Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden

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If you’re not familiar with the Swedish Riviera, it’s a thing. The sandy beaches of Torekov and Båstad have long been the summer haven of Sweden’s social elite—and the shoreline drips with opulence and distinctive Swedish charm. Starting in Denmark, your local leaders will introduce you to the region’s heritage in regal settings—including a visit to Helsingør...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Discover the bike-friendly culture of two of Scandinavia’s most fascinating countries: Denmark and Sweden.
    • Cycle past magnificent sea views on easy coastal routes, including the Kattegattleden bike path, Europe’s Cycle Route of the Year 2018.
    • Explore Hamlet’s moody castle of Elsinore on a guided tour, then ferry across the narrow Öresund strait to Sweden.
    • Tour Norrviken Gardens, widely regarded as Sweden’s most beautiful garden and consistently ranked among the most captivating grounds in Europe.

What's this trip about?

    If you’re not familiar with the Swedish Riviera, it’s a thing. The sandy beaches of Torekov and Båstad have long been the summer haven of Sweden’s social elite—and the shoreline drips with opulence and distinctive Swedish charm. Starting in Denmark, your local leaders will introduce you to the region’s heritage in regal settings—including a visit to Helsingør, the castle said to be the setting of Shakepeare’s Hamlet. Cycle easy paths through the pristine forests of Småland, returning to an ancient manor house that’s been a frequent retreat of Swedish royalty for centuries. Your leaders will be delighted to introduce you to traditional Swedish folklore during a festive evening of song and dance—and of course a boisterous, and delicious, Swedish Bar-B-Que that’s nothing like anything you could ever experience back home.

Details

Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCopenhagen
End CityStockholm

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Sweden

Attractions

  • Copenhagen
  • Scandinavia
  • Stockholm

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • History
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Travel Map
DAY 1: Travel to Helsingör / Ferry to Sweden / VBT Bicycling Vacation begins / Warm-up ride / Welcome dinner

At 8:45 a.m., meet your VBT local guide in the lobby of The Square Hotel. Please remember NOT to pack your passport in your checked luggage and to bring the passport with you in your carry-on as you may need to present the passport to Swedish Immigration officials upo...

DAY 2: Cycle from Helsingborg to Skäret

Set off from Helsingborg by bike, following a cycling route along the sea. On the outskirts of town, pedal past a castle and forest, enjoying the coastal beauty along the Kattegat—the shallow sea between Denmark and Sweden. Your morning ride follows more of the scenic...

DAY 3: Cycle to Torekov

This morning, you continue your cycling to Ängelholm, originally settled in 1516, this pretty town is renowned as one of the only remaining producers of clay cuckoos, a unique style of handmade wind instrument with finger holes. Enjoy time exploring Ängelholm and havi...

DAY 4: Cycle the Bjäre Pennisula / Hovs Hallar / Dagshög

After breakfast, you cycle through the manicured farmlands and small villages of the Bjäre Pennisula, taking in the sweeping distant views of the Kattegatt Sea. Civilization on the peninsula dates to the Bronze Age, and traces of the cultivated terraces of that time c...

DAY 5: Cycle to Norrviken Gardens / Båstad / Toftaholm / Folkloric musical performance

After breakfast, cycle to the nearby Norrviken Gardens, chosen as Sweden’s most beautiful garden and Europe’s second-most beautiful garden in 2006. Enjoy a tour of one of the year’s specially-themed gardens. After the tour enjoy a savory lunch on your own in the estat...

DAY 6: Cycle the Swedish countryside / Swedish Fika / Swedish Bar-B-Que farewell dinner

After breakfast, you cycle from your inn on country roads into the surrounding countryside. Your flat, easy bicycle route takes you through forests and meadows to quaint villages and around numerous lakes. Stop in the morning at a typical countryside home for fika, th...

DAY 7: Stockholm

After breakfast, travel back to Stockholm, where your tour ends upon arrival at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza. It is a short stroll from here to Stockholm’s central train station and the Arlanda Airport Express train.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$528
Last Updated: 3/1/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with VBT Bicycling Vacations.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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Absolutely stunning scenery with relatively easy cycling.

This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns ...

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Nov 2023

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Fantastic intro to a bike vacation!

VBT came highly recommended by several friends and family so we took the plunge and did our first guided bike trip. We were never disappointed. Guides, hotels, bikes...

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life at its fullest

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Tour Operator

VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 


With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

 

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.

 

Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.

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Accommodation

,6 nights in 4-star hotels
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
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Meals Included

11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills and is ideal for beginners and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance with the hills. Daily Mileage: 9 - 40 miles| Biking: 1 - 6 hours| Group Size: 20
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