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Göta canal with Dog

Discover Göta canal with Your Best Friend for three days.
The package includes a day cruise on the Göta Canal from Töreboda to Sjötorp including lunch on board. Accommodation at B & Bs in Töreboda.
You walk right next to the canal edge and you feel the calm that is something very special, the stillness of nature and the water that slowly moves forward creates harmony in the soul.
Enjoy beautiful nature and imagine 200 years back in time, that was when this fantastic building was started and finally inaugurated in 1832.

Season:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 23 - September 7

From 4740 Kr
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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

From 14900 Kr
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Hiking along the Göta Canal

Breathe, feel good and enjoy! Feel the fresh autumn air in your lungs as you stroll along the old towpath along the Göta canal. The calm along the canal is something very special, the stillness of nature and the water that slowly moves forward creates harmony in the soul. Pack the rucksack with the good lunch bag you bring with you from the boarding house and fill up the coffee thermos for a cozy picnic on the road. You stay at Pensionat Prästgården (hotel standard) in Töreboda and dinner is served at Prästgården's cozy Garden Café.

Season: All year Monday - Sunday

From 2190 Kr
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Mini vacation by bike along the Göta Canal, Start Töreboda

Discover Swedens most beautiful road free from cars.
A comfortable and family-friendly bicycle package that suits all ages. Göta Canal stands for relaxation, harmony, nature and history. In Sjötorp, which is located at the canal's inlet from Lake Vänern, includes a visit to the Göta Canal Museum. Here you can follow the work on the Göta Canal - Sweden's largest cultural-historical building.

Season: May – October Monday - Sunday

From 2490 Kr
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Göta canal's small cycling holiday by boat, Start Borensberg

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.

Season:
Mondays - Sundays
May 14 - September 24

From 2300 Kr
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Cycling & riding in Baltzar von Platen's footsteps, Start Motala

Discover the Göta Canal by bike & boat!
The passenger boat M/S Kung Sverker takes you across Lake Boren while you are served lunch on board. The ride slowly takes you to Borensberg and from here you cycle on towards the Göta Canal's biggest tourist attraction, Bergs slussar. With its seven locks that, like a staircase, lock the boats up or down for further travel on the blue ribbon. A relaxing tour in beautiful nature and lots of culture. Season:

Season:
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 21

From 2900 Kr
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Göta Kanal's Guldkorn with bike & boat, Söderköping – Motala

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.

Season:
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 21

From 6700 Kr
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Cycling holiday Sluss to Sluss along the Göta Canal, Start Söderköping

The picturesque town of Söderköping is one of the most charming places along the Göta Canal. Experience the small town idyll and the canal landscape in a wonderful mix. Enjoy cycling on car-free roads along Sweden's largest cultural-historical buildings. New for this year is the bicycle boat that takes you across Lake Asplången. A wonderful experience that enhances the nature experience.
The trip goes from Söderköping to Norsholm and back again.

Season:
Mondays - Sundays
6 May – 27 August

From 3500 Kr
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Göta canal tram with Bagagetransport

New for the year 2023 – Baggage transport included!
Feel free to bring your own favorite bike with you on this trip. The bicycle is safely and securely stored indoors at the hotel.
This bike ride can be considered a bit more demanding as it is quite hilly during some sections, a lot of uphill and also downhill. A little longer distances, a little more canal feeling and a visit to Sweden's reserve capital, Karlsborg. A historic journey along the Göta canal – Sweden's largest cultural and historical building and a visit to Karlsborg Fortress that takes you straight into the 1800th century. It is a wonderful spectacle to see life both on and next to the canal.
In our bicycle packages, you live at selected facilities with a good reputation. We offer Pensionat Prästgården with newly renovated family hotel rooms and Hotell Wettern in Karlsborg.

Season:
Mondays - Sundays
June 6 – August 14 (Fortress opening hours)

From 7600 Kr
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Bicycle & Boat along the Göta Canal, Start Töreboda

Discover the Göta Canal by bike and boat for three days.
The package includes a day cruise on Göta Kanal from Töreboda to Sjötorp including lunch on board. You stay two nights at Pensionat Prästgården (hotel standard) in Töreboda and you eat dinner at Prästgården's cozy Garden Café. Convenient to not have to carry your luggage and easy to get to the starting point by train.
You can enjoy your cycling holiday on the completely car-free traditional towpath along the Göta Canal to Tåtorp, where the canal empties into Lake Viken.
Enjoy beautiful nature and imagine 200 years back in time, that was when this fantastic building was started and finally inaugurated in 1832.

