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Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden

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Indulge in the bike-friendly countries of Sweden and Denmark, cycling breathtaking coastal vistas along flat routes and experiencing rich Scandinavian culture.

Guided Biking

  • Daily Mileage: 7 - 60|
  • Biking: 1 - 6 hr|
  • Group Size: 20
4.6 out of 5 stars.
Activity Easy
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E-Bikes Available
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Starting From

10-day Bike Vacation + Air Package

$4,395

7-day Bike Vacation Only

$3,295

Per person, double occupancy

Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden

Indulge in two of Europe’s most bike-friendly countries – VBT style! Crisp sea air, breathtaking coastal vistas along flat cycling paths and deeply held Scandinavian traditions make this Sweden and Denmark bike tour impossible to resist. Begin and end your seaside sojourn in Copenhagen, and set out on invigorating rides that deliver you to Hamlet’s front door at Elsinore castle … to sandy beaches, forests, and meadows along the Kattegattleden, one of Europe’s most heralded cycling routes … to charming villages steeped in history … and to one of Europe’s most stunning gardens. Along the way, immerse yourself in Scandinavian culture when you partake in a fika (coffee break), tap your feet to folk music and savor an authentic smörgåsbord buffet presented by a local chef.

What to Expect

This tour offers easy terrain throughout the trip and is ideal for beginning cyclists.

  • Daily Mileage: 7 - 60|
  • Biking: 1 - 6 hr|
  • Group Size: 20
Activity Easy Easy
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the bike-friendly culture of two of Scandinavia’s most fascinating countries: Denmark and Sweden.
  • Enjoy 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 to Sweden.
  • Savor a smörgåsbord dinner catered by a local chef and seasoned with insights into Sweden’s most famous style of dining.

Climate Information

Temperatures

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

May61º/46º

Jun66º/52º

Jul70º/55º

Aug70º/54º

Sep63º/50º

Average
Precipitation:

May1.6 in

Jun2.4 in

Jul2.4 in

Aug2.4 in

Sep2.4 in

What's Included

Bike Vacation + Air Package

Bike Vacation Only

Roundtrip international airfare Check
Transfers to and from international airport Check
Two nights in Copenhagen in a 4-star hotel with breakfasts included Check
6 nights in 4-star hotels Check Check
11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners Check Check

Tour Bikes

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Step-Through (Mixte Hybrid) Comfort Bicycle

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Road Bicycle (Aluminum alloy frame)

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Wed, May 12 to Fri, May 21 - 2021

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Depart home for Denmark. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Copenhagen airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. Make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags. This helps the representative identify you. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area.

VBT’s local representative will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. If you have trouble locating your VBT representative, please contact Copenhagen Limousine Service directly at +45 70260601. If you need to reach them outside normal office hours or during national holidays an answering machine will advise you how to contact the company’s emergency staff on duty.

If you are going to be delayed meeting the transfer representative due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service. The drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you will be responsible for your own transfer.

Your VBT representative will help you transfer to your hotel. Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 4:00 p.m. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.

VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly in earlier than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport will be at your own expense.

Accommodation: The Square, Copenhagen
Included Meals: None

Meet your VBT local guide at 8:45 a.m. in the lobby of The Square Hotel. Please come dressed for cycling (with your pedals or saddle if you use your own), as there will be no place to change into cycling clothes before beginning the warm-up ride. 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 upon entering Sweden.

You transfer with your local VBT guide to the city of Helsingör. This historic city overlooking Øre Sound, or Øresund to the locals, is called “Elsinore” in English and is known to Shakespeare readers as the site of Hamlet’s castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the Renaissance-style Elsinore castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Board the ferry for the 20-minute crossing of the Öresund to the Swedish city of Helsingborg. During the ferry ride, you might snack on a local favorite, “two reds and a green”—a pair of sausages and a Tuborg beer. Upon arrival to Helsingborg, meet your trip leaders for a bike-fitting and safety briefing and begin your warm-up ride along the scenic southern coast of Sweden. The 2½-mile-wide strait you are cycling along separates Sweden from Denmark and is one of the busiest waterways in the world, connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. After your warm-up ride, you shuttle to your historic countryside manor house.

