Land of Lakes & Castles

Hotel & Bike 5 nights


Why we love this tour

"A wonderful mix of culture and nature with visits to manors, palaces and castles and routes through forests, lakes and meadows whilst staying in lively, picturesque villages. The cruise across Lake Malaren back to Stockholm is a fantastic end to a great short break."

The culture of Stockholm, a city built over 14 islands

Step back in time on a steam train and steam boat

Pine forests, green fields & sparkling lakes

Tue, Fri
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Fly to
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Coasts and Islands, Short Breaks

Start this tour in stunning Stockholm, a city built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, before heading South and exploring a wonderful mix of countryside, stately homes, and coastal villages. The cycling is along country lanes, through forests, meadows and past lakes and is undulating in parts.

Stop to swim in the glistening lakes or in clear Baltic waters whilst enjoying views of the ocean and the endless islands, visit old manor houses with impressive gardens and explore idyllic villages and towns with narrow streets full of colourful wooden houses. Enjoy the peace and a little part of Europe yet to be fully discovered.

If you are looking for a version of this tour with shorter rides, please see our Land of Lakes & Castles - Leisurely tour.


3* Hotels & Inns

We use a pool of 3* hotels and charming B&B's to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

A mix of 3* hotels and charming B&B's

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer included

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What's included

Price includes

5 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and charming B&B's 

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Hybrid bike hire with pannier

Cycle helmets (on request)

Luggage transportation

Maps and Route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Full briefing after Day 2s transfer

Local contact number for assistance

Transfers on Day 2 & Day 5

Boat transfer on Day 5 (road transfer included in May and September when the steamboat does not run)

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Hybrid bike with pannier, repair kit, pump, lock and spare tube all included in the tour price.

Hybrid bike



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Full financial protection

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Stockholm Arlanda and take an airport bus to Stockholm.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Brussels, change for Cologne, change for Hamburg, change for Copenhagen and change for Stockholm. Alternative route is Stena Line overnight ferry to Hoek van Holland, take train to Hamburg, change for Copenhagen and change for Stockholm.  

How do I get back?

Take an airport bus to Stockholm Arlanda for your return flight.

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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