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Sweden (all)

This page lists all reports that for Sweden including those that involve other countries too.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

With bike and sledge on snowmobile tracks through Swedish Lapland
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2015, submitted 14 March 2015
Europe: Sweden
language: de

This short winter trip was initially planned as a test to find out if it is possible to cycle on snowmobile tracks with a common bike and a sledge (small packable pulka). The best destination for doing that was the region of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain of Sweden, located in Lapland close to Kiruna. There a lot of interesting places are not far from the airport and cold temperatures are more stable than in other parts of Scandinavia. At the end, I was not able to go the whole planned route, but fine weather, great landscapes and atmospheric lights, especially in the nights, round this trip to an intensive winter experience.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

Between fog and ice along the Swedish Höga Kusten
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2014, submitted 14 March 2015
Europe: Sweden
language: de

One year after our first bike trip on frozen bays along the Swedish archipelago, we started a retry more northward in the region of Höga Kusten (High Coast). But unfortunately this time we had permanently cloudy and foggy weather with temperatures around zero degree. The ice was mostly broken or not safe enough, so we cycled mainly on roads, but also in that way we had some interesting impressions from the coastline and the back country.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

on the ice around Norrbyskär
cycle experience 2014 Sweden
by Johannes Mattisson, tour started June 2014, submitted 30 July 2014
Europe: Sweden

This post is about my 13 day cycling midsweden in June. The theme of this trip is how Sweden's prosperity grew with the forest, ore and hydropower. To and from Östersund, I saw all the time evidence and examples of how the idea of specialization has driven development. In the north were the mines are and raw materials produced, timber and ore. A little further south it was evidence of processed ore in blast furnaces in northern Bergslagen. In southern Bergslagen ore used to make steel. Round Lake Mälaren grew up manufactories which used steel to make products. In Stockholm there where capital.

Thus runs all capital flows to Stockholm from north to south, and this, I saw very clearly on my tour through Sweden. So it may be the theme of this trip

See all 2 reports by Johannes Mattisson

Radtour von Mora nach Nautesund
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2011, submitted 24 December 2013
Europe: Sweden, Norway
language: de

Tandem and solo bicycle tour with three, later four participants from Oslo in Norway to Mora in Sweden and then all over the Scandinavian mountains to the Norwegian fjord coast.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Old Tjikko, the oldest tree in the world, seen during this tour
Nordnorwegen: Finnmark, Lofoten & Vesterålen
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2012, submitted 22 April 2013
language: de

Nine week bicycle tour tour with different travel plans for all 6 participants: Finland - Kirkenes - North Cape - Tromsø - Lofoten - Tromsø - Bodø - Östersund - Mora - Oslo

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

North Cape Glob
Gotland 2010
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2010, submitted 22 April 2013
Europe: Sweden
language: de

Bicycle tour on the Swedish island Gotland with tent, with a lot of sightseeing. Some part on the main land and on Öland for connecting the railroad station of Kalmar with the ferry ports.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

A folding-bike tour throughout Malmo / Sweden
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2013, submitted 20 April 2013
Europe: Sweden

The basic idea of this tour originates, to combine a bicycle tour with a concert of of Mary Gauthier at Malmo. [...] Useless to say, for me as a lifelong bicyclist I have decided to take the chance and pack my Brompton folding bike and carry it with me. That's make me touring around the city of Malmo / Sweden.

To travel to Malmo, is somehow easy. I decided to take a direct flight to Copenhagen, using my free miles. Then by train to Malmo, which is nowadays just 35 minutes away from Copenhagen, if one takes the train. So far, as I know, the train passes a sub-sea tunnel, which shortens the travel time drastically down. Needless to say: I had a wonderful concert, a wonderful stay and enjoyed riding the city of Malmo.

