Welcome to Hooked on Cycling and our self-guided cycling holiday in Sweden which starts and finishes in its capital Stockholm. Formed during the last Ice Age, this area has many lakes, indeed Stockholm is built on several of them. On this bike vacation, you shall explore the vibrant and well-preserved city and then head out on your cycle tour of the surrounding countryside. You will nearly always have a lake at your side of the Baltic Sea for company!
While cycling through this wonderful countryside find out about Swedish history from the Vikings to the present time. There truly is much to see and do, from visiting the famous parks and palaces to riding through smaller pretty towns such as Trosa and Mariefred. Of course, we think you shall be totally amazed at the vast open spaces you shall encounter.
Stockholm offers well-maintained cycle paths. The terrain is flat to slightly hilly along roads with minimal traffic. Some sections have gravel.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrive by plane into Stockholm and make your way to your hotel. if you have time why not take a walk through Sweden’s capital and explore some of the many sights and attractions.
The cycle tour today takes you along an ancient trade route that has existed since the Viking Age, skirting along Sweden’s third-largest lake, Lake Mälaren. On the way, you pass the World Heritage-listed Drottningholm Palace. Here, right on the shore of Lake Mälaren, the royal family grew up. Also located in the grounds is the Chinese Pavilion dating from the 18th century which is nice to visit. You then continue by ferry to Södertälje. In Sturehov, located on the eastern shore of Lake Mälaren, it’s time for a late lunch maybe. Södertälje is located between Strängnäs, Stockholm and Nyköping where Lake Mälaren is connected to the Baltic Sea through a lock in the Södertälje canal.
Today you ride on small side roads towards Gripsholm Castle. This castle houses the national portrait collection of over 4000 works of art that traces the portrait art from the 1400s to the present day. The castle’s history also goes back to the 1370s, when Bo Jonsson Grip built a castle on a promontory which, after several expansions became Gripsholm Castle. You continue to today’s destination and overnight stay in or close by to Mariefred.
Today’s cycle tour takes you right into the middle of some untouched and remote nature reserves, through the amazing scenery of Sörmland. At this spot, countless rivers and lakes were formed due to vast tectonic movements. Nevertheless, the altitude is never higher than 100m. Once you have mastered the small hills you are rewarded with stunning views and a long descent afterwards. Your hotel is located in the small town of Järna with its world-famous Anthroposophy village with bio-dynamic gardens and characteristic architecture.
A slightly shorter ride today. Your destination for the day is the idyllic Baltic Sea town of Trosa, the setting for many films. In one of the little restaurants, we recommend you to try some of the amazing local seafood like salmon or smoked fish. Overnight stay outside of Trosa.
Northward towards Stockholm today. You will have a short ferry trip and later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. You take the commuter train to Stockholm centre and in the afternoon cycle on lovely flat cycle paths along the water to Stockholm’s Southern island of Södermalm. In the evening experience the great variety of restaurants on the island.
Departure after breakfast or you can book an extra night. In case you do extend and want to cycle around for an extra day, we suggest a route of 25 miles 40 km where you can explore central Stockholm by bike. This tour covers several of the 14 city islands including roundtrips on Djurgården island and part of the National City Park.
By plane to Stockholm.
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