Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Sweden: Land of Lakes and Castles

In central Sweden’s heartland lies Stockholm, the nation’s capital city spread across 14 islands, each providing a different perspective of the city. Not too far southwest of the capital is a different world, where royal palaces and castles are interspersed with pine forests, open green fields and vast lakes. Exploring this region by bike ensures a full immersion in the subtle landscapes of its archipelago and beyond. With a relaxed pace there is ample time to swim in the refreshing Baltic waters, hike trails in manor house grounds and visit towns of pretty wooden houses. Concluding in Stockholm, enjoy the city at handlebar level and gain an insight into its unique topography.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Stockholm
DAY 2 Transfer to Stendörren Nature Reserve for hiking and swimming before continuing by bike to Trosa (43km / 26.5mi)
DAY 3 Explore Trosa and its lovely wooden houses lining the canal, then cycle via Royal Tullgarn Palace to Gnesta (46km / 28.5mi)
DAY 4 Cycle along the shores of Lake Klämmingen and through pine forests to Mariefred, optional canoe trip (54.5km / 33.8mi)
DAY 5 Cycle to Taxinge Manor house along the shores of Lake Mälaren before taking a steamboat to Stockholm (30km / 18.5mi approx)
DAY 6 Cycle Stockholm's Ecopark, the first national park to be located in a city, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Easy trip for all the family to enjoy. Great accommodation with very friendly hosts. A leisurely way to see a tiny part of Sweden.

J. Laird. Newport, NSW. Australia

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