Island Cycling

A lazy bike ride around the perimeters of Gotland, the holiday-friendly Baltic Sea island, is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time in Sweden: the mostly flat, paved Gotlandsleden cycle path circles the island, passing fields of poppies, shady woodlands, historic churches and ancient rune stones at regular intervals. Also just a ferry ride from Stockholm, the autonomous Åland islands have a network of bridges and ferries that makes them a pleasure to pedal around. Or try the 105km-long ride around Bornholm, one of Denmark's National Routes.