Category Archives: Sweden

Train & Bike Horror Stories!

Train and Bike Horror Stories - Bicycle Touring Pro

 Traveling on a train with your bicycle isn’t always easy. In fact, sometimes, traveling with a bike on a train is a downright disaster! In this new video/audio podcast, Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro, shares three train and bike horror stories from his bicycle touring adventures all around the world. These are […]

Line Gammelli – The Lessons She Learned From Her First Two Bike Tours

Line Gammelli

Line Gammelli is a 20-year-old woman from Örebro, Sweden. After watching a video about a bike tour in Japan, she discovered the Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube channel and sent me a message: Hello, my name is Line Gammeli. I’m 20 years old and live in Sweden. This summer I’m planning a bike tour from a […]

Northern Sweden By Bike: Our 2017 Group Bicycle Tour From Umeå to Luleå

Three male and female bicycle tourists riding on dirt road

There’s a small city called Umeå in northeastern Sweden that few tourists have ever heard of or would ever care to visit. But this beautiful university town on the edge of the Ume river became the launching pad for my 2017 bike tour in Sweden, Finland and Norway; served as my home-base for the entire […]

Bicycle Touring in Sweden, Finland and Norway – 15 Important Things You Need To Know

Sabine and Jens Kunze of Fahrradnomaden

Sweden, Finland and Norway are the three most northern countries in all of Europe… and these Nordic nations also happen to be three of the best places of go bicycle touring in the world. I know that Sweden, Finland and Norway are great bicycle touring destinations because I’ve spent more than seven months of my […]

Cycling to the North Cape in Nordkapp, Norway

Darren Alff kneeling next to his Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 tent and Co-Motion Cycles Siskiyou touring bicycle in Sweden

During the summer of 2017, I flew from Los Angeles, California (in the United States) to Umeå, Sweden (in northern Europe) and began cycling to the North Cape in Nordkapp, Norway. Along the way, I passed through three different Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland and Norway), camped in my tent each and every night of the […]

My 2017 Bike Tour In Sweden, Norway & Finland

Pitching a tent on a bike tour

It’s time to announce the plans for my 2017 bike tour in Sweden, Norway and Finland! This summer I will be participating in a three-month long cycling adventure in some of Europe’s most northerly places – many of which are high above the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets during the summer months and […]

Why I Quit My Bike Tour

Tired and quitting

After completing my recent 2016 bike tour across Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Norway and Sweden, I flew back to the United States and some have you have been asking, “Darren, why did you quit your bike after only three months?” After all, many of my previous bicycle touring expeditions have been much longer. Seven months, […]

I Got Kicked Off A Train In Sweden!!!

That’s right! During one of the last days of my 2015 bike tour across Europe, I was forced to travel by train… and things didn’t go according to plan. Watch the video above and you’ll hear the story of how I was kicked off a train in Sweden… and how I ran into numerous other […]

Biking Across Norway & Sweden – Videos From A Scandinavian Cycling Adventure

sweden and norway bike tour

I had been in Norway for nearly two whole months at this point… but I still had another week of cycling in front of me before my Scandinavian bike tour would be over. I had spent a week cycling across Sweden and southern Norway with Pablo and Ana and their dog Hippie. I had spent […]

Photos From My Bike Ride Across Norway & Sweden

norway bridge with sunset orange and blue sky

After two-and-a-half weeks of rest and relaxation in this Sula island vacation home, I packed up my  touring bicycle, pedaled out of the drive way, and began my 10-day self-supported bicycle tour across Norway and Sweden. I had to leave super early on the first day, so I was super tired as I left the […]

Cycling In Sweden – The New Video Blog TV Show

bike canine bicycle tour in sweden

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to ride a bicycle across the Scandinavian country of Sweden? In this new video series from Bicycle Touring Pro you’ll get the opportunity to see what it’s like to travel by bike across one of the flattest, most bike-friendly and most beautiful countries in the world […]

Cycling In Scandinavia – What You Need To Know

norway bike tour for couples

If you’ve been following along here at Bicycle Touring Pro, you know that I just finished a 2.5-month-long bicycle tour in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I participated in three different self-guided bicycle tours with two local tour companies… and I also conducted several self-supported bicycle tours in Scandinavia as well. If you’ve ever thought about […]