Later, gather with your trip leaders and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner prepared by your inn’s talented chef.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Afternoon
Warm-up: 11.4 km (7.1 miles)

What to Expect: Cross the waterway on a ferry to Sweden between Helsingör, Denmark, and Helsingborg, Sweden. Cycle the flat bike path in Sweden along the Øre Sound, and transfer to your countryside manor house.

Accommodation: Toftaholm Herrgård, Vittaryd
Included Meals: Breakfast, 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, the traditional Swedish coffee break, where welcoming Swedish hosts share with you some details about their daily life.

Cycle back to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your lakefront inn. Take advantage of numerous activities that bring you close to this beautiful, scenic area such as hiking, rowing or paddling canoes on the lake, or simply relaxing in one of the unique eco-friendly saunas and hot tubs. Before your included dinner tonight, enjoy listening to a local folkloric group’s performance and learn about their traditional costumes and a unique Swedish musical instrument, nyckelharpa, resembling a fiddle with keys attached to the neck to control the chords.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 31.1 – 59.5 km (19.3 – 36.9 miles)
Morning
Toftaholm Hergard to Lunch: 31.1 km (19.3 miles)
Afternoon
Lunch to Toftaholm Hergard: 28.4 km (17.6 miles)

What to Expect: Depart from your hotel and ride along two-lane scenic country roads. After lunch, ride back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Toftaholm Herrgård, Vittaryd
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving the inland countryside this morning, you shuttle to the west coast of Sweden. Today’s cycling will start outside the port city of Halmstad on the Kattegattleden cycle route. Named Europe’s Cycle Route of the Year 2018, this scenic, 242-mile (390-km) bike path stretches from Gothenburg to Helsingborg. It was Sweden’s first national bicycle route and is an inspiration to local and visiting cyclists.

And what an inspiration it is! You pass some of Sweden’s longest sandy beaches and beautiful wide meadows and tree-studded hillsides before arriving in the charming resort town of Båstad, home to Sweden’s Tennis Open—held each summer since 1948. Explore the shops and cafés at your leisure before cycling to nearby Norrviken Gardens, chosen as Sweden’s most beautiful garden and Europe’s second-most beautiful garden in 2006. Enjoy a savory lunch on your own in the estate’s villa before joining a tour of one of the year’s specially themed gardens.

After your garden visit, shuttle the short distance to the village of Torekov and settle into your charming spa hotel.

This evening, enjoy dinner in the resort’s poolside restaurant with distant views of the sea.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 40.9 km (25.3 miles)
Morning
Halmstad to Norrviken Gardens: 40.9 km (25.3 miles)

What to Expect: Cycle the paved Kattegattleden bike path along Sweden’s west coast to the seaside resort town of Båstad. The route alternates between a cycle path and a dedicated bike lane on country roads and village streets. Traffic in Båstad can increase during the summer months, especially in July during the weeks of Sweden’s Tennis Open tournament.

Accommodation: Torekov Hotell, Torekov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 can still be found today. Picture-perfect Swedish panoramas of rolling farmland and neat red farmhouses mark your progress today toward Hovs Hallar—the steepest coastal region of the peninsula. Explore by foot the nature park with its steep, red cliffs and pebbled beaches.

Afterward, as you ride back toward your hotel, pause to savor a lovely picnic lunch at the old quarry and Viking burial grounds of Dagshög. Enjoy your sumptuous picnic while feasting your eyes on the vistas of the rugged shoreline and distant nature-reserve island of Hallands Väderö.

It is a short ride from here to your hotel, where you may spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or taking advantage of one of the spa treatments. (The spa is quite popular with the locals, so book in advance with your trip leaders when you meet them on the first day of the bike tour.)

