditional swimming facility with saunas, a restaurant and magnificent views. This is the perfect place for a refreshing dip in open-air baths.


Biking along the shore at the Western Harbor in Malmö.

Photo: Tina Axelsson/Visit Sweden


Malmö’s many parks are perfect for a leisurely ride. The 8.4-acre Kungsparken with its imposing Malmöhus Castle, is no exception. Coast your way gently around the sites of Malmö’s first public park. In addition to the castle, the park includes a windmill, canals, a cast-iron fountain from 1882, Ernst Billgren’s captivating “Diana” sculpture and the magical Slottsträdgården, or castle gardens. These colourful gardens are tucked away behind tall hedges that shelter a profusion of blossoms and herbs, along with a lovely café.

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Malmöhus castle, Skåne

Malmöhus is the oldest renaissance castle in the Nordics. It is located in Malmö, and is home to Malmö Art Museum.

Photo: Johanna Rylander

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Malmöhus castle, Skåne

Photo: Johanna Rylander

The Castle Garden, Malmö

Photo: Apelöga

Slottsträdgården's café, Malmö

Photo: Apelöga/Malmö stads mediabank

Cycling holidays in Sweden

Cycling holidays in Sweden are suited to most everyone. Sweden is a big country with a vast, well-developed, and well-marked network of cycling paths that offer everything from urban exploration to long-distance rural rides.