No matter what kind of cycling holiday you’re interested in, Sweden has something for you. Choose from long-distance coastal paths, where you can tour hundreds of kilometres, or rugged mountain trails that will test your abilities. Sweden’s fascinating cities offer urbanites plenty of dedicated cycling lanes and if biking gentle country lanes is more your speed, places like the bucolic Baltic island of Öland might be just the place for your cycling holiday. You can even island hop by bike in the archipelagos of both Stockholm and the west coast. As there are so many options available, finding the right cycling holiday in Sweden won’t be difficult, no matter if you’re training for the Tour de France or are a family with small children.
How to prepare for your cycling holiday
Bike rentals are widely available in Sweden. In the bigger cities you’ll find both private bike rental companies as well as City Bike schemes. Out in the countryside there are also plenty of bike rental companies, many of whom will deliver bikes to your location, as well as pick up the bike when you’re done. Many also offer service packages, which come in handy if you get a flat tyre or run into other trouble. Some hotels also offer basic bikes for local exploration.
What kind of bike is also a consideration. Electric bikes are increasingly popular in Sweden and while not all bike rental companies offer them, they are available in many locations. You can also rent mountain bikes, children’s bikes, traditional city bikes, trailers, and much more. The best advice is to contact a bike rental company prior to your arrival to see what they offer and book in advance.