Ride a fatbike in Dorotea's snow-covered fairytale landscape
Cycling: about 30 km starting in Dorotea, Lapland
3 nights 4 950 kr / pers
Hotel
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All this is included

  • doneThree nights at Hotel Dorotea
  • doneSafe and experienced cycling guide (Ulrika)
  • done3 x breakfast
  • done1 x evening meal prepared outdoors
  • done1 x lunch cooked over an open fire
  • done1 x 3-course dinner excluding drinks
  • done2 x 2-course dinner excluding drinks
  • doneAlways when you book a bicycle package with overnight stay via Sweden by Bike: Optional bicycle map from Norstedt's publisher (value SEK 194)
  • doneAlways when you book via Sweden by Bike: Accident insurance for everyone registered in the company

Possible options

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle supplement
  • doneSilverback fatbike: SEK 400 / day
  • doneFull-day tour with bicycle guide on Gitsfjället: SEK 1,800 / person (incl. Car transport and lunch prepared outdoors in the mountains)
  • doneTake a craft lesson and learn the basics of sewing with pewter thread in leather

This is about a place where nature is both magnificent and friendly inviting. Dorotea community is beautifully situated by Bergvattensjön and surrounded by mountains. In Southern Sami, the place is called Kraapohke, which means "squeezed lake". The name Dorotea comes from Queen Fredrika Vilhelmina Dorotea of Baden who was married to Gustav IV Adolf 1797-1812. 

Dorotea is a perfect place for winter cycling with several exotic elements in terms of both food and activities. Mountain biking, which is an option, takes place on Gitsfjället which is located on the way up to Borgafjäll with its famous view of the mountain Borgahällan. You cycle together with Ulrika who is a safe and experienced cycling guide, and she takes you to places you would not discover on your own. This is a bicycle package for you who love real nature experiences and beautiful views!


A fat bike is a mountain bike with oversized tires, almost twice as wide as on a mountain bike. Thanks to the wide tires, fat bikes have little impact on sensitive nature and leave almost no traces. With a fat bike, you can easily get around on all types of surfaces: sand, gravel, mud and snow, but also cycling on asphalt offers a completely new experience!

You who do not have your own bike can rent a Silverback fatbike. They are light, stable and fun to ride and are available in sizes S, M and L. Of course, a bicycle helmet is included when you rent a bicycle.

Day 1

Arrival Dorotea and starry evening cycling

Cooking over an open fire_Dorotea2

You arrive at the charming little Dorotea and check in at your accommodation. Depending on arrival time, there is the opportunity to explore society and perhaps botanize among cakes and pastries at Konditori Dorotea, one of Sweden's best patisseries.

When it gets dark, it's time to get ready to experience the beautiful winter evening by bike. To the gentle light of the moon and stars, we cycle through snow-covered forests, enjoy the tranquility and look for the northern lights. In the event of an open fire, the evening meal is prepared, the northern delicacy of reindeer burger. Then waiting for a ready-made bed and a good night's sleep.

Hotel Dorotea / Doro Camp Lapland
Evening meal outdoors by the open fire
6-8 km / approx. 3-4 hours with bicycle guide
Day 2

Guided day trip in the forests around Dorotea

Dorotea Confectionery

After breakfast, a day awaits filled with beautiful nature and wonderfully fresh air. Your cycling guide will meet you at the hotel and from Dorotea you will cycle through a varied landscape with vast bogs and low-growing spruce forests. There are plenty of forest birds here and if you are lucky you may meet reindeer digging for food under all the snow. You eat a picnic lunch and warm up with a hot drink during the bike ride.

Back in Dorotea there is time to relax with a nice sauna or maybe buy souvenirs from the area. In the evening, you can enjoy a tasty three-course dinner in a cozy and cozy environment in a large wooden hut. A fantastic end to a wonderful cycling day!

Hotel Dorotea / Doro Camp Lapland
Breakfast, picnic lunch and 3-course dinner
12-15 km / approx. 4-5 hours with bicycle guide
Day 3

Optional day for those who want to cycle in the mountains

Cycling on Gitsfjället

Here you who want to experience the mountain world in the winter have the opportunity to see Gitsfjället from the bicycle saddle. Gitsfjället is a vast low mountain that offers wonderful views of the higher mountain peaks. The drive to Gitsfjället takes about an hour. Once there, you cycle over vast expanses and enjoy the surrounding mountains. Lunch is prepared in a storm kitchen out in the mountains.

Cycling on Gitsfjället is an option. You can also choose to spend another nice cycling day in the surroundings around Dorotea or in Borgafjäll which is the center for the Sami in Voernese Sami village. In addition to cycling, there are many other activities to choose from such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding or snowshoeing.

Hotel Dorotea / Doro Camp Lapland
Breakfast and 2-course dinner
Optional activities
Day 4

Breakfast and return trip

Dorotea Ulrika Stenberg_foto Kristina Sandin

After a delicious breakfast, it's time to check out and go home. Do not forget to buy with souvenirs before the trip home, here there is very fine craftsmanship. You will receive tips from your guide Ulrika about sights along the way home. We hope you have many fond memories and nature experiences with you back!

In the picture you see your cycling guide Ulrika Stenberg. Photo: Kristina Sandin.

Breakfast
Dorotea, Lapland