Sweden

Cycling from Stockholm

Trip code: C05SI

Self-guided cycling

5 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

Headwater
Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

SUMMARY

  • Explore the most beautiful areas of Stockholm and its surrounding on well-maintained bike paths.
  • Cycle along Sweden's third largest lake, Lake Malar to UNESCO world cultural heritage Drottningholm Palace with its Chinese Pavilion
  • Discover a broad variety of museums and culinary highlights

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Bike fitting at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Bike hire included

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Set on an archipelago of fourteen islands, connected by 53 bridges, Stockholm is aptly nicknamed 'Venice of the North'. Wherever you look you are bound to find water. Over the summer months it rarely gets dark during the nights, and the weather is pleasantly warm.

During this single centred bike tour you head out each day from your base to experience the Swedish capital city and explore its beautiful archipelago. Discover World Cultural Heritage, nature, a broad variety of museums and culinary highlights with visits to Vaxholm, Drottningholm Palace, Saltsjobaden and Djurgarden.

Terrain

You cycle mostly on bike paths and gravel roads as well as forest tracks and side roads with less traffic through typical Swedish nature. To some extent there are simpler trail conditions with raw gravel. Flat to slightly hilly tour course.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Stockholm

Take a first stroll through Sweden's capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions.

In the evening you will get your bike.

You stay at HOTEL BIRGER JARL.

hotel details

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HOTEL BIRGER JARL, STOCKHOLM

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Hotel Birger Jarl is a hotel in Vasastan with 271 modern rooms and suites, including a gym and other amenities. Their comfortable rooms have private bathrooms, equipped with shower or bathtub. All standard rooms have wooden floors and an armchair with a side table. Free wireless internet connection is available in all rooms. They offer a generous and varied buffet breakfast.

Day 2: Drottningholm Palace (50km/31.1mi)

Along Lake Malar, Sweden's third largest lake you cycle to UNESCO world cultural heritage Drottningholm Palace. Here, on the shore of the lake, the royal family grew up. Take your time to explore the beautiful palace as well as the Chinese Pavilion dating from the 18th century. You continue your tour across bridges on to the island of Sodermalm. You also pass the old town of Stockholm, Gamla Stan with its cobblestone alleys and inviting coffee shops and the island of Skeppsholmen with an impressive modern art sculpture garden.

Day 3: Vaxholm (35km/21.7mi)

A stay in Stockholm should include a visit to the archipelago. Therefore today's bike tour brings you to Vaxholm, the idyllic small town which is also known as 'capital of the archipelago'. Look forward to nice restaurants, small shops, an impressive fortress from the 16th century as well as a lively boating culture. The ferry back to Stockholm (not included) departs regularly and takes about an hour.

Day 4: Saltsjobaden (45km/28.0mi)

Today's tour leads you to Skogskyrkogarden (woodland cemetery), which according to UNESCO is an outstanding example for the merge of architecture and landscape. Learn more about the cemetery in the visitor centre or book a guided tour (not included). Your goal is the idyllic bathing village of Saltsjobaden before you return to Stockholm.

Day 5: Stockholm National City Park (45km/28.0mi)

Look forward to nature as far as the eye can see! In the morning a diversified choice of museums is awaiting you on the island of Djurgarden. Visit the Nordic museum or Vasa museum, those who prefer it more interactive pass by at Junibacken (the Astrid Lindgren museum) or the ABBA museum. You will also pass Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum as well as art museum Prinz Eugens Waldemarsudde. Afterwards you continue your bike tour to the North where Palace Ulriksdal is awaiting you.

Day 6: Depart from Stockholm

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $459.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $459.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Electric bikes
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

Luke worked really hard to get us the holiday we had dreamed about.

Bernard Nolan, 21 May 2024

My enquiries, which were not particularly straightforward, were handled promptly and expertly.

10 Jan 2024

Friendly, genuinely pleased that we were considering a Headwater holiday. Lots of suggestions and could answer all my questions and give advice.

8 Oct 2023

Megan was really helpful, patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The holiday we are looking at (cycling in Puglia) looks very exciting and we are now keeping everything crossed that the hotel bookings work out. Fingers and toes crossed!

Elizabeth Douglas, 1 Aug 2023


Self-guided cycling

5 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

Headwater
Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

5 nights from $2000

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: +44 1606 720199

 

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