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The Västgötal Trail is signposted with red signs along the road

It may be disputed if Västergötland is Sweden's cradle, but no one can dispute that it is a landscape full of exciting historical monuments. Tombs from the Stone Age, Birger Jarl's hometown and scene of large parts of Jan Guillou's dramatic books about Arn. In addition, the landscape is beautiful, fertile and varied. Here you will find Birger Sjöbergs Vänersborg for those who enjoy shows and at Vänern beach you will find magnificent Läckö castles with opera and other musical experiences.

Pictures: Skövde tourist agency

Of course, you experience the Västgötaleden best by bike and then the extensive Västgötaleden is available with its often very easy-to-cycle small roads. Even more choices for those who want to cycle arise as the Swedish Trail also runs through the area. There are many good starting points for the cycling trip such as Mariestad, Skövde, Skara, Herrljunga, Trollhättan, Borås and usually good signage of the trail. The Swedish Cycling Association has developed the route and set up all signs along the Västgötaleden.

Since the books of the Knights of Arn were published, medieval churches and monastery ruins have revived, with adventurous stories for both old and young. In the middle of Skara and Skövde lies Hornborgasjön, which is widely famous for its annual trend dance. The Västgötal Trail is surrounded by Sweden's two largest lakes Vänern and Vättern, traverses the plains landscape to the west, among the characteristic plateau mountains and through the deep forests of Tivedens and Hökensås with cloudberry ants and clear lakes where the big pockets cry in the evenings.

Main Route: 1140 km (Vätternleden meanders through almost all of Västergötland)


Kinnekulle train
Bicycles may be brought on board subject to availability. A folded mini bike is counted as luggage and can be carried free of charge. Box bicycles and bicycle carts must not be included.

Västtåg
Bicycles may be brought on board subject to availability. A folded mini bike is counted as luggage and can be carried free of charge. Box bicycles and bicycle carts must not be included.

Västtrafik
You are not allowed to take a regular bicycle on board buses. A folded mini bike that you can carry yourself, on the other hand, counts as luggage and can be carried free of charge according to the following travel conditions regarding luggage.

See and experience

  • local_seeThe untouched forests in Tivenens National Park
  • local_seeDisappearance use
  • local_seeHusaby church
  • local_seeKarlsborg Fortress
  • local_seeCheetah when it blooms in spring
  • local_seeCultural Quarter Pedagogy
  • local_seeLäckö Castle
  • local_seeSkara Cathedral
  • local_seeLocks in the Göta Canal
  • local_seeStole manor
  • local_seeTorpa stone houses
  • local_seeThe beach dance at Hornborgasjön
  • local_seeThe troll hood cases when the dust covers are opened
  • local_seeVarnhem Abbey Church
  • local_seeVästergötland Museum

Bicycle Maps

  • Bicycle map 21 The water around the North Cover

    Bicycle map Vättern around (northern part)

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  • Bicycle map 18 North Västergötland cover

    Bicycle map North Västergötland

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  • Bicycle map 17 Southern Bohuslän cover

    Bicycle map Södra Bohuslän

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  • Bicycle map 14 The water around the southern cover

    Bicycle map Vättern around (southern part)

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  • Bicycle map 13 South Västergötland cover

    Bicycle map South Västergötland

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  • Bicycle map 12 Västergötland Gothenburg cover

    Bicycle map Västergötland / Gothenburg

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Connecting bicycle routes