Two Cool Walking & Cycling Trips in Sweden

Gripsholms Castle
Gripsholms Castle

Two Cool Walking & Cycling Trips in Sweden

 
Travellers to Scandinavia are often dazzled by the wonderful, pristine nature; the colourful architecture and culture; and the elaborate public infrastructure that is dedicated to walking and cycling. Check it out for yourself and be amazed by what Sweden has to offer.

By Lake Mälaren, Mariefred, Sweden. |  <i>Iulia Skoda</i>
 

Sweden: Island Hopping Walk

Sweden's picturesque capital spreads out across 14 islands, each providing a different perspective of the city. Not too far southwest of Stockholm lies Sörmland, often described as Sweden's southernmost wilderness, known for its pine forests, open green fields and vast lakes. 
 
Hiking through nature reserves and charming villages is the perfect start to this trip, which then takes you to Stockholm's southern archipelago with its more than 24,000 islands stretching 80km east of Stockholm into the Baltic Sea.

Traditional house in archipelago

With a relaxed pace there is ample time to swim in the refreshing Baltic waters, hike trails in manor house grounds and visit towns of pretty wooden houses. The handpicked accommodation is a real highlight ranging from a spa hotel to historic cabins, a guesthouse and well located city hotels. 
 

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Sweden: Summer Family Adventure

Southern Sweden remains one of Europe's best-kept secrets, with its countryside dotted with charming villages, open meadows, pristine forests, glittering lakes and extensive archipelagos, all just waiting to be explored on foot, by bike and aboard a canoe or boat. 
 
In the summer months, the outdoors are bursting with life and the long sunshine extends into the evenings offering plenty of time to take part in the kind of activities the Swedes love like camping, hiking and island hopping through the archipelago.

Cycling through countryside near Trosa, Sweden. |  <i>Joanna Adam</i>

On this specially designed family itinerary, the activities begin in Stockholm with a ride through this super cycle friendly city, to the Ecopark, the world’s first national park to be located within a city. Leaving the city by steamboat is one of the many highlights as you journey across calm Lake Mälaren to Mariefred with its impressive Gripsholm's Castle. 
 
Swapping your bikes for canoes you travel through dramatic and varied scenery of the Marviken lake system and camp in a delightful lakeside setting. Lacing up your hiking boots the journey continues on foot through the forests and wilderness enroute to Gnesta where you stay in a beautifully located farmhouse with wonderful views across the lake. A final stretch by bike takes you past the royal Tullgarn Palace to the seaside town of Trosa on the Baltic Sea with its pretty wooden houses. 
 

>> View Sweden: Summer Family Adventure Trip Details

 


**See the full range of UTracks’ active holidays to Sweden here**

Is Sweden on your must do list? What are you planning to do there? Let us know in the comments below.

  

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