Four Corners of Sörmland
Detailed itinerary

Day 1: In Stockholm

Today you arrive at Stockholm and you free time to explore the picturesque city of Stockholm. Often referred to as the 'Venice of the North', Stockholm is unquestionably a unique and beautiful city all year round, not only due to its location on 14 islands with its infinite presence of water, but also because of its combination of nature, colourful architecture and ancient history. And you need never walk far to appreciate the impressive views stretching across the Baltic water as it winds past the city walls. Furthermore, stroll through 13th century Gamla Stan, Stockholm's charming old town, where you cannot help but feel its medieval atmosphere as you wander through the cobblestone streets past narrow, colourful houses of yesteryear. There is so much to see in Stockholm, appealing to so many different interests, that you are sure to find something special within walking distance of your hotel.

Accommodation: Stockholm, hotel
Meals: None

Day 2: Stockholm → Enhörna → Taxinge manor → Mariefred

Today starts with a trip on a steamboat which takes you from Stockholm, over Lake Mälaren, to the quiet hamlet of Enhörna. After admiring Enhörna's impressive viewpoint of Lake Mälaren you set off on your bikes and cycle to Taxinge manor. Taxinge manor is not only a beautiful manor house set in picturesque surroundings but it is famous for its cakes. Plenty of time is allowed to marvel at the display. After your tea break, it's time to cycle along the shores of Lake Mälaren on to Mariefred. Alternatively, you may choose to board the charming steam train from Taxinge, reminiscent of times gone by, and make your way to the village of Mariefred. The village with its lakeside location, many shops and cafes and historic buildings including the impressive Gripsholm Castle is well worth a wander.

Accommodation: Mariefred
Meals: Breakfast
Cycling Distance: 35 km
Steamtrain: Stockholm
→ Enhörna 1.5 hr

Day 3: Mariefred Marviken lakes lake Klämmingen Trosa

Today you cycle through a landscape of sparkling lakes and rolling countryside as you make your way from Mariefred to Trosa. From Mariefred you cycle first passing the Marviken lake system and along the shores of the beautiful Lake Klämmingen. The area has its own unique character because of its geological history - the mountain split in two and as a result Lake Marviken is bordered by 50 metre high cliffs. Your cycle ride ends in the charming seaside town of Trosa surrounded by another beautiful archipelago.

Accommodation: Trosa
Meals: Breakfast
Cycling Distance: 62 km

Day 4: Trosa → Tullgarn Palace Havrevreten glamping

Trosa is a charming 17th century town on the banks of the Baltic Sea. The walkway along the canal as it winds its way to the sea is not to be missed. After a stroll around town, you get back on your bikes for your day trip to royal Tullgarn Palace, an 18th century palace located on the seashore with magnificent views of the Baltic waters. After a visit to Tullgarn, you head back south to discover a hidden gem, a night spent in luxury glamping tents in glorious countryside. Appreciate an evening by the lake and a night in natural, yet luxurious, surroundings.

Accommodation: Havrevreten glamping
Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Cycling Distance: 43 km

Day 5: Havrevreten Glamping → Stendörren Nyköping

Time to say goodbye to your glamping tent and cycle south following the coast, passing charming Långmaren farmstead and impressive 17th century Nynäs manor where you can rest your legs or hike the trails in the manor grounds. Then its back on the bikes as you cycle small country lanes to Nyköping through varied countryside; evergreen forests, meadows and lakes. En route you can also stop at Sandvik beach for a quick swim in the sea and beautiful Stendörren nature reserve, an archipelago recognised for its distinct feeling of peace and tranquillity. Here you hike across the many islands using their intriguing system of suspension bridges before you continue your journey on to Nyköping, a historic city with a vibrant harbour.

Accommodation: Nyköping
Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Cycling Distance: 59 km

Day 6: Nyköping Blacksta

Leave the city behind and look forward to two days enjoying the Sörmland countryside at its best with rolling hills, lakes and dense forest. Your destination is Blacksta Vineyard, Sweden's first winery and vineyard with grape varieties such as Vidal, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. En route you pass by scenic sandy beaches and the delightful Ekenäs cafe. Settle into your overnight accommodation with a glass of wine in hand, or why not take a tour of the vineyard.

Accommodation: Blacksta Winery
Cycle distance: 51 km
Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 7: Blacksta → Malmköping → Lake Dunker Skottvångs mine

Today you pass Hedenlunda manor and Malmköping, famed for being the home of Allan Karlsson from 'The 100-year-old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared.'

After passing many more lakes you arrive at Skottvångs Mine, a former iron ore mine, with mining museum and exhibits in a picturesque setting. Overnight in genuine Swedish wooden cabins deep in the woods. Enjoy the simple life and outstanding gardens of this oasis.

Accommodation: Skottvång
Meals: Breakfast
Cycling Distance: 71 km

Day 8: Skottvång → Mariefred

Today you say goodbye to your friendly hosts as you cycle the short distance back to Mariefred where you started your cycle adventure. If you missed a visit to Gripsholms castle before then take the chance today or explore nearby Hjorthagen deer park for a final stroll along the scenic shores of Lake Mälaren. Then you board the steamboat and journey back to Stockholm reminiscing fond memories of your cycle days in Sörmland.

Accommodation: Mariefred
Meals: Breakfast
Cycling Distance: 18 km
Steamboat trip: Mariefred → Stockholm 3½ hrs

Day 9: In Stockholm

Today you have free time to explore the picturesque city of Stockholm. Often referred to as the 'Venice of the North', thanks to its location on 14 islands with its infinite presence of water and impressive views stretching across the Baltic water. Stroll through 13th century Gamla Stan, and soak up its medieval atmosphere as you wander through its cobblestone streets past narrow, colourful houses of yesteryear. Or visit the mighty 17th century Vasa Ship and learn about its fascinating history.

Meals: Breakfast