Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside

“Paddle, cycle and hike your way around the Sormland countryside and lakes close to Stockholm on a week-long self guided multi-activity trip.”

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Stockholm | Sörmland | Marviken lake system | Gripsholm Castle | Royal Tullgarn Palace | Trosa | Mariefred | steamboat ride on Lake Mälaren |

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18 May 2018
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Responsible tourism: Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside

Environment

All our trips are about enjoying and experiencing the natural and cultural beauty of the region, in a respectful and considerate way. Our trips are only run with small groups, most often from two people to four people, to ensure that impact on the environment is a minimum at all times, and the most personal and rich experience can be had by all.

We are a member of the Svenska Ekoturismföreningen (Swedish Ecotourism Association) which works towards an improved tourism which protects and takes responsibility for our delicate natural and cultural environment. Our company beliefs reflect this vision.

As our trips are self-guided, we make extra efforts to provide travelers with as much information about the local area as possible, including information about bird, animal and plantlife as well as historical and cultural information. This ensures that, even without a guide, we can inform travelers about the region. With additional knowledge, travelers can go one step further to protecting the environment.

We take responsibility of ensuring that rubbish is handled accordingly. both in the countryside and in the office, with a developed sorting system. Use of paper is spared with all marketing made online to avoid the production of own brochures. Travelers are encouraged to recycle as much literature as possible that they are provided with at the start of the trip.

Community

We wholeheartedly support the local economy - our guests want to experience the genuine region in which they are traveling, and our aim is to let it be seen and enjoyed.

Encounters with the locals is a fundamental aspect of our trips, and we therefore make all efforts to use suppliers from the area. With this aim in mind, we ensure all meals are provided from local suppliers with a commitment to using local produce. Where meals are not provided, we encourage travelers to visit locally-owned restaurants, take extra day trips, etc.
We prefer to use accommodation that is smaller and more personal which allows an insight into the local community. Where possible, we use local suppliers (e.g. boat and canoe suppliers). Our aim is always to promote and support the local community.

Our trips are designed so that travelers pass by cultural and historical sites en route, and information is provided about these sites. Travelers are encouraged to visit or take guided tours, and all opening times of sites, shops, facilities are indicated to allow the traveler the opportunity to maximise their visit.

We have also supported the local community by providing translation services of local websites to help encourage tourism from abroad.

Our trips would quite simply not be the same without the support of the local community.

6 Reviews of Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside

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Reviewed on 11 Aug 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


jumping in the lake for a cool off after a long day canoeing

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Pack for all weathers and bring good walking boots

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We camped in local state camping areas, used a local canoeing company and used our own manpower to get about by biking, canoeing and walking.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Had a great vacation. After busy days there was always a great place to stay and good food to eat. It was well planned and thought through and Carmen smoothed it all along nicely.

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The day canoeing and camping it really felt like a wilderness adventure even though you are really not far from Stockholm.. We were lucky with the weather.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The activities are quite tiring, though you can cut the walking and cycling short (we did on the walking day). The walking and cycling distances don't sound
much but the walking is quite up and down and some of the cycling is on gravel tracks so you don't go very fast. You might want cycling gloves or similar to
use for the canoeing and cycling and we had padded cycling shorts for the cycling which we appreciated given how bumpy some of the gravel tracks were.
Eating out and alcohol (especially in restaurants) is quite expensive so plan accordingly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


All the accommodation was with locally run hotels or B&Bs and the modes of travel have low impact. It is possible that more could be done to recycle the
containers for the packed lunches or else use less plastic containers. Having said that more than enough food was provided for the packed lunches.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was very good. It was certainly quite tiring but very enjoyable. It was well organised and Carmen was very helpful.

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The week of touring Sweden's countryside on our own with some support was amazing, breathtaking and so enjoyable!
Carmen was welcoming, informative and very organised. The equipment, support and food provided was high quality and suited to our needs. The mountain bikes with panniers and map carriers were very easy to use and lock up at various stops, tent and camping gear was top notch, BnB's fabulous with fantastic hosts. Carmen transported our luggage daily with no hassles while we rode, paddled or walked to our next destination. Maps and notes were provided at the beginning of our trip that were detailed and informative.
The highlight was the day canoeing the freshwater lakes, stopping for lunch at a remote location with a picnic lunch provided and then camping beside the last lake in a tent that was already set up. To top this day off we picked fresh raspberries to eat with the feast that was provided for dinner.
Nothing was too much trouble, difficult dietary needs were accommodated, every thing ran smoothly from day one to finish.
Every day was immensely enjoyed, a week full of activity that was completed at our pace.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If you love off the beaten track locations and visiting local places then book this vacation! The variety of activities allowed us to do and see so much and gave us opportunities to use different muscles daily. Pack nicks (bike pants if you are delicate!) for the riding day, suncream and mozzie spray a must. And a good camera as the views are amazing.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


As we walked, rode or paddled every day and stayed in local BnB's this vacation really benefits the local communities and reduces
carbon emissions. The only time a small car was used was to transport our luggage and this was combined with other guests traveling the opposite direction.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic! This week was one of an 8 week European adventure for us visiting 12 countries and was by far a front runner in value for money, experiences and attention to detail. Well done Carmen on offering such a great experience that suited our needs and level of fitness.

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Canoeing down the lakes from Mariefred. Wonderful scenery, great
fun, swimming off rocks and picnicking on the lakeside.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Do some cycling and walking before you go, to get your muscles in a bit of
shape. Also - ladies especially - take with you, or ask for, a gel saddle pad as
the bike saddles are quite hard!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We spent money locally, especially on food and used a lot of public transport
or our own muscles.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was fantastic - a really good way of seeing a country and having fun at the
same time. And perfectly organised.

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Loved it all. All trails were easy to follow and really beautiful. We had a great time. The accommodation selected by Carmen was all of a very high quality, and provided an excellent taste of real Sweden. This was a perfect vacation for a fairly active family with 12 and 15 year olds. The days are fairly active, so book thIs if you want an active week.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


There was a bit of wet weather around although we got fairly lucky, so pack appropriately. We didn't take walking boots for the hiking day, a good pair of waterproof trainers is enough. Make sure you have enough time in Stockholm, it is worth it. We also booked a follow up week on the island of Uto, which was fantastic, so maybe consider this if you want another week.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we stayed in small bed and breakfasts, and Swedish owned hotels in Stockholm.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very highly, if you are active and want a well planned mix of cycling, kayaking and walking in the depths of the Swedish countryside then go for it. A good vacation for families with teenagers

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Visiting the archipelago

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If cycling invest I'm gel saddle covers - amazon do some £3-4!
Carry water snacks & fruit

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden.

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