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Sweden (all)

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

Tours (continued)

Julien & Titus' Cycling Trip, 12195km in Europe
by Julien Dymetryszyn, tour started March 2001

[Titus is the bike] - 12195 km in 8 months through France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy and Greece - includes travelogue and many fine pictures

I've travelled quite a bit through the years, hiking on foot, by car, bus, plane... But cycling is just the right speed. Fast enough to actually get someplace, yet slow enough to smell the flowers as you go... Plus, it's the only mode of transportation where the engine actually improves with usage... Anyways, a friend lent me this book about a couple who spent a couple of years cycling around the world and I thought to myself that I wanted to do that ! So, off I went ! Well, I didn't quite make it... After 8 months on the road, I came back... Mostly due to homesickness, but I should have expected that, particularly on a solo trip...

Mid-morning after leaving Santillana [in Northern Spain], I take a break after a long cycle uphill and watch the progress of this little fellow... That's exactly how I felt... slow... but steady!

See all 3 reports by Julien Dymetryszyn

That's exactly how I felt... slow... but steady!
County of Östergötland
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started August 2000
Europe: Sweden

This year we neither had enough money nor enough time to do a long journey in Europe. But for us, a summer without a bike trip is no real summer, so we decided to bike in our own surroundings, six days through the county of Östergötland in south-eastern Sweden. The bike computer said that we had ridden 590 kilometres when we after six days arrived in our home town Linköping.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

North Cape - Gibraltar, Approved by Guinness Book of World Records
by Erik Straarup, tour started 2000

The trip was an attemp to beat Fritz Hansens record from 1999. He did the trip in 20 dayes and nights, 3 hours and 12 minutes. I also went for his average of 289 km a day.

Why alone? It gives you some satisfaction, to know you did the trip alone, and without any help. If you bike in a group, you have to adapt yourself to the groups choice of route and daily distance. When you are alone you are completely free to follow your own rhythm.

See all 4 reports by Erik Straarup

Map
Gotland and Trans-Scandinavian Cycle Tour
by Terje Melheim, tour started 1999
Europe: Sweden

A cycle report on a family cycle tour on the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The report gives information on landscape and history of this Swedish island, which a Norwegian family toured by bike summer 99. You can also read how two bicycles were lost on the railway in Scandinavia.

See all 10 reports by Terje Melheim

Fahrradtour Skandinavien
by Helmut Vogler, tour started July 1998
language: de

A five-week tour of Scandinavia, starting in Oslo and ending in Stockholm. Excellent practical information (the summary data table, which includes graphical weather information, is just great). Gorgeous photos (including the canonical midnight sun, but plenty of other spectacular views), and a very good story make this report an instant classic.

See all 2 reports by Helmut Vogler

Around the Baltic Sea
by Erik Straarup, tour started June 1998

26 days from 26-6 to 21-7-1998 - Distance 4830 km. - Average speed 21,3 km.t.

See all 4 reports by Erik Straarup

Scandinavia Cycle trip in Northern Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden
by Minko Oh, tour started May 1998

From Minko Oh's cycling site.

See all 8 reports by Minko Oh

tallabomba's Europe to Asia by Bike
by Tom ``tallabomba'' Hermansson Snickars, tour started 1998

In the fall of 1998 I set off on a long journey by bike. It covered more than 15000 kilometers and 14 countries. During this trip I was hit by rocks and cars, I was baked, soaked, and deep frozen by the weather gods. Mostly, however, I had a superb opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, meet wonderful people and enjoy the culture of widely differing lands. This site is about my bike trip from Sweden to South-East Asia via Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Pakistan, China, and Tibet. It also contains general information and links on bicycle touring and travelling in general.

Touring Italia
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started 1998

Touring Italia 1998 started in Linköping (about 200 km south of Stockholm). We then went to the most southern point of Sweden (Smygehuk), before taking a ferry to Rostock in former East Germany. After a short visit to Leipzig we continued through the Chech Republic before reaching Munich. Thereafter we passed the Alps via Brennerpass, Passo Costalunga (Karerpass) and Passo Rolle at 1984 slm. In Italy we passed Venice, Bologna, Florence, Pisa and Siena before reaching Rome after some 3 100 kilometres.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Fahrradtour Skandinavien
by Helmut Vogler, tour started 1998
language: de

A five-week tour of Scandinavia, starting in Oslo and ending in Stockholm. Excellent practical information (the summary data table, which includes graphical weather information, is just great). Gorgeous photos (including the canonical midnight sun, but plenty of other spectacular views), and a very good story make this report an instant classic.

