Cycling Stockholm's Archipelago

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  • Explore Stockholm and its archipelago on two wheels
  • Cycle through a unique ecopark and tranquil gardens
  • Discover the picturesque narrow streets and colourful houses of Dalarö
  • Island hopping by boat, breathing in fresh archipelago air
  • Easy cycling on Ornö, Ålö and Utö islands
Just outside the centre of charming Stockholm, you will find its sprawling archipelago, of over 24,000 islands, stretching far out into the Baltic Sea. As you travel by boat and two wheels between the islands take it easy and breath in the fresh sea air. Discover sandy beaches, idyllic villages, colourful clapboard cottages and tranquil forests. The cycling on this tour is wonderfully relaxed, and overnight stays in a seaside manor house and traditional inn give you a true Scandi experience, perfectly topped and tailed with nights in the beautiful capital, Stockholm.

What To Expect

Perfect if you want easy cycling and an island experience, combined with a charming city stay. If you enjoy exploring beaches, islands buzzing with life, and fresh sea air then this is the trip for you!

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Biking | A classic point to point biking tour, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

The grade is easy-moderate. The area around Stockholm is gently undulating with some short and manageable climbs. Routes include a mix of small country lanes and off-road forest paths.

Navigation

There is good way-marking on all of the cycle routes on this tour, and we will also provide comprehensive route notes and maps so you shouldn't have any problem finding your way. 

Accommodations

5 Nights accommodation in 3 and 4* hotels and inns are included in your trip.

They are all carefully selected small and friendly places that offer great value and warm welcomes. The accommodation we normally use is detailed in the itinerary, however should these particular lodgings not be available you will stay in places of a similar standard.

Solo Cyclists & Single Rooms

This trip is not available to solo cyclists as it is cost-prohibitive. Single rooms are available with an additional supplement.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included (apart from on Day 3 when dinner is included) so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Alternatively you can buy lunch at local shops or stop in a café. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.

Included
  • 5 Nights in 3* & 4* hotels and inns
  • 5 Breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Bike hire
  • Baggage transfers
  • Boat trips and transfers included in the itinerary
  • Information pack and route notes with maps
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to / from Stockholm
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route

When To Go

You can start this tour on any Sunday between between mid-June and mid-August. The dates are limited due to the schedule of the boats so we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.

Getting to the Start

By Air:

Several airlines fly regularly to Stockholm. British Airways and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) fly to Arlanda Airport. The Arlanda express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city centre in about 20 minutes. Ryanair offers low-cost flights to Skavsta Airport, which is approx 100km south of Stockholm. Flygbussarna Airport Coaches run buses from Skavsta Airport to the centre of Stockholm and it takes about 80 minutes.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfers are included on this tour as per the itinerary, so you only need to walk with a small back-pack. You will need to put the bags on the boats yourself.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jackets and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking shoes or boots, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard cycling gear such as good cycling shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a daypack.

Bike Hire

We provide you with mountain bikes with hybrid tires because the terrain is mixed, allowing you to pick up speed on the tarmac, as well as handle the mud and stones of the off-road sections in the forest. Your bike hire comes with 1 set of panniers, a repair kit, a pump and a lock. We recommend you bring your own helmet with you.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Stockholm Day 2 Transfer to Tyresö Palace, Cycle to Smådalarö Gård 24 miles / 38 km Day 3 Cycle to Dalarö and Boat to Ornö, Cycling on Ornö, Boat to Utö 19 miles / 30 km Day 4 Cycling on Utö 16 miles / 25 km Day 5 Boat to Fjärdlång, Walking on Fjärdlång, Boat to Stockholm 5 miles / 8 km Day 6 Onward Travel

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