Stockholm city is built on 14 lakes with a history dating from the Vikings. Cycle an archipelago of islands where palaces such as Drottingholm; the Vasa Museum with its painstakingly restored 17C ship; Vaxholm Fortress; Gripsholm, Tullgarn and Taxinge palaces; plus small picturesque towns like Mariefred are all waiting to be discovered. Modern day Stockholm has Bohemian districts with trendsetting restaurants, sculpture parks, bio-dynamic gardens and the popular ABBA Museum.
Leave Stockholm behind and be immersed in nature as far as the eye can see. Untouched and remote, the amazing scenery of the Somland surrounds you. Arrive at the Baltic Sea and the idyllic town of Trosa where red roofed houses and cobbled alleys hug the sea shore. Dine on fresh crabs, salmon and smoked fish. Return to Stockholm with time for one last stroll through Stockholm’s Old Town, the Gamla Stan.
Day 1 - 4:
Stockholm – 3 cycle tours round the city
Stockholm – Drottingholm Palace –Sodertalje (55 km)
Sodertalje – Gripsholm Castle – Mariefred (40 km)
Mariefred – Somland – Jama (45 km)
Jama – Trosa (35 km)
Trosa – Stockholm (35 km + train trip)
Stockholm – arrangements end
Flat to slightly hilly with climbs of no more than 100m. Bike paths in Stockholm and some gravel paths on the outskirts. Ferries and a train journey are incorporated into the itinerary.