Experience the entire Göta canal from West to East Luggage transport included!
New for the year 2023 – Luggage transport along the entire tour is included!!
This is our "Unique package" that takes you along the entire Göta Canal from Lake Vänern to the Baltic Sea. The cycling holiday starts in Töreboda and the final destination is Söderköping and Mem at the canal's outlet in the Baltic Sea. The tour goes along the car-free towpath along the entire Göta Canal and passes 58 locks in this 200-year-old building. 15,5 km cycling and 3,5 hour boat trips along Sweden's blue ribbon. Fantastic experiences and memories for life await around the corner.
Season: 12 June – 20 August
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The unique bicycle package! (The package that has everything including Baggage transport) The only package where you get to experience the entire Göta Canal from Lake Vänern to the Baltic Sea. The bicycle package starts in Töreboda and the final destination is Söderköping and Mem at the canal's outlet in the Baltic Sea. Cycle along the entire Göta Canal and glide forward with the boat M / S Kung Sverker between Motala to Borensberg. On the trip between Lake Vänern to the Baltic Sea, you pass 58 locks. Experience a fantastic story for five days along this 200-year-old building.
Season: 12 June - 20 August
NOTE: The boat across Lake Asplången runs: May 7 - September 15 Saturdays & Sundays,
27 June - 14 August Daily
Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda (bike ride 40 km)The cycling holiday starts from Töreboda, perfect if you arrive by train. From Töreboda you pedal on the car-free roads along the Göta canal past 19 locks to Sjötorp by Vänern. In Sjötorp, lunch is served at Café Baltzar by the harbor basin. To find out a little more about how the canal was built, entry to the canal museum, located at Sjötorp's harbour, is included. When you get wind of it, you turn the bike ride back towards Töreboda. You stay at Pensionat Prästgården's family hotel and dinner is served at Prästgården's Garden Cafe. Enjoy in the lovely garden or, if the weather doesn't permit, inside the familiar restaurant.
Töreboda - Forsvik - Karlsborg (bike ride 55 km)After breakfast at Pensionat Prästgården, the cycling holiday continues towards today's destination, Karlsborg vid Vättern. Today you cycle along the Göta canal past Lanthöjden, which is a small island in the middle of the canal. Once upon a time, they dug a little wrong and then the small island appeared. Then on to Tåtorp by lake Viken. In Tåtorp there is one of the two manually operated locks along the Göta canal, the other is in Borensberg in Östergötland. The cycle tour will take you out on small winding roads around lake Viken and on to Forsvik, which is worth a stop. Cycle to the mill town of Forsvik, which is considered to be Sweden's first industrial town. The cycle package takes you on to Karlsborg, which was Sweden's reserve capital once upon a time. You check in at Hotell Wettern in Karlsborg, which is a stone's throw from the famous fortress. Tip! If you have a moment to spare, we recommend a guided tour of Karlsborg Fortress.
Karlsborg - Motala - Borensberg - Bergs slussar- Ljungsbro (Transport around Lake Vättern + M / S Kung Sverker, bike ride 25 km)Today there is car transport around Lake Vättern to Motala. The boat M/S Kung Sverker departs from Motala harbor at 10.30. Relax on deck and enjoy lunch served on board as the boat glides along. At 12.30 M/S Kung Sverker arrives in Borensberg. In Borensberg, you can take the opportunity to see Östgöta's only hand-operated lock. Now it's time to get on the saddle and start pedaling along the lovely towpath along the Göta canal. During the cycle tour to Berg, locks and viaducts are passed. It's a powerful feeling to stand and look down at the cars driving under the canal. The tour goes through the varied East Goth landscape. Breathtaking views and historical stories accompany you on the tour. The lock staircase in Berg consists of 7 locks and raises and lowers the boats no less than 18 meters. Overnight at Ljungsbro leisure center and then you look for somewhere nice for dinner.
Ljungsbro - Bergs slussar - Norsholm - Söderköping, bike ride 65 km)At Berg's locks, you cycle past Lake Roxen on the Snabben that takes you over Lake Roxen, the journey takes approx. 45 minutes. The cycling holiday continues along the Göta canal and across the lake Asplången before you arrive in the small-town idyll of Söderköping. New for this year is the cycle boat that takes you across lake Asplången. The tour costs SEK 100 round trip and runs from 10am to 16pm. It's worth the effort once you reach Söderköping and can stroll around the cobbled streets of the medieval city. Enjoy dinner and accommodation at the historic hotel Söderköpings Brunn.
Söderköping - Mem - Söderköping (bike ride 12 km)To have experienced the entire Göta Canal, we recommend that today you tread the remaining 6 km out to Mem at Slätbaken and back again. This is where the canal empties into the Baltic Sea. The bike ride goes on car-free roads with the canal as your nearest neighbor with boats gliding forward at 5 knots. Feel free to end the tour in Söderköping by going on a guided tour with the small locomotive. It was in Söderköping that they recorded the films about Madicken that Astrid Lindgren wrote about in her books. From Resecentrum, buses / trains return to Töreboda or your hometown.
Luggage transport included
1 overnight stay at Pensionat Prästgården part in a double room (hotel standard)
1 pc Overnight stay at Hotel Wettern part in a double room
1 overnight stay at Ljungsbro leisure center (toilet in the room & shower in the corridor)
1 overnight stay at Söderköpings Brunn part in a double room
1 Lunch Café Baltzar
1 lunch at M / S Kung Sverker
1 lunch package from Pensionat Prästgården
1 1-course dinner excluding drinks, Prästgårdens Trädgårdscafé
1 Evening buffet excl. Drinks Hotel Wettern
1 3-course dinner excl. Drink Söderköpings Brunn
4 breakfast buffet
1 entrance to the Göta Canal Museum in Sjötorp
1 boat trip with M / S Kung Sverker, Motala-Borensberg
1 boat trip across the lake Asplången, Cost SEK 100 / person. paid at the crossing
1 st Transport Karlsborg - Motala
1 7-speed bicycle incl. bicycle basket (from 13 years) Töreboda-Karlsborg
1 3-speed bicycle incl. bicycle basket (from 13 years). (Borensberg - Söderköping)
Bring your own helmet for the best comfort and safety and for hygienic reasons
1 pc Cooler bag / 2 pers. (to pack your own provisions on the road)
1 st Map
1 trip description
Bicycle service applies to rented bicycles
Cancellation protection / pers. 250 SEK
Single room supplement 1600 SEK
Extra night at Pensionat Prästgården, double room 1550 SEK
Extra night at Pensionat Prästgården, single room 1050 SEK
Always pack as little as possible. We recommend that you pack in your own bicycle bags and take with you on the trip. Always packed & ready while it is easy to get on and off the bike. If you rent bicycle bags, you can calculate that each bag holds about 15 liters (like smaller backpacks).
It is easy to take the train to Töreboda. The western main line between Gothenburg-Stockholm passes Töreboda with several stops here. Walking distance about 500 meters from the Railway Station to Pensionat Prästgården where the starting point for the cycling holiday is.
By car: From Gothenburg about 20 km, estimated to take about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Road E20 and from Mariestad highway 202.
From Stockholm about 30 km, estimated to take about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Road E18 / E20 and from Hova highway 200.
From Resecentrum in Söderköping there is a bus to Norrköping and from here a train to Töreboda. Time about 4 -4,5 hours with about 3 changes.
We recommend that you start the bike ride between 10-12. If you have a long way to travel, feel free to book an extra night.
You park the car at Pensionat Prästgården in Töreboda. Free parking.