Cycling holiday in Skaraborg
19-26 August 2020
Join us on a cycling holiday in bike friendly Skaraborg
Let Sweden’s top cyclist guide you through a fantastic weekend of cycling, with training and good food in an inspiring landscape. From the bike saddle, looking out over the fertile, beautiful and magnificent region of Skaraborg, former pro cyclist Glenn Magnusson has put in thousands of training hours, an experience that will help provide you with the best cycling, on the best roads, in really beautiful surroundings. We’ll also fit in a trip on Lake Vänern’s most modern and fastest passenger boat. Your captain, Jonas Lindborg, and his 31 foot Nimbus Paragon yacht powered by a 700 hp eco-friendly engine, will take you on a fantastic boat ride through the lake’s island packed archipelago and out onto open water.
19-26 August 2020
80 -100 km cycled per day (on your own, or hired bike). No heavily trafficked roads. Routes created/chosen by Glenn Magnusson to ensure an optimal experience, in terrain that doesn’t include any advanced climbs. The stages are on smaller asphalted roads in beautiful, undulating countryside.
Skaraborg boasts open landscapes and lots of lakes, including the two largest in the country, Vänern and Vättern, as well as a rich cultural heritage which you’ll see signs of along the way. All routes are led by a guide on a bike, with a support vehicle as back up.
A number of the places we’ll be staying at in Skaraborg include Hotel Björkhaga, Lumber & Karle, Norrqvarn Hotel & Conference, Billingehus and Hotel Bellevue, some of the most exclusive accommodation in the area. Eating well won’t be a problem, as all the kitchens provide excellent cuisine, often with delicious locally produced food on the menu.
80-100 km, relatively flat.
This trip will be 80-100 km long, with a comfortable cycle speed for a fit person. To be able to participate you should be capable of cycling 100 km and preferably have experience of group riding.
1 bike = Beginner
2 bikes = Cycles for fitness occasionally
3 bikes = Exercises regularly
4 bikes = Elite fitness enthusiast
5 bikes = Competition level cyclist
Price and conditions
Date: 19-26 August 2020
Price, accommodation in double room: 2300 Euros
if booked after 1 March 2020: 2400 Euros
Price without transfer to hotel:deduct 100 Euros
Single room supplement: 300 Euros
Bike: Hired bike 270 Euros
The trip includes:
- Transfer to and from Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg
- 7 nights hotel stay in a shared double room
- 7 breakfasts
- 7 lunches
- 7 dinners
- Boat trip on Lake Vänern
- Energy bars and bike bottles
- Guides on the sessions, both on bikes and in the support vehicle
- Cycling clothes washed daily (bring a laundry bag)
- Room to keep bikes secure
- Travel guarantee
- Land latest 16.00 19/8 at Gothenburg Landvetter. Fly earliest 12.00 26/8 from Gothenburg Landvetter.
- Drinks with your meals
A 500 Euro deposit will be payable on booking. Final payment will be invoiced two months before departure. The booking is binding and personal.
Cancellations can be made up to 20 days before the day of departure, with a loss of the deposit. After that the full amount will be payable.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
DO YOU ARRANGE TRANSPORT OF CYCLES TO THE ACCOMMODATION?
On our trips your bike will be ready for you when you arrive at the hotel, and after the trip we will arrange return of bikes to the hire centre. So you don’t need to collect bikes, or clean them either.
DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT FOR THE HIRE BIKE?
No, that will be done by us.
IF I’M TRAVELLING ALONE CAN I STILL SHARE A ROOM WITH SOMEONE?
On each trip the participant’s choice of room is allocated on a first past the post basis. You will always be allocated a room with someone of the same sex.
IF I’M LACTOSE INTOLERANT WILL I BE ABLE TO COME ON ONE OF YOUR TRIPS?
We have had many guests with different food allergies and intolerances over the years who have always been well looked after, so it won’t be a problem.
WHEN I LAND AT THE AIRPORT HOW DO I KNOW WHERE TO GO?
One of our tour leaders will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall right outside the exit from the bag pick up area.
DO I NEED TO BRING PEDALS FOR MY HIRE BIKE?
No, if you let us know which pedals you use we’ll arrange for them to be on the bike ready for you.
WHAT IF I’M TOO TIRED TO GET BACK TO THE HOTEL DURING A SESSION?
There’s always a support vehicle on every excursion so you can hop on board if you get tired.
ARE THE GUIDES ON THE TRIP ENGLISH SPEAKING?
Yes, all the Swedish guides on our trips speak English.
IS THERE A SPA AT THE ACCOMMODATION AND IF SO CAN I USE IT?
Yes, there are spas at many of the hotels and we are very welcome to enjoy using the facilities.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE PART IN ALL THE TRAINING SESSIONS IF I’M STAYING FOR A WHOLE WEEK?
Not at all. You can take part in our well arranged training sessions on every day if you so choose. But sometimes participants just want to take it easy, so it’s of course perfectly OK to
have one or a few rest days.