Itinerary at a glance
First-class cycling paths meet Swedish hospitality, whether on the way to Drottningholm Palace or to the town of Trosa. Explore the cafes and streets of Stockholm before heading to lakes, rivers, and coasts.
Take your first stroll through Sweden’s capital and explore some of many sights and tourist attractions.
Your first cycling day takes you along the third biggest lake in Sweden called ‚Mälaren’ and follows an ancient trade route dating back to the Vikings. On your way to Södertälje, on the island of Lovön, you will find Drottningholm Palace, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Situated directly at and overlooking the lake, this beautiful palace is the place where the Swedish Royal Family was raised. Also worth a visit is a Chinese Palace from the 15th century. The cafe in the basement awaits with Swedish waffles and is a perfect place for a rest. Onwards by ferry towards Södertälje where typical Swedish scenery with fields and forests will amaze you. Sturehof Palace is a great place for a lunch break. The small town of Södertälje south of Stockholm is situated at the canal between Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.
On quiet side roads today’s route leads to ‚Gripsholm Palace’. Also the title of a book by Kurt Tucholsky, who lived in exil in Sweden and has found his final resting place in Mariefred. Mariefred and Gripsholm Palace are two main focal points in Royal Swedish history.
Today’s tour takes you right into the middle of untouched and remote nature reserves, through the amazing scenery of Sörmland. Atthis 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 are rewarded with stunning views and a long descent afterwards. Your hotel is surrounded by bio-dynamic gardens and characteristic architecture.
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 after a short ferry trip later you return to one of Stockholm’s many islands. Top tip: take the overground ‚S-Bahn’ to Stockholm centre and in the afternoon cycle on lovely flat cycle paths along the water to Stockholm’s Southern island of Södernmalm. In the evening experience the great variety of restaurants.
Stockholm offers well-maintained cycling paths. You cycle on well-signposted cycle and gravel paths as well as smaller roads with little traffic. Partly rougher gravel and more simple conditions of the roads. Short parts on roads with more traffic. Flat to slight hilly terrain.
Prices and dates
Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels
Category B: 2**- and 3***-hotels, overnight stay in Mariefred with shared bathroom
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English)
- Ferry rides as stated in the program
- App for navigation and GPS-data
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Stockholm train station
- Stockholm airport
- Garage parking at the hotel, approx. SEK 310 per day, reservation not possible
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- This tour is a partner tour.
Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.