Enjoy the evening at your leisure. You may opt to enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, walk into the village of Torekov, or take a shuttle into the town of Båstad, home to a variety of restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 41.3 km (25.6 miles)
Morning
Torekov Hotell to Hovs Hallar Loop: 41.3 km (25.6 miles)

What to Expect: Ride well-paved, narrow country lanes with little traffic, and more paved bike paths of the Kattegattleden cycle route. There is a short quarter-mile (400-meter) stretch of gravel road to/from the Dagshög picnic site. The terrain is fairly flat with occasional rolling hills.

Accommodation: Torekov Hotell, Torekov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you continue your ride south, at times joining the ever-familiar Kattegattleden bike route. Traversing Sweden’s southernmost county, Skåne County, reveals a varied landscape of forest and open shoreline meadows. Along the coast, you also spin through seaside communities such as the small village of Skepparkrogen. Upon arrival in the town of Ängelholm, enjoy lunch at your leisure. 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.

In the afternoon, cycle or hop a train to Helsingborg, the oldest town in Sweden and your home for the next two nights. Always a strategic city for its location at the narrowest point on the Öresund, it changed hands from Danish to Swedish in 1658 after the Dano-Swedish War. During World War II, a sort of underground railroad here known secretly as the Elsinore Sewing Club helped Jews escape Nazi persecution. Today, Helsingborg is a picturesque seaside gem friendly to cyclists.

For dinner on your own this evening, you might venture out from your centrally located hotel to one of Helsingborg’s numerous restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 33.7 – 69.7 km (20.9 – 43.2 miles)
Morning
Torekov to Ängelholm: 33.7 km (20.9 miles)
Afternoon
Ängelholm to Helsingborg: 36 km (22.3 miles)

What to Expect: Ride from hotel to hotel today, or, for a shorter option, hop a train from Ängelholm to Helsingborg after your morning ride. The morning route follows the popular Kattegattleden bike route and country roads before joining busier bike lanes in the cities of Ängelholm and Helsingborg.

Accommodation: The Vault Hotel, Helsingborg
Included Meals: Breakfast

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 Kattegattleden bike path. Coast past quaint fishing villages with cozy thatch-roofed homes and boat-filled harbors. Admire stunning vistas of shoals and grassy bluffs overlooking the Kattegat. Soon, you turn inland near the town of Arild and pass dairy farms and small vineyards presided over by a windmill atop a gentle rise. Your refreshing morning spin has several lunch options along the way: perhaps a seaside restaurant or a lovely garden café.

After lunch, you may choose to shuttle or continue riding to the town of Ängelholm. From here, you hop on a train for a 30-minute ride back to Helsingborg.

This evening, step out with your group to one of Helsingborg’s oldest buildings for your festive smörgåsbord farewell dinner. Your dinner is catered by a local chef who will introduce you to the history, flavors, and etiquette of Sweden’s most famous style of dining.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 36.8 – 63.8 km (22.8 – 39.5 miles)
Morning
Skäret to Arild: 36.8 km (22.8 miles)
Afternoon
Arild to Ängelholm: 27 km (16.7 miles)

What to Expect: From your hotel, ride along the Kattlegattleden bike path to the rural towns of Skäret and Arild. After lunch, continue on the bike path from Arild to catch a train in Ängelholm back to Helsingborg. If you prefer a shorter option or would like more time to explore Helsingborg in the afternoon, you may shuttle to Ängelholm’s train station after lunch.

Accommodation: The Vault Hotel, Helsingborg
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

VBT Air Package guests:
Transfer from Helsingborg to Copenhagen after breakfast. Enjoy a free day to explore Copenhagen on your own. Your hotel is ideally located in Copenhagen’s city center, and most major sites are within walking distance of the hotel. VBT provides City Information, including recommendations for cafés, restaurants, museums, and transportation, so you can get the most out of your stay.

Accommodation: The Square, Copenhagen
Included Meals: Breakfast

VBT Post-trip Extension guests:
Transfer from Helsingborg to the Copenhagen airport for a midday flight to Stockholm. Upon arrival at the Stockholm airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.)

After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign and who will make arrangements for your transfer via private car or minibus to your Stockholm hotel (transfer time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic).

