Sweden and Denmark share a connection. Clean cities uniquely balanced by neoclassic and contemporary architecture. And pristine summer homes sitting quietly among endless islands and amid the seemingly ever-present Nordic summer sun. The locals are charming, happy, enviably good-looking – and they appreciate your love for the bike. The New Nordic cuisine is seasonal, sustainable, innovative and delicious. Two Scandinavian countries connected by a simple appreciation for nature, design, food, culture and life.
Pedal easygoing terrain on a bike-friendly mix of country lanes, coastal roads and cycling paths – some of the best urban biking landscapes on the planet
Be awed by the stunning land and seascape of the Stockholm archipelago, bathed in the ethereal sparkle of the midnight sun
Spin past endless red-and-white Swedish cottages set along crystal clear harbors and waterways
Indulge in the latest culinary trends with the locavore “Nordic Cuisine Manifesto” guiding innovation and fresh delicious cuisine
Marvel at magnificent castles, royal palaces and medieval landmarks set against the pristine beauty of the Baltic sea
DAYS 1-2 Explore the magnificent Stockholm archipelago by bike, private charter boat and ferry Warm up with a loop ride on Färingsö Island in sparkling Lake Mälaren – just one of Sweden’s 95,700 lakes Pedal amid woodland, farms and villages to historic Svartsjö Palace for afternoon tea and pastries Visit the World Heritage site of Drottningholm Palace, a resplendent 17th-century estate and private residence to the royal family Spin past minimalist – yet warmly inviting – Swedish summer homes, quaint villages and picturesque meadows to historic Wira Bruk ironworks.
DAYS 3-4 Feel the two-wheeled love in Copenhagen, one of the world’s bike-friendliest cities From stately Sturehof Castle, ride through farmland, forests and small towns to catch a quick ferry across the Himmer Fjord to the island of Mörkö Admire the flamboyant rococo embellishment and vast English gardens of Tullgarn Castle, the Swedish royal family’s summer palace Stroll the charming waterfront town of Trosa Spin along the quiet Baltic coastline to the secluded marina of Svardsklova before boarding a fast train to Copenhagen.
DAYS 5-6 Shimmering water, white-sand beaches and colorful coastal towns await on the Danish Riviera Pedal from Charlottenlund past beautiful summer residences facing out to the stunning Baltic Sea Cruise on a bike path through forests near Klampenborg Royal Hunting Grounds Quiet roads lead to thatch-roofed houses, horse farms and Frederiksborg Slot, Scandinavia’s largest Renaissance castle Follow the waterfront boulevard of Strandvej, with lovely views over the strait Copenhagen charms and inspires as we explore its historic sites on foot.LESS