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Sweden - Stockholm Roundtrip

Sweden - Stockholm Roundtrip

Degree of difficulty - A/B

This tour gives you an opportunity to discover Stockholm and its surroundings along one of Sweden's largest lakes.

The bike trip 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. It's worth a visit, as is the old cellar house cafe, serving delicious waffles. 

You cycle through exciting and varied scenery, forever accompanied by either one of the countless lakes or the sea which will never leave your side. Find out 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.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier. 

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 approx. 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. It's worth a visit, as is the old cellar house cafe, serving delicious waffles. You continue by ferry to Södertälje. At Sturehov, located in eastern Lake Mälaren at Rödstensfjärden, 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 approx. 40 km
Today you ride on small side roads to Gripsholm Castle. It houses the national portrait collection of over 4 000 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. You can extend your tour by cycling to island Selaon with runestones and cemetery from the 15th century, built in the form of a ship.

Day 4 Mariefred/surroundings - Järna approx. 45 km
After breakfast transport to Åkers styckebruk, where today's bike ride starts. 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 approx. 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 outside of Trosa.

Day 6 Trosa – Stockholm approx. 55 km
Northward bound and a short ferry trip later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. Top tip: take the overground commuter train to one of the central stations in Stockholm 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. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

Day 7 Departure
After breakfast your getaway tour ends. We are happy to book extra days for you. In case you do extend and want to cycle around for an extra day, we suggest perhaps explore central Stockholm by bike. This 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.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

2018 SELF GUIDED TOUR 
€940 per person sharing ( 20 May - 26 May & 2 September - 8 September )
€1320 single room

€1040 per person sharing ( 27 May - 16 June & 19 August - 1 September)

€1420 single room

€1090 per person sharing ( 17 June - 18 August )
€1470 single rooms

Tour Includes

- 6 nights 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast 
- bike rental with pannier
- Personal welcome briefing
- Luggage transfers
- Maps/Route details
- GPS-device
- Train ride Tumba - Stockholm

- Service Helpline

Self Guided Tour Information

Tour start every Sunday from 20 May – 2 September 2018

Below is a list of places that we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.


Stockholm

Day 1 Clarion Stockholm Day 1 Clarion Stockholm room Day 1 Stockholm twin room

Day 1 & 6: Clarion Hotel


Södertälje

Day 2 Scandic Sodertajie room Day 2 Scandic Södertälje pool Day 2 Scandic Södertälje restaurant

Day 2: Scandic Hotel


Strängnäs

Day 3 Best western hotel rogge strangas Day 3 HOTEL ROGGE Straengnaes Restaurant Day 3 Hotel Rogge strangas room

Day 3: Best Western Hotel


Järna

Day 4 Hotell Kulturhuset room Day 4 hotel Kaulterhuset outside Day 4 Hotel Kulturhuset garden

Day 4: Kulturhuset Ytterjärna


Trosa 

Day 5 ADA golf hotel Day 5 Ada hotel breakfast Day 5 ADA golf room

Day 5: Åda Golf & Country Club

How to get to the start point in Stockholm: 

Aer Lingus fly direct to Stockholm from Dublin, and also Scandinavian Airlines; from there you can take a bus or taxi (approx 40 mins).
Nearest main airport: Stockholm, Sweden

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

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