Cycling in Scandinavia
Denmark and Sweden offer the best in unparalleled shoreline vistas, untrammeled fields, historical castles, quaint hamlets, savory cuisine marked by both old-world charm and modern European influences. As cyclists traveling the bicycle-friendly roads of this part of the world, we can expect terrain that ranges from rolling, tree-lined hills to sprawling, golden wheat fields; around each corner and over each rise lie new cycling challenges, historical marvels, and culinary treats. Hop in the saddle and join us for our cycling tour of Scandinavia.
Who will enjoy our bike tours?
We have designed our tours for a wide range of cyclists. From the weekend rider to the avid rider, with a curiosity to explore the most beautiful parts of Denmark and Sweden. These countries have well established bike routes with smooth riding surfaces. You may ride at your own pace and we will regroup at the end of the day at our carefully selected hotels and inns. Our groups are small with a maximum of 15 riders per tour. Our usual group size is 8-12 people.We can also custom design a tour to fit your specifications and experience level. Email us at John@exploreadventures.com or call more information 303.929.8681.
How many miles do we cover in a day?
The average distance traveled is 40-50 miles (65-80 km) per day. There are options every day to incorporate longer or shorter routes. The tours are designed to give a good balance of riding, culure and cuisine in Scandinavia.
What is the terrain like?
Southern Sweden and Denmark are very flat along the coast and have a few rolling hills inland. The landscape is similar to Maine along the coasts and beautiful forests and farmland. The quaint villages we pass through are stunning and our route takes us truly off the beaten path where we will see very few tourists. One of our favorite things about this trip is stopping at the fresh Strawberry and Rasberry farms along the way and talking with the locals about their way of life.
What type of support is available throughout the tour?
We will have full van support, where our luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel. We will also have refreshments in the van, along with necessary tools for potential mechanical problems. And extra tubes, tires and basic supplies. We will have an experienced mechanic riding along with us at all times. Our group leaders are certified in First Aid for your safety.
What are the accommodations like?
We realize that after a full day of riding, sightseeing, and enjoying Scandinavia, we like to stay in comfortable bed and breakfasts and inns. Our staff has made reservations at some of the most comfortable, quaint, and charming places. We select based on their uniqueness, their size (small, no chain hotels), our personal relationship with the owners, and of course the location. Some are restored farmhouses in the countryside built in the 1700s and some are beachfront bed and breakfasts.
Who are our tour guides?
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Can I bring my own bike?
Most airlines will allow you to bring your bike with you, but will charge between $100-$250. If you would like to rent a bike for the tour, we can make arrangements in Copenhagen to find a bike that best suits you. Rental bikes cost approximately 700DKK ($130) for a 2 week period. Note: There are no "road" bicycles for rent in Copenhagen. Only hybrid bikes which are a bit heavier but are perfect for our tour.The quaility and maintanence of rental bikes in Copenhagen is not usually the same as we have in the US.
What is included in the tour?
- Accommodations in quaint bed and breakfasts and inns
- Fully supported tour
- Information for optional activities and local area interests
- Welcome dinner (not including alcoholic beverages)
- Personable, experienced, and multilingual American / Swedish Guides
- Assistance by expert bike mechanic and access to repair tools
- Support van to provide assistance as needed and transportation of your luggage
- Assistance with arranging transportation to and from the airport at arrival and departure
- Detailed maps with route descriptions and points of interest
- Ferries/Catamarans (if applicable) while on our
- Pre-departure package with advice on what to bring and what to expect.
- Assistance booking airfare to and from Scandinavia
What is not included?
- Airfare to and from Copenhagen
- Lunch and dinner
- Alcohol and purchases of personal items
- Transportation to and from the start and end of the tour
What do our tours cost?
We offer two different length, but similar type of tours to accomodate different clients needs. See the specific itineraries below.
Cycle Across Sweden tour - 5 nights / 6 days: $2,695 USD per person.
Additional single supplement fee of $300 per person
Sweden and Denmark tour - 11 nights / 10 days: $3,695 USD per person.
Additional single supplement fee of $500 per person.
See below itinerary for specifics on tours.
Can I have more information about these tours?
Click here for information on booking your trip.
2013 Scandinavian Cycling Tour Itineraries
Cycle Across Sweden tour itinerary - 6 days / 5 nights
|July 7||International departure|
|Total distance 461k (228 miles)|
Note: Distances are approximate and route is subject to change