See all 2 reports by Helmut Vogler

Île de Gotland
by Jacqueline et Patrick Huard, tour started 1998
Europe: Sweden
language: fr

A family goes cyclo-camping and brings back valuable experience, great stories and beautiful pictures. This itinerary explores the isle of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea, 90km off the Swedish coast.

See all 8 reports by Jacqueline et Patrick Huard

A Month of Bicycle Commuting In Sweden
by Steve Maas, tour started April 1997
Europe: Sweden

Steve comes from Long Beach, California, to spend a month in Göteborg. Here is his illustrated (cycling) diary. Includes an assessment of Bicycling in Sweden and Göteborg Information and Links.

See all 2 reports by Steve Maas

Europe Tour
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started 1997

Europe Tour 1997 started in Nyköping (100 km south of Stockholm) and continued to Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, the Normandy coast, Jersey and London, before returning to Sweden via Denmark totalling just over 4000 kilometres.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Around the Baltic Sea
by Catherine McCammon, tour started June 1996

I cycled around the Baltic Sea from mid-June to mid-July 1996, starting in Stockholm and going clockwise, finishing in Stockholm a month later. It was a great trip!

See all 2 reports by Catherine McCammon

Marstrand
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started June 1996
Europe: Sweden

In 1996 we chosed to bike straight across Sweden, from our home town Nyköping south of Stockholm to Marstrand north of Gothenburg and back again. We weren´t neither well-trained nor well-prepared and at least Eric (who had used his new driving license a bit too frequently the last year...) got a ``slight'' feeling of cramp in all muscles after just about 40 kilometres... Through the county of Östergötland we rode along Göta Canal, a very pleasant road which formerly was used by horses draging boats but now is rebuilt to cycleway. Many chose to cross Sweden along Göta Canal, both by boat and bike.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Lightweight touring around the Kattegat
by Svein Høvik, tour started May 1996

A 1203 km tour in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in May 1996.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

Norden 1996, The Return
by David Dermott, tour started 1996

David does it again. His now complete report of his 1996 Nordic bicycle trip consists of five chapters:

See all 3 reports by David Dermott

West coast of Sweden
by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson, tour started June 1995
Europe: Sweden

Oslo - Gothenburg - Falsterbo.

See all 7 reports by Erik Carlsson & Eric Salomonsson

Hønefoss-Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen
by Svein Høvik, tour started May 1995
Europe: Sweden
language: en, no

The ``tradition'' of going to Copenhagen in May started in 1992 when we took the ferry from Oslo to Frederikshavn and cycled via the Danish mainland Jutland. However, with only 350 km this tour became too little of a challenge after 2 times. Therefore, in 1994, we did our first trip to Copenhagen via the Swedish West Coast.

See all 4 reports by Svein Høvik

Family Bike Tour in Sweden and Norway
by Karl Brodowsky, tour started July 1994
Europe: Sweden, Norway
language: de, en

Karl and Karin travel with two children (age 3 and 1) in trailers. Now who was talking about ``anchors''...

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Memories of Norden
by David Dermott, tour started July 1994

The report of a 25 day bicycle tour of Sweden and Norway near midsummer 1994, by Dave Dermott. Includes the Vättern Rundan 1994.

See all 3 reports by David Dermott

Ostsee-Umrundung"
by Peter Alteheld, tour started July 1994
language: de

The report of a 37 days (from July 21, 1994 to August 26, 1994), 4240km tour of the Baltic See along the route: Hamburg - Schleswig/Holstein - Denmark (Border-Frederikshavn) - Norway (Moss-Ostby) - Sweden (Sorsjoern-Grisslehamn) - Aland-Island (Eckeroe-Mariehamn) - Finland (Naantali-Helsinki) - Estonia (Tallinn-Valga) - Latvia (Valka-Bauska) - Lithuania (Salociai-Lazdijai) - Poland (Sejny-Kostrzyn) - Brandenburg - Berlin - Magdeburg - Hannover - Paderborn.

