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Norway & Sweden Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Seaside Scandinavia – Waterways & Spas South of Oslo

From $4,599 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Start your journey in cosmopolitan Oslo, set on a royal-blue fjord. On two wheels, explore ancient Viking lands, 16th-century Fredrikstad and colorful harbor villages. And discover peaceful roads amid holiday homes on Sweden's stunning coast. Along the way, rejuvenate at our glorious spa hotels and savor fresh-caught seafood. You'll have nothing but superlatives to describe your time here. Everything about this Scandinavian adventure is legendary.

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Norway & Sweden

Start/End Oslo

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Highlights

  • Pamper yourself at our magnificent spa hotels, sleek waterfront properties with exceptional spas, cozy lounges and views of the sapphire Oslofjord
  • Pedal easygoing routes along quiet country roads and dedicated bike paths amid tidy farms, tufts of forest and charming summer cabins
  • Dine on Scandinavian specialties prepared with fresh-caught seafood and locally sourced ingredients, and sample the ubiquitous aquavit
  • Discover complex history and dynamic culture in Norway and Sweden, from beautifully preserved 16th-century Fredrikstad  to cosmopolitan Oslo
Norway & Sweden

Start/End Oslo

Norway & Sweden Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 We kick off our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo | Pedal amid Drøbak's wonderfully preserved wooden houses, many dating to the 1700s | Explore Son, a lovely village on the Oslofjord teeming with art galleries and cafés | Relax at our cozy Nordic retreat with harbor and sea views.

Day 2 Ride along the sheltered coast, dotted with summer cabins | Outside of Moss, tiny fishing villages look just as they did long ago | Pedal to Fredrikstad, whose 16th-century old quarter is Scandinavia's best-preserved fortified town | Explore the charming streets and inviting shops nestled in the ramparts | Say hallå to Sweden as we cross the border | Fresh-caught seafood is on tonight's menu. 

Days 3-4 Spin along tree-lined roads through the lush Swedish landscape | Travel back in time to the Nordic Bronze Age in Tanum, a World Heritage site that boasts spectacularly preserved rock carvings | Pass through peaceful coastal villages where vacationing Swedes soak up the long-lasting summer sun | Aboard a cruise ship, sail emerald waters to Sandefjord, Norway | Two-wheel it through a patchwork of small family farms to coastal Larvik | Luxuriate at Farris Bad, named for the natural mineral springs that feed its restorative pools.

Days 5-6 Tufts of forest and meticulously kept homesteads line today's route | Indulge at our hotel's opulent spa, replete with mineral spring-fed pools, tepidarium and herbal sauna | We toast our Scandinavian adventure with a hearty skål! | Bike to medieval Tanum Church, exquisitely simplistic in its Romanesque style and surrounded by centuries-old headstones | An invigorating plunge in the azure Oslofjord may be calling your name | Picnic at Larvik Museum, then return to vibrant Oslo.

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,299 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,599 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*

Son Spa, Norway
Son Spa

Son (1 night)

* Casual Plus
Stromstad Spa & Resort, Sweden
Strömstad Spa & Resort

Strömstad (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Farris Bad, Larvik, Norway
Farris Bad

Larvik (2 nights)

* Premiere Hotel

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway and Sweden

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Casual Plus & 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.

Son Spa, Norway

Son Spa

Son (1 night)
* Casual Plus

Set at the water's edge, this modern resort boasts stunning harbor views and one of Norway's most spectacular spas. (pool, spa)

Stromstad Spa & Resort, Sweden

Strömstad Spa & Resort

Strömstad (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Chic Scandinavian design and magnificent sea vistas abound at this sleek spa hotel, situated in the gorgeous Bohuslän archipelago. (pool, spa)

Farris Bad, Larvik, Norway

Farris Bad

Larvik (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

Rejuvenate at this sensual spa resort, offering extraordinary spa facilities and pools fed by natural mineral springs. (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 16 1000
2 17 900 25 1400
3 22* 1200 46 2400 57 3200
32* 1800
4 14 800 22 1300
Sandefjord Whaling Museum Tour (45 Minutes)
5 20* 1100 30 1800 40 2500
6 14 1000
18 1300
 

Note:

* 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 may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

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.

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)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

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)

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway and Sweden

The Best Leaders in Norway and Sweden

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Norway and Sweden, 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.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Norway and Sweden 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.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Norway and Sweden 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.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Norway and Sweden that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), 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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