Season:
Mondays & Wednesdays
May 23 - September 12

From 5700 Kr
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Day cruise on the Göta canal with Pensionat Prästgården

Discover the Göta canal with the ship M/S Bellevue.
The package includes a day cruise on Göta Kanal from Töreboda to Sjötorp including lunch on board. You stay at Pensionat Prästgården (hotel standard) in Töreboda and dinner is served at Prästgården's cozy Garden Café.
Enjoy beautiful nature and imagine yourself 200 years back in time as the skipper Sonny guides you through the construction of the century that was started and finally inaugurated in 1832.

Season:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
May 17 - September 13

From 2500 Kr
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Dressing & Cycling along the Göta Canal

A fun and adventurous family package!
Here you can combine a cycling holiday on the Göta Kanal with an adventurous day with railbike on the old embankment along the Gullspång River. Experience beautiful nature and completely wonderful car-free cycle paths along the Göta Canal and end with a full day along the rails on the dressage.

Season:
Season: May – October Monday - Sunday

From 4850 Kr

Holidays on the Göta Canal

Holidays in Sweden and along the Göta Canal. Experience packages and Göta Kanal always offer new experiences and discoveries. Choose between boating and cycling in the footsteps of the founder Baltzar von Platen or play golf in beautiful scenic environments in Knistad and Töreboda. During the winter, we offer long-distance skating when there is ice on the canal.

Göta Kanal is a fantastic building and a holiday along the canal offers wonderful environments, new visual impressions and views of viaducts and locks. A full day along the canal on car-free roads provides fantastic nature and cultural experiences for both young and old. In Söderköping, which is one of our stops during the bike rides, Astrid Lindgren's Madicken was recorded. A cozy little town that is just one of all the attractions Holidays on the Göta Canal offer.

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Cycling along the Göta Canal - An environmentally friendly & climate-smart holiday

Experiences along the canal

There is a lot to see and experience on your bike ride along the Göta Canal and here are experiences for the whole family. Along the Göta Canal you will find, among other things, many museums and exhibitions that are well worth a visit.

Museums along the Göta Canal

The lock sports exhibition at Bergs locks (Motala)

In Motala you will find the lock sports exhibition which is located by Berg's locks and which is an outdoor exhibition where you can see the powerful lock sports and read more about the development of the gates over the years. The lock gates are made of cast iron, wood and steel and tell the story of the various building techniques used throughout the canal's 200-year history.

The Canal Museum in Sjötorp

In the old harbor magazine in Sjötorp you will find the Canal and Maritime Museum. The museum is only 50 meters from the locks and here you can learn more about the Göta Canal's rich history through pictures, texts, models and more that tell about past times and how people lived and worked next to the lock.

Motala Motor Museum

It's not all about boats and canals, along a bike ride by the Göta Canal you can also visit the Motala Motor Museum, which is Sweden's largest motor museum. For those interested in motor and car, there is so much to experience here. The museum is not only a display of cars and vehicles but is just as much a nostalgic journey back to times gone by and the premises have fully decorated environments that breathe different eras from the 20s to the 60s. At the Motor Museum, there is also the Vättern Aquarium, which, among other things, holds 15 aquariums in the order of 500 to 10 liters. In the area there is also a hotel and restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal.

The Air Force Museum (Linköping)

For those of you with high-flying plans, we can warmly recommend a visit to the Air Force Museum in Linköping. Here you will find a unique collection of aircraft from the aviation industry's youth to today's JAS 39 Gripen. In the museum, you can also view the wreck from the DC-3 that was shot down by the Soviet Union in 1952. The wreck was found in the Baltic Sea 50 years after the incident and can be seen today at the museum. In the museum you will also find a souvenir shop, restaurant and café.

Food and drink along the Göta Canal

There are many nice and cozy restaurants and cafes along the canal where you can eat and drink well and take a well-deserved break during your bike ride by the Göta Canal.

