Nature Retreat - a cycling adventure with three nature-based accommodations
Cycling: 70 km starting in Boxholm, Östergötland
12 995 SEK/pers (5 nights)
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Price
12 995 SEK/pers
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Accommodation
5 nights
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Cycling
70 km

Included

  • doneTwo nights at Hotel Sommarhagen (part in comfort double room)
  • doneTwo nights in Glass House with private bathing lake
  • doneOne night in Floating hotel room
  • done5 x breakfast (3 of which in the wilderness)
  • done4 x picnic lunch and afternoon coffee
  • done3 x wilderness dinner
  • done1 x 2-course gourmet dinner (Day 1)
  • done1 x 3-course gourmet dinner (Day 5)
  • doneHot tub and sauna (Day 5)
  • doneCanoe at the Glass House and Floating Hotel Rooms
  • doneTransportation of luggage between accommodations
  • doneBicycle map and route description

Add-on Extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement
  • doneRental bike, 3 gears: 195 SEK/day (stable model Sjösala with slightly stronger tires to handle gravel roads)

This cycling adventure around Lake Sommen in Östergötland is suitable for those looking for peace and quiet and genuine nature experiences. Here you will find wilderness and magical lakes in abundance. You cycle on winding gravel roads through wooded areas and live comfortably. Many of us who live a stressful everyday life appreciate the silence, bird life and all the scents of the forest.

The start and finish point is the charming Hotell Sommarhagen, and you will keep your room at the hotel for the duration of your stay in case you want to leave some of your luggage behind. For the host couple, nature is the focus and you will receive a thorough briefing on the first evening with tips on viewpoints, bathing lakes and historical sites along the way. You cycle on your own and your luggage is transported between three unique, nature-oriented accommodations. How about staying in a glass house in the middle of the forest? Or a floating hotel room with its own bathing lake?

Day 1 - Arrival and dinner at Hotel Sommarhagen

hotelHotel Sommarhagen, Boxholm
restaurantDinner
Hotel Sommarhagen Östergötland

Check-in in a comfort double room and review of maps and information (about 1.5 hours). Keep in mind that cell phone coverage is poor in the wilderness!

Once you are settled in, a 2-course gourmet dinner with local produce awaits you in the glassed-in restaurant overlooking the gardens and pastures. You will keep your room at the hotel for the duration of your stay in case you want to leave some of your luggage behind.

Day 2 - Cycle to Glass House and own wilderness lake

hotelGlass house with its own wilderness lake
restaurantBreakfast and dinner
23 km
View of the lake

After breakfast you cycle on small forest roads to Glashuset. The bike ride is on winding gravel roads through deep forests. You hardly see any houses and have the whole forest to yourself, except for any animals you may encounter.

The Glass House is located on its own wilderness lake where you can swim. Comfortable beds, food and equipment await you for a relaxing stay. The canoe is located at the shore, just enjoy the nature and silence. Here you can hike, paddle, fish, pick berries and mushrooms - or just be. Listen to the silence, experience nature and enjoy relaxing from everyday life. You eat dinner when it suits you, and prepare the meal in peace and quiet. Then you crawl into your comfortable bed and look up at the stars above you, listening to the sounds of nature and the wind in the trees.

Day 3 - Bike excursion to the cozy village of Ulrika

hotelGlass house with its own wilderness lake
restaurantBreakfast and dinner
27 km
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After a good night's sleep, you wake up at sunrise and enjoy your breakfast. Today it is off by bike on small forest roads to the small village of Ulrika. Here you will find a beautiful wooden church from the 18th century, a nice bath and a small country store with a café. Then the bike ride continues past lakes and forests until you are back at Glashuset where you enjoy the silence and prepare the evening's dinner.

You can also choose to stay at the Glass House all day and enjoy paddling and swimming. Perhaps a forest walk in the immediate area or just be.

Day 4 - Floating hotel room on the edge of a wilderness lake

hotelFloating hotel rooms on a raft
restaurantBreakfast and dinner
7 km
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After breakfast, cycle past small lakes on forest trails to your next unique overnight stop. It's ready for you from 3pm, so take the opportunity to stop at a cozy shelter, located on the shore of a beautiful forest lake. It's the perfect place to eat your lunch - or why not take a dip!

Now you'll stay in a comfortable hotel room located on a raft at the edge of a wilderness lake. You'll have it all to yourself! You'll fall asleep to the sound of the water lapping and the wind blowing. Listen to the silence and take a morning dip in your own lake.

The raft is 24 sqm and the house is 10 sqm. There is a lovely bed, with mattress, duvet and pillows. Leather fold and blanket as well as extra soft pillows, allows you to crawl up and make it really cozy
if the weather is not the best. Watch the sunrise over the lake, maybe see the fog rise over the water surface in the evening. There is also a toilet and a small kitchenette with a gas hob.
In a cooler (powered by 12 V from a solar panel on the roof) is your food, prepared for easy cleanup. Next to the raft, is your canoe, for your own explorations around the lake.

Day 5 - Bike ride back to Sommarhagen

hotelHotel Sommarhagen, Boxholm
restaurantBreakfast and dinner
13 km
Resort Hotel Sommarhagen

After breakfast you cycle to Hotell Sommarhagen, past lakes and through forest. You pass beautiful Malexander with church, homestead and sandy beach.

Back at Hotell Sommarhagen, your hotel room awaits and a 3-course gourmet dinner in the glazed restaurant. After dinner, relax outdoors in the hot tub and enjoy the sunset and the starry sky, before it's time to sleep.

Day 6 - Breakfast and check-out

restaurantBreakfast

We hope you've had a great time in the Östergötland wilderness. After breakfast, it's time to check out and return to your home town.

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

Cancellation fees:
- free cancellation up to 3 days before the start date.
- 3 days before start date, 100 % of the total price of the package.