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Sweden to Denmark Bike Tour

Stockholm to Copenhagen: Castles & Coast

Sweden and Denmark share connections. Pristine cities and endless islands basking in the blissful Scandinavian summer sun. Nordic cuisine is innovative and delicious. The locals are charming, happy, enviably good-looking—and they share your love for the bike. Two countries connected by a simple appreciation of nature, food, culture and life.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $5,199 pp dbl occ
($900 for sgl occ)

Sweden & Denmark

Start Stockholm / End Copenhagen

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

  • Pedal easygoing terrain on a bike-friendly mix of tranquil country lanes, fun coastal roads and dedicated cycling paths
  • Explore the serene land- and seascapes of the Stockholm archipelago, bathed in the ethereal sparkle of the midnight sun
  • Pamper yourself at historic and luxurious Grand Hôtel Stockholm, stylish Kokkedal Slot and at the elegant 18th-century Hotel D'Angleterre
  • Marvel at splendid castles, royal palaces and medieval landmarks set against the beauty of the Baltic Sea
Sweden to Denmark Bike Tour
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
Backroads Biking Trips
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Explore the magnificent Stockholm archipelago—made up of some 30,000 islands—by bike and water taxi | Spin from island to island past quaint villages to the historic town of Vaxholm | Spot the imposing Vaxholm Fortress, built on an islet in the early 16th century.

Grand Hotel Stockholm
Grand Hôtel Stockholm

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. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. (pool, spa)

Day 2

Ride through farmland and forests to catch a quick ferry across the Himmer Fjord to the island of Mörkö | Admire the rococo embellishment and vast gardens of Tullgarn Castle, the royal summer palace | Stroll the charming waterfront town of Trosa.

Trosa Stadshotell & Spa
Trosa Stadshotell & Spa

Located in the town square of Trosa, an idyllic little seaside town in Sörmland, this newly renovated family-owned hotel with contemporary stylish charm features a lovely courtyard and elegant dining room. (spa)

Days 3-4

Pedal along the majestic North Sea coastline enjoying the sea breeze and stunning views | Visit Skane with its lush and fertile farmland | Embark on a ferry from Helsingborg, Sweden to Helsingor, Denmark | Venturing out of our castle hotel, shimmering water, white-sand beaches, horse farms and manor homes await on the Danish Riviera | Ride along winding roads through small Danish towns dotted with summer residences on the Baltic Sea | Explore Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet and a World Heritage site | Try your hand at fencing on the grounds of our splendid fairy-tale palace.

Kokkedal Slot Copenhagen
Kokkedal Slot Copenhagen
| Premiere Hotel

Set on a stunning stretch of coastline and surrounded by acres of green parkland, beaches and a golf course, this hotel's main building is a 1746 Renaissance castle complete with crystal chandeliers, gilded mirrors and an underground passage linking to its old castle lodge. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. (pool, spa)

Days 5-6

Narrow, rolling country and coastal roads lead to thatch-roofed houses and magnificent Frederiksborg Slot, Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle, perched on three islets | Cruise on bike paths along white-sand beaches | Sit down for a delicious dinner at our hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Marchal | Explore Copenhagen's charming historic sites on foot.

Hotel D'Angleterre
Hotel d'Angleterre Copenhagen
| Premiere Hotel

This renovated 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. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 26 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 5 | 52 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 6
Copenhagen Historic Walking Tour (2 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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.

Access to the Best Rides

This trip is unique in that we stay right in the heart of two stunning (and bustling) cities—Stockholm and Copenhagen. To access the very best biking routes, we'll often bypass busy roads and traffic by starting and ending our bike rides with strategic shuttles via bus, van and boat. Also, our crossing between Sweden and Denmark is a long but scenic journey by shuttle.

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