There is plenty of choice in bathing beaches close to Avonlea: Valleviken beach and harbour, 1 km, Husken 2 km, Furillen 5 km, Kyllaj, 5 km, Hide 8 km, St. Olofsholm 10 km, Smöjen 8 km, Blå Lagunen 10 km.
Here in Rute there are several cafés and restaurants, as well as artisans and farm boutiques (e.g. Risungs Lamm and Tryffel) selling their products. Be sure to visit Lergrav Fisk and Café, Rute Stenugnsbageriet, and Sjökrogen in Valleviken for dining delights. Read more about what’s on offer at the Rute Info signboard on your way in from the main road (route 148).
RuteLederUte, Scenic Trails in Rute
There is now a map with suggestions for biking, riding, walking or paddling routes so that guests and residents can more easily find trails and roads offering a wide variety of scenery and cultural and historical places in the parish of Rute. Don’t miss a visit to Furillen, a nearby island close to Lergrav connected to Gotland by causeway.
Bus service on line 22 from Visby to Fårösund runs frequently with stops along route 148, at Rute church and once daily in Valleviken. See: Kollektivtrafiken – Region Gotland
There are 3 larger centres close to Rute.
Slite, about 20 km. with a drug store, liquor store, ATM, fuel station, grocery stores, hardware store, veterinary clinic, health clinic, library, cinema, present shop, Red Cross second-hand/café and hairdresser, sandy beach, tennis courts and 18-hole golf course as well as several restaurants. Read more about Slite at www.slite.nu, www.slitegk.se
Lärbro, about 13 km, with a grocery store, gas station, restaurant, cafés, gym, green grocers, and a local historical museum as well as the spectacular limestone industrial museum at Bläse. Read more about Lärbro at www.larbro.se, www.blasekalkbruksmuseum.se
Fårösund, about 15 km, features Bungemuseet – an excellent open-air historical museum, with a grocery store with drug and alcohol delivery, ATM, restaurants, cinema, gas station, dentist, sports center with gym and indoor swimming pool, car rentals, bicycle rentals, present shop, library, ferry to Fårö (free of charge). Read more about Fårösund at www.bunge.se and www.bungemuseet.se, www.hau.nu