From Stockholm to Copenhagen by bike
Two nordic capital cities, UNESCO world cultural heritage and more
Stockholm - Copenhagen
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- Combine Sweden and Denmark in one tour!
- ca. 285 km by bike
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This exciting cycling holiday is awaiting you with everything 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 nobleas always and bike city par excellence.
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 - Gothenburg ca. 15 - 35 km
The express train brings you to Gothenburg, which you will arrive 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 ilence 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 ca. 40 - 65 km
You are cycling out of town, passing 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 ca. 60 - 75 km
Enjoy the breathtaking vies on today's route along of horse farms and fields, additionally the Li burial ground with its more than 100 stone megaliths is awaiting you. Once you reach Åsa the sea is accompanying you again and leading you to Varberg. As you approach the small town its castle towers over you. Optional you can visit the fortress and the Bockstensmann, a medieval man's body found from the 14th century (not included).
Day 6: Varberg - Falkenberg - Helsingborg ca. 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. Today's bike goal is Falkenberg, one of the oldest cities in the area. Afterwards you go by train (not included) within 90 minutes to Helsingborg where you stay overnight.
Day 7: Helsingborg - Helsingør - Copenhagen ca. 55 km
After breakfast the ferry (ca. SEK 450 per person, not included) brings you in just 20 minutes to Helsingør and you have reached Danish territory. Take your time to stroll through the picturesque harbour city and visit palace Kronoberg before you continue along beautiful sandy beaches, wonderful landscape and magnificent smelling forests to Copenhagen, the pulsating capital city of Denmark and bike city par excellence.
Day 8: Individual departure or extension
After breakfast your tour ends in Copenhagen. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights.