This exciting cycling holiday is awaiting you with a lot Northern Europe has to offer: Explore both capital cities Stockholm and Copenhagen, as well as car metropolis Gothenburg. Cycle along the Kattegatt route along the wonderful West Coast and Sweden’s first national bike path till Falkenberg. Most of the times water is accompanying you and of course there is a lot to explore - UNESCO world cultural heritage palace Drottningholm, the archipelago of Gothenburg, great nature reserves, culinary highlights as well as Copenhagen, nordic noble as always and bike city par excellence. So have some nice bike holidays in Sweden and Denmark.
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.
Day 2: Stockholm - Södertälje, ~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.
Day 3: Södertälje - Gothenburg, ~20 km
The early bird catches the worm - at 8.30am you take the express train to Gothenburg, where you will be around lunch time. In the afternoon there is enough time to explore the southern archipelago of Gothenburg, you reach it in less than an hour by ferry (not included). Explore the car free islands of Styrsö and Donsö, as well as the silence and idyll of the archipelago. Take a bath in the refreshing sea before you head back to Gothenburg and enjoy the evening in one of the numerous restaurants of the city.
Day 4: Gothenburg - Kungsbacka, ~40 or 65 km
While cycling out of town you pass Särö, the former playground of the ancient royal family and Gothenburg high society. Cliffs, lush forests, bays and marinas line your path. In the late afternoon you reach Kungsbacka, a cozy small town with impressing old city.
Day 5: Kungsbacka - Varberg, ~60 or 75 km
Enjoy the breathtaking views on today’s route along horse farms and fields, additionally the Li burial ground with its more than 100 stone megaliths is worth to see. Once you reach Åsa the sea is accompanying you again and leading you to Varberg. Visit the fortress with its Bockstensmann, a medieval man’s body found from the 14th century (not included).
Day 6: Varberg - Falkenberg - Helsingborg, ~40 km
Look forward to picturesque fishing villages and handicraft. In Träslövsläge you can feast on freshly cooked lobsters and stroll through the older parts of the city. You continue to Falkenberg, one of the oldest cities in the area. Afterwards you go by train within 90 minutes to Helsingborg where you stay overnight.
Day 7: Helsingborg - Helsingor - Copenhagen, ~55 km
After breakfast the ferry (~45 €/person, not included) brings you in just 20 minutes to Helsingør which means you have reached Danish territory. Take your time to stroll through the picturesque harbor city and visit palace Kronoberg before you continue along beautiful sandy beaches, wonderful landscapes and magnificent smelling forests to pulsating capital city of Denmark.
Day 8: Departure from Copenhagen
After breakfast your tour ends in Copenhagen. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights.
7 nights in 3*** and 4**** hotels
train ride Södertälje - Gothenburg
train ride Falkenberg - Helsingborg
detailed tour description
GPS tracks on request
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival every Sunday
season I (1100 €/person in double)
season II (+50 €/person)
season III (+100 €/person)
route (1)-(2): ~300 km
flat and sometimes gently hilly along the coast, on sign-posted bike paths and smaller roads, some gravel sections
how to get there
by car: motorway to Stockholm
by train: station Stockholm
by plane: airport Stockholm Arlanda or Bromma and by train or bus to the town center
in public car park for ~25 €/day, no reservation possible, payable on spot
individually back to Stockholm by train or even by flight
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