I have never seen a 'bicycling ride city' as Malmo before, but it is in competition with Copenhagen, which seems to have people with the same habit. Language of Denmark and Sweden is somehow similar. Both countries are rather expensive. Both countries still on their original currency, the Swedish crown or the Danish crown. A foreigner needs not to change money. Everything can get paid by credit card. Really everything; even the toilet usage at the train station.

Enjoy the pictures and my report. Good luck to our followers!

See all 98 reports by Iris Mueck

My folding-bike
On frozen bays along the Swedish archipelago
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started February 2013, submitted 16 April 2013
Europe: Sweden
language: de

Cycling on the ice is a great thing. You drive away from man-made paths, you have countless opportunities to go in a direction, and you get really close to unspoiled landscapes. A bit of skill is required to assess the self-chosen roadway as safe. We learned from previous tours in Germany, when lakes and rivers freze for a short time and animate to small bike tours. After that we were attracted for a distant goal with different landscapes: the Swedish archipelago with its countless islands and bays - enough space for an extensive trip over several days. The ice in February was thick enough and open areas were mostly already recognizable from afar. As it turns out, the biggest problem was the snow, which had grown in few days so high that we had to continue on the streets.

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

on the frozen Vinöfjärden
Cicloturismo in Danimarca - Partiamo da Goteborg
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2012, submitted 6 September 2012
Europe: Sweden
language: it

Prima parte del tour da Goteborg a Lubecca.

In Svezia, per la prima volta e con la bicicletta! All'esterno del modesto aeroporto di Goteborg City, ricomporre la bicicletta, spedita in scatola, fu come mettere insieme le facili costruzioni della Lego. Mentre i tasselli andavano al loro posto, i tassisti e le poche persone presenti, degnarono di pochi sguardi, senza sorprendersi, i quattro cicloturisti chinati a giocare con la ricomposizione delle loro biciclette.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

European tour from Stockholm to Athens
by Johannes Mattisson, tour started 2012, submitted 10 July 2012

See all 2 reports by Johannes Mattisson

Greedy Euro Bike Tour
by Marco Bacchin , tour started 2012, submitted 9 March 2012
language: en, it

Da lì a là is an Italian expression meaning roughly hither and thither, and this summarize my will, my restless temper of changing place every so often. I'm biking around Europe stopping from time to time when my attention is captured by an outstanding recipe a traditional food or a weird one. Pedalling alone is just fine, but together with other cyclists, especially from the country I'll be riding at the moment is just fantastic: less fatigue, more fun. You can get a look at the Euro-Tour map to get a gist of what'll be the route I'll follow in this year. If you're biking in the some zone, or nearby or you're going to start something similar and you'll like to have a ride together, let me know. Get in touch! Sys

Tour of the Alps 2011
by Jerry Nilson, tour started July 2011, submitted 5 February 2012

Some of the climbs on this 3300 km tour of the Alps included: Kitzbüheler horn (1996m), Sella di (Monte) Zoncolan (1739m) from Priola, Passo del Cason di Lanza (1557m) (from east), Portes de Culet (1787m) from Morgins, Bäregg (2451m), Lago del Narèt (2313m), Sewenegg (1742m), Pertet à Bovets (1840m), Euschelspass (1567m), Edelweißspitze (2572m), Loiblpass/Ljubelj (old road) (1368m), Telegrafo/Punta Veleno (1156m) and walking up through the woods to Chalets du Charmant Som (1669m).

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

climb to La Foilleuse from Monthey
Trondheim - Oslo (mehrtägig)
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2007, submitted 6 November 2011
Europe: Norway, Sweden
language: de

Fahrradtour durch Norwegen und Schweden von Trondheim nach Oslo 2007-07-18 - 2007-08-06

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Von Årnes nach Trondheim
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2008, submitted 6 November 2011
Europe: Norway, Sweden
language: de

Fahrradtour durch Norwegen und Schweden von Årnes bei Oslo nach Trondheim 2008-07-12 - 2008-08-10

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Tour de Scandinavia
by Walter Hoogerbeets, tour started August 2010, submitted 5 November 2011
language: en, nl

At the border between Norway and Russia is a hamlet called Grense Jakobselv. In the late summer and early autumn of 2010 I rode to this place, and back again. All around the Scandinavian Peninsula, in some 6 1/2 weeks.

