Experience the Göta Canal from Söderköping and Mem by the Baltic Sea to Motala by Lake Vättern by bike and boat.
Söderköpings Brunn offers a golden edge to life with a 3-course dinner, access to the relaxation area and an enjoyable stay in a wonderful environment.
Stroll around the picturesque and cozy streets in Söderköping and experience Astrid Lindgren's "Madicken city".
On the bicycle saddle you get to experience one of the most beautiful parts of the Göta Canal, the Berg - Borensberg tour.
The impressive lock staircase in Berg consists of seven locks that raise and lower the boats no less than 18,8 meters.
The journey continues through a living countryside with houses and manors from the 1700th and 1800th centuries.
M / S Kung Sverker departs from Borensberg and further across Lake Boren to the final destination Motala.
The cycling holiday can be summed up as a beautiful story through soothing landscapes and historical wings.
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 19
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To get back to Söderköping, there are buses between Motala and Söderköping at regular intervals, see timetable for Östgötatrafik.
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 19
Söderköping - Mem - Söderköping (bike ride 12 km)Today will be a small soft start to your cycling holiday. Once in Söderköping, you pick up your bikes and pedal 6 km out to Mem by Slätbaken. 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. Take the opportunity and discover the small town of Söderköping with its cozy little cobblestone alleys. A Visby in miniature. This is where they recorded the Madicken films that Astrid Lindgren wrote about in her books. Feel free to go on a guided tour with the small tourist train in Söderköping. Söderköpings Brunn offers a golden edge to life with a 3-course dinner, access to the relaxation area and an enjoyable stay in a wonderful environment.
Söderköping - Ljungsbro (bike ride 53 km) NOTE: Book the bike boat Roxen Snabben yourself and reduce the bike distance by 35kmToday you cycle towards Norsholm, where lunch is served right next to the canal edge. The canal is lined with large deciduous trees and winds through forests and open landscapes. The tour takes you on the car-free old towpaths along the Göta Canal. New for this year is the bicycle boat that takes you across Lake Asplången. A wonderful experience that enhances the joy during the trip. A cycling holiday along the "Swedish Blue Ribbon" is relaxation, nature and culture at the same time. You get good use of the 7-speed bikes in the hilly landscape around Lake Roxen. It is well worth the effort when you arrive at Berg and Bergs Slussar as is the biggest tourist attraction along the Göta Canal, where the boats are lowered and raised 18 meters in the canal's impressive lock staircase with seven locks. Check in at Ljungsbro hostel. Here you can enjoy juicy burgers and ice cream in large loads.
Ljungsbro - Motala (bike ride 19 km, boat ride 2 hours)Today you cycle to Borensberg, here you board the boat M / S Kung Sverker. During the bike ride to Borensberg you pass locks and aqueducts. It is a powerful feeling to stand and look down at the cars that go under the canal. The tour goes through the varied Östergötland landscape. Enchanting views and historical stories follow you on the tour. At 13.10 M / S Kung Sverker departs from Borensberg and arrives in Motala at 15.30. On board the boat, lunch is served while the boat glides majestically across the water. During the cruise, the skipper guides and tells about the history of the Göta Canal and you get to take part in locking in the canal's steepest locking stairs in Borenshult. Once in Motala, you have time to explore the capital of the Göta Canal. Check in at the cozy hotel Östermalm or the sister hotel Carl Friman. You eat dinner at any restaurant.
Motala (return to Söderköping or hometown)Today you have time to experience the capital of the Göta Canal. In order for it to be a pleasant end to your little adventure, we recommend a visit to the Göta canal exhibition called "From idea to reality". The exhibition is located 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. You leave the bike at the hotel in Motala and take you home via Bus to your hometown or to the car in Söderköping. To get back to Söderköping, there are buses between Motala and Söderköping at regular intervals, see timetable for Östgötatrafik
1 pc Accommodation Söderköpings Brunn part in a double room
Access to the spa & relaxation area
1 pc Accommodation at Ljungsbro Hostel part in double room incl. bed linen & towel (toilet in the room & shower in the corridor).
Access to sauna, gym and pool
1 pc Accommodation Hotel Östermalm part in a double room
1 M / S Kung Sverker boat cruise Borensberg - Motala
3 pcs Breakfast
2 st Lunch
1 3-course dinner excl. Drink Söderköpings Brunn
1 2-course dinner excl. Drink Kanalkrogen Delimo
1 pc Bicycle 7-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 900 SEK
Deduction own bike - 400 SEK
Luggage transport 1-4 people (Söderköping -Motala) 3500 SEK
Packing bag (double, holds approx. 15 l / pc) 300 SEK
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.
If you come by train, it is usually a change in Norrköping, from here you then go by bus to Söderköping. See www.sj.se
From Stockholm about 19 km, estimated travel time 2 hours. Take the E4 south via Norrköping, from Norrköping E22 to Söderköping
From Gothenburg about 33 km, estimated travel time 3 hours and 35 minutes. Take highway 40 to Jönköping, then E4 north, just before Norsholm highway 210 to Söderköping.
You park the car at the accommodation you have chosen, either Korskullens Camping & Stugby or if you have booked higher living comfort at Söderköpings Brunn.
At www.ostgotatrafiken.se you will find a timetable and can plan your trip in the "travel planner" on the website.
The trip Motala to Söderköping takes about 2 hours. Departs from Motala Central with Östgötapendeln, change in Norrköping and bus on to Söderköping.