International guided tour
A real journey through nature and art. This ride across Denmark, Sweden and Norway hunts the essence of enchanting beauty. Such low skies that you can touch them, 19 hours of sunshine a day, and wide ample spaces where nature reigns supreme. As soon as we leave Copenhagen, we encounter two of the gems of this itinerary: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and the Shakespearean castle of Kronborg in Helsingør. The following days are dedicated to the exploration of the Swedish West Coast, becoming wilder and jagged the as you cycle North. Then, still enveloped by the eternal Nordic summer light, we’ll cross the border with Norway, penetrating, across forests and lakes, into the the beautiful Oslo Fjord.
Total km 359 / 225 mi. Day 1: Individual arrival in Copenhagen What better place to start our journey, than the Danish capital, where the world is seen from the saddle of a bicycle? Tivoli Gardens, Charlottenborg Palace, and Kogens Have (King's Gardens) are worth a visit. The perfect place to end your day in Copenhagen is the picturesque Nyhavn Harbour, where you can take pictures and enjoy a drink or dinner. Meeting with Tour Leader and the rest of the group at 18.00 at the Hotel Reception for the Initial Briefing and bicycles delivery (if booked). Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Copenhagen. Day 2: Copenhagen – Helsingør + Ferry Helsingborg 48 Km/ 30 mi We'll start our trip cycling the streets of Copenhagen and right outside the city centre, we'll start following the the coast. The ride continues in sight of beautiful mansions (one is the house where Karen Blixen was born) until we enter Dyrehaven Park, once used by Danish Royals as hunting ground. In Humlebæk we’ll make a stop at the Louisiana Museum, one of the most important European Museums of Modern Art and architecture master chief where art and nature melt in the most harmonious way. In the afternoon, we’ll reach Helsingør and its Kronborg fortress, used by Shakespeare as setting for his tragedy Hamlet. A ferry will take us then quickly to Sweden. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Helsigborg. Day 3: Helsingborg – Båstad 63 km /39.50 mi Leaving Helsingborg, also known as "the pearl of Øresund", we’ll ride along the city centre and pass by Kärnan tower, the remains of the medieval castle that stood on the harbor. Our itinerary continues then for a while along Helsingborg seafront, crosses an agricultural area dotted with farms and lakes and reaches Ängelholm, in the middle of Skälderviken bay, renowned destination among wave and wind surfers. After a short break we’ll keep riding along the coast and across beautiful landscapes, coves, fishing villages and forests. Final destination of this stage: Båstad, one of Sweden’s most popular Summer resorts. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Båstad. Day 4: Båstad – Varberg by train and Varberg – Kungsbacka 63 km/ 39.50 mi After breakfast, we'll have a train transfer from Båstad to Varberg (approx. 1 hour). From the fortress, we’ll take Kattegatleden, gorgeous 370 km cycle path connecting Helsingborg to Göteborg and running along Halland coast. Expect a relaxing ride along endless sandy beaches. In the afternoon we’ll move inland and cross the Nature Reserve at Fjärås Bräcka, a moraine hill covered with bushes and prairies, dotted with Iron Age menhirs and overviewing Lyngern Lake. A last ride across gorgeous Sweden countryside, will take us to the coastal town of Kungsbacka, with Tjolöholm castle and landscaped gardens. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kungsbacka. Day 5: Kungsbacka – Gothenburg 44 km/ 27.50 mi and Gothenburg – Halden by train After breakfast, we’ll start riding out of town and along a rocky and very jagged coast, dotted with multicoloured beach huts. Lunch break will be in Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, considered as a valid alternative to Stockholm. We suggest to go and buy lunch at Saluhallen, the biggest indoor market where you can find a good amount of typical delicacies and to have coffee in Haga, the oldest neighborhood in Gothenburg. Train transfer from Gothenburg to Halden (approx. 2 hours), in Norway. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Halden. Day 6: Halden – Moss 66 km/ 41 mi After breakfast in the shade of Fredriksten Fortress, the largest and most important border fortress in Norway, dating back to 1661, we’ll cycle across Norwegian countryside and coniferous forests, to reach our first fjord: Skjeberkilen. In the afternoon, we’ll reach Moss, final destination of the day. By the way, we warmly suggest you to have an extra ride up to Galerie F15, one of the oldest art institutions in Norway, located on Jeløy Island, a sort of Paradise on Earth, made of large green spaces, old farms, forests and blissful views of Oslofjord. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Moss. Day 7: Moss – Oslo 75 km /47 mi A last ride across Norwegian coniferous forests will take us to the old village of Son while a beautiful plateau dotted with farms and raspberry fields will be the perfect introduction to the Oslo Fjord. When in Oslo, we recommend a stroll on the roof of the beautiful Opera House and a beer break: near the central station, they serve expensive, but excellent IPAs. In the evening, walk up to the Nobel Peace Center and Akker Brygge wharf, a modern pedestrian area along the waterfront with restaurants, shops and views on the Marina and the Oslo Fjord. Take a seat near the water and simply enjoy the eternal sunset of Norwegian Summer. Dinner not included. Overnight at the hotel in Oslo. Day 8: Oslo After breakfast, end of services .
Support Service Plus Terrain: flat or undulated and slightly hilly in Norway. Daily stages between 44 and 75 km per day. Cycling time: 3h30 to 5h30 per day. Surface: 80% asphalt, 20% unpaved country roads Bikes: city bike Participants: min. 10 Luggage transport: yes + Verde Natura Support Service Plus Suggested for children: no
Duration: 8 days/7 nights (6 cycling days)
Departures: 05/08/2018 (Copenhagen to Oslo) 12/08/2018 (Oslo to Copenhagen)
|Public Price per person||€|
|Individual basic price||1.790|
|Suppl. single room||515|
|Suppl. bike rental||80|