Round trip from Stockholm
Stunning nature and sweden history
Cycle through the captivating Swedish capital and the beautiful idyllic expanse of Sweden along the Mälaren. Discover imposing castles such as Drottningholm Castle and Gripsholm Castle on your journey and look forward to a stroll through picturesque small towns such as Mariefred and Trosa.
1. day Stockholm arrival
The Swedish capital is spread over 14 islands in Sweden's third largest lake, Mälaren. Impressive buildings, castles and a rich culture tell the 700 year old history of this impressive city. Use the time to stroll through the old town (Gamla Stan) with its cobbled streets, crooked houses, the Royal Castle, Gothic churches, excellent cafes, bars and restaurants.
2. day Stockholm – Södertälje ca. 60 km
On your first leg, you cycle along Lake Mälaren on a trade route that has existed since Viking times. Look forward to Drottningholm Palace, the "Swedish Versailles", on the island of Lovön, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a royal pleasure palace, it is now the private residence of the Swedish royal family. Take your time for the beautiful castle with a wonderful location on the lake. Together with the exotic little "China Castle", the Castle Theater and the wonderful Castle Park, Drottningholm forms an impressive ensemble. Then we continue by ferry towards Södertälje, through typical Swedish landscapes with extensive fields and forests. The small town of Södertälje, home of Scania, is soon reached. Supposedly, the world's oldest steamship still in operation, the S/S Ejdern, is located here. On Torekällberget in central Södertälje is the Torekällberget open-air museum, where you can see, among other things, the Nora kvarn windmill and old Södertälje houses and farms.
3. day Södertälje – Mariefred ca. 45 km
Freshly strengthened, we continue on small side roads to the tranquil town of Mariefred, past Gripsholm Castle. With its idyllic location right on the water and its unmistakable brick-red walls and towers, Gripsholm is one of the most beautiful and well-known castles in Scandinavia. In addition to its function as a defensive structure, the castle served primarily as a representative residence for Gustav I Vasa, but also as the widow's residence of Queens Maria Eleonora and Hedwig Eleonora. The castle is also known for Kurt Tucholsky's story of the same name from 1931. Tucholsky himself lived in exile in Sweden and found his final resting place in Mariefred. The place impresses with narrow streets, wooden houses and its idyllic atmosphere. Cafes and small shops invite you to linger.
4. day Mariefred – Järna ca. 45-60 km
Today the impressive green landscape of Sörmland awaits you. Subsidence in the northern part gave rise to numerous rivers and lakes. The upcoming climbs will be rewarded with long descents and beautiful views. Look forward to your hotel in beautiful nature by one of the many lakes in the small town of Järna with the world-famous anthroposophy village "Ytterjärna" with its biodynamic gardens and special architecture.
5. day Järna – Trosa ca. 35-50 km
After breakfast it's time to "saddle up" again and look forward to the picturesque bathing resort of Trosa, today's stage destination. Here, pastel-colored wooden houses with intricately designed carvings and colorful gardens line the narrow river Trosaån, which runs through the small village. In the narrow cobblestone streets, cafés nestle up against small shops that entice with Swedish cosiness. The place is also known as the setting for many popular “Inga Lindstrom” films. End your day with an evening stroll through the idyllic town and enjoy the wonderful views of the water. A visit to the small restaurants is also highly recommended!
6. day Trosa – Stockholm ca. 55 km
On the last stage you cycle further north and after a short ferry ride you arrive back on one of Stockholm's islands. You bridge the last stretch with the S-Bahn to Stockholm (not included) and cycle back to your hotel via the southern city island of Södermalm. Take the time to get to know the former working-class district of Södermalm a little better first. Söder, as the locals call their neighborhood, south of the old town, is now a hip nightlife district and Sweden's alternative living room for artists, intellectuals and students. But the former sleazy district of Stockholm also has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, such as the Stadsmuseum, which tells the story of Stockholm. Round off the last evening in the Swedish capital with a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants..
