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 andmodern European influences. As cyclists traveling the bicycle-friendly roads of this partof the world, we can expect terrain that ranges from rolling, tree-lined hills tosprawling, golden wheat fields; around each corner and over each rise lie new cyclingchallenges, historical marvels, and culinary treats. Hop in the saddle and join us for ourcycling tour of Scandinavia.

 

Cycling FAQ

Who will enjoy our bike tours?

We have designed ourtours for a wide range of cyclists. From the weekend rider to the avid rider, with a curiosity to explore the most beautiful parts of Denmarkand 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 carefullyselected hotels and inns. Our groups are small with a maximum of 15 riders per tour. Our usual group size is 6-12 people.Wecan also custom design a tour to fit your specifications and experience level. You can Email us or call us at 303.929.8681 for more information.

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 aredesigned 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, welike to stay in comfortable bed and breakfasts and inns. Our staff has madereservations 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 about $250 extra. If you would like to rent a bikefor the tour, we can make arrangements in Copenhagen to find a bike that best suitsyou. Rental bikes cost approximately 800DKK ($150) for a 2 week period. Note: There are no "road" bicycles for rent in Copenhagen or Southern Sweden. 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
  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • Tips
  • 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: $2,895 USD per person

Additional single supplement fee of $500 per person

Sweden and Denmark tour -11 nights / 10 days: $3,895 USD per person

Additional single supplement fee of $700 per person.

 

2017 Tour dates

In addition to the dates below, our tours can be designed to fit most dates. Please contact us if you have other dates in mind.

 

Cycle Across Sweden tour itinerary - 6 days / 5 nights

July 2 -8 and July 16- 22 2017

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Date Description  
Day 1
  1. Tour start -Malmo to Falsterbo beach - 58k, (35 miles) Welcome group dinner
 
Day 2
  1. Falsterbo to the historic town of Ystad 83k (52 miles)
 
Day 3
  1. Ystad to Hammenhog via Ales Stennar (Swedish Stonehenge) 40k (25 miles) or alternate route approx. 68k (42 miles). Overnight in a historic farmhouse.
Map
Day 4
  1. Hammenhog to Simrishamn, countryside and coast  loop ride, distances range from 23 k (14 miles) to 100k (62 miles) and optional beach excursion.
 
Day 5
  1. Simrishamn to Lund, through the forests on smooth, quiet backroads to Lund 85k (53 miles) or 96k (60 miles)
 
Day 6
  1. Lund to Malmo - optional routes 85k (53 miles), or 60k (38 miles)
 
Day 7 International departure  
  Total distance 461k (228 miles)  

Sweden and Denmark tour Itinerary - 11 nights / 10 days

July 23 - Aug 1 2017

Date Description
Day 1
  1. Cycling tour of Copenhagen
Day 2
  1. Tour start- Take train from Copenhagen to Malmo and ride from Malmo
    to Smygeham Sweden 58k (35 miles)
Day 3
Ride from Smygehamn to Simrishamm 83k (52 miles)
Day 4
Ferry to Bornholm, ride on Bornholm 65k (40 miles)
Day 5
Rest day to explore Bornholm optional ride 50k (30 miles)
Day 6 Ferry to Simrishamn, loop ride to Hammenhog 50k (30 miles)
Day 7 Ride from Hammenhog to Lund 88k (55 miles)
Day 8 Lund, optional loop ride or city tour
Day 9 Lund to Helsingborg ferry to Helsingor 72k (45 miles)
Day 10 Helsingor to Copenhagen 50k (30 miles)
Day 11 Departure from Copenhagen
 
  1. Total distance 516k (323 miles)

Note: Distances are approximate and route is subject to change

Please contact us if you are interested in creating a tour around dates that work for you.

Click here to View our 11 day Sweden and Denmark Tour descritpion

Can I have more information about these tours?

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