Arrival to Stockholm
In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting. Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of many sights and tourist attractions.
Your first cycling day takes you along the third biggest lake in Sweden called ‚Mälaren’ and follows an ancient trade route dating back to the Vikings. On your way to Södertälje, on the island of Lovön, you will find Drottningholm Palace, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Situated directly at and overlooking the lake, this beautiful palace is the place where the Swedish Royal Family was raised. Also worth a visit is a Chinese Palace from the 15th century. The cafe in the basement awaits with Swedish waffles and is a perfect place for a rest. Onwards by ferry towards Södertälje where typical Swedish scenery with fields and forests will amaze you. Sturehof Palace is a great place for a lunch break. The small town of Södertälje south of Stockholm is situated at the canal between Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.
On quiet side roads today’s route leads to ‚Gripsholm Palace’. Also the title of a book by Kurt Tucholsky, who lived in exil in Sweden and has found his final resting place in Mariefred. Mariefred and Gripsholm Palace are two main focal points in Royal Swedish history. Onwards to your final destination for the day, Strängnäs.
Today’s tour takes you right into the middle of untouched and remote nature reserve, through the amazing scenery of Sörmland. At this spot countless rivers and lakes were formed due to vast fault-planes and the subsidence of the Northern sector. Nevertheless the altitude is never higher than 100m. Once you mastered the hills you are rewarded with stunning views and a long descent afterwards. Roughly half way through today’s section you come across Skattvång, an old ore mine in the middle of a forest which is now home of a restaurant and a museum.
Not far from today’s route are the small town of Järna and the world famous Anthroposophy village with its bio-dynamic gardens and its characteristic architecture. Final destination for the day is the idyllic Baltic Sea town of Trosa, the setting for many of the extremely popular ‚Inga Lindström’ films. In one of the little restaurants we recommend you try some of their amazing seafood like crab, salmon or smoked fish!
Northward bound and a short ferry trip later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. Top tip: take the overground ‚S-Bahn’ to Stockholm centre and in the afternoon cycle on lovely flat cycle paths along the water to Stockholm’s Southern island of Södernmalm. In the evening experience the great variety of restaurants on the island.
Explore central Stockholm by bike! Today’s tour covers several of the 14 city islands including roundtrips on Djurgården island and part of the National City Park. The ‚Vasa’ museum and the outdoor museum ‚Skansen’, both situated on the island, are worth a visit! The palace and the old part of town dating back to the mid 14th century are also part of the sightseeing agenda. On request organised guided sightseeing tours in Stockholm are possible.
Stockholm offers well-maintained cycling paths. Outside the city you cycle on smaller roads with very little traffic, only as a bypass is cycling on roads with moderate traffic unavoidable. The terrain is rather flat on the first two days and the last day, however slightly more hilly on the remaining days.
- Overnight stays in selected category
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Carefully elaborated route instructions
- Detailed travel information (route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers)
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Arrival at Arlanda or Skavsta airport, by train or car to Stockholm.
- Parking approx. € 70,- to € 140,- per week.