Cycling Stockholm's Archipelago

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  • Holiday code
    C06SI
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2450per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, coastal routes, island exploring, lake & river routes

Sweden: sweden

Stockholm Archipelago Island Hopping

  • Island-hopping in the Stockholm archipelago
  • UNESCO Skogskyrkogarden, a 20th Century cemetery that blends vegetation and architectural elements
  • Immerse yourself in nature, with barren cliffs, soft sandy beaches, green meadows and deep forests

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.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com

Cycling information

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.




We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

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 have a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if needed).
You stay at Hotel Birger Jarl

Day 2: Stockholm to Vaxholm (30km/18.6mi or 50km/31.1mi)

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)

Day 3: Vaxholm to Varmdo (35km/21.7mi or 40km/24.9mi)

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)

Day 4: At Varmdo (25km/15.5mi)

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)

Day 5: Varmdo to Saltsjobaden (55km/34.2mi)

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)

Day 6: Saltsjobaden to Stockholm (35km/21.7mi)

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)

Day 7: Depart from Stockholm


Where you stay

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.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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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.


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WAXHOLMS HOTELL, VAXHOLM

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.


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HOTELL FÅGELBROHUS, VÄRMDÖ

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.


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VÅR GÅRD HOTEL, SALTSJÖBADEN

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).

Travel

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

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Below is a small selection of reviews we've received from our satisfied customers.


20/02/2024

This was my first booking with Headwater. Initially my experience of booking was quite negative as I was given incorrect and confusing information at the start being promised things the company could not honour. I was then passed onto another consultant without explanation who initially made things worse. Once passed onto the manager Stephanie Johnson, she was superb in sorting out all the issues and I felt very happing about booking the trip.


02/11/2023

Megan has been very helpful and patient while we organize my client's cycling holiday


Gillian Stewart, 23/08/2023

Responses to our queries were prompt and helpful although the choice of walking holidays in one location - which was our preference - was a bit limited.


31/05/2023

Very flexible and able to adapt their standard holiday to allow us to add in extra days.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

Breakfast

Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday

Headwater navigation app for your smartphone

Bike hire

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.

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Holiday details

Solo travellers
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Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed by Headwater rep.

Departures
Sunday from 26th May 2024 to 31st Aug 2025, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
Breakfast

Electric bikes
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.

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This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

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