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening exploring Sweden’s capital, nicknamed the “Venice of the North” for the many islands and bridges that comprise its heart. In the city’s Gamla Stan, the site of the original city, stretch your legs as you wander amid ancient squares and medieval buildings. Marvel at one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe, or visit the Nobel Museum in the Old Stock Exchange Building; its exhibits chronicle the prizes awarded here each year (except the Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway).

Accommodation: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast,* transfer to the Copenhagen airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight.** Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder” or with the hotel’s reception desk the night before your flight. VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Fri, May 14 to Thu, May 20 - 2021

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At 8:45 a.m., meet your VBT local guide in the lobby of The Square Hotel (Rådhuspladsen 141550, Copenhagen V, Denmark, telephone +45 3338 1200). Please come dressed for cycling (with your pedals or saddle if you use your own), as there will be no place to change into cycling clothes before beginning the warm-up ride. 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 upon entering Sweden.

You transfer with your local VBT guide to the city of Helsingör. This historic city overlooking Øre Sound, or Øresund to the locals, is called “Elsinore” in English and is known to Shakespeare readers as the site of Hamlet’s castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the Renaissance-style Elsinore castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Board the ferry for the 20-minute crossing of the Öresund to the Swedish city of Helsingborg. During the ferry ride, you might snack on a local favorite, “two reds and a green”—a pair of sausages and a Tuborg beer. Upon arrival to Helsingborg, meet your trip leaders for a bike-fitting and safety briefing and begin your warm-up ride along the scenic southern coast of Sweden. The 2½-mile-wide strait you are cycling along separates Sweden from Denmark and is one of the busiest waterways in the world, connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. After your warm-up ride, you shuttle to your historic countryside manor house.

Later, gather with your trip leaders and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner prepared by your inn’s talented chef.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 11.4 km (7.1 miles)
Afternoon
Warm-up: 11.4 km (7.1 miles)

What to Expect: Cross the waterway on a ferry to Sweden between Helsingör, Denmark, and Helsingborg, Sweden. Cycle the flat bike path in Sweden along the Øre Sound, and transfer to your countryside manor house.

Accommodation: Toftaholm Herrgård, Vittaryd
Included Meals: 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, the traditional Swedish coffee break, where welcoming Swedish hosts share with you some details about their daily life.

Cycle back to the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your lakefront inn. Take advantage of numerous activities that bring you close to this beautiful, scenic area such as hiking, rowing or paddling canoes on the lake, or simply relaxing in one of the unique eco-friendly saunas and hot tubs. Before your included dinner tonight, enjoy listening to a local folkloric group’s performance and learn about their traditional costumes and a unique Swedish musical instrument, nyckelharpa, resembling a fiddle with keys attached to the neck to control the chords.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 31.1 – 59.5 km (19.3 – 36.9 miles)
Morning
Toftaholm Hergard to Lunch: 31.1 km (19.3 miles)
Afternoon
Lunch to Toftaholm Hergard: 28.4 km (17.6 miles)

What to Expect: Depart from your hotel and ride along two-lane scenic country roads. After lunch, ride back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Toftaholm Herrgård, Vittaryd
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving the inland countryside this morning, you shuttle to the west coast of Sweden. Today’s cycling will start outside the port city of Halmstad on the Kattegattleden cycle route. Named Europe’s Cycle Route of the Year 2018, this scenic, 242-mile (390-km) bike path stretches from Gothenburg to Helsingborg. It was Sweden’s first national bicycle route and is an inspiration to local and visiting cyclists.

And what an inspiration it is! You pass some of Sweden’s longest sandy beaches and beautiful wide meadows and tree-studded hillsides before arriving in the charming resort town of Båstad, home to Sweden’s Tennis Open—held each summer since 1948. Explore the shops and cafés at your leisure before cycling to nearby Norrviken Gardens, chosen as Sweden’s most beautiful garden and Europe’s second-most beautiful garden in 2006. Enjoy a savory lunch on your own in the estate’s villa before joining a tour of one of the year’s specially themed gardens.

After your garden visit, shuttle the short distance to the village of Torekov and settle into your charming spa hotel.