See all 2 reports by Walter Hoogerbeets

Along the coast of the Finnmark.
Loop through D, DK, S & PL (including Elberadweg and part of Oderradweg)
by Ant, tour started August 2011, submitted 4 September 2011

1,600 Km (1,000 mi) loop with start/finish near Torgau, Germany.

Route: Mulde, Elbe, Baltic Coast, Oder and the Havel-Oder Canal.

Rainy, windy and lots of punctures. Full GPS tracklog available.

See all 3 reports by Ant

solo world bike trip
by peter skelly, tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011

A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.

The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.

To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.

Around the Pond: 5000km on the North Sea Cycle Route on a Recumbent
by Thomas Stets, tour started June 2008, submitted 11 January 2011

In 2008 I spend 3 months cycling the North Sea Cycle Route on a recumbent bike through Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and the Netherlands.

This is a day-by-day travelogue, with zoomable maps.

North Sea Cycle Route sign in Denmark
By bike through north-eastern Europe
by Juuk Slager, tour started May 2009, submitted 18 August 2010

I made a trip by bicycle, starting in Gdansk (Poland), and then through Kaliningrad (Russia), Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, many days in Estonia, Russia (with a stay of 2 weeks in St-Petersburg). My bike needed some maintenance and repair, and I needed to learn some more Russian.

From there I cycled along the coast to Vyborg (still Russia) and took a ferry to Finland. From east to west through Finland, and as a final the really nice Aland-islands. By ferry to Stockholm, a few days in Stockholm. By train from Stockholm to Goteborg, and then the last part by bike from Goteborg to Kopenhagen. By train back to the Netherlands.

Many experiences in altogether 103 days of cycling. Main accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, B&B's and at many people's homes (thanks to Hospitality Club). A lot of practical information for people who think about cycling in these countries. I can really recommend you to cycle there.

Cycling Gypsies: A Bicycle Odyssey with Dogs
by Fin & Zoa, tour started July 2008, submitted 14 November 2009

We don't just have our house on our bikes, we also have our two dogs, Jack and Paco, along for the ride. That's 60kg of furry luggage and another 50-60kg of non-furry luggage between the two of us! Needless to say we don't go fast but we do go everywhere, refusing to let our extra load stop us from tackling hills with grades of up to 18%. We have been on the road with our two dogs since July 2008. So far we have covered 17,000 kms and 18 countries in continental Europe.

Island Hopping in Arctic Norway
Travel By Bike - Fietsen over Europa's mooiste wegen
by Koen Beliën, submitted 14 September 2009
language: nl

Travel By Bike is a website about a group of enthusiastic bikers with more than 10 years of travel experience. From Belgium through The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Do not forget look at to the page 'pregnant on bike', reading our travel stories and watching the beautiful pictures!

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Logo Travel By Bike
europa tour
by Claudia and Thomas, tour started April 2008, submitted 10 December 2008
language: en, fr

www.velopourvous.com est le site de l'association ``Vélo pour nous, vélo pour vous'', qui à pour but de promouvoir la pratique du vélo.

Entre autres, il raconte les voyages en vélo de ses adhèrents, et pas seulement...

Une grande partie est dédié au voyage de Claudia et Thomas autour d'Europe. Leur but est de faire un inventaire de la culture du vélo en Europe. Des jolis photos et un impressionant carnet de bord vous attend à les découvrir...

