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Stockholm & Sörmland bike tour

Cycle through Swedish history.

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 as Mariefred and Trosa and of course the great wideness of Sweden. 

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self-guided
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Itinerary

Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of the many sights and tourist attractions.

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 Mälar. On the way, you pass the World Heritage listed Drottningholm Palace. Here, right on the shore of Lake Mälar, 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 the lake is connected to the Baltic Sea through the lock in Södertälje canal. Overnight stay in Södertälje.

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. If you would like to extend your tour you cycle to island Selaön with runestones and cemetery rom the 15th century, built in the form of a ship.

Today’s tour takes you right into the middle of untouched and remote nature reserves, through the amazing scenery of Sörmland. At this spot countless rivers and lakes were formed due to vast tectonic movements. Nevertheless the altitude is never higher than 100m. Once you have mastered the hills you get rewarded with stunning views and a long descent. Your hotel is located beautifully at a lake in the countryside and completes this "green day" of your bike trip. 

Your destination for the day is the idyllic Baltic Sea town of Trosa, which is also used as setting for many movies. Finish your day with a stroll through the picturesque village and enjoy the small alleys, red houses and wonderful views on the water. We recommend to try crabs, salmon or smoked fish in one of the nice, little restaurants for dinner.

Northward bound and a short ferry trip later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. The last part is covered by commuter train to Stockholm (not included). You will leave the train on the island of Södermalm and cycle the last kilometers back to your hotel. Enjoy your last overnight in the capital with a typical Swedish dinner in one of the numerous restaurants.

After breakfast your tour ends. We are happy to book extra nights for you.

Tour character

You cycle mostly on bike paths and gravel roads as well as forest tracks and side roads with less traffic through typical Swedish nature. To some extent there are simpler trail conditions with raw gravel. Flat to slightly hilly tour course. 

Prices and events

All data for 2024 at a glance*
Place of arrival: Stockholm
  Season 1
26.05.2024 - 01.06.2024
01.09.2024 |
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
02.06.2024 - 15.06.2024
18.08.2024 - 31.08.2024

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
16.06.2024 - 17.08.2024

Arrival Sunday
Roundtrip Stockholm, 7 days, cat. A, SE-STRSS-07A
Base price
11 499
11 999
12 499
Surcharge single room 5 199 5 199 5 199
Roundtrip Stockholm, 7 days, cat. B, SE-STRSS-07B
Base price
10 499
10 999
11 499
Surcharge single room 4 299 4 299 4 299

Category A: Chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: Chosen 3***-hotels, 1x overnight with shared bathroom

Season 1
May 26, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 |
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
Arrival Sunday
Roundtrip Stockholm, 7 days, cat. A, SE-STRSS-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Roundtrip Stockholm, 7 days, cat. B, SE-STRSS-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
11 499
5 199
10 499
4 299
11 999
5 199
10 999
4 299
12 499
5 199
11 499
4 299

Category A: Chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: Chosen 3***-hotels, 1x overnight with shared bathroom

Season 1
May 26, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
Season 2
Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Season 3
Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
Stockholm
Double room p.P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Stockholm
Double room p.P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
999
700
899
600
999
700
899
600
999
700
899
600
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Stockholm
  Season 1
May 26, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024
Sep 1, 2024 |
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Aug 18, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 16, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024

Arrival Sunday
Stockholm
Double room p.P. cat. A 999 999 999
Surcharge single room 700 700 700
Stockholm
Double room p.P. cat. B 899 899 899
Surcharge single room 600 600 600
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Rental bike
Electric bike
1 199
3 099
Prices per person in SEK

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Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • all ferries
  • Carefully elaborated route instructions
  • Detailed travel information: Route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers (1x per booked room)
  • Navigation-App and GPS files
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bike

Not included:

  • Train ride Tumba-Stockholm, ca. 50 SEK per person
  • Travel insurance
  • All services not mentioned under "Services included"

Sustainability at Active Scandinavia:

  • Contribute together with us to even more sustainability and decide for our digital route book and thus against the printed version. As a small thank you, you will receive a discount of 250 SEK per room.
More information

Arrival / Parking / Return journey: 

  • By flight: Airport Arlanda, by Arlanda Express (fast train) or Flygbuss (airport bus) to the main train station of Stockholm (duration ca. 30-45 minutes). Continue by Tunnelbana (subway), more information: www.sl.se
  • By train: Stockholm main train station.
  • By car: Hotel garage from 310 SEK (ca. 30 Euro) per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Verena M. DE | 27.09.2021
Ein Traum!
Nun sind meine schönen Radeltage zu Ende. Es hat mir viel Spaß gemacht, durch diese wunderschöne Landschaft (teilweise wie bei uns in der Lüneburger Heide mit den Birken) mit den vielen Seen, hübschen Orten, besonders Trosa (Inga Lindström-Filme sind ein Muß für mich) zu radeln und so kennenzulernen. Das Wetter hat ja bis auf ein Gewitter und einen Schauer auch mitgespielt. Das Bommersvik Hotel mit traumhaftem Blick beim Essen werde ich nie vergessen und auch das Stadshotell in Trosa hatte viel Flair, wie das ganze Städtchen. War alles gut ausgesucht. Ein bißchen Probleme hatten wir manchmal mit der Beschreibung und der Karte. Die war nicht so optimal, kaum zu lesen, wo man war. Eine Lupe wäre nicht schlecht gewesen. Aber wir alle sind jedesmal gut ans Ziel gekommen.
5 stars
Caroline H. GB | 22.08.2019
Thanks we had a lovely time
Very lucky with the weather which was beautiful and made all the difference. Highlights - bikes good, lovely quiet roads mainly, Mariefred best stop followed by Trosa, hotels in both places very good, and nice choice of restaurants, lake and sea swimming, restaurant suggestions all good. You could add to notes possible swim/lunch spots as we had difficulty finding anywhere for picnic on way to Jarna - cycled off route into nature reserve lake which was lovely, but otherwise all lakesides privately owned. Also really enjoyed Stockholm and the islands. Will definitely do another cycling holiday!
5 stars
Karin W. DE | 20.06.2019
Tolle Reise!
Es war eine tolle Reise, gut durchdachte Strecken, Hinweise auf Kultur/Natur/ Restaurant sehr gut , tolle Hotels.
5 stars
Andrew M. US | 23.08.2018
Brilliant biking trip through Sweden!
Good routes on gravel tracks or quiet roads and some lovely towns to stop over. The movement of luggage from hotel to hotel worked perfectly. The routes were easy and clear (using GPX) and we would love to do another bike tour like this in the future.
5 stars
Rachel B. US | 19.08.2017
Gorgeous scenery and very fun tour
This was my first self-guided bike tour, and I was traveling alone. The experience cycling in the countryside and through the smaller cities in Sweden was incredible. Because the tour leaves once each week, most days I was able to enjoy breakfast and short sections of the route with others on my trip. I made a friend out of one of the other solo travelers, and we ended up cycling together the last few days! Sweden is astounding--the rolling terrain, agriculture, and architecture were exactly what I needed on this trip. Everything felt cozy and welcoming to me. The tour documents recommended lunch stops or places to enjoy fika (breaks for coffee and cake!) for each day. Accommodations were terrific as well. I was able to use the turn-by-turn directions, maps, and GPS unit with no issues.

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