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
doneSuitcase, child seat and banner bike
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 point is Töreboda in the middle of the Göta canal stretch. Here you stay two nights at a boarding house, comfortable not having to carry your packing and easy to get by train to the starting point. In Töreboda there is, among other things, a K-marked railway station from 1859.
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.
Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda
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).
Guesthouse Priestgården, Töreboda
Lunch and dinner
about 40 km
Töreboda - Tåtorp - Töreboda
After a good breakfast, the bike ride continues to Tåtorp and finally to Töreboda 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 Töreboda where overnight and food await.
Guesthouse Priestgården, Töreboda
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
about 34 km
Enjoy breakfast on the terrace or hopefully you can sit and enjoy in the lush garden of Pensionat Prästgården. You also have the bikes available this day.
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 was to be the "original time". We hope you have got lots of new memories and pleasant experiences along the Göta Canal.
Cykelsemester Göta kanal T/R
Ta dig till de vackraste delarna av Göta kanal med cykel.