North-Cape to Zurich
by José Rössner, tour started June 2008, submitted 15 October 2008
language: en, de, nl

From June 16 to August 1 2008, I cycled from Alta to the North-Cape, there I started a 7-week trip through Finland Sweden Denmark Germany Netherlands Belgium and France back to Switzerland.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

fortunately, these aren't bulls
Sweden: the Ginstleden and Swedish NSCR routes. Norway: Rallarvegen, Sognefjorden area, Vikøyri Voss.
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2008, submitted 11 October 2008

Day 3 Vilshäred to Kärradal

The day started early. Although the campsite itself was quiet, the road next to it had a surprising amount of traffic. Added to this there was someone racing around in the middle of the night on a moped without a silencer.

At around seven our neighbours decided to start rooting around their car for something vitally important ('oh my God where is my Thermarest inflatable dialysis machine I need it right now' or something similarly life threatening) and by quarter past, it was clear neither of us was going to get any more sleep.

'Oh well' we thought, 'there is always a shower to look forward to'.....Which in retrospect was another of those things you shouldn't say on cycling holidays. For Vilshäred campsite introduced us to peaceful and neutral Sweden's secret weapon: a variation of Chinese water torture known as 'the one kroner shower'.

It was an unforgettable tour of contrasts: from the baking sun in Sweden to the rain and floods in Norway. The gorgeous Swedish coast versus the majesty of the Norwegian fjords and glaciers.

The travelogue contains pictures, videos and trip statistics per day plus some things we have learned from this tour.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Upper picture: Norway leaving Fjærlandsfjorden.Lower picture: Sweden approaching Varberg.
A three month solo tour in Norway and Sweden, starting in Bergen and riding up towards the North Cape and beyond.
by Jerry Webb, tour started June 2008, submitted 28 May 2008
Europe: Norway, Norway, Sweden

This is the story of a three-month solo cycle ride around Norway, starting in Bergen, and exploring the Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark counties and a bit of Sweden. The scenic Atlanterhavsvegen (voted one of the world's best road trips) is also described.

See all 3 reports by Jerry Webb

Near Stamsund, Lofoten Islands
Polarkreis
by Conrad Philipp, tour started August 2004, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe: Sweden, Finland
language: de

Am 4ten August 2004 begann unsere Tour in den hohen Norden. Wir kämpften mit Hitze, Mücken, Einbruchsniederschlägen und uns selbst. Nach 19 Tagen erreichten wir dann unser Ziel den Polarkreis in Finnland.

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Nordkapp-Lignano Sabbiadoro
by noborderbiking.com, tour started August 2008, submitted 20 March 2008
language: en, it, de

Hi everybody, we are 8 students of Udine's University and we will across Europe with a bikecycle. We will start on 08 of August from Nordkapp and after 24 days we will arrive in Lignano Sabbiadoro. We will link the north pole with the Adriatic Sea. Our project is with the Sponsorship of our University. We will meet a lot of students about the University that we will find along our tour. So for more information you can ask at info [at] noborderbiking [dot] com and visit our website www.noborderbiking.com .
[Email address obscured to fool spam trawlers. Ed.]

first bike training on Pagnacco (Udine) Italy
Scandinavia (Nordkapp to Copenhagen)
by Mark Fenwick, tour started June 2005, submitted 9 September 2007

The original plan was to cover Scandinavia from Nordkapp to Copenhagen with a long stretch along Sweden's east coast. However, safety concerns resulted in a hastily arranged detour along Finland's west coast.

My memory will be mainly of glorious sunshine and, another pleasant surprise, the wind blowing North to South for a good few days when I needed it (as evidenced by the grim determination on the faces of the cyclists heading the other way.)

See all 8 reports by Mark Fenwick

Nordkapp
Cycling the North Sea Cycle Route in Norway
by Stan Williams, tour started August 2005, submitted 3 July 2007
Europe: Norway, Sweden

Epilogue.

Indelible impressions.

The final irritation on arrival in Schiphol did not diminish the wonderful memories we have of the tour and of Norway. The amazing light and vivid colours of sky and sea, the torrential summer downpours, still stay with me to this day. Not forgetting the range of roads and routes and landscape. I still have flashbacks of places that I did not photograph and have no idea where they were on the route.

