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“A great way to experience Stockholm”
Review of Bike Sweden

Bike Sweden
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Best of Stockholm City and the National City Park - 3 hour Bike Tour
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Private 2h Bike Tour: Best of Stockholm City and the National City Park
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Private 3h Bike Tour: Best of Stockholm City and the National City Park
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Owner description: Experience Stockholm on a bike! Join one of our popular guided sightseeing tours or rent a bike from our central location and cycle to the island of Djurgarden or into the city. We provide you with all you need, from maps, suggested bike tours and good quality bikes (helmets are included for free, but optional for adults). Suitable for all ages, we have kids bikes, child seats, child carriages, adult bikes, mountain bikes, racers and more. Visit us to take your Stockholm holiday onto two wheels!
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Earlier in our trip, we did a cycling tour in Copenhagen so were keen to try it again. Bike Sweden tours are included on the Stockholm Card (a great value, by the way) so we decided to do it. We met at the starting point outside the Historica Museet (a five minute walk from the Karlaplan metro station) at 3:30pm and joined the "National City Park" tour. Our fantastic and friendly guide, Elisabeth, set the ground rules right away and helped us to understand the rules of the road. Our group was about 15 people - probably the maximum number for a guide to effectively manage a tour. The tour left promptly and lasted about two hours. The pace was brisk but given that it was mostly flat, it was quite manageable. Our trip through Djurgården was wonderful and it was here that we were introduced to the Prins Eugens museet, which Elisabeth heartily recommended (we went later and loved it). Our guide stopped several times to offer commentary, often throwing in personal stories which I thought was a nice touch. Our group managed to stay together but a larger group could easily get separated. The first 30 minutes or so involve the most interaction with crossing traffic and city streets - after that it is mostly in a peaceful park setting.

Our bikes were in good condition and easy to ride. Helmets were available but getting one in perfect working order required digging through the bin. A previous reviewer mentioned an encounter with foul-mouthed young staff at the rental booth and I witnessed the same thing. It didn't bother me that much but I certainly agree it is no way to run a business. Cycling in Stockholm is just a tad less organized than it is in Copenhagen. I found that while there were cycling lanes everywhere, they weren't always physically separated from the traffic, and the painted lines and symbols on the pavement could use a refresh in many places. Other than that, I do recommend this tour. It is a very peaceful way to spend a few hours in hectic Stockholm. The regular price is 300 SEK (without Stockholm Card). The only restroom opportunities were at the start and end of the tour.

1  Thank jameskul
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was a great way to see the city sights but, with 23 in the group and only one guide, you could not learn much. The guide was at the front and the group was way too big to hear what was being said. Half the group would not get through the traffic lights at the same time as the rest of the group and there was not enough communication.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We participated in this bike tour with our Stockholm card and are glad we did it. The tour takes you around the city to some major stops and is a break from all the walking! A few places we got to bike past included the opera, the royal palace, city hall, Gamla Stan, the view from Riddarholmen, and many more! If you need to use the restrooms, makes sure to have some change because one of the first stops is in Kungstradgarden where you have to pay if you want to use the restrooms (like pretty much everywhere else in Stockholm). Overall, we enjoyed this experience.

Thank kkw0ng
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We did a 2 hour bike tour of the city with our Italian guide David. Stockholm is very bike friendly and this is a great form of transport for the city and was easy to get round and see the main attractions. Our guide was so knowledgable on the history of the city and made sure everyone was ok on the bikes. It is a great tour to see some main attractions and get your bearings on the city. We enjoyed it so much we hired bikes for the rest of the day to explore the city more. Really friendly staff and great tours.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family of four (youngest child 17 years old) showed up for the afternoon tour. There were 2 young males manning the business (a trailer), and instead of engaging in conversation with us as we were the first there, they talked loudly to each other, one dropping the f bomb constantly. It was extremely offending that in the presence of customers a guide/worker felt it was okay to curse every 10 seconds for absolutely no reason. Not only that but the topics of their loud conversations were quite vulgar.

When it finally came time for our tour, the previous group still had not returned. Then, 15 minutes past our scheduled time, the group returned in groups of 2s and 3s and the guide had let them actually get LOST on the tour!!!! The guide and returned first with 5 others, and so we waited another 10 minutes for the rest of the group to return so we could use their bikes.

The tour itself was great-scenery was fantastic and guide was dull yet informative. Yet my youngest daughters bike chain came of several times throughout the tour, and the guide was so far ahead she didn't even realize we had fallen behind because the bike chain broke, leaving us to fix it ourselves.

After returning from the tour we experienced the same cursing vulgarity, and quickly left. Without the teenage boys at the beginning, I would've rated the experience slightly higher.

1  Thank Kels72
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