Bicycle package Göta Canal 54 km
Cycling: 54 km starting in Sjötorp, Västergötland
1 night 1 950 SEK / pers
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1 950 SEK / pers
hotel
1 night
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54 km

Included

  • doneOne night in a 4-bed cottage
  • done1 x breakfast
  • done1 x lunch package (excl. Drink)
  • done1 x dinner (excl. Drink)
  • doneRental bike & tour description
  • doneBicycle service if required

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • donebicycle trailer
  • donePets are welcome (pre-booked)

Experience a fantastic cycling holiday along the Göta Canal in one of our most popular bike packages. During the two days of cycling you will cross 16 locks and several bridges, while enjoying the experience of cycling along the canal on the car-free cycle path.

Göta canal, which is sometimes called "Sweden's blue ribbon" is one of the world's strangest waterways. With its 190.5 kilometers of hand-dug canal, it connects the country's two largest cities where it stretches from Sjötorp on the shores of Lake Vänern to Slätbacken between Söderköping and Mem in Östergötland.

Day 1

Cycle along Sweden's blue belt

The bikes are picked up between 09.00-11.30 at Sjötorp's bicycle rental located just north of the canal bridge. You keep cycling close to the Göta Canal on the old tug road where oxen used to pull out the boats. The bike tour goes through beautiful greenery and a vibrant cultural landscape with farms, animals and fields. Along the way, there is much to experience and for many, the cycling experience itself is more important than the very purpose of the trip.

After about 7 km cycling from Sjötorp you will arrive at Lyrestad, a small community beautifully located by the canal where you can relax with a coffee, peek in the shops or visit one of several ancient relics in the area. Three kilometers ahead you arrive in Norrkvarn's lock area where you can view the entire Göta canal built up in miniature and the famous "hotel stumps". With you in the pack you have the good lunch package from Malta's fish and delicacies that you can enjoy anytime the spirit falls on.

After another 15 km of cycling, you pass Hajstorp's lock café - one of the real gems of the Göta Canal - and soon you are in Töreboda where the ferry Lina, Europe's smallest ferry, travels the canal. A trip to the other side costs 1 SEK. After the stop in Töreboda you have only nine kilometers left to Wassbacken where you spend the night and well deserved enjoy a good dinner. If you want to ride a little more, we can recommend a trip to Tåtorp on Lake Viken. Along the way you pass, among other things, a small island in the middle of the canal that marks the highest point of the canal.

4-bed cottage, Sjötorp
Lunch packages and dinner
30-38 km
Day 2

Breakfast, cycling and home journey

After a good breakfast you start your return journey to Sjötorp by cycling the same trip back, though now in the opposite direction. Be sure to visit the places you may have missed yesterday - there is guaranteed to be no ice cream parlor or store you didn't have time to explore.

Once in Sjötorp you return the bike and walk to the cozy restaurant Kajutan, which is right next to the Göta Canal locks. There you can have a lovely lunch, and afterwards we recommend that you take a little walk in Sjötorp and take a look at all the fine boats that are moored.

Breakfast
30 km

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation up to 25 days before the start date.
- 24-14 days before the start date, 50% of the package's total price.
- 13 days before the start date, 100% of the total price of the package.
You can also choose to buy a cancellation cover for SEK 125 / person that applies in case of illness.

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July 2022
Pain in the ass but otherwise it was a wonderful trip.
Börje Karlsson
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June 2021
Fantastic cycling experience. The guys at Sjötorps Cykeluthyrning were very accommodating with good equipment and good advice (10 stars to them!) The road along the canal was in excellent condition and thus easy to cycle. The food included in the package was very good. The overall rating is lowered by the accommodation, even though it was clean and tidy and beautifully located. A "growling" fridge and squeaking doors in the service house disturbed the night's sleep in the grossest way.
Susan G.
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August 2020
Was a very nice trip. The rain stopped just in time.
Ewa-Britt Gunnstedt