The Stockholm archipelago is the largest archipelago in Sweden, and the second-largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea with over 30,000 islands. Over the summer months it rarely gets dark during the nights, and the weather is pleasantly warm.
During this bike tour you experience the well-known Scandinavian air of the Swedish capital city and explore its beautiful archipelago. Vaxholm - the capital city of the archipelago,and also the charming islands of Rindo, Varmdo and Sandhamn are fascinating places to explore. This cycling holiday offers the perfect mix of metropolis and archipelago - air, culinary highlights and nature as far as the eye can see.
Explore the city of Stockholm, itself made up of 14 islands, the old town, Gamla Stan is built on the central island and worth a visit before using ferries to get between the islands where you'll cycle on bike paths and gravel roads as well as forest tracks and side roads with less traffic through typical Swedish nature.
You stay in 4* well-appointed hotels, with breakfast included throughout.
Cycling is on bike paths and gravel roads as well as forest tracks and side roads with less traffic, on the islands there are sections with more traffic. Flat to slightly hilly tour course.
Take a first stroll through Sweden's capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions.
In the evening you will have a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if needed).
You stay at Hotel Birger Jarl
After breakfast you start your tour across Djurgarden, the green island of Stockholm and along the coast to Djursholm. The suburb is popular for local craftsmanship, you will recognise this in many, beautiful houses. For the shorter option, take the ferry to the Bogesund nature reserve (tickets not included, 30 min). Visit Bogesund Castle (optional, not included) before ending in Vaxholm, the capital city of the archipelago, with its grand fortress from the 16th century. Your route is mostly flat with slight hills. If you opt for the longer route (without ferry), there is 4KM along a busier road.
You stay at Waxholms Hotell (Breakfast)
In the morning you take the ferry to the island of Rindo (20 mins, not included) and after a short time exploring Rindo, you take another ferry to Varmdo (30 mins, not included). It is well worth a visit to see the stone church from the 14th century with its magnificent altar and paintings by the well-known painter Bernt Notke. You are now in the middle of the archipelago - look forward to small villages and plenty of nature. You finally reach your hotel, via the impressive Djurobron (bridge). The route is mostly flat, and the last 8km section is on the main road through the island.
You stay at Hotell Fågelbrohus (Breakfast)
Today also starts with a ferry; from Stavsnas to Runmaro (approx. 2 hours, not included). After a short bike tour on the island you take another ferry to the popular island of Sandhamn. This is a true summer paradise with bright summer villas, small streets and nice opportunities for rest stops. Explore the small island or take a swim, ending the afternoon with some relaxation, before returning to Stavsnas by ferry.
You stay at Hotell Fågelbrohus (Breakfast)
This route is flat to slightly hilly. Via Fagelbrolandet you cycle to the village of Gustavsberg. Not far away you have the possibility to visit the Artipelag, a modern art museum with impressive art and sculptures on approx. 10.000m2. Via Skurusund bridge, you reach Saltsjobaden. The idyllic small town is a very popular recreation area for the locals.
You stay at Vår Gård Hotel (Breakfast)
This route is again flat to slightly hilly. Today you cycle along wonderful coastal paths as well as a nature reserve, to Erstavik and the world cultural heritage Skogskyrkogarden (woodland cemetery), which according to UNESCO is an impressive example for the fusion of architecture and cultural landscape. A few more kms later you arrive back in Stockholm, via the islands of Sodermalm and Langholmen.
You stay at Hotel Birger Jarl (Buffet breakfast)
During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.
NEARBY: 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.
The elegant and historic Waxholms Hotel offers 42 pleasantly furnished rooms, some facing the harbour, or quieter rooms facing the yard. Each room has a private bathroom, with tiled floors and shower. They have a mini spa with infrared sauna and whirlpool, and 2 restaurants; one with a magical view of the Vaxholmsfjärden, the other has outdoor seating right by the quayside.
Fågelbrohus features a restaurant, pool, relaxation area and gym. Each of their 72 rooms are light and airy, and have private bathroom equipped with shower and exclusive Kerstin Florian amenities. Rooms overlook Fågelbrolandet and the hotel’s beautiful rural surroundings.
Vår Gård Hotel offers 128 rooms, located in independent buildings on the hotel grounds with beautiful surroundings. Each are tastefully decorated, with organic amenities provided and private bathroom with shower. They also have a gym and sauna (you can book a “sea swim and sauna” package).
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This 6 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:
Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
Headwater navigation app for your smartphone
Luggage transfers between hotels
How to book:
To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.
To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.
|26th May 2024||US$2300||Tour only: US$2300||Check availability|
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Sunday from 26th May 2024 to 1st Sep 2024, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £210 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
This holiday does not include any flights or rail.
To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.
If you need further information before you book simply complete our Holiday Enquiry Form and a member of our sales team will get back to you.
To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.