The Swedish section of Eurovelo 3 runs through the province of Bohuslän, known for its islands and rocky granite terrain. From the Norwegian border to Gothenburg, the route explores the region’s coastal landscapes, fishing villages, pine and spruce forests, agricultural communities and historic landmarks.

The route of Eurovelo 3 in Sweden largely follows shared roads with good pavement and calm traffic and separated cycle paths. The route is occasionally hilly, with short and sometimes steep sections. The route is suitable for all kinds of bicycles but a general lack of services and frequent use of shared roads makes the route most suitable for experienced bicycle tourists.

The route section between Gothenburg and the Norwegian border is currently marked ‘at the planning stage’ and there are no forecasted route improvements for cyclists at the moment. The current route sometimes follows national roads. Cyclists who prefer to travel on developed EuroVelo routes are invited to skip the Swedish section of the route and use the ferry between Oslo and Frederikshavn.


Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link


  • Natural Heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culinary Delights
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center

National & Regional Information

Bed & Bike

Bed and Bike offers visitors descriptions and links to bicycle-friendly accommodations along cycle routes throughout Sweden.

+46 8 121 513 31


Cykelfrämjandet is Sweden’s bicycle advocacy organization, representing over 5000 cyclists from 30 regional chapters.

+46 8 16 00 17

EuroVelo in Sweden

Sweden is home to four EuroVelo routes, covering over 5000 kilometers from the fells of Lapland to Skåne’s sandy beaches.