We're doing the maps now! And a trail description.

Last year we had the route marked in Google Maps. We also recommended people to buy the Biking Map (Cykelkartan, scale 1:90 000). A lot of people asked for more detailed maps and paper maps.

This year we're offering you pdf-files A4-format, from the Swedish Mapping Agency (Lantmäteriet). These maps are the original ”Terrängkartan” in scale 1:50 000 and can be downloaded to your computer and then printed the way you prefer.

The map will have our route marked and also every campsite. Two A4 printouts will cover one day of hiking. You can print on the paper of your choice and also on both sides, should you wish, and then only need one A4 map per day of hiking. 

There will also be a brief trail description/trail guide giving some basic info on the trail, terrain and roads plus some tidbits about the area we are traveling through. Availability of water, lodgings, eating places and stores for resupply will be covered. 

This will be a Word-document that you can change the layout and size of, to fit your own printing preferences it. It can of course also be download into a smartphone or similar device.

This package of maps and trail guide will cost 300 Swedish crowns, or 35 Euro. You will be able to download this from the Internet. 

The reason we're charging you is that Lantmäteriet charges us for publishing the maps. Also Börje, Jörgen and I have – and will – put in a lot of work in this.

We will also publish a free gpx-file of the trail on our homepage shortly, that can be downloaded to your electronic device, should you prefer this to the paper maps.

When everything is ready we will get back with order information.

Växjö - here we come!

Coast2Coast Sweden and television meteorologist Pia Hultgren will be lecturing about health and hiking in Växjö on March 11. The theme will be "carry lighter, walk further".

It's all part of a package deal where Växjö municipality will invite its employees first to the lecture, and then to walk with C2C from Furuby, 20 kilometers east of Växjö, to the city's main square the 22th of May.

We've been having discussions with Växjö since late last year and are very happy to announce this cooperation. Hopefully we will be able to walk and work together with more municipalities in the future.

Our own fitness guru Jörgen doing some aerobics.
”C2C is not just about hiking, another of our goals is to get more people up off the couch, ” says Jörgen. ”You don't have to be very fit to walk some kilometers, you can just get out there and stroll in your own pace.”

The idea was born when Jörgen met Ulf Hedin, Chairman of the Leisure Services Board in Växjö at a conference last year. The discussions that followed landed us in this first fitness cooperation with one of the municipalities along our trail.

To get some extra input we decided to team up with Pia Hultgren, meteorologist at the Swedish Television, but also with an background as a meteorologist for the the Swedish Defence Forces. Pia is also a keen hiker and outdoor geek, with long experience from the Swedish mountains.

Outdoor enthusiast and meteorologist Pia Hultgren.
Our sponsor, outdoor retailer Outnorth, will be at the lecture with some goods, and sports instrument maker Polar will raffle off ten Polar Loop wrist bands among the participants who join a virtual walk before the hike. We will get back with more information on that one later.