1. The Bodarp tour • 27 km
Start the tour at Kontinentplan.
Follow Hamngatan/Strandgatan westward and turn right onto Klostergränd. Here are the remains of the Franciscan monks’ monastery that was founded in 1267. Here is also the partly restored monastery garden. The neighbouring Old Square was the city center in the 12th century. Here you will find Mikaelibrunnen featuring reliefs depicting the city life and a bronze model showing the old town centre. Continue west and turn right onto Bryggaregatan. This is the city’s highest point where traces of a Viking-era ring fortress were found in 1988. This type of fortress is called a trelleborg and with the discovery, the reason behind the city name finally became clear. Today, a quarter of the Viking fortress is reconstructed and the area also houses a museum with shop and café as well as a Viking farm with long houses, pit houses and plantations.
Continue north along Bryggaregatan, which still has the same route today as in the 6th century when it led to Uppåkra and other trading places. Turn left in the bicycle tunnel, follow Ståstorpsgatan and Hedvägen to Persåkersvägen. Choose the cycle path towards Skegrie.
The open landscape consists of agricultural land of the highest quality. You pass Västra Tommarp’s church from the 12th century, built in flintstone which was taken from the Baltic Sea. The church also has unique medieval chalk murals which were re-discovered only in recent times after being covered for several centuries. Before Skegrie, turn right towards Västra Värlinge. After 1.5 km you will find Slättarps Gård with restaurant, café and shop.
Västra Värlinge is a well-preserved village with small street houses along the village street which is surrounded by some farms with lush vegetation.
Now continue north towards Bodarp. Here is Hallongården – one of Trelleborg’s largest visitor destinations. Here everything goes in the sign of the red berry – cultivation, farm shop and café. There are also animals around the farm to look for. Self-picking is offered periodically.
Fuglie & Villie
Continue towards Fuglie, where there is a Viking Age granite runestone in the cemetery. Then head southeast towards Villie where you’ll find five farmhouses and several strange mounds from the Bronze Age. In 1749, Carl von Linné was here on his Scanian journey.
The next destination is Hammarlöv, which was a court location during the Viking Age. Here you will find Söderslätt’s only round tower church and Bokenäs Art Hall. Now the bike ride goes back towards Trelleborg via Västra Tommarp. You can choose between the cycle path or the winding country road towards Trelleborg.