We wonder if we should have done the NSCR in Norway last, seeing the spectacular range of countryside and the beauty of it all. I suspect that everything else will be an anti-climax after this. Still we started here with the NSCR and we'd like to go back one day and do it again.

This was our first ever long cycle tour, (and my first attempt at a travelogue). The trip was a wonderful experience for the both of us, and got us hooked on cycle holidays. As well as the travelogue there are picture galleries of the trip, and some information about the bikes and gear we used, plus things we learned about cycling.

See all 8 reports by Stan Williams

Sunset over the campsite at Lunde (Farsund)
Raoul to Civitanova marche (it) from Nordkapp (norge)
by geena, tour started May 2007, submitted 3 June 2007
language: it

At moment Raoul (who has left on 12 May from Civitanova Marche, Italy) on his bicycle is along the road to Kaamanen (Finland) where he is going to stay overnight. In the next two days he will reach Nordkapp!!!!! ;-))

Sweden to Switzerland...and back!
by Benjamin Heumann, Nick Cowan, tour started 2005, submitted 9 April 2007

A one month cycle tour from Lund Sweden, to Switzerland via the Rhine and Moselle Rivers during the summer of 2005. Total distance 1600km together, plus 1000km solo back to Sweden. We left with a road map book of Europe, a guide book of the Rhine, but without a German phrasebook (we speak English and French). Some hiking in the Alps as a side trip.

Tour of the Alps 2006
by Jerry Nilson, tour started June 2006, submitted 15 February 2007

Another tour of the mighty Alps, which lasted 25 days. I cycled only 3615 km this time (around the same distance as the Tour de France) and climbed merely 150 different passes (some more than once) of which 103 were new to me. It added up to 79544m height metres.

Maratona-rides: Gran Fondo Marco Pantani & Maratona dles Dolomites.

Places: Aprica, Vivione, San Marco, Garda, Monte Pasubio, Asiago, Misurina, Vallarga, Cuneo, Casterino, Mont Authion, Molini di Triora, Sampeyre, Sestriere, Mont Cenis, l'Iseran, Aréches, Chamonix, Lac d'Emosson, Bretaye, Hahnenmoos, Gemmi, Grosse Scheidegg, Glaspass.

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Rifugio Genova across the lake
Cycling tours through the world
by Jelmar en Maarten, tour started April 2006, submitted 7 April 2006
language: nl

We have cycled many kilometres trough Europe. On our first trip we cycled from Holland to Sweden. After Sweden we cycled trouhg Great Britain. And we cycled further trough Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and ended our tour 6000 km later in Faro (Portugal).

On our next trip we are going to cycle from Heraklion, Crete to Holland. This trip starts 14 April 2006. More info on our site. In the future we will expend our tours outside Europe.

See all 2 reports by Jelmar en Maarten

Riding the Camino Santiago
Sweden to Switzerland...and back.
by Ben Heumann, Nick Cowan, tour started June 2005, submitted 3 April 2006

A quick tour of Western Europe including the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. The trip report is in travel log format with pictures. Cycling statistics included for those intersted in cycling in this region.

Fietsavonturen
by Jelmar en Maarten, tour started March 2005, submitted 17 November 2005
language: nl

We are 2 18 year old students. We made a tour across Europe from Holland to Sweden and Great Britain. After this we took the boat to Holland and set off to the south of Portugal.

In the spring (2006) we are going to make a trip from Anataly Turkey to Holland.

See all 2 reports by Jelmar en Maarten

Five continents on the bike 2001-2006
by rolmaatjes, tour started August 2001, submitted 8 October 2005
language: nl

In 2001 vanuit Nederland vertrokken en nu okt 2005 meer dan 65.000 km en al meer dan 40 landen doorgefietst.

