Cycling through the Stockholm Countryside

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Explore the picturesque countryside in the Stockholm area by bike. Read our suggestion for a six day’s cycling tour in the beautiful region of Sörmland through pristine nature, passing lakes, wonderful views, manor and castles, and the delightful seaside towns of Marienfred and Trosa.

Highlights:
Cycle in a landscape of sparkling lakes, deep forests and rolling countryside. Visit historic Gripsholm Castle, Royal Tullgarn Palace and Nynäs Manor House. Stroll around the charming and historic seaside villages of Trosa & Mariefred. Ride by the Marviken lake system or take a canoe trip across its waters. Journey across Lake Mälaren onboard a historic steamboat
Tour starting and ending in Stockholm

Six day itinerary

Day 1: Stockholm: Today you can choose to take an optional self-guided bicycle tour through Stockholm’s unique Ecopark – the world’s first National Park to be located within a bustling city. The Ekopark is a green oasis combining cultural heritage and natural features. Cycle through ancient forests, visit palaces and bathe from waterside rocks – right here, in the city center.

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Day 2: From Stockholm through Stendörren nature reserve to Trosa. Stendörren Nature Reserve is an archipelago recognized for its distinct feeling of peace and tranquility. Here you hike across the many islands using their intriguing system of suspension bridges. You then cycle along country lanes through varied countryside; evergreen forests, meadows and lakes, passing the impressive 17th century Nynäs Manor House where you may enjoy your lunch. Then you continue to the seaside town of Trosa – a seaside village surrounded by another marvelous archipelago. Cycling Distance: 43 km/Estimated cycling time: 3 hrs)

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Day 3: From Trosa through Tullgarn palace to Trosa. Trosa is a charming 17th century town on the banks of the Baltic Sea. The walkway along the canal as it winds its way to the ocean should not be missed. After a stroll around town, you get back on your bikes for your day trip to the royal Tullgarn Palace, an 18th century palace located on the seashore with magnificent views of the Baltic waters. After a visit to Tullgarn, you head back to Trosa enjoying the Swedish countryside at its very best. Cycling Distance: 32km /Estimated cycling time: 2½ hrs)

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Day 4: From Trosa through Lake Klämmingen through Marviken Lakes to Mariefred. Today you cycle through a landscape of sparkling lakes. From Trosa you cycle along the shores of the beautiful Lake Klämmingen and the Marviken lakes. The area has its own unique character because of its geological history – the mountain split in two and as a result Lake Marviken is bordered by 50 meter high cliffs. Your cycle ride ends in the charming town of Mariefred, founded in 1605 and famed for its colorful houses as well as being home to one of the most important castles in the region, Gripsholm. Cycling Distance: 62km/Estimated cycling time: 5 hrs.

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Day 5: From Mariefred through Taxinge Manor to Stockholm. Enjoy the area around Mariefred. Choose either to cycle along the shores of Lake Mälaren to Taxinge Manor – famed for its fabulous cake display, largest in Northern Europe with more than 60 different cakes. You could also take a break from cycling and board the charming steam train, reminiscent of times gone by. Or you may choose to visit the impressive Gripsholm’s Castle, and learn more about Swedish history. This afternoon board the steamboat which takes you back to Stockholm. Cycling Distance: 32km /Estimated cycling time: 2½ hrs, Steamboat trip: Mariefred to Stockholm 3½ hrs.

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Day 6: Stockholm. Explore the Old Town in Stockholm.

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Bicycle rent is possible nearby The Djurgården Bridge in central park of the city.

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