Land of Lakes & Castles - Leisurely

Hotel & Bike 5 nights



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Why we love this tour

"A more relaxed tour, cycling through nature reserves, past beautiful lakes with stops to visit palaces and castles. There is also the option to take a canoe trip mid way through! Stay an extra day if you can and cycle around Stockholm's Ekopark stopping to eat cinnamon buns."

Castles, steam trains and lake swimming

Beautiful forests and traditional Swedish towns

Undulating cycling suitable for older children

Easy to Moderate
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Fly to
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Families, Short Breaks

Start in the beautiful city of Stockholm with its colourful architecture and unique history, before discovering tranquil nature reserves, evergreen forests and charming Swedish villages on this family-orientated tour. The cycling on this route is on quiet roads and forest tracks, which are undulating in parts, making this tour suitable for children 11 years and above with cycling experience.

Stop along the way for relaxing picnics or a swim in the clear Baltic waters or many beautiful lakes. Alternatively, opt for a different view of the endless islands from a canoe! Throughout the tour, there are chances to visit a 400-year-old castle, historic manor houses and explore small, pretty towns with winding, narrow streets and wooden houses. Sailing back from Mariefred to Stockholm across Lake Malaren on a steamer built in 1903 is a perfect end to this unique and beautiful tour.

If you are looking for a version of this tour with longer rides, please see our Land of Lakes & Castles 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. All accommodation bar one night has en-suite facilities. 

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

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer

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What's included

Price includes

5 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and charming B&B's with one night with shared facilities

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Mountain bike hire with pannier

Cycle helmets (on request)

Luggage transportation

Maps and Route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Full briefing after Day 2's transfer

Local contact number for assistance

Private transfers on Day 2 & Day 5

Boat transfers 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

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

Mountain bike


Other Extras


Half day canoeing



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Friendly service with expert knowledge

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Easy to book and pay online

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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 an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

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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