Sweden by bike 9 days around Lake Mälar

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Duration

9 days

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Duration

250Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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Level 2.5/5

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1:  Stockholm
On your own, you arrive in Stockholm and check into a hotel. Take a stroll in the capital of Sweden and explore some of its many tourist attractions. In the evening, a welcome briefing awaits you and the delivery of the bikes (if booked).

Day 2: Stockholm – Södertälje  (60 Km)
Skirting around Lake Mälar, Sweden's third largest lake, you will travel along an ancient commercial route dating back to the Viking age. Along the way, you will encounter Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site: here, right on the lake shore, the royal family grew up. Also, the Chinese pavilion, dating back to the XVIII century, is worth a visit. Then continue with a short ferry trip towards Södertälje, then onto Sturehov, in the eastern part of Lake Mälar, where you can have a great lunch. Södertälje is located south of Stockholm, where the lake connects to the Baltic Sea via the lock in the Södertälje canal.

Day 3: Södertälje - Mariefred/surrounding areas (45 Km)
Today you will cycle on small secondary roads to Gripsholm Castle, which houses the national portrait collection with over 4,000 works that trace the art of portraiture from the 1400s to the present. The castle's history dates back to 1370, when Bo Jonsson Grip built a castle on a promontory which, following various expansions, became Gripsholm Castle. Overnigth in Mariefred or continue to Strängnäs.

Day 4: Mariefred – Eskilstuna (65 Km)
Today, the Mälardalsleden (Swedish name for Mälar Lake route) will lead you through the Strängäs fjord, up to Eskilstuna; here you can admire the former market and the bishop's residence, as well as the small shops, galleries and beautiful boutiques. We recommend a visit to the blacksmith's shop and the Rademachersmedjorna museum, where you can observe blacksmiths and artisans at work.

Day 5: Eskilstuna – Västerås (65 Km)
The day starts around the lake! On the way to Västerås you can make a detour to Torshälla (+ 10 Km) to visit a sculpture park with winding alleys and art from Bo Englund, Allan Ebeling and other artists. A stop at the Strömsholm palace with its café is worth it. Once you reach Västerås we recommend visiting the old tower and the dome.

Day 6: Enköping – Uppsala (45 Km)
Heading for Mälardalsleden and traveling along the embankment of an old railway, you will reach the university town of Uppsala. Sweden's fourth biggest city is also the bishopric's seat. Visit the impressive cathedral, the castle and the Uppsala University Coin Cabinet with its interesting coin and medal collections. Also worth seeing are the botanical garden and Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) with its royal mounds.

Day 6: Västerås – Enköping  (50 Km)
Enköping is known for its beautiful gardens. In addition to this, the community hosts more than 180 runic stones, you will pass some of them along the way.

Day 7: Enköping – Uppsala (45 Km)
Through Mälardalsleden and an old railway embankment, you reach the university town of Uppsala. Sweden's fourth largest city is also the episcopal seat. Visit the imposing cathedral, the castle and the University Coin Cabinet with its interesting collections of coins and medals. Also, the botanical garden and Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) with its royal mound (three large mounds) are worth seeing.

Day 8: Uppsala – Sigtuna (50 Km)
Through Knivsta and Märsta you cycle along Mälardalsleden and Sverigeleden to Sigtuna. Enjoy your evening in the charming small town at one of the numerous restaurants.

Day 9: Sigtuna
End of services and individual depature.

Included

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS Tracks
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • Transfer by train from Eskilstuna to Västerås
  • Boat ride from Sigtuna to Stockholm (end of June
  • mid of August)
  • in low season transfer by train ride

Not included

  • APP
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

Cancellation penalties

  • From 28 days before the departure date: refund of 80%
  • From 27 days before the departure date: refund of 70%
  • From 13 days before the departure date: refund of 50%
  • From 7 days before, the amount is non-refundable.

Sweden by bike 9 days around Lake Mälar

  • To cycle around the third largest lake in Sweden by bike, Lake Mälar, following the traces of the Vikings
  • Because Lake Mälar is very popular among cyclists also thanks to its numerous bays and islands with recreational areas
  • To walk in the splendid gardens of Drottningholm Castle, the residence of the Swedish royals
  • To discover by bike the wonderful city of Uppsala and its impressive Gothic cathedral
  • To be enchanted by the picturesque town of Mariefred and the sumptuous Gripsholm Castle
  • To reach by bike the ancient city of Sigtuna and discover the history of its runic stones

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