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Sweden to Denmark Bike Tour

Stockholm to Copenhagen—Coast, Castles & Countryside

From $5,098 - $5,598 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,290 for sgl. occ.)

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.

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Sweden & Denmark

Start Stockholm / End Copenhagen

Denmark & Sweden Bike Tour

Highlights

  • Pedal easygoing terrain on a bike-friendly mix of tranquil country lanes, fun coastal roads and dedicated cycling paths
  • Admire the serene land and seascape of the Stockholm archipelago, bathed in the ethereal sparkle of the midnight sun
  • Pamper yourself at historic and luxurious Grand Hotel Stockholm and Hotel D'Angleterre
  • Marvel at magnificent castles, royal palaces and medieval landmarks set against the pristine beauty of the Baltic Sea
Sweden & Denmark

Start Stockholm / End Copenhagen

Denmark & Sweden Bike Tour

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Explore the magnificent Stockholm archipelago by bike, water taxi 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, rural farms and villages | Visit the World Heritage site of Drottningholm Palace, a resplendent 17th-century estate and private residence of the royal family | Spin from island to island past Swedish summer homes and quaint villages to the historic town of Vaxholm.

Days 3-4 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 | Spin along the quiet Baltic coastline before relaxing on the train to Copenhagen.

Days 5-6 Shimmering water, white-sand beaches, horse farms and manor homes await on the Danish Riviera | Pedal past summer residences on the Baltic Sea | Cruise a bike path through forests near Klampenborg Royal Hunting Grounds | Narrow winding roads lead to thatch-roofed houses and Frederiksborg Slot, Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle | Make your way to Rungsted, a bustling marina filled with cafés and shops | Explore Copenhagen's charming historic sites on foot.

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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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $7,298 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $8,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,398 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $5,098 - $5,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,290 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels*

Grand Hotel Stockholm
Grand Hôtel Stockholm

Stockholm (2 nights)

Trosa Stadshotell & Spa
Trosa Stadshotell & Spa

Trosa (1 night)

Hotel D'Angleterre
Hotel D'Angleterre

Copenhagen (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Sweden and Denmark

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Grand Hotel Stockholm

Grand Hôtel Stockholm

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

Trosa Stadshotell & Spa

Trosa Stadshotell & Spa

Trosa (1 night)
* Casual Hotel

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)

Hotel D'Angleterre

Hotel D'Angleterre

Copenhagen (2 nights)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 10* 500 19* 800 27* 1200
2 22* 1200 36* 2000 43* 2300
3 22* 1200 31* 1500 43* 2100
4 26 1100
5 24* 800 42* 1200 57 1800
6 Copenhagen Historic Walking Tour (2 Hours)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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 or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee)

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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, boat and train. Between these two cities, we stay at casual Trosa Stadshotell & Spa in the seaside town of Trosa, Sweden, where tranquil countryside riding is right at our doorstep.

Why Travel with Backroads in Sweden and Denmark

See Copenhagen from the Inside

To fully appreciate Denmark's famous capital, with its rich and nuanced history, you need someone who can share its pleasures from an insiders' perspective. That's what you'll get from our old friend Christian, who shares fascinating glimpses of the past alongside the latest cultural hotspots as you explore this beautiful city of canals.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Sweden and Denmark trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Sweden and Denmark trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Sweden and Denmark—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

The Best Leaders in Sweden and Denmark

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Sweden and Denmark, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Navigate Your Way in Sweden and Denmark

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Sweden and Denmark. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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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, boat and train. Between these two cities, we stay at casual Trosa Stadshotell & Spa in the seaside town of Trosa, Sweden, where tranquil countryside riding is right at our doorstep.
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