Sweden: Archipelago Cycle Adventure
Explore by bike Stockholm's southern archipelago with its more than 24,000 islands stretching 80km east of Stockholm to the Baltic Sea. With their abundant nature reserves, colourful wooden houses and sandy beaches, the islands offer exceptional cycling opportunities particularly in summer when the island life is buzzing. From Tyresta National Park where moose and deer roam freely, travel between the islands to take in the views, visit historic landmarks, swim or kayak and hike forest trails. Returning to Stockholm by boat, watch the transformation from uninhabited islands to the urban clusters of the city. At night stay in atmospheric hotels often with superb views over the islands and housed in historic buildings.
|DAY 1||Arrive Stockholm|
|DAY 2||Transfer from Stockholm to Tyresö Palace, cycle through to Tyresta National Park and then onto Smådalarö on Stockholm's archipelago (38km)|
|DAY 3||Cycle to Dalarö, then boat to the pretty island of Ornö for dinner, then by boat to Utö (30km approx)|
|DAY 4||Explore the island of Utö (25km approx)|
|DAY 5||Boat to the remote island of Fjärdlång for hiking or kayaking, continue by boat to Stockholm|
|DAY 6||Cycle Stockholm's Ecopark, trip concludes|
The Swedish Archipelago tour provides visitors a chance to experience summer like the Swedes do: cycling and hiking through lush forests; picking wild strawberries along the road side; eating fresh caught salmon at a dockside restaurant; watching the sun set late into the evening. The trip provided the perfect combination of physical activity and relaxation.