Op de achtergrond het beroemde operagebouw in Sydney
http://www.velofahren.de/e_Norwegen-Schweden-2002.html
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 2002
Europe: Norway, Sweden
language: en, de

It has become some kind of a family tradition to go on a big bicycle tour every summer. But this time we did add some enhancements to our usual plans. Bernhard had already been cycling on our previous tour, when we toured Gotland in the year 2001. But this was in a way the first time with slightly longer daily distances and in areas that could not be called totally flat. Our popular starting point of earlier years in Gothenburg was replaced by Oslo for this tour. This was worth a try, because it brought us closer to the areas we intended to visit and it gave us the opportunity to see different places as soon as the tour started. The clear disadvantage of Oslo is that it is kind of tough to find a legal and good way out of the city, especially when traveling to the east, as we did. And it adds a slightly longer and more expensive ferry trip from Kiel to Oslo. But on the other hand, after having done the ugly traffic of the Oslo area on the first day, things should get nicer at least from the second day onwards and we could see more of Norway.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Central Europe by bike 2002 - a travelogue
by Karl Andersson, tour started 2002

A journey through Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Poland, by Karl Andersson. I am Karl Andersson from Sweden. This website is about the 2700 kilometers (1688 miles) that I biked from Stockholm to Kraków in the summer of 2002. You won't find the usual gear and packlist pages on this site. Instead, I've decided to share with you the diary I wrote every evening, slightly edited. A travelogue from the road. It's all there: The hellish days in former East Germany, the rain and wind that threatened to make me quit. Why would anyone do such a biketour, and that alone? My answer to this very frequent question among my couchpotato friends is: Why not? But OK, there's more to it...

Fernsehturm and Palast der Republik in Berlin
North Sea Cycle Route
by Martin Wittram, tour started 2002
language: de, en

Herausforderungen liegen manchmal vor der Haustür. Obwohl das nicht so ganz stimmt, denn wir leben ja nicht gleich hinter dem Deich. Aber nur gut zwei Bahnstunden davon entfernt. Es handelt sich um die bislang längste ausgeschilderte Radroute der Welt, insgesamt 6000 km lang: die Umrundung der Nordsee. Das ist die erste ``von 12 geplanten transeuropäischen Radfernwegen'' (EuroVelo) (aus bikeline). Die Route ist erst vor gut einem Jahr eröffnet worden, da gehört man ja glatt noch zu den ersten, wenn man diese Herausforderung annimmt. Bevor die Leute dort Schlange stehen. Wenn es denn dazu kommt...

Als es los gehen soll, steht keiner Schlange, denn wir haben einen Dauerregen. Wie nachher zu lesen ist, die größte Regenmenge in unserer Gegend seit 1881. Zum Glück verzichte ich auf einen Blick in den Keller, morgens um vier Uhr. Nur mit dem Rad zum Bahnhof zu fahren, das geht nicht, da wäre man ja gleich durch bis auf die Haut? Man kann improvisieren, alles rein ins Auto und dann bin ich weg, mit ein paar geschmierten Broten und einigen Tafeln Schokolade. Der Parkplatz hinter dem Bahnhof ist wegen Überflutung gesperrt. Man kann trotzdem um die Absperrung herum fahren und irgendwo eine Insel suchen, die Packtaschen aufladen und Wasser Marsch zum Bahnhof. Das Auto wird Annika dann später abholen, wenn der Seegang auf dem Parkplatz des Braunschweiger Hauptbahnhofs sich beruhigt hat.

See all 27 reports by Martin Wittram

Hervikbakken bicycle sign
Nederland Azie op die fiets
by Jurgen en Saskia, tour started September 2001
language: nl

Ja, hebben jullie het al gezien, we zijn meer dan 4 jaar onderweg. Wat een tijd en toch.... we genieten er nog elke dag van. Nu zijn we in Jujuy, noord Argentinië. Via Chili gaan we binnenkort naar Bolivia, waar we een tijdlang niet zullen kunnen internetten. We zullen op grote hoogte gaan fietsen, hoogtes waar we nog niet eerder waren. Of dat prettig is.. jullie zullen het later lezen.

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