Art and History Come to Life at Wiks Castle
Cycling: 76 km starting in Uppsala, Uppland
1 995 SEK/pers (2 nights)
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Price
1 995 SEK/pers
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Accommodation
2 nights
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Cycling
76 km

Included

  • done2 nights at Wik's castle (part of a double room)
  • done2 x breakfast
  • done2 x dinner (excl. drinks)
  • doneCycling map (pdf + digital map)

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement
  • doneGuided tour of the castle: SEK 150 / person (1.5 h)
  • doneBike rental can be booked on tel 018-108804 (delivered by Aktivt Uteliv).

The combination of physical activity, beautiful landscapes, and interesting history is a great recipe for those who want to recharge their batteries. The centerpiece of this cycling package is Wik Castle with origins from the 13th century. You will be staying at Lårstaviken's shore and cycling in the area known as Fjärdhundraland with all its wonderful farms and living history.

The environment is incredibly beautiful with apple orchards and beautiful hazel groves for you to enjoy. Fjärdhundraland is an old cultural landscape with living farms where you can buy locally produced food, have a cup of coffee or maybe buy art and crafts. Cycling, discovering, and being part of nature will fulfill your days around Wiks Castle and Fjärdhundraland. Indulge in great food and a castle that surrounds you with warmth, where the vegetables, honey, and apple juice you consume are produced on the farm, which is also KRAV-certified. Wiks Castle has an exciting history that you can learn more about on site, and many legends and stories revolve around the castle, which is known for its ghosts. In the morning, a certain room in one of the corner towers always shines.

Dag 1 - Arrival and Unforgettable Dining Experience

hotelWiks castle, Fjärdhundraland
restaurantDinner
26 km

When you arrive at the castle around 15:00, check in and enjoy comfortable hotel rooms decorated in Nordic style. After making yourself at home, there is time and opportunity for a nice bike ride from Wik Castle to Örsundsbro (26 km round trip). At Husby gård you cycle on private land, with the landowner's permission. Many thanks!

In Örsundsbro, there is Gamla Bion, a cinema museum that shows films on summer evenings, Salnecke Castle with the fine Salnecke Castle Café, and Kappen, a small museum that shows what a country store looked like in the past, on the site of Sweden's first cooperative shop. In the evening, a well-composed dinner is served in the castle's restaurant. Enjoy a good night's sleep before it is time for a cycling day on Fjärdhundraland's beautiful cycle paths.

Dag 2 - Winding roads, farm shops and medieval churches

hotelWiks castle, Fjärdhundraland
restaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
about 50 km
Art and history around Wik's castle - cycle tour

At Wik Castle you stay comfortably in beautiful hotel rooms located in their own buildings next to the castle. The deciduous forest with its fine paths and the proximity to nature together with the beach right next to your hotel room make this place unique in its kind.

On today's bike ride, wide views, flowering roadsides and medieval churches await you. Perhaps you will buy a piece of cheese or a herb when you stop at one of the farm shops. Stop by Salnecke Castle Café for a cup of coffee or something else tasty. Enjoy beautiful small roads and old country roads during your bike ride, and be prepared to share the road with cars on some stretches. In the evening, a tasty dinner and overnight stay await you.

Dag 3 - Saying Goodbye to a Memorable Journey

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Start the day with a morning swim and a good breakfast. Pack your things in peace and quiet before it's time to check out of the room. Perhaps take a last walk around Wik's castle and look out over the water before returning home with replenished spiritual batteries.

The payment for the cycling package is made directly to the organizer.

Cancellation or change can be made no later than 15 the day before arrival free of charge.
Cancellation later or no-show will be charged with the full amount.

3 Ratings

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August 2023, Christina G.
Good accommodation to come back to after cycling in the rain. Good swimming spot.
August 2023, Lars-Olof Persson
Accommodation and environment were good and nice. On your website it says that it includes "Bicycle map and gpx file", which the staff at Wik's castle did not know at all. They printed a map for a tour around the lake at Örsundsbro for day 2 but not the tour described on the website. For day 1, we managed to download an app and a GPX file, but the file only showed how to cycle from Wik Castle to Örsundsbro, but not the return trip. Also, day 1 was twice as long compared to the website, 26 km (2x13km), if you want to get back home. Difficult in some places to find the right as there were no signs along the way.
August 2022, Anna-Karin A.
The proposed tour was impractical, would find an embankment that was not exposed on the car map we were given if you did not want to cycle on the 55. The staff really did the best they could.
Reply from the operator
We regret that we did not have the correct cycling map for your route available when you visited us. During the winter, we have worked on the bike paths in the area and now have bike maps in place. The cycle paths adjacent to Wik will also be marked with signs during the spring to make it easier to find. We will soon also have GPX file (digital map) with connection map from Wik into Fjärdhundraland. With the GPX file, you who cycle can download the bike map to your smartphone or GPS watch and have as an aid to navigation. We warmly welcome you back!

Sincerely
Wiks slott