7. day Stockholm departure
After breakfast your bike tour ends today. Or you can extend your stay in Stockholm for some days to enjoy the beautiful capital of Sweden.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
04.06. – 11.06.2023
20.08. – 27.08.2023
18.06. – 13.08.2023
bookable additional nights
- Cat. B: Hotels and guesthouses at 2** and 3*** level, including 1 x accommodation with shared bathroom
- Category A: Hotels at 3*** and 4**** level
- All ferry trips
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the bike trip from Stockholm. If you have further questions about this trip, simply call us: Phone: 0049 (0) 6421 – 886890.
Arrival by plane
The nearest airport is Stockholm / Arlanda Airport. From there you can take the train (Arlanda Express) or the bus (Flygbuss) to central Stockholm, travel time approx. 30-45 minutes.
Arrival by train
Stockholm Central Station is easy to reach by train, e.g. with the EC from Hamburg via Copenhagen to Stockholm or with the Snälltåget from Berlin via Malmö to Stockholm. From the train station in Stockholm you can continue to your starting hotel by subway, tram or taxi. More information at www.bahn.de, www.snalltaget.se or www.oresundstag.se.
A parking space in the hotel garage costs from approx. 295 SEK per car/day, payable locally. A reservation is not possible.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle on well-signposted bike and gravel paths (coarser gravel also possible) as well as on forest paths and side roads with little traffic through the nature typical of Sweden. Flat to slightly hilly route.
Available rental bikes
24-speed bikes (unisex) with freewheel and 8-speed electric bikes (unisex) with back pedal are available. The bikes are each equipped with a luggage bag, handlebar bag and, for each room, a service set with tools, spare inner tube, pump and lock.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
The Swedish capital extends over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren, surrounded by water and crossed by parks, forests and beaches. Imposing buildings, castles, rich cultural history and museums tell the 700-year-old history of this fantastic city. This is particularly evident in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its cobbled streets, underground vaults and narrow houses, the Royal Castle and excellent cafes, restaurants - the heart of Stockholm! If you get hungry, stop by at "Gyldene Freden", where you can indulge in Swedish home-cooked food, which has been available here for almost three centuries.
The Stadshuset with its striking 106 m tower and the 3 crowns is Stockholm's landmark. In addition to its function as the seat of the city government, the Stockholm City Hall attracts international attention every year on the occasion of the banquet for the Nobel Prize awarding. An elevator takes you up to the platform under the belfry, from where you can enjoy impressive views.
The palace on the edge of the old town invites you to take a fascinating journey through five centuries with rooms in various styles from the Baroque to the Empire style. Built in 1754, the property extends over seven floors with more than 600 rooms. It is one of the largest castles in Europe. Although the Swedish royal family lives in Drottningholm Palace now, they still use the Royal Palace in Stockholm for representation purposes. Another attraction takes place in front of the castle: at noon there is a daily guard change accompanied by marching music.
A special attraction is the warship Vasa, which capsized in 1628 and sank in front of Stockholm on its maiden voyage. After 333 years on the seabed, the imposing warship was salvaged. Today Vasa is the best-preserved ship from the 17th-century, which can be admired in Stockholm in a purpose-built museum. This unique cultural treasure comprises 98 percent original pieces, including hundreds of intricately carved wooden sculptures.
Drottningholm Palace was built in the second half of the 17th century and is considered to be Sweden's best preserved royal castle. It is the seat of the Swedish royal family and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Next to the castle you will find the exotic Chinese pavilion, the royal theater and the imposing castle park. The royal family moved to Drottningholm Palace in 1981 with their main residence in the south wing of the castle. The largest part of the castle and the park are usually open all year round for visitors.
With its idyllic location on a small island in the Mälar-bay and its unmistakable brick-red walls and towers, Gripsholm is one of the most beautiful and famous castles in Scandinavia. In Germany, Gripsholm Castle is known for its eponymous tale by Kurt Tucholsky from 1931. The castle was commissioned by Gustav I. Wasa in the 16th century and is located about 70 km southeast of Stockholm, not far from the center of Mariefred. In addition to its function as a defensive fortress, the castle served as representative residence over the centuries. Today you will find here the State Portrait Collection of Sweden with more than 5000 exhibits. The collection, founded in 1822, is one of the oldest in the world and shows classic portraits as well as pictures of important personalities in the recent history of Sweden, such as: Astrid Lindgren.