Sweden by bike around Lake Mälaren

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Duration

8 days

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Duration

335Km

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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
Individual arrival in Stockholm and hotel accommodation. Treat yourself to a walk in the capital of Sweden and explore some of its numerous tourist attractions. In the evening, a welcome briefing and bicycle handover will await you (if booked).

Day 2: Stockholm – Södertälje (60 km)
Skirting Lake Mälar, the third largest lake in Sweden, you will follow an ancient trade route dating back to the Viking Age. Along the way, you will encounter Drottningholm Palace, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, right on the lakeshore, the royal family grew up. The 18th-century Chinese pavilion is also worth a visit. Continue, with a short ferry ride, towards Södertälje, and then reach Sturehov, on the eastern side of Lake Mälar, where you can enjoy a great lunch. Södertälje is located south of Stockholm, where the lake connects to the Baltic Sea, through the lock in the Södertälje canal.

Day 3: Södertälje – Mariefred/Strängnäs (45 – 60 km)
Today you will pedal on small secondary roads, up to Gripsholm Castle, housing the national portrait collection with over 4,000 works, tracing portrait art from the 1400s to the present day. The castle's history dates back to 1370 when Bo Jonsson Grip built a castle on a promontory that, through various expansions, became Gripsholm Castle. Overnight in Mariefred or proceed to Strängnäs.

Day 4: Mariefred/Strängnäs – Eskilstuna (45 – 60 km)
Today the Mälardalsleden (Swedish name for the Lake Mälar route) will take you through the Strängnäs fjord, up to Eskilstuna; here you can admire the former market and the bishop's seat, as well as small shops, galleries, and beautiful boutiques. We recommend visiting the blacksmith's shop and the Rademachersmedjorna museum, where you can watch blacksmiths and craftsmen at work.

Day 5: Eskilstuna – Västerås (65 km)
Today's day starts with a lake crossing! There are two possible routes. Following the road to Västerås you can choose whether to make a small detour to visit the magnificent park of Torshälla famous for its notorious sculptures including Bo Englund and Allan Ebeling. Continuing along the road you will reach Strömsholm palace where you can take a short break sipping a coffee. Once in Västerås, you can visit this splendid old town and the dome.

Day 6: Västerås – Enköping (50 km)
Today you will follow the Mälardalsleden that will take you to Enköping. This charming town is located at the mouth of the Enköpingså River and is well known for its splendid gardens. In addition, its municipality hosts more than 180 rune stones and in some of these, you will have the honor to walk along your way.

Day 7: Enköping – Sigtuna (70 km)
Today you will travel on dirt roads and paved secondary roads, to reach Sigtuna. The city was founded in 980 and is, along with Lund, the oldest extant city in Sweden. The town was built on coins and rune stones, as in the past, it was an important administrative center. You will end the day with a walk along the main street, with its small houses in the typical Swedish style of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Day 8: Stockholm
After breakfast, services end and individual departure or possibility to extend the stay in Stockholm.

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

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 around Lake Mälaren

  • To discover the third largest lake in Sweden by bike, Lake Mälaren, along an ancient Viking trade route
  • To pedal around Lake Mälaren, very popular thanks to the numerous bays and islands with recreational areas
  • To discover the majestic Drottningholm Palace and Gripsholm Castle, which houses a collection of over 4,000 portraits
  • To be enchanted by the ancient city of Sigtuna, built on coins and runic stones
  • To finally reach the fascinating Stockholm and rediscover the history of the Vikings at the Vasa Museum
  • To go on a discovery of Sweden by bike and boat, accompanied by the beautiful views of the North Sea

Package only on request.

Some of our tours are not available or bookable at the moment. If you are interested in this tour, then ask our team for more information on upcoming availability, or on a similar tour available or bookable immediately!

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