4/5 (4)
6 nights | 29 miles/day
Self guided from SEK 10999
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
4/5 (4)

6 nights | 29 miles/day
Self guided from SEK 10999

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

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  • Stockholm Round Trip Across Swedish History

    6 night self guided bike tour in Sweden

    Discover Stockholm and its surroundings along one of Sweden’s largest lakes. Cycle through exciting and varied scenery, always accompanied by either one of the countless lakes or the sea which will never leave your side.

    Learn about Swedish history from Viking times up until today it will not cease to amaze you how many interesting things there are to explore, from Drottningholm Palace and the great number of parks in Stockholm, to smaller towns such as Mariefred and Trosa and the idyllic vastness of Sweden.

    Photos © Henrik Trygg and Visit Sweden.

    Highlights

    • Stockholm, the capital of Sweden
    • Countless lakes
    • Drottning-holm Palace
    • Gripsholm castle
    • Amazing natural scenery in Sormland
    • Idyllic Baltic Sea town of Trosa

    Learn More

    Learn more about self-guided tours.

  • Traveler photos

    • Photo 1 (photo by RachelB)
    • Cycling beside so many lakes (photo by RachelB)
    • FIKA! :) (photo by RachelB)
    • Drottningholm Castle (photo by RachelB)
    • Cycling between wheat fields (photo by RachelB)
    • Country views (photo by RachelB)
  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival in Stockholm
    Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions.
    Overnight stay in Stockholm

    Day 2: Stockholm – Södertälje (37 miles/60 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 the Södertälje canal.
    Overnight stay in Södertälje

    Day 3: Södertälje – Mariefred/surroundings (28 miles/45 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 1370, 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 (28-37 miles/45-60 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 afterward. 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 (22-31 miles/35-50 km)
    Your destination for the day is the idyllic Baltic Sea town of Trosa, the setting for many films. Finish your day with a stroll through the picturesque village and enjoy the small alleys, red houses and wonderful views of the water. We recommend you try crabs, salmon or smoked fish in one of the nice, little restaurants for dinner.
    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. 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.

    Surface and terrain

    Stockholm offers well-maintained cycling paths and gravel roads as well as forest tracks and side roads. Outside the city we designed the route with an aim to minimize traffic. The route is flat to slightly hilly.


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

    Hotel Birger Jarl, Stockholm
    www.birgerjarl.se

    Quality Park, Södertälje
    www.nordicchoicehotels.se

    Gripsholms Värdshus, Mariefred
    www.gripsholms-vardshus.se

    Hotell Kulturhuset, Järna
    www.ytterjarnahotell.se

    Stadshotell, Trosa
    www.trosastadshotell.se

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Arlanda, Bromma, or Skavsta airport
    Nearest train station: Stockholm

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Sundays: May 28-Sep 03, 2023

    Season 1: May 28, 20223- Jun 03, 2023, and Sep 03, 2023

    Season 2: Jun 04, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023, Aug 20, 2023 - Sep 02, 2023

    Season 3: Jun 18, 2023 - Aug 19, 2023

    Prices

    Tour package

    Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
    Per person, double occupancy SEK10999 SEK11499 SEK11999
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) SEK15198 SEK15698 SEK16198

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed SEK1299
    Electrically assisted bike SEK2299

    Extra Nights, Stockholm

    Per person, double occupancy SEK999
    Single room (1 person/1 room) SEK1599

    Included services

    • 6 nights accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels
    • Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfer between hotels
    • Detailed travel information (route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers) - 1x per room
    • Service hotline
    • Carefully elaborated route instructions
    • Train ride Tumba - Stockholm
    • Ferries noted in the program
    • GPS tracks are available upon request at no charge

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to rent on this tour (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Hybrid touring bikes
    • Children's bikes (upon request)
    • Electrically assisted bikes*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Bikes come equipped with the following at no additional cost:

    • Pannier and handlebar bags
    • Repair bag
    • Lock

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmet rental is available on this tour; however, we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • RachelB November 5, 2019

