Sweden and Denmark share a connection. Clean cities uniquely balanced by neoclassic and contemporary architecture. And pristine summer homes sitting quietly among endless islands and amid the seemingly ever-present Nordic summer sun. The locals are charming, happy, enviously good-looking - and they appreciate your love for the bike. The New Nordic cuisine is seasonal, sustainable, innovative and, quite simply, delicious. Two Scandinavian countries connected by a simple appreciation for nature, design, food, culture and life.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Navigating Bike Routes & Bike PathsFollow that runestone! The Swedes and the Danes are famous for their love of bikes. And that love of bikes has created an amazing labyrinth of bike paths and routes that extend throughout each country, linking quaint villages and big cities alike. Many of the routes we use on this trip are the equivalent of scenic byways, and some follow roads and paths with little or no signage. Navigating these intricate bike routes may require more attention to the directions than you might expect; be prepared to make a few more stops along the way to ensure you're on the right track.
Days 1-2 Explore the magnificent Stockholm archipelago by bike, private charter boat and ferry Warm up with a loop ride on Färingsö Island in sparkling Lake Mälaren - just one of Sweden's 95,700 lakes Pedal amid woodland, farms and villages to historic Svartsjö Palace for afternoon tea and pastries Visit the World Heritage site of Drottningholm Palace, a resplendent 17th-century estate and private residence to the royal family Spin past minimalist - yet warmly inviting - Swedish summer homes, quaint villages and picturesque meadows to historic Wira Bruk ironworks.
Days 3-4 Feel the two-wheeled love in Copenhagen, one of the world's bike-friendliest cities From stately Sturehof Castle, ride through farmland, forests and small towns to catch a quick ferry across the Himmer Fjord to the island of Mörkö Admire the flamboyant rococo embellishment and vast English gardens of Tullgarn Castle, the Swedish royal family's summer palace Stroll the charming waterfront town of Trosa Spin along the quiet Baltic coastline to the secluded marina of Svardsklova before boarding a fast train to Copenhagen.
Days 5-6 Shimmering water, white-sand beaches and colorful coastal towns await on the Danish Riviera Pedal from Charlottenlund past beautiful summer residences facing out to the stunning Baltic Sea Cruise on a bike path through forests near Klampenborg Royal Hunting Grounds Quiet roads lead to thatch-roofed houses, horse farms and Frederiksborg Slot, Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle Follow the waterfront boulevard of Strandvej, with lovely views over the strait In Rungsted, stop in at the Karen Blixen Museum, set in the former family home of the beloved Out of Africa author Copenhagen charms and inspires as we explore its historic sites on foot.
- Pedal easygoing terrain on a bike-friendly mix of country lanes, coastal roads and cycling paths - some of the best urban biking landscapes on the planet
- Be awed by the stunning land and seascape of the Stockholm archipelago, bathed in the ethereal sparkle of the midnight sun
- Spin past endless red-and-white Swedish cottages set along crystal clear harbors and waterways
- Indulge in the latest culinary trends with the locavore "Nordic Cuisine Manifesto" guiding innovation and fresh delicious cuisine
- Marvel at magnificent castles, royal palaces and medieval landmarks set against the pristine beauty of the Baltic sea
Grand Hotel Stockholm (2 nights): Savor superb waterfront views at this historic property perched at the edge of the harbor, overlooking Stockholm's Old Town and widely praised as one of Scandinavia's leading luxury hotels. (pool, spa)
Bomans (1 night): A charming and eclectic family-run hotel - with rooms featuring droll names like "Happy Accident" and "Princess and the Pea" - located right on the water and brimming with cozy décor.
Hotel D'Angleterre (2 nights): This 18th-century landmark hotel - set majestically in the heart of Copenhagen - will dazzle you with its elegance and style, as well as its rich history. (pool, spa)
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of
interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one
day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat
from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each
day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
Routes For All Abilities
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|6||Copenhagen Walking Tour (2 Hours)|
* Includes a shuttle
2015 Dates & Pricing*
*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)
|2 - 3 guests from $7,898 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests from $5,698 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests from $6,698 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests from $4,998 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests from $6,098 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests from $4,698 pp dbl. occ.|
Guest Trip Reviews
On this trip, your family will enjoy unforgettable riding through romantic and charming landscapes, from the Stockholm archipelago (made up of thousands of islands) and the Swedish and Danish coastline, to farmland, ranchland, forests and urban areas. We'll even access some of our biking routes by private charter boats and ferries. Sweden and Denmark's cultures are unique and very enjoyable, and Copenhagen is known to be one of the world's bike-friendliest cities. I'm so excited to introduce you to these two wonderful countries - both recent additions to my list of all-time favorite places!- Regional Manager, Sweden & Denmark