Experience a day cruise on the Göta Canal - Sweden's blue ribbon. Travel through Östergötland's beautiful landscape on the classic canal boat M / S Wasa Lejon. During the trip, the skipper guides about the history of the canal and the boat. The holiday begins with a bike ride along the Göta Canal, where nature and cultural experiences take turns. You spend the night in Ljungsbro about 2 km from Berg and Berg's locks. One of the Göta Canal's largest tourist destinations.
Mondays - Sundays
May 8 - September 18
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Mondays - Sundays
May 8 - September 18
Borensberg - Ljungsbro (Bergs Slussar) bike ride 20 kmAt Kaffeteriet in Borensberg you pick up your bikes. The tour takes you on the old car-free tow roads along the Göta Canal. This is where the oxen got to help pull the boats forward. Here you follow the canal bank all the way to Lake Roxen and Bergs Slussar. Bergs Slussar is a spectacle in itself, take your time to just sit and enjoy. The lock staircase in Berg consists of 7 locks, a fantastic spectacle and a fantastic building. Overnight stay at Ljungsbro hostel and dinner is served at Berg's locks at Kanalkrogen Delimo. At Ljungsbro hostel you have access to a relaxation area with whirlpool and sauna and swimming pool.
Bergs Slussar - Borensberg (boat cruise approx. 3,5 hours)After you have eaten breakfast, it is time to cycle to Bergs Slussar and board the passenger boat M / S Wasa Lejon which departs at 10.00. You leave the bike at the tourist information at Bergs Slussar. With M / S Wasa Lejon you get to experience one of the most beautiful parts of the Göta Canal. The boat cruise runs between Berg - Borensberg and offers a breathtaking experience from the start. It is an impressive lock staircase that at first glance seems impossible to climb. The journey continues through a living countryside with houses and manors from the 1700th and 1800th centuries. The boat glides along avenues of stately deciduous trees. In total, you pass nine locks, including Östergötland's only hand-operated lock. During the tour you also get a very special experience when the boat passes over the aqueducts in Ljungsbro and Borensberg. Lunch is enjoyed on board while the boat glides forward at 5 knots. The boat arrives in Borensberg around 13.30. We recommend that you take an excursion to the capital of the Göta Canal, Motala. Here is the Göta Canal exhibition "From idea to reality". You will find the exhibition in one of the two pavilions next to the canal in the area of Old Motala Workshop, between Borenshult's locks and Motala guest harbor in Lake Vättern. The exhibition shows how Baltzar von Platen took the 300-year-old idea of building a waterway across Sweden and realized it by building the Göta Canal. Here you get to meet the people who made it possible to build the channel and the technology they used.
1 pc Accommodation at Ljungsbro hostel incl. bed linen & towel (toilet in the room & shower in the corridor). Access to sauna, gym and pool at Ljungsbro leisure center located next to the hostel.
1 pcs Breakfast
1 boat cruise Berg - Borensberg M / S Wasa Lejon
1 Lunch on board M / S Wasa Lejon
1 pc Dinner (main course) excl. Drink
1 glass dessert
1 pc Bicycle 3-speed incl. bicycle basket (from 13 years)
Bring your own helmet for best comfort and safety and for hygienic reasons (covid-19)
1 pc Bicycle map
1 trip description
Cancellation protection / pers. 250 SEK
Single room supplement 400 SEK
Deduction own bike - 200 SEK
Double Packing Bags (Holds approx. 15 l. / Pc.) SEK 200
Dog bicycle cart 450 SEK
Extra night Hotel Östermalm Double room 1350 SEK
Extra night Hotel Östermalm Single room 1000 SEK
If you come by train from Gothenburg, it is usually a change in Hallsberg and further by Train in Bergslagen to Motala, time about 3-4,5 hours.
If you come by train from Stockholm, it is usually a change, varies between Linköping, Norrköping and Hallsberg, time about 3-3,5 hours. See www.sj.se
Bus from Motala to Borenberg takes about 25 minutes, departs regularly. See www.ostgotatrafiken.se
From Gothenburg about 27 miles, estimated travel time 3 hours. Take highway 40 to Jönköping, then E4 north. At Mjölby, take highway 50 towards Motala. From here you turn off towards Borensberg.
From Stockholm about 23 km, estimated travel time 3 hours. Take the E4 south via Norrköping to Linköping. From Linköping highway 34 to Borensberg.
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.
Parking is at the cafeteria / guest harbor in Borensberg, subject to a fee.