See all 2 reports by Peter Alteheld

Ostsee-Umrundung
by Peter Alteheld, tour started July 1994
language: de

I cycled around the Baltic Sea from mid-June to mid-July 1996, starting in Stockholm and going clockwise, finishing in Stockholm a month later. It was a great trip!

The report of a 37 days (from July 21, 1994 to August 26, 1994), 4240km tour of the Baltic See along the route: Hamburg - Schleswig/Holstein - Denmark (Border-Frederikshavn) - Norway (Moss-Ostby) - Sweden (Sorsjoern-Grisslehamn) - Aland-Island (Eckeroe-Mariehamn) - Finland (Naantali-Helsinki) - Estonia (Tallinn-Valga) - Latvia (Valka-Bauska) - Lithuania (Salociai-Lazdijai) - Poland (Sejny-Kostrzyn) - Brandenburg - Berlin - Magdeburg - Hannover - Paderborn

See all 2 reports by Peter Alteheld

Memories of Norden
by David Dermott, tour started June 1994

A 25 day bicycle tour of Sweden and Norway near midsummer 1994. So why am I on a bike tour of Scandinavia? ( Norden) A long time ago, I was on a trip there with my parents. If I ever went on a bike tour of some foreign land I thought it should be to Norway and Sweden. Some features of the Nordic lifestyle appeal to me- the love of outdoor sports for example. After bicycle touring my big passion is nordic ski touring. I was curious to see that if those old Participaction Canada ads about the 60 year old Swedes were true . THEY ARE TRUE!

Also the climate, vegetation etc of Sweden and Norway are much that of parts of Canada ( Sweden like Nova Scotia, Norway like British Columbia). It would be interesting to see a how another society has developed in the same environmental conditions as Canada. It would be both exotic and familiar.

See all 3 reports by David Dermott

Tour des Fjordes
by Torsten Lif, tour started May 1993
Europe: Norway, Sweden

A recumbent ride from Bergen (Norway) to Motala (Sweden) with Richard Freytag, Charles Clinton and Ian Feldman.

See all 3 reports by Torsten Lif

Bicycle Vacation Sweden-Norway
by Luddo Oh, tour started 1991
Europe: Sweden, Norway

After weighing the pros and cons the far north was attracting me, and the choice fell on Sweden and especially Norway. The timing and the route were perfect - we would return just before the start of the mountain stages of the Tour de France; in June relatively few mosquitoes are around, and, especially in Sweden, there was a fair chance of good weather. The flat part of Sweden gives you a good opportunity to do a bit of cycling before attacking the steep Norwegian mountains.

See all 4 reports by Luddo Oh

Die Radtour zum Nordkapp
by Thomas Korten, tour started 1984
language: de

Wer es nicht erlebt hat, der kann es kaum beschreiben: Ein Ziel so vage, so unkalkulierber, so weit. Und dann befindet man sich auf den letzten Metern.Wer jemals im Norden Europas Urlaub gemacht hat, der weiß, dass im Sommer die Sonne endlos zu scheinen scheint. Aber das täuscht. In der Höhe der Lofoten muss man schon sehr nahe am längsten Tag eintreffen, um von den Berggipfeln die Mitternachtssonne zu sehen. Im August ist es zwar immer noch legendär hell, aber die Sonne taucht bereits für einige Zeit unter den Horizont. Ich bezeichne dieses Schauspiel auch gerne als den Untergang der Mitternachtssonne.

Nordkapp - 4.8.84 - ich bin am Ziel. Das Nordkapp ist zwar schon recht rummelig, weil natürlich Bus um Bus hier hin gekarrt wird, aber es ist nicht wirklich überlaufen. Und Wegezoll gibt es auch noch nicht. Es ist doch eine ganze Reihe von Personen, die auf die sportliche Art und Weise diesen Weg meistern - und da gibt es natürlich viel zu erzählen, auch wenn in dieser Nacht der Untergang der Mitternachtssonne hinter den Wolken stattfindet. Ich schwinge das nun leicht beladene Rad auf den Steinsockel, der die Weltkugel trägt, und mache mit Stativ ein Bild.

