Day 1: Arrival in Stockholm
Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions. In the evening, meet up in the hotel for your welcome briefing and bike fitting.
Overnight stay in Stockholm
Day 2: Stockholm – Södertälje (34 miles/55 km)
The bike trip takes you on its first day 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.
You continue by ferry to Södertälje. At Sturehov, located in eastern Lake Mälaren, it’s time for a late lunch. Södertälje is located between Strängnäs, Stockholm and Nyköping where Lake Mälaren is connected to the Baltic Sea through the lock in Södertälje canal.
Overnight stay in Södertälje
Day 3: Södertälje – Mariefred/surroundings (25 miles/40 km)
Today you ride on small side roads to Gripsholm Castle. It houses the national portrait collection of over 4000 works that trace the portrait art from the 1400s and up to the present. The castle’s history goes back to the 1370s, when Bo Jonsson Grip built a castle on a promontory which, after several expansions became Gripsholm Castle.
Overnight stay in Mariefred/surroundings
Day 4: Mariefred/surroundings – Järna (28 miles/45 km)
Today’s tour takes you right into the middle of 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 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.
Overnight stay in Järna
Day 5: Järna – Trosa (22 miles/35 km)
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 in Trosa
Day 6: Trosa – Stockholm (34 miles/55 km)
Northward bound and a short ferry trip later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. The last part is covered by commuter train to Stockholm. You will leave the train on the island of Södermalm and cycle the last kilometres back to your hotel. Enjoy your last overnight in the capital with a typical Swedish dinner in one of the numerous restaurants.
Overnight stay in Stockholm
Day 7: Departure or optional extension
After breakfast your tour ends. We are happy to book extra days for you. It's also possible to book a guided sightseeing tour in Stockholm (three hours). Please inquire for further details.