4. Small Smyge tour • 25 km
Start the tour at Smygehuk Tourist Information in the marina of Smygehuk.
Cycle east through Smygehamn and turn left towards Äspö. You pass the stream Äspöån and its wetlands, which were created to reduce nutrient salt emissions in the Baltic Sea. There are accessible footpaths and bird towers here. Once you arrive in Äspö, you can see many older houses that still have their thatched roofs. In the medieval church there are well-preserved murals by the painter Everlövsmästaren from the 16th century. Among others, the story of Adam and Eve is depicted.
The journey towards Lilla Beddinge goes along a pleasant cycle path across the Scanian plains. In Lilla Beddinge, Tullstorpsån flows quietly and contributes to the idyll and charm. The old deserted cemetery is well worth a visit. Once upon a time there was also a medieval church here.
Källstorp has its roots in the Middle Ages. There was a church here already in the 13th century, but it was demolished and replaced with a new one in the 1850s. The church tower is equipped with water ejectors in the form of four dragon heads, one in each corner. A sturdy brick wall surrounds the cemetery and the impressive alley to the north leads to Jordberga castle and estate.
On the road to Östra Klagstorp you will see Källgården on the right. The farm has been a asylum, school and parish house. Cycle for 3.5 km to Östra Klagstorp, the station community that flourished in the thirties and forties. Large stone houses with pinnacles and towers bear witness to the town’s heyday. The uniform museum Uniform Collection is also located here.
Just west of Klagstorp church, you will find the sign south towards Hemmesdynge. The village church is surrounded by a wall and the cemetery contains many old and beautiful tombstones. Most strange is the one that describes how Mätta Larsdotter gave birth to a dead son seven days after her death, to the double sorrow of the husband and father. Follow the signs towards Östra Torp.
Now the trip goes back to Smygehamn and the coast. You pass the old lime kilns which are a memory of the once important lime industry. In Smygehamn there is a grocery store, pizzeria, fish smokehouse and café. Now it’s only a short distance back to Smygehuk and Sweden’s southernmost cape!