This evening, enjoy dinner in the resort’s poolside restaurant with distant views of the sea.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 40.9 km (25.3 miles)
Morning
Halmstad to Norrviken Gardens: 40.9 km (25.3 miles)

What to Expect: Cycle the paved Kattegattleden bike path along Sweden’s west coast to the seaside resort town of Båstad. The route alternates between a cycle path and a dedicated bike lane on country roads and village streets. Traffic in Båstad can increase during the summer months, especially in July during the weeks of Sweden’s Tennis Open tournament.

Accommodation: Torekov Hotell, Torekov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 can still be found today. Picture-perfect Swedish panoramas of rolling farmland and neat red farmhouses mark your progress today toward Hovs Hallar—the steepest coastal region of the peninsula. Explore by foot the nature park with its steep, red cliffs and pebbled beaches.

Afterward, as you ride back toward your hotel, pause to savor a lovely picnic lunch at the old quarry and Viking burial grounds of Dagshög. Enjoy your sumptuous picnic while feasting your eyes on the vistas of the rugged shoreline and distant nature-reserve island of Hallands Väderö.

It is a short ride from here to your hotel, where you may spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or taking advantage of one of the spa treatments. (The spa is quite popular with the locals, so book in advance with your trip leaders when you meet them on the first day of the bike tour.)

Enjoy the evening at your leisure. You may opt to enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, walk into the village of Torekov, or take a shuttle into the town of Båstad, home to a variety of restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 41.3 km (25.6 miles)
Morning
Torekov Hotell to Hovs Hallar Loop: 41.3 km (25.6 miles)

What to Expect: Ride well-paved, narrow country lanes with little traffic, and more paved bike paths of the Kattegattleden cycle route. There is a short quarter-mile (400-meter) stretch of gravel road to/from the Dagshög picnic site. The terrain is fairly flat with occasional rolling hills.

Accommodation: Torekov Hotell, Torekov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you continue your ride south, at times joining the ever-familiar Kattegattleden bike route. Traversing Sweden’s southernmost county, Skåne County, reveals a varied landscape of forest and open shoreline meadows. Along the coast, you also spin through seaside communities such as the small village of Skepparkrogen. Upon arrival in the town of Ängelholm, enjoy lunch at your leisure. 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.

In the afternoon, cycle or hop a train to Helsingborg, the oldest town in Sweden and your home for the next two nights. Always a strategic city for its location at the narrowest point on the Öresund, it changed hands from Danish to Swedish in 1658 after the Dano-Swedish War. During World War II, a sort of underground railroad here known secretly as the Elsinore Sewing Club helped Jews escape Nazi persecution. Today, Helsingborg is a picturesque seaside gem friendly to cyclists.

For dinner on your own this evening, you might venture out from your centrally located hotel to one of Helsingborg’s numerous restaurants.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 33.7 – 69.7 km (20.9 – 43.2 miles)
Morning
Torekov to Ängelholm: 33.7 km (20.9 miles)
Afternoon
Ängelholm to Helsingborg: 36 km (22.3 miles)

What to Expect: Ride from hotel to hotel today, or, for a shorter option, hop a train from Ängelholm to Helsingborg after your morning ride. The morning route follows the popular Kattegattleden bike route and country roads before joining busier bike lanes in the cities of Ängelholm and Helsingborg.

Accommodation: The Vault Hotel, Helsingborg
Included Meals: Breakfast

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 Kattegattleden bike path. Coast past quaint fishing villages with cozy thatch-roofed homes and boat-filled harbors. Admire stunning vistas of shoals and grassy bluffs overlooking the Kattegat. Soon, you turn inland near the town of Arild and pass dairy farms and small vineyards presided over by a windmill atop a gentle rise. Your refreshing morning spin has several lunch options along the way: perhaps a seaside restaurant or a lovely garden café.

After lunch, you may choose to shuttle or continue riding to the town of Ängelholm. From here, you hop on a train for a 30-minute ride back to Helsingborg.

This evening, step out with your group to one of Helsingborg’s oldest buildings for your festive smörgåsbord farewell dinner. Your dinner is catered by a local chef who will introduce you to the history, flavors, and etiquette of Sweden’s most famous style of dining.

