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Castles and lakes in Sörmland
Stockholm, Södermanland (about 150 km)
5 nights 8 395 SEK / pers
  • done5 x nights at selected hotels and Bed & Breakfast
  • done5 x breakfast
  • done1 x noon (Day 3)
  • done1 x Picnic Lunch (Day 4)
  • doneRental bicycle and bicycle helmet
  • doneBicycle map and detailed journey description
  • doneTransfer from Stockholm (90 km) Day 1
  • doneLuggage transport between the accommodation Day 2, 3 & 4
  • donecanoeing
  • doneSteamboat between Mariefred-Stockholm (Day 5)
  • done24 hour service phone
  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily compensated with one or two days in Stockholm
  • donePrice supplement for single room accommodation

Join us for a 6-day bike tour where you will truly experience the best of Sörmland! The area is known for its beautiful nature and you cycle, hike and paddle through the friendly landscape. During the cycle tour you are offered everything from city life to bare rocky islands and you pass castles, men's seats and idyllic rural surroundings. Your cycling adventure ends with a wonderful steamboat ride on Lake Mälaren.

This bike package starts and ends in Stockholm, also known as the Nordic Venice. You stay at selected, charming hotels and Bed & Breakfast along the way. All with private shower / WC in the room. Cycling is easy with partly hilly terrain and your luggage is transported between the accommodation.

The package can also be booked without overnight stay in Stockholm, in which case you will notify it in the booking form. Price: SEK 6,845 / adult (3 nights).


Depart every Tuesday, May 12-September 15, 2020. Child rates on request. Discount 500 SEK / person if you have your own bike.

Day 1

Stockholm, the city by the water

The cycling journey starts in our capital, where you can take a bike ride through the Nationalstadsparken on your own - a green oasis right next to the city where oak and beech forests, open meadows and water mingle with cultural heritage. Out on Djurgården you can go up in the Kaknästornet and from the height of 155 meters you can see the city from above. Here are some of the city's best museums, such as the Technical and Ethnographic museums. Cycle along the Djurgård Canal, take a break and have a drink in the garden at Rosendal, enjoy the views over the water towards Södermalm and Old Town. Then head north to the Hagaparken, in Haga Castle, Crown Princess Viktoria lives with her family. You cycle on car-free gravel roads along Brunnsviken up towards Ulriksdal castle which has a nice park.

The range of restaurants in Stockholm is large, there is something for everyone and you will find a favorite. Then spend a good night's sleep at one of our hotels, the boutique hotel Hotel Rex in the city center with its cozy home feel or the manor-like Hotel Hellstens Malmgård in Södermalm.

Boutique hotel Hotel Rex or Hotel Hellstens Malmgård, Stockholm
Breakfast
about 10-33 km
Day 2

Stone Door Nature Reserve - Nynäs Castle - Trosa

After breakfast and a transfer from Stockholm, you wander out into the nature reserve Stendörren, a fantastic archipelago area with a number of low small rocky islands linked by suspension bridges. Here it is lovely to swim in the clear Baltic Sea water. Then it's time for cycling and you set off along small roads in the varied landscape of forests, meadows and lakes. Nynäs Castle from the 17th century is worth a break. Here you will find beautiful surroundings with footpaths through a nature reserve, or you can take a guided tour of the castle. The orangery has both a restaurant and a café.

On your continued bike ride you pass the beautiful beach Sandvik. Today's final destination is Trosa, the small picturesque town on the coast. In summer, the city is a popular tourist destination for sailors and other tourists. You live at Ågården Gästhem, in beautiful bright rooms in the mild yellow wooden houses - right on the canal.

Ågården Gästhem, Trosa
Breakfast
about 43 km
Day 3

Trosa - Tullgarn Castle - overnight at a farmhouse

After breakfast you can discover Trosa with its beautiful wooden houses and take a walk on the walkway along the canal. There are many nice restaurants in town and after lunch it is time to cycle to Tullgarn Castle. The royal castle dates back to the 13th century, and the present building dates from the 18th century and is beautifully situated right on the water. The large park is beautiful and there is Tullgarn's Inn, Stallkafé and Orangeri. The bike ride continues to Gnesta and you cycle through sparse pine forest and over open green fields. There is a nice swimming area on Lake Sillen.

In Gnesta, dinner and overnight stay await at cozy Bed & Breakfast in a farmhouse with a lot of animals. Maybe extra fun for the family of children?

Mälby manor
Breakfast and dinner
about 46 km
Day 4

Canoeing in Marviken - cycle to Mariefred

Time to eat a hearty breakfast and hop on the bike full of energy! Today the trip from Gnesta goes through a sea-rich landscape, east towards Mariefred at Lake Mälaren. You will pass, among other things, Lake Klämingen, which has plenty of swimming areas. In Laxne canoe and picnic basket and one waiting
wonderful trip up the lake Marviken to Åkers Styckebruk. Enjoy your lunch at the waterfront. Marviken is a narrow lake system that was formed when the rock broke, therefore the lake is bordered by 50 meters high cliff edges and gives a dramatic feeling to your journey. Here bikes await and a little further away charming Mariefred and your bed for the night.

In Mariefred you live at Skomakargården Bed & Breakfast, a charming accommodation in an old wooden house in the old town. Here are four double rooms located around a cozy courtyard.

Skomakargården Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast and lunch
about 26.5 km and canoeing about 9 km (about 3.5 h)
Day 5

Mariefred with Gripsholm Castle - Taxinge Castle - steamboat to Stockholm

Today you can choose to discover charming Mariefred, founded in the early 17th century and famous for its small alleys and pastel colored wooden houses. Magnifika Gripsholm Castle houses the State Portrait Collection with over 4,000 works, where visitors can follow the changes in portrait art from the 16th century to the present.

Along the shores of Lake Mälaren and through a rural landscape you travel at your own pace on the bike towards Taxinge Castle. The cycling has hopefully worked up the appetite, because here a sumptuous cake buffet with 65 varieties awaits to choose from. Take your time and enjoy the pastries. Probably stuffed, you tread back to Mariefred, or you choose a historical mode of travel and take the steam train home. In the afternoon you board the steamboat which takes you back to Stockholm on Lake Mälaren's shiny water. For 3.5 hours you can enjoy the views of the lake and relax in the sun on the deck. You stay at one of our hotels in Stockholm.

Boutique hotel Hotel Rex or Hotel Hellstens Malmgård. You can also upgrade to the four-star Hotel Hellsten in City
Breakfast
about 32 km
Day 6

Stockholm on its own

On the last day you can continue exploring the National City Park with Djurgården and Hagaparken on your own, or maybe cycle out on Lidingö and visit Millesgården. The whole city is at your disposal with museums, shopping, amusement parks and everything else wonderful.

Optionally

Avboknings- och återbetalningspolicy

Current cancellation costs under COVID-19:
- free cancellation up to 7 days before departure.
- 7 days before departure, 100 % of the package's total price.

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August 2020
Michael Forestedt
Very good arrangement and service. Carmen on Nordic Trails was the top
Nearest airport: Stockholm, Arlanda
Nearest train station: Stockholm Central
Stockholm, Södermanland

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