What is a national bicycle trail?

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In 2019, Sydkustleden was opened as Sweden’s third nationally rated tourism bicycle trail. This certification indicates that Sydkustleden is a high-quality trail that is safe from traffic, and offers a wide range of experiences and service along the trail.

The Swedish Transport Administration has produced a document for national bicycle trails that forms a basis for the structure of Sydkustleden. Bicycle Trails for Recreation and Tourism – Classification, Quality Criteria and Marking.

At present there are three bicycle trails that have attained this classification: The Kattegattleden Trail (Trail No. 1), the Sydostleden Trail (Trail No. 2) and the Sydkustleden Trail (Trail No. 3).