Biosfärdled Uppgränna

If you take a walk at Biosfärled Uppgränna then you will experience a lot! The segment is 4,8 km long and passes through extremely divers substrates.

On the eastern side lie Byagården and Byaträffen, both of which are administered by the village community of Uppgränna. There are numbers of attractions along the route, which is the same as the Franciskusleden trail.

There are two alternative segments in the northern part: Through the Girabäcken nature reserve or on a service road across the field. To walk along the brook ravine is an amazing nature experience. There are narrow paths, boardwalks and slopes. There is a great variety of flora in the brook ravine. Many different kinds of trees and plants grow there. You can also see and hear many different bird species. The country administrative board has put up signs about the natural environment and about the sandstone quarry that was here at the turn of the 19th century. The service road across the field offers fantastic view of the open landscape. Here you can see Lake Vättern, Visingsö island, Västergötlands province, the slope down to Lake Vättern, Brahehus castle and more. The land is privately owned, but you are welcome to cross it if you walk or bicycle.

In the north-western corner of the trail.there is parking at the nature reserve. There are signs here set up by the county administrative board with information about the flora, bird life and sandstone quarrying. From the car park, you go along and across the road to get into the ravine. The beginning of the trail is quite readily accessible, so you can easily go approximately 200 meters along the stream in the ravine. From the car park, you can also go down to Lake Vättern on trails, stairs and boardwalks. You can settle down here on the rocky beach and enjoy the views.

The western part is "Turistvägen" (the tourist route). It´s part of the old highway number one that is identified with brown signs as a tourist route by the Swedish Transport Administration.

Here you will find a map and more information about the trail.