      Gorgeous scenery and very fun tour

      This was my first self-guided bike tour, and I was traveling alone. The experience cycling in the countryside and through the smaller cities in Sweden was incredible. Because the tour leaves once each week, most days I was able to enjoy breakfast and short sections of the route with others on my trip. I made a friend out of one of the other solo travelers, and we ended up cycling together the last few days! Sweden is astounding--the rolling terrain, agriculture, and architecture were exactly what I needed on this trip. Everything felt cozy and welcoming to me. The tour documents recommended lunch stops or places to enjoy fika (breaks for coffee and cake!) for each day. Accommodations were terrific as well. I was able to use the turn-by-turn directions, maps, and GPS unit with no issues.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by RachelB)
      • Cycling beside so many lakes (photo by RachelB)
      • FIKA! :) (photo by RachelB)
      • Drottningholm Castle (photo by RachelB)
      • Cycling between wheat fields (photo by RachelB)
      • Country views (photo by RachelB)
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Wild women September 4, 2019

      Wonderful trip

      Sweden was wonderful and I'm so glad I went on this tour.
      My problem was with the navigation and the appropriateness of costing an electric bicycle.
      Like my tour to Holland 4 years ago, no one actually sat down with any of us and went over the navigation materials beforehand. I think that it was expected that we'd simply be able to follow the path. Of 3 GPS devices, only 1 worked. Additionally, the odometer reading didn't correspond to the written materials or the GPS. It is, I find, essential to have someone from the tour group go over all those small details, and not assume that it is clear to the group.
      Secondly, the GPS wasn't replaced till day 3, and I had to struggle with it to find a way to make it work. The Garmin devices were useless. Again if someone had taken the time to show us how to make them work, that may have been much better.
      Thirdly, one of the women in our group ordered an e-bike. This proceeded to be a disaster - a suggestion for arranging this next time would be to help someone distinguish an e-road bike from an e-touring bike. Myself, I don't think an e-touring bike is appropriate for this trip - it's too heavy, more like a moped and not good news the gravel roads.
      Once we got the hang of it, had two functioning GPS systems that functioned the entire day, and figured out how to coordinate the odometer with the GPS/written materials, it was all good. And in spite if these
      difficulties, I had a fab trip!!!
      The hotels/inns/route was great as well!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      Aug19-23
      How many tours have you completed?
      One other
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe September 5, 2019

        So glad to hear you enjoyed Sweden and your tour! Thanks for the notes on the GPS functionality and suggestions for instruction - we'll pass this onto the tour operator so that they may improve this. We're sorry to hear your friend did not enjoy the e-bike; they do tend to be heavier as they have a battery, etc. Thanks again for your feedback; we're so glad you enjoyed the hotels and route and had a fab trip!

      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • victoria August 30, 2019

      Great way to see region around Stockholm

      This tour was a great way to see the region around Stockholm. Very scenic routes to view the landscape and good opportunities to see palace and historical buildings along the way. We were very happy with the hotels. It was difficult to shift gears on the bike that I rode because the bike was not properly tuned and the seat was uncomfortable because it wobbled. We were a group of four who requested four GPS units and received only one that functioned--an older model that does not offer the amenities of newer models. The written instructions they provided were sometimes hard to follow, which sometimes made it difficult to be sure we were on the right path. However, this could be easily fixed if they included more detail about the different kinds of roads and paths we would be take. All in all, I had a fantastic time and have no regrets.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Aug 18, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe August 31, 2019

        Victoria - thanks for the review. We'll be sure to pass your details onto the tour operator regarding the bikes, GPS, and written instructions. It sounds like a few simple adjustments could take this tour up a notch. We're delighted to hear you had a fantastic time and liked the hotels, sights, and route!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 1/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 1/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • Sweden June 23, 2019

      Stockholm and beyond

      Cycling in the area south of Stockholm was very pleasant. Empty roads and beautiful scenery, lakes, forests, rocky hillsides and the occasional herd of deer. Route directions were generally clear and easy to follow and the hills mentioned were far less intimidating than we had expected. Some of the gravel roads were ‘interesting’, but nothing that the hire bikes couldn’t cope with. The local rep, Frank, was excellent both for his briefing and for seamlessly transferring our luggage every day. I would have added some photos but unfortunately this part of your review specification doesn’t seem to work!

      What was the date of your tour?
      10 June 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection