Cycle to the Oak Hills' Ängsö
Cycling: 66 km starting in Västerås, Västmanland
690 SEK/pers (1 night)
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690 SEK / pers
hotel
1 night
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66 km

Included

  • doneOne night stay (part of double room)
  • done1 x breakfast
  • done1 x optional main course (excluding drink) at The Bishops Arms worth SEK 200
  • doneFree access to gym & relax
  • doneGPX file for navigation

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle supplement
  • doneRental bike and helmet (contact Aktivt Uteliv directly on Björnön phone 021-262 00)

There are many nice places to bike to in the area around Västerås. The lake is not far away and the western countryside offers its beautiful pastures and pleasant winding roads. This package combines the love of cycling on the country road with stimulation for the taste buds and local strawberries. The tour goes in a southeast direction and includes varied cycling. The accommodation is over iced with a comfortable hotel feel in central Västerås. 

It is about almost 70 km of cycling and is aimed at experienced cyclists. In the city of Västerås there are sights such as the Cathedral, the castle and Vallby open-air museum. Along the way, you get acquainted with the landscape of Västmanland and can take a look at Anundshög. It is a burial mound from the 10th century that is considered the largest in the country.


Do you want to rent a bike: contact directly the company Aktivt Uteliv on Björnön, a bit outside central Västerås if you do not have your own bike with you. The hotel lends simpler bicycles for shorter trips.

Day 1 - Västerås to Ängsö and back

hotelElite Stadshotellet, Västerås
RestaurantDinner
directions_bike66 km
Lunch at Ängsöfiskaren Västerås

This is a bit of a bike package for connoisseurs. A varied route with a picturesque destination for the day and luxurious relaxing conditions at Elite Stadshotell in central Västerås in the evening. On the way you pass Kungsbyns zoo where you can have coffee, eat and watch the animals and the stately Ängsö castle dating back to the 1100s. The goal and the turning point on the trail is Ängsö Fisk, which is located farthest on Ängsö south-east of the city. There you can have lunch at the Fiskbutiken and at Fiskarfruns Café. The route after Ängsö castle out to Skurusund is the most charming.

On the way home there are small roads that apply. You pass Ängsö golf club and Björksta among others. Back in Västerås you take a shower in the room, rest for a bit after the day's cycling and then have dinner in the hotel restaurant The Bishops Arms.

Day 2 - Hotel breakfast and journey home

RestaurantBreakfast

After a night of comfortable sleep, you will eat hotel breakfast with all that it entails and check out when you are done. Maybe you take a tour of Västerås before it's time to go home.

You can also choose to stay an extra night and cycle out to Tidö Castle, one of Sweden's best-preserved castles from the time of the Great Power. Another suggestion is to cycle up towards Skultuna and visit Skultuna Brassworks. There is a cycle track all the way from Västerås.

Cancellation or changes can be made no later than 3 pm the day before arrival without charge. Cancellation later or no-show will be charged with the full amount.

The bicycle package is paid directly to the hotel on arrival.

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateAugust 2022, Anna-Karin S.
Had a lovely stay in Västerås. Very nice nature and nice city. We even had the best weather.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfJune 2022, Gunilla N.
Nice ride and good bike paths. We are so happy!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlinestar_outlineJuly 2021, Nina
Very uncomfortable bikes for a longer ride, no gears, no bike basket and impossible to raise enough for longer people.
Reply from the operator
Thanks for your feedback, Nina.
It is true that the bikes we have available / lend for free here at the hotel are not suitable for longer trips.
We also describe it in the text about our hotel and bicycle package.
However, we may be clearer with that so we take this into account and review the text.
Sincerely
Nadja Schmidt
Sales Manager
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlinestar_outlineJuly 2021, Eva L.
It would be good to have alternative tours because the length of 8 miles was too long for us. We cycled to Gäddeholm instead. You should also turn to less experienced cyclists with suggestions for tours. And preferably have them described in a program that you get when booking (not just a cycle map). The food at the Bishops Arms was good but it took far too long and we were forgotten. We were offered a discount on the meal, but that's not possible if you have a voucher. If we hadn't had it, we probably would have left the restaurant early. Now we each got a bag of chips...
Reply from the operator
Thanks for the feedback, Eva.
The trip we have as a bike package is a full 80 km and it is quite long. Quite rightly, it is probably aimed at relatively experienced cyclists.
We would like to be able to recommend and offer shorter bicycle packages, this is something we will have to work on and review for the next season.
Apologies for the incident and that it took a while for your dinner visit at Bishops Arms.
Sincerely
Nadja Schmidt
Sales Manager
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2020, Lotta Karlsson
The weather was wonderful, sunny and warm. My sister and I hadn't ridden a bike in years so we felt very unstable. We decided to simply cycle along the Strandpromenade with lunch at Bryggan. We turned at the bridge to the island, it was just right for us. 😁 The hotel was lovely, Bishops Arms unfortunately understaffed but they did the best they could. Recommend the Pinchos at the square!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineJuly 2020, Sanna
As the hotel only provides 3vxl women's bikes for loan, the imagined distance felt like something in the longest team. But since we got alternative routes, it was possible to adapt based on the conditions, so overall still nice!