See all 6 reports by Thomas Korten

Cycling to the North Cape 1984 - The way to go
by Thomas Korten, tour started 1984

One year after intermediate examinations I manage to take two months off my studies to have a dream come true, cycling to the North Cape (norwegian: Nordkapp). Sure, travelling more than 3600 miles to the north of Norway is not everybodies delight. Temparatures are expected to be low and the weather to be unsteady. However, at the end of this journey I may declare the Scandinavian weather beeing not as bad as its reputation.

On the 4th of july I am ready for take off. That time my bike is one of the oldest, heaviest and less reliable bikes that have ever been seen on their way north. 20 kg of additional weight has to be carried: A tent, sleeping bag, camera, 11 color films (300 slides) and other equipement. On this trip, that does not cost more than DM 1800.- in the end, I ruin a shirt, a jeans, a cycle chain, a tyre cover and not less than 9 spokes. Though the bike never has a puncture.

See all 6 reports by Thomas Korten

Globe at North Cape
Two Wheels... 6000 Miles... Circumnavigating The Baltic Sea
by Michael Hanes

Cycle touring is an excellent way to see the world. It's fast enough to cover great distances, yet slow enough to take everything in. This years ride aims to raise money for UK registered charity Motivation.

Lofoten Islands in Norway, Moskenesoy
Archivio salite d'Europa/European climbs
by Voronin
language: it, de, fr, en

Tabular data and altitude profiles of mountain passes all over Europe.

Trails

MTB Around Uppsala
by Per Löwdin
Europe: Sweden
language: en, se

You will find descriptions of most trails in the vicinity of Uppsala here. There are some absolutely marvelous trails around. In Uppsala we have excellent relationships with hikers, hunters, dog owners, land owners, bird watchers, joggers etc, and we like to maintain good relations, so there are some local ethics.

There are several areas that offers excellent MTB-trails around Uppsala. The descriptions here are in Swedish but can easily be used by non-swedish speaking people. The maps and the gradings will be sufficient to get you started.

See all 8 reports by Per Löwdin

Sites

Fahrrad-Reiseberichte
by Dietmar Jaeger
language: de

An enormous collection of bicycle tours all over the world.
Eine enorme Sammlung von Fahrradtouren in der ganzen Welt.

Cycling info pages

Bicycles - World's Most Efficient Means of Transport
by Hostelio, , submitted 2 September 2009

Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. He carries one gram of his weight over a kilometer of flat road at an expense of only 0.15 calories. The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. [...]

Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bicycle traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man's radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.

The bicycle also uses little space. Eighteen bikes can be parked in the place of one car, thirty of them can move along in the space devoured by a single automobile. It takes three lanes of a given size to move 40,000 people across a bridge in one hour by using automated trains, four to move them on buses, twelve to move them in their cars, and only two lanes for them to pedal across on bicycles. Of all these vehicles, only the bicycle really allows people to go from door to door without walking. The cyclist can reach new destinations of his choice without his tool creating new locations from which he is barred. [...]

Nordic-Quest 24
by Johann Longwitz, , submitted 27 November 2008

These will be the longest single stage mountainbike races in Europe.

Teams have 24 hours to complete 250km courses.

The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
by Patrick Sexton, , submitted 6 January 2007

[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]

What are hostels?

The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.

world map
Rec.Travel Library: Sweden
Europe: Sweden
Swedish Cycling Page
by Magnus Åström
Europe: Sweden
language: se, en

Addresses of cycling clubs in Sweden, calendar, links, races, publications, shops, and touring and racing events.

Tjej-Vättern
Europe: Sweden
language: se

``One of the biggest exercise on bicycle only for women''

Skandinavialoppet
language: se

A Nordic challenge for bikers - exercise races in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Make 3 of them in 3 years an you recive a diploma.

Scandinavian Lady Tours
language: se

A Nordic challenge only for women - exercise races in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Make 3 of them in 3 years and you recive a diploma.

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