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 36.8 – 63.8 km (22.8 – 39.5 miles)
Morning
Skäret to Arild: 36.8 km (22.8 miles)
Afternoon
Arild to Ängelholm: 27 km (16.7 miles)

What to Expect: From your hotel, ride along the Kattlegattleden bike path to the rural towns of Skäret and Arild. After lunch, continue on the bike path from Arild to catch a train in Ängelholm back to Helsingborg. If you prefer a shorter option or would like more time to explore Helsingborg in the afternoon, you may shuttle to Ängelholm’s train station after lunch.

Accommodation: The Vault Hotel, Helsingborg
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you transfer back to Copenhagen, where your tour ends upon arrival at The Square Hotel (Rådhuspladsen 141550, Copenhagen V, Denmark). It is a short stroll (approximately 15 -20 minutes) from here to Copenhagen’s central train station. A taxi ride to the Copenhagen airport costs approximately DKK300/$45 USD and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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2020 2021

2020 Pre-Trip Extension - Copenhagen

2 Nights From $445 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $195

  • Two nights at the centrally located The Square
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

Depart from home for Copenhagen. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Copenhagen airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags. This helps the representative identify you.

Upon arrival at the Copenhagen airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. VBT’s local representative / driver will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. If you have trouble locating your VBT representative /driver, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay or contact Copenhagen Limousine Service directly at +45 70260601. If outside office hours or during national holidays an answering machine will advise you with the information on how to contact the company’s emergency staff on duty. Your VBT representative / driver will help you transfer to your hotel.

If you are going to be delayed meeting the transfer representative due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service. The drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you will be responsible for your own transfer.

Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 4:00 p.m. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.

VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly in earlier than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport will be at your own expense.

Hotel: The Square

Enjoy today exploring the lively Danish capital, one of Europe’s leading cities in design. Right outside your hotel, you can stroll the Strøget, the city’s beloved pedestrian boulevard of shops and cafés. It will lead you to Nyhavn, the charming harbor of traditional wooden buildings and bobbing fishing boats. Here, you might walk to admire The Little Mermaid statue, a tribute to local fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, who made this district his home. Find even more whimsy at Tivoli Gardens, a pleasure park of amusement rides and gardens said to have inspired Walt Disney as he created his theme parks. This evening, you have a vast culinary landscape at your feet as you decide on your dinner venue.

Hotel: The Square
Meals: Breakfast

You have another day free to discover the wonders of Copenhagen, perhaps immersing yourself in the city’s design heritage. Begin at the all-glass Dansk Design Center, a chronicle of revolutionary house wares and furniture for which Danish designers have been celebrated. Later, admire the innovative Opera House on the waterfront. Get a glimpse of more historic design motifs at Copenhagen’s two elegant royal palaces, Amalienborg and Christiansborg.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.

Hotel: The Square
Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

Air Package Only

2020 2021

2021 Pre-Trip Extension - Copenhagen

2 Nights From $345 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $145

  • Two nights at the centrally located The Square
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

Depart home for Denmark. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Copenhagen airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. Make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags. This helps the representative identify you. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area.

VBT’s local representative/driver will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. If you have trouble locating your VBT representative, please contact Copenhagen Limousine Service directly at +45 70260601. If you need to reach them outside normal office hours or during national holidays an answering machine will advise you how to contact the company’s emergency staff on duty.

If you are going to be delayed meeting the transfer representative due to delayed or lost luggage, please contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service. The drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you will be responsible for your own transfer.

Your VBT representative/driver will help you transfer to your hotel. Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 4:00 p.m. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.

VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly in earlier than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport will be at your own expense.

Accommodation: The Square, Copenhagen
Included Meals: None

Enjoy today exploring the lively Danish capital, one of Europe’s leading cities in design. Right outside your hotel, you can stroll the Strøget, the city’s beloved pedestrian boulevard of shops and cafés. It will lead you to Nyhavn, the charming harbor of traditional wooden buildings and bobbing fishing boats. Here, you might walk to admire The Little Mermaid statue, a tribute to local fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen, who made this district his home. Find even more whimsy at Tivoli Gardens, a pleasure park of amusement rides and gardens said to have inspired Walt Disney as he created his theme parks. This evening, you have a vast culinary landscape at your feet as you decide on your dinner venue.

