A network of tracks crisscrosses the hills around Åre; ask the tourist office for the excellent Hikebike.se and Sommarguiden booklets, which will tell you all you need to know. A popular hiking route south of nearby Storlien is the Jämttriangle, which takes in fantastic wilderness scenery close to the Norwegian border and involves overnight stays in STF mountain lodges, at Sylarna (0647 722 00, w svenskaturistforeningen.se/anlaggningar/stf-sylarna-fjallstation; doubles 550kr), Blåhammaren (0647 722 00, w svenskaturistforeningen.se/anlaggningar/stf-blahammaren-fjallstation; doubles 850kr) and Storulvån (0647 722 00, svenskaturistforeningen.se/anlaggningar/stf-storulvan-fjallstation; doubles 550kr).

The mountains around Åre are also as good a place as any to go mountain biking; the tourist office can help sort out a bike for you and has information about a series of trails, known collectively as Åre Bike Park. In July, the Åre Bike Festival (W arebikefestival.com), a four-day competition, takes place here.

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