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Good road standard, Mainly asphalt
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Low traffic road
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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 trail best by bicycle and then there is the extensive Västgötaleden trail available with its often very light-cycled small roads. Even more choices for those who want to ride a bike arise as the Swedish route also goes through the area. There are many good starting points for the cycling trip such as Mariestad, Skövde, Skara, Herrljunga, Trollhättan, Borås and generally good signage of the trail.

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)


Bicycle on the regional buses
If available, you can bring your bike by purchasing a bicycle ticket for SEK 30, in addition to the price for valid travel voucher. In this case, the bicycle must be placed in the cargo area of the bus. However, a folded mini bike that you can carry yourself is counted as luggage and may be carried free of charge.

Kinnekulle train
Bicycles may be taken on board to the extent possible, however, a maximum of six bicycles per commuter train and a maximum of two bicycles per train. Bike tickets cost 30 SEK per bike and you buy the ticket from train values. The ticket is valid for 180 minutes. Folded mini bike is counted as luggage and may be carried free of charge. Box bicycles and bicycle carts must not be included.

Västtåg
Bicycles may be taken on board to the extent possible, however a maximum of six bicycles per commuter train and a maximum of two bicycles per Västtåg and Kinnekulletåg. Bike tickets cost 30 SEK per bike and you buy the ticket from train values. The ticket is valid for 180 minutes. Folded mini bike is counted as luggage and may be carried free of charge. Box bicycles and bicycle carts must not be included.

Västtrafik
If available, you can bring your bike by purchasing a bicycle ticket for SEK 30, in addition to the price for valid travel voucher. In this case, the bicycle must be placed in the cargo area of the bus. However, a folded mini bike that you can carry yourself is counted as luggage and can be carried free of charge according to the following travel conditions regarding luggage.

Do not miss...

  • bookmarkLäckö Castle
  • bookmarkThe beach dance at Hornborgasjön
  • bookmarkCheetah when it blooms in spring
  • bookmarkVarnhem Abbey Church
  • bookmarkThe untouched forests in Tivenens National Park
  • bookmarkKarlsborg Fortress
  • bookmarkVästergötland Museum
  • bookmarkThe troll hood cases when the dust covers are opened
  • bookmarkLocks in the Göta Canal
  • bookmarkTorpa stone houses
  • bookmarkHusaby church
  • bookmarkSkara Cathedral
  • bookmarkCultural Quarter Pedagogy
  • bookmarkDisappearance use
  • bookmarkStole manor

Bicycle Maps

Connecting bicycle trails