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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
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start Stockholm / End Copenhagen
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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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.
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.
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.