Cycling holiday Göta kanal round-trip
Töreboda, Västergötland (approx. 72 km)
2 nights fr. 2 700 SEK / pers
  • doneOne night at Pensionat Prästgården, Töreboda
  • doneOne night in a 4-bed cottage, Jonsboda Camping
  • doneBed linen and towels
  • done2 x breakfast buffet
  • done1 x lunch (day 1)
  • done1 x lunch package (day 2)
  • done2 x noon
  • doneEntrance ticket to the Göta Canal Museum
  • doneRental bicycle, 3 gears with bike basket and helmet (from 8 years)
  • doneBicycle map and route description
  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneElectric bike
  • doneSuitcase, child seat and banner bike
  • doneLuggage transport
  • doneCancellation protection: 200 Sec

It is about the largest building project in Sweden's history. Today, the Göta Canal is one of the biggest tourist attractions and for those who want to get to know one of the most beautiful parts of the canal's route, this bike package is perfect. Alongside all the beautiful views, you can see, among other things, the canal's highest land point at 91.5 meters above sea level and the hand-operated lock in Tåtorp.

The scenic bike ride is always on car-free roads a few meters from the canal edge. The start and end points are in Töreboda via Sjötorp at the Göta Canal's inlet from Lake Vänern. In Töreboda there is, among other things, a K-marked railway station from 1859. The first night you stay at Pensionat Prästgårdens family hotel and the second night in cabins right next to the Göta Canal, more specifically at the nice Jonsboda Café & Camping.

It is easy to take the train to Töreboda - 30 km from Stockholm and 20 km from Gothenburg. Bike rental is available at Café Visthuset about 500 meters from the train station and 400 meters from Pensionat Prästgården.

Day 1:

Töreboda - Sjötorp round trip

The journey begins in Töreboda, which is perfect because you can get there by train. Then a charming canal-cycle ride follows 19 locks to Sjötorp. In Sjötorp, lunch is served at Cafe Baltzar at the harbor basin (obviously named after Baltzar von Platen who is the channel's author). You will learn more about the canal by visiting the canal museum (entrance included) located at Sjötorp harbor. When you are happy with the day, it is time to cycle back to Töreboda and the waiting dinner. You stay at Pensionat Prästgården's family-run hotel and dinner is served at a nearby restaurant about 300 meters from the hotel.
(Suggestion: take the train to Töreboda).

Guest house, Töreboda
Lunch and dinner
About 40 km
Day 2:

Töreboda - Tåtorp - Jonsboda

After a good breakfast, the bike ride continues to Tåtorp and today's final destination Jonsboda. On the way you pass the Wassbacken and then the island of Lanthöjden where you can see the seven meters high obelisk which marks the canal's highest land point at 91.5 m above sea level. The bike ride continues to beautiful Tåtorp where the Göta Canal opens into Lake Viken. In Tåtorp you can see one of the channel's two hand operated locks. It was built in 1814, is a level loop that regulates the water level between the canal and the lake Viken and has a fall height of 0.2 meters. When you feel satisfied for the day, you cycle back to Jonsboda where overnight and food await a small, cozy campsite.

In the evening we recommend for a while in the wood-burning sauna which is right next to the canal edge. Enjoy the tranquility and the relaxing atmosphere on the jetty or on the terrace in Jonsboda, right next to the canal. If you are lucky, one of the big passenger boats will come by, absolutely magical!

Cottage, Jonsboda
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
About 25 km
Day 3:

Jonsboda - Töreboda

Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Göta Canal and the boats chugging past. The bike ride through this picturesque part of Västergötland leads back to Töreboda. It is no rush, and then you can remember that when the railroad needed to standardize time in Sweden in the mid-1800s to be able to make timetables, it was decided that time in Töreboda could be "the original time". You have reached the end goal with lots of new memories and pleasant experiences along the Göta Canal.

About 7 km

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August 2019
July 2019
Really lovely bike ride! The food at the campsite could have been better, but otherwise a fantastic trip.
July 2019
Eva Jonsson
Beautiful and peaceful. Good bikes. Nice staff o good food at restaurant Krubb
July 2019
Åke Nilsson
We were really happy with our little bike holiday. Starting date June 19. The 3rd day we should have breakfast. However, we would like to point out that we did not get any breakfast in Jonstorp .. We were on site from 07.55 - 08.15 .. then we traveled on. Breakfast was to be served from 8am ... but no one showed up. Yours sincerely Åke o Gunilla Nilsson
June 2019
Carl-Anders Johnsson
The marking of the joint in some sections is inadequate. The Töreboda - Sjötorp section no problems, especially as one had the channel as a lead, unlike the Jonsboda - Tåtorp section which eventually withdrew from the channel (maybe because I made the wrong choice with no guided guidance?). In any case, I suddenly found myself on a trail that, according to the label, ended in Karlsborg and decided to give up Tåtorp and, after some annoyance, reached back to Jonsboda.
June 2019
Margaret Öhlin
Fantastic nice bike ride for three days. However, the weather was not so nice, windy and rainy two of the days. Since we cycled so early in the season, the café in Tåtorp was not open yet. May be good to note in the program. Feel free to mention that the sauna, which we hoped for, costs 300 SEK to rent!
September 2018
Kiki Morsing
Fantastically nice and thoughtful treatment at Prästgården. We were all very happy with the whole experience.
August 2018
Emilia Ahnlund
A wonderful trip .Beautiful nature experiences .Long long bike rides.Göta canal and its history is fantastic.
August 2018
Monica Törnquist
The accommodation in Brovaktarstugan was above expectations. We found out that we feel "too spoiled" for staying in a camping cabin, going to the toilet in the dark when you need to go there at night (there was nothing wrong with the cabin). It wasn't that far from Jonstorp to Töreboda. Had we had a face in hand we would have preferred to stay in Brovaktarstugan one more night.
July 2018
Margret Grönkvist
Better than expected
Töreboda, Västergötland

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