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