2021
Cycle Tours Around Stockholm

Cycle Tours Around Stockholm

Centre based tour in Sweden's capital

Day trips from Stockholm

  • Gamla Stan, Drottningholm Palace and Stockholm archipelago
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
6

km / day avg.
45

On this star tour in Sweden, you will go on a variety of bike tours around Stockholm. The Archipelago are one of the scenic highlights. Around 24,000 islands are part of them – some green and inhabited, others rocky, bare and empty of people. I think you get the idea: On this tour, you'll be seeing very typical sights of Sweden: cycling through beautiful green countryside, passing many lakes all the way to the Baltic Coast. And all this is not far from the gates of Stockholm. You stay overnight in the capital and get to know this lovely city with its fantastic 700 years of history. The town is built on 14 islands and surrounded by water. In one of the 26 town parks you can quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Itinerary

Cycle Tours Around Stockholm
  • Booking Code
    EN-SES5
  • Start / Destination
    Stockholm
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 175 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Stockholm, Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan

Day 1: Individual arrival in Stockholm

After your arrival in Stockholm, take some time for a first tour of the town. The town hall with its striking corner tower is an example of Swedish national romanticism. Of particular significance is the parallel existence of architecture and water. Inside, you'll find not only the offices, conference rooms and halls typical of a town hall. In the Blue Room, for example, there is a great banquet held every year for the Nobel Prize winners. Wander through the narrow streets of the historic quarter in Gamla Stan on the island of Stadsholmen. In the next few days, discover one of the largest and best preserved medieval cities in Europe! In the evening there's a personal tourist information event and if you've booked bikes, they will be provided then.

Lovön, Drottningholm Castle
Drottningholm Castle

Day 2: Trip to Drottningholm Castle, approx. 50 km

First you'll be cycling along the Mälaren, Sweden's third largest lake, to Lovön island. This is where the royal Drottningholm Castle is – also known as the Swedish Versailles. It is the Royal Family's private residence – the castle in Stockholm is merely the official residence. With such a majestic start to the today, why not continue in the same vein and visit Stockholm Castle in the afternoon? With 600 rooms, it is one of Europe's biggest palaces. It is home to many different museums, the treasury and armoury and every day in front of the palace you can see the changing of the guards. By the way, the original castle was destroyed in 1697 by a fire. No-one died in the fire. But as the fire became uncontained, the decision was taken to through all valuables out of the windows to save them from the flames. In the process, a heavy bible landed on someone's head – and they died.

Archipelago Stockholm, Huvudskär
Archipelago Stockholm, Huvudskär

© Ola Ericson / imagebank.sweden.se

Day 3: Trip to Archipelago, approx. 35 km + ferry trips

Of course, you mustn't miss a visit by bike to the Archipelago close to Stockholm! Skär or Skerries are usually flat, rocky little islands, that came into being during the Ice Age and depleted by the ice. Today, you'll find groups of several hundred islands before the mainland like a kind of garden. The Swedish expression skärgård  literally means skerry garden.
By bike you pedal to Vaxholm, a small town and yet the capital on the archipelago. There is a fort from the 16th century you can visit. The actual highlight here, though, is the countryside. You'll see many small islands, a lot of water and the typical Falu red houses – it can't get more Swedish than that!

Saltsjöbaden, Grand Hotel
Saltsjöbaden, Grand Hotel

Day 4: Trip to Saltsjöbaden, approx. 45 km

Today you're going to be cycling to the Baltic Coast! Your destination is the resort of Saltsjöbaden which means salt sea resort when translated. The countryside is the focus today – as your route takes you through a large nature reserve with lots of lakes. Did you know that there are almost 100,000 lakes in Sweden? That's 245 more lakes than IKEA shops worldwide!
Back in Stockholm you should make sure you plan a visit to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa is the only boat that remains intact from the 17th century. At 69 metres in length and many carved figures for decoration it is a wonderfully impressive Swedish warship and a magnificent sight to behold. 95% of the boat is original! Very close to the Vasa Museum are the Astrid Lindgren and ABBA museums! Both museums tell the history of these extremely popular Swedish personalities.

Stockholm, Djurgarden peninsula
Stockholm, Djurgarden peninsula

© Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Day 5: Trip to the Djurgården peninsula, approx. 45 km

On the Djurgården peninsula one of Stockholm's most visited attractions awaits you: Gröna Lund – Sweden's oldest amusement park. The history of the park is very romantic: opened in 1883, another park was opened in 1924 and the competition for visitors intensified. While the parents were always in competition with each other, their children fell in love. They kept their relationship secret and didn't marry until after the parents had died. Both parks were united and today, Gröna Lund is one of Sweden's biggest amusement parks.
You cycle round the island, which is part of the gigantic Ekoparken. The ecopark is Stockholm's green lung and the first national park to be founded in a town worldwide. It is 27 km² and a wonderful mixture of countryside and culture. You'll see herons, red deer and foxes – right in the middle of the capital!

Stockholm, Biker
Stockholm

© Henrik Trygg

Day 6: Individual departure or extension of stay

On the cycle tours around Stockholm in the last few days, you've become acquainted with some of Sweden's unique scenery. One of the highlights was certainly the archipelago. We hope that this capital, surrounded by water, with its many green places to retreat to, has charmed you too! We are sure that you will remember this holiday for a long time to come.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 09.05.2021 to 19.09.2021

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
09.05. - 22.05.
05.09. - 19.09.
ab569 €
Season B
23.05. - 05.06.
22.08. - 04.09.
ab619 €
Season C
06.06. - 21.08.

ab669 €

Category A

Season A
09.05. - 22.05.
05.09. - 19.09.
ab669 €
Season B
23.05. - 05.06.
22.08. - 04.09.
ab719 €
Season C
06.06. - 21.08.

ab769 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in 3* level Hotel Elite Palace, category B (EN-SES5b)
  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in 4* level Hotel Birger Jarl, category A (EN-SES5a)
  • Welcome meeting (not on saturdays)
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • City or visitor´s tax (if payable)
  • Ferry Vaxholm – Stockholm, approx. 20 Euro per person excl. bike
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Accommodation

Overnight stays in category B in the modern Hotel Elite Palace at national 3* level in Stockholm in the north of the city centre near Hagapark.

Overnight stays in category A in the comfortable Hotel Birger Jarl on national 4* level in Stockholm in a central location.

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Children discount

With children only bookable on request.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

249 €

319 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Stockholm

85 €

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Stockholm

129 €

139 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
189 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel 
  • E-bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag (not with e-bike), repair kit

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

189 €

Brief Information

Cycle Tours Around Stockholm
  • Booking Code
    EN-SES5
  • Start / Destination
    Stockholm
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 175 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Note
    In Sweden bicycle helmets are mandatory for children up to 15 years of age. 
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
6

km / day avg.
45