The waffle house in Sjötorp

Here you can enjoy crispy waffles and a cup of coffee while enjoying the canal atmosphere that prevails in Sjötorp.

Kanalkrogen in Sjötorp

When you settle down on the outdoor terrace at the canal tavern, you are greeted by a beautiful view of Lake Vänern. The restaurant has a wide range of food and on the menu you will find, among other things, beef fillet, shrimp sandwiches, pizza and fresh salads. If you like good food in a cozy environment with fantastic lake views, this is the restaurant for you.

Norsholm Slusscafé (Norsholm, Norrköping)

Right in the heart of Norsholm, right next to the lock, you will find this classic and cozy café. In fine weather, you should sit down at one of the garden tables next to the lock and enjoy a coffee, a freshly baked pie or maybe some ice cream from Sänkdalens Gård.

Skomakarn's Restaurant and Café (Karlsborg)

Skomakarns is a restaurant with full rights and here you will find a large selection of both food, drinks and coffee bread. It serves meat dishes, fish dishes, vegetarian dishes, vegan dishes and there is something for everyone. In the café you will also find a nice little gift shop and outside there is an 18-hole mini golf course and an ice cream café. As I said, there is something for everyone.

Shopping along the canal

For those who are hungry for shopping, there are many cozy shops and summer stalls to visit during the bike ride.

The farmhouse in Sjötorp

In the farmhouse in Sjötorp you will find home furnishings, fashion, gift items, jewelry and delicacies. When you visit Sjötorp and the farmhouse, you can also take the opportunity to have a coffee at Café Baltzar and perhaps a visit to the Canal and Maritime Museum.

Formcraft (Töreboda)

At Formcraft you will find a wide range of handicrafts, ceramics, clothing, accessories and home furnishings. You can shop for durable and functional products such as clothes in organic cotton, products in bamboo, hand-turned ceramics and much more.

The craftsmen around the canal in Hajstorps Magasin (Töreboda)

In a beautiful old magazine next to Hajtorp's locks you will find The craftsmen around the canal. Here you will find crafts, handicrafts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and much more. Here you can shop in peace and quiet in a genuine canal environment.

Börslycke Gård (Borensberg, Motala)

How about a heavenly good jam or caramel bar? If it sounds like music to your ears, you should head to Börslycke Gård. Genuine food crafts are manufactured and sold here and you will find colors, jams, vinaigrette, chutney and much more in the shop.

Attractions along the canal

There is a lot to experience along the way and by the Göta Canal there are many sights that are worth a visit. During a cycling holiday along the canal, there are many things to experience in addition to museums, restaurants and cafes.

Vadstena Castle

Vadstena Castle began to be built in 1545 and was completed 76 years later (1621). Gustav Vasa decided that the castle would be built and initially the idea was that it would become a defense castle, but over time the castle developed into a beautiful Renaissance palace. For those who like history and beautiful environments, there is much to see and discover at Vadstena Castle. The castle offers various guided tours, concerts and fantastic environments.

Löfsta Castle Museum

Löfsta Slott dates back to the 1600th century and was built on behalf of Axel Lillie as a gift to his wife Christina Mörner. The castle was damaged by fire in 1750 but was rebuilt again and today you can visit the castle which is preserved in the smallest detail and here you can experience art and furniture from times gone by.

Artwork along the canal

For those interested in art, there are several works of art to take part in along the Göta Canal.

In Mem you will find the artwork Utpost, in Forsvik (by the Göta Canal's oldest lock) you will find the artwork Pålstek and by Lake Roxen you can view the installation Dubbelgångaren.

About Göta Canal

Göta Canal is one of the largest building projects in Swedish history. The construction of the canal took a full 22 years, work began in 1810 and the canal was completed in 1832. The architect behind the canal was Baltzar von Platen who in turn enlisted the help of the Englishman Thomas Telford and his knowledge of canal construction to build and complete the Göta Canal. Part of the canal (87 km) is dug by hand and 58 soldiers were required to carry out this work.

The cost for the entire project ended at 9 million riksdaler, which in today's money value corresponds to more than 12 billion kronor.

Göta canal is a total of approx. 190 km long, has 58 locks and no less than 50 bridges. Göta canal stretches from Sjötorp by the shores of Lake Vänern to Mem by Slätbaken.


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