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Sweden Baltic coast

kevin_stephenskevin_stephens Posts: 184
edited June 2018 in Tour & expedition
We are taking our camper van over land to a wedding in Northern Sweden in July, generally driving up the Baltic coast route with excursions on the way. We are planning to take our road bikes for a combination of gentle tourist excursions and also harder training rides on the way. Can anyone offer any advice, or links to advice on suitable routes, cycling maps, condition of roads away from the high ways, whether mountain bikes may be more appropriate than road bikes etc?

Many thanks
I want to climb hills so badly;
and I climb hills so badly


  • durhamwaspdurhamwasp Posts: 1,247
    Having spent a lot of time in Finnish Lapland and also Sweden, i'd say road bikes will be ideal. Once you get North of Stockholm the smaller roads are of good quality and quiet. Obviously the main road North following the coast from Stockholm up towards Sundsvall and Skelleftea is busy with lorries etc.

    Couple of years ago we too had a plan in place to drive our motorhome to a wedding in Kemi, but ended up flying. Great countries. - Reports on Cingles du Mont Ventoux, Alpe D'Huez, Galibier, Izoard, Tourmalet, Paris-Roubaix Sportive & Tour of Flanders Sportive, Amstel Gold Xperience, Vosges, C2C, WOTR routes....
  • tourdrivingtourdriving Posts: 228 bike hire and travel links, in 47 countries UK Bike & Motorcycle hire in Counties after ABC
  • jc4labjc4lab Posts: 554
    Consider a car ferry to Gotland..Nick Crane's(of Coast fame ) Guide to Europe (ihave thisa very old cycling guide book)recommends this tiny island as cycle paradise ..5th August to 12th is The Viking Medival Festival there too.Camping or A camper van is Ideal as everywhere will be full
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