Accommodation: The Square, Copenhagen
Included Meals: Breakfast

You have another day free to discover the wonders of Copenhagen, perhaps immersing yourself in the city’s design heritage. Begin at the all-glass Dansk Design Center, a chronicle of revolutionary house wares and furniture for which Danish designers have been celebrated. Later, admire the innovative Opera House on the waterfront. Get a glimpse of more historic design motifs at Copenhagen’s two elegant royal palaces, Amalienborg and Christiansborg.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.

Accommodation: The Square, Copenhagen
Included Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

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2020 Post-Trip Extension - Stockholm

2 Nights From $495 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $345

  • Flight between Copenhagen and Stockholm
  • Three nights at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers

Transfer from Helsingborg to the Copenhagen airport for a midday flight to Stockholm. Upon arrival at the Stockholm airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.)

After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign and who will make arrangements for your transfer via private car or minibus to your Stockholm hotel (transfer time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic).

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening exploring Sweden’s capital.

Hotel: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Meals: Breakfast

You have another free day in Stockholm. In the city’s Gamla Stan, the site of the original city, stretch your legs as you wander amid ancient squares and medieval buildings. Marvel at one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe, or visit the Nobel Museum in the Old Stock Exchange Building; its exhibits chronicle the prizes awarded here each year (except the Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway).

Hotel: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Meals: Breakfast

Continue your exploration of Stockholm.

Hotel: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast* this morning, transfer to Stockholm’s airport (approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.** Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the reception desk to verify the times when breakfast is served.

**VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

Air Package Only

2020 2021

2021 Post-Trip Extension - Stockholm

2 Nights From $395 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $45

  • Flight between Copenhagen and Stockholm
  • Three nights at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
  • *Please note: For travelers taking the optional Post-Trip Extension, the last night of the Air Package (Day 9) will be spent at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza in Stockholm instead of the Square Hotel in Copenhagen.

Transfer from Helsingborg to the Copenhagen airport for a midday flight to Stockholm. Upon arrival at the Stockholm airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.)

After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign and who will make arrangements for your transfer via private car or minibus to your Stockholm hotel (transfer time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic).

Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening exploring Sweden’s capital, nicknamed the “Venice of the North” for the many islands and bridges that comprise its heart. In the city’s Gamla Stan, the site of the original city, stretch your legs as you wander amid ancient squares and medieval buildings. Marvel at one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe, or visit the Nobel Museum in the Old Stock Exchange Building; its exhibits chronicle the prizes awarded here each year (except the Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway).

Accommodation: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm
Included Meals: Breakfast

You have another free day in Stockholm. Perhaps head to the island of Djurgården to visit some of its many museums and cultural institutions. At the Vasa Museum, marvel at a remarkably restored fully intact Swedish warship, sunken in 1628 and later reclaimed from its burial site. The open-air Skansen museum is also on the island, a fascinating collection of architecture and culture from Sweden’s rich past. Dive deeper into the nation’s cultural history at the Nordic Museum. Or let your hair down for a visit to the ABBA Museum, an interactive exhibit of the wildly popular band’s collected works.

Accommodation: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm
Included Meals: Breakfast

Spend today taking in some of the city’s most notable art collections. Perhaps begin at the National Museum of Fine Arts on the Blasieholmen Peninsula. This stunning Italian Renaissance building, recently reopened after a five-year renovation, is home to 16,000 paintings and 30,000 objects. Or visit the Museum of Modern Art, featuring works by Picasso and Dalí. For a change of focus, put your money on the fascinating Royal Coin Cabinet, which chronicles the history of museum and economies.

Accommodation: Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast* this morning, transfer to Stockholm’s airport (approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.** Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the reception desk to verify the times when breakfast is served.

**VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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