2020

Stockholm bike & boat tour

Short trip through Sweden's history

  • Round trip from Stockholm
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  • Including boat trip Mariefred - Stockholm 
  • ca. 105 km

 

 

4
days

50
∅ km per day

Discover Stockholm with its 14 islands and the beautiful surroundings along one of Sweden’s largest lakes. Cycle through exciting and varied scenery, always accompanied by either one of the countless lakes or the sea which will never leave your side. Learn about Swedish history from Viking times up until today and discover royal palaces such as Drottningholm Palace, Taxinge or Tullgarn Palace as well as a great number of parks, picturesque small towns and of course the great wideness of Sweden.

Day 1: Arrival to Stockholm

Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions. In the evening a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if booked) takes place. Overnight stay in Stockholm.

Day 2: Stockholm - Södertälje ca. 60 km

The bike trip takes you along an ancient trade route that has existed since the Viking Age, skirting along Sweden’s third largest lake, Lake Mälaren. On the way, you pass the World Heritage listed Drottningholm Palace. Here, right on the shore of Lake Mälaren, the royal family grew up. Also located in the grounds is the Chinese Pavilion dating from the 18th century. You continue by short ferry trip in direction Södertälje. At Sturehov, located in eastern Lake Mälaren, it’s time for a late lunch. Södertälje, home of Scania is located south of Stockholm where Lake Mälaren is connected to the Baltic Sea through the lock in Södertälje canal. Overnight stay in Södertälje.

Day 3: Södertälje – Mariefred ca. 50 km

Today you ride on small side roads to Gripsholm Castle. It houses the national portrait collection of over 4000 works that trace the portrait art from the 1400s and up to the present. The castle’s history goes back to the 1370s, when Bo Jonsson Grip built a castle on a promontory which, after several expansions became Gripsholm Castle. You will go back to Stockholm with steamship S/S Mariefred in the evening (duration 3,5 h). Overnight stay in Stockholm. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights in Mariefred.

Day 4: Individual departure or extension

After breakfast your bike tour ends. We are happy to book extra nights in Stockholm or Mariefred for you.