Tour De Sweden
From $1538 Per Person
Independent, 6 day/5 night
Dates: Wed, May 16 - Sept 12, 2018
This self-guided biking and hiking tour will take you off the beaten track in the wonderful Swedish countryside, just outside of Stockholm. Small paths winding through dense forests, hidden lakes and mile wide views stretching across open landscapes are all to be enjoyed whilst tackling the next challenging track. Just let the fresh air surround you on this active adventure. Idyllic Sweden at it's finest!
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Departure Dates: Wednesdays, May 16 - September 12, 2018
Day 1, Wednesday: Stockholm
Independent arrival to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands and you are never far from water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall and the Old Town (Gamla Stan).
Accommodation at Hellsten Malmgard or similar
Day 2, Thursday: Stockholm - Trosa
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your cycling adventure starts with a transfer from Stockholm to Stendörren Nature Reserve. Enjoy the rest of the morning to hike across the many islands or swim in the clean and refreshing Baltic waters. After your picnic lunch in the reserve, you take your bikes and cycle along country lanes through a varied countryside. You pass the impressive 17th century Nynäs Manor House where you can rest your legs and enjoy a guided tour (not included) or hike the trails in the manor house grounds. En route, you can also stop at Sandvik beach for a quick swim before you continue your journey on to the seaside town of Trosa.
Accommodation in Agarden Guest house or similar
Day 3, Friday: Trosa - Gnesta
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you can choose to take a short break in Trosa before continuing your journey onwards. Trosa is a charming 17th century town called 'the World's End' because it of its location on the banks of the Baltic Sea with endless views of the ocean all around. When you are ready you continue your cycle journey stopping at the royal Tullgarn Palace, an 18th century palace located on the seashore. Relax and enjoy your lunch in the beautiful palace gardens. After lunch continue your journey, enjoying the Swedish countryside at its very best; pine forests, sparkling lakes and open green fields. Soon you arrive at the outskirts of Gnesta where you spend the night.
Accommodation and dinner in Mälby Säteri Bed & Breakfast with shared facilities or similar
Day 4, Saturday: Gnesta - Mariefred
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you cycle from Gnesta to Laxne along the shores of the beautiful Lake Klämmingen. At Laxne, you are met with your canoe and given your canoe introduction. Your picnics are also provided so that you can take it along on your canoe up Lake Marviken to Åkers Styckebruk. The area has its own unique character because of its geological history - the mountain split in two and as a result Lake Marviken is today bordered by 50 meter high cliffs. At Åkers Styckebruk, you collect your bicycles again and cycle to the charming town of Mariefred with its narrow, winding streets and colorful, wooden houses as well as being home to one of the most important and magnificent castles in the region, Gripsholm.
Accommodation in Skomakargård Bed & Breakfast or similar
Day 5, Sunday: Mariefred - Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to enjoy the area around Mariefred. Choose to cycle to the isolated Taxinge Manor House, which is famous for its cakes. After your tea break, take a break from cycling and board the charming steam train from Taxinge (not included), reminiscent of times gone by, back to Mariefred. Alternatively, you may choose to put your bikes down and wander the streets of this historic village, not missing a visit to the impressive Gripsholm’s Castle. This afternoon you will leave Mariefred and board the steamboat which takes you back to Stockholm, where you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation in Hellsten Malmgard or similar
Day 6, Monday: Depart Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel. End of services.
OR inquire to extend your vacation!
Trip price per person is based on 2 persons in double/twin room.
Single Supplement applies: $318
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- 5 nights’ accommodation in shared double room, (in Gnesta with shared facilities).
- Meal: 5 x Scandinavian breakfast buffet, 1 x picnic lunch, 1 x dinner.
- Activities: 3,5 day cycling incl. bike hire, 0,5 day canoeing incl. canoe hire, 0,25 day hiking.
- Transfers: Stockholm – Stendorren (Day 1), Stockholm Harbor – hotel (Day 4), Bicycle & canoe transfer (Day 3).
- Luggage transfers: Stockholm – Trosa, Trosa – Mälby, Mälby – Mariefred
- Steamboat Mariefred – Stockholm.
- Information pack incl. detailed trail routes in English, maps, contact numbers.
- Full trip briefing on Day 1 and 24hrs emergency service.
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.