• Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Bike Tour
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  • Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Bike Tour
  • Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Family Biking Tour
  • Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Tour
  • Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Family Bike Tour
  • Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Family Bike Tour
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Stockholm to Copenhagen Family Bike Tour

Islands, Castles & Countryside from Sweden to Denmark

  • 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

What would your family say to tasting fresh baked cinnamon buns in Sweden? And fencing on the grounds of a Danish castle? Riding along a fjord. Pedaling by red farmhouses and whimsical homes. Visiting castles whose names you can't pronounce. Meeting some of the world's happiest people. Maybe even being one of them. What would you say?

Stockholm to Copenhagen Bike Tour

Itinerary

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

Days 3-4 Feel the two-wheeled love in Copenhagen, one of the world's bike-friendliest cities  Ride through farmland and forests 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 while kids try their hand at fishing  Spin along the quiet Baltic coastline before boarding a fast train to Copenhagen.

Days 5-6 Shimmering water, white-sand beaches, horse farms and manor homes await on the Danish Riviera  Pedal past beautiful summer residences facing out to the peaceful Baltic Sea Cruise on a bike path through forests near Klampenborg Royal Hunting Grounds  Narrow, winding roads lead past thatch-roofed houses and horse farms to Frederiksborg Slot, Scandinavia's largest Renaissance castle Kids try their hand at fencing on the grounds of a castle—en garde Copenhagen charms and inspires as you explore its historic sites on foot.

This new Sweden/Denmark itinerary is a winner. In one 30 minute span we were on a road through rolling farmlands which transitioned through fields of gorgeous purple lupine. The road continued into an evergreen forest that eventually put us on top of a ridge which looked down on a rolling valley so beautiful I couldn't adequately describe it in words. We are family of five with kids ages 8, 15 and 17. As you can imagine we are varied in our biking skills and interests. Backroads does a tremendous job of balancing the needs of everyone, keeping everyone challenged and engaged. We actually had a cruise booked for this year (after two Backroads trips we thought we would mix it up), but as the date approached the kids begged us to change the vacation to another Backroads trip. I am so glad we did and we are in the process of deciding which Backroads trip we want to do next. Also, our boys LOVED the Viking excursion with the boat trip. Backroads you continue to impress us. We can't wait for the next adventure.
Shadede - Cleveland, Ohio

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. Read the Straight Talk

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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 quirky and casual Bomans in the seaside town of Trosa, Sweden, where tranquil countryside riding is right at our doorstep.

Navigating Bike Routes & Bike Paths

Follow 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 requires 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.
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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. (pool, spa)

Bomans

Bomans

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Trosa (1 night)

A unique and eclectic family-run hotel—with rooms featuring droll names like "Happy Accident" and "Princess and the Pea"—located on a boat channel and brimming with cozy décor.

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. (pool, spa)

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Comments about Stockholm to Copenhagen Family Bike Tour:

This new Sweden/Denmark itinerary is a winner. In one 30 minute span we were on a road through rolling farmlands which transitioned through fields of gorgeous purple lupine. The road continued into an evergreen forest that eventually put us on top of a ridge which looked down on a rolling valley so beautiful I couldn't adequately describe it in words. We are family of five with kids ages 8, 15 and 17. As you can imagine we are varied in our biking skills and interests. Backroads does a tremendous job of balancing the needs of everyone, keeping everyone challenged and engaged. We actually had a cruise booked for this year (after two Backroads trips we thought we would mix it up), but as the date approached the kids begged us to change the vacation to another Backroads trip. I am so glad we did and we are in the process of deciding which Backroads trip we want to do next. Also, our boys LOVED the Viking excursion with the boat trip. Backroads you continue to impress us. We can't wait for the next adventure.

 
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The hotels were incredible, the food was authentic to the region with something delicious for everyone to enjoy, and as always, the trip staff made every effort and accommodation to assure we were comfortable and enjoying our family vacation.

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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.

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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.

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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
Kids: Fishing in Trosa (1 Hour)
4 25* 1100
Kids: Baltic Sea Life Exploration (1 Hour)
5 12* 500 24* 800 42* 1200 57 1800
Kids: Fencing at Frederiksborg Castle (1.5 Hours)
6 Copenhagen Walking Tour (2 Hours)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings 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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Sweden and Denmark

Help Your Kids and Teens Discover Scandinavian Culture

Both teens and younger travelers find plenty of diversions on this Scandinavian adventure, as they learn about Swedish and Danish culture and history, explore the Stockholm archipelago and learn from our local friends the wonders of the sea, how to make marzipan (which they may be willing to share with adults), take them fishing in secret spots and introduce them to the sport of fencing—en garde!

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Sweden and Denmark you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

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—both are 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 why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

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.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Sweden and Denmark have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

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.

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.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Sweden and Denmark has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. 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.

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