Experience all of Göta Canal – from west to east: The unique cycling package
ID VGT9 | Göta Kanal, Göta kanal, Söderköping - Motala, Västergötland
The unique cycling package (The package that has everything). Ahead of 2018, we have made improvements to everything! This cycling holiday takes in the best hotels and restaurants of each area. This year, we can offer Pensionat Prästgården with newly renovated hotel rooms fit for a mansion. Your meals are served in renowned eateries along the canal. This is our “Unique package”, which takes you from Lake Vänern to the Baltic Sea. The cycling package starts in Töreboda and ends in Söderköping. The cycling holiday takes in all of Göta Canal, passing the 58 locks of the 200-year-old construction. You will travel with boat across Lake Boren. This is the only cycling package that takes you along the "entire" Göta Canal.
3 Nights of hotel accommodation
1 Nights accommodation at a Bed & Breakfast.
4 Two-course dinners (excl beverage)
4 Breakfast buffets
1 Ticket to the Canal Museum
1 Bike 3-gear, helmet and repair kit (from 8 years)
1 Route description
1 Boat journey with M/S Kung Sverker.
1 Taxi transport Karlsborg - Motala.
Day 1 Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda
(40 km cycling)
Your cycling experience starts in Töreboda - perfect for those arriving by train. From here, the cycling follows roads free of cars along Göta Canal. You will pass 19 locks on your way to the first stop of the tour, Sjötorp, where your lunch will be served at Café Baltzar von Platen. To learn more about the history of the canal, visit the Canal Museum, entry for which is included in your package. When you feel like it, hop on your bike and head back to Töreboda and make yourself at home at Pensionat Prästgården, where you will spend the night in a newly renovated hotel room. In the evening, a delicious two-course meal awaits you in a restaurant close to Pensionat Prästgården.
Day 2 Töreboda - Forsvik - Karlsborg
(55 km cycling)
After the breakfast buffet, head towards the destination of the day: Karlsborg – Sweden’s reserve capital. The bike tour runs alongside Göta Canal until you reach Tåtorp, which is beautifully situated by the lake Viken. Bike along lake Viken and the tour continues to Karlsborg by Sweden’s second-largest lake, Vättern. Here, a tasty two-course meal awaits you at Idas Brygga, one of the best restaurants of the area. You will stay at Idas Strandgård, about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the restaurant Idas Brygga. Idas Strandgård is situated right by the lake Bottensjön, where Göta Canal continues from Vättern. We recommend a tour to Karlsborg’s fortress.
Day 3 Karlsborg - Motala - Borensberg – Bergs slussar- Norsholm
(66 km cycling + transport around Lake Vättern + boat tour on M/S Kung Sverker)
After breakfast, the adventure continues. A taxi will pick you up from Idas Brygga and take you to Motala on the other side of lake Vättern. You will arrive in Motala at 10am ahead of canal boat M/S Kung Sverker’s departure at 10:30am. Relax on deck and enjoy the lunch, which is served on board. At 12.30, you will arrive at Borensberg, where it is time to get back in the saddle. Along the way, you will pass the locks at Bergs slussar – a spectacle in its own right, so take the time to just sit and enjoy! If you do not want to bike the way round lake Roxen you can make a reservation on the small boat Roxen Snabben. The journey takes about 45 minutes. A lovely two-course dinner and accommodation awaits you at Kapten Billes, right by the canal in Norsholm.
Day 4 Norsholm - Söderköping
(25 km cycling)
After a great breakfast, your cycling holiday continues. On the way to Söderköping, you will cycle north of the lake Asplången before returning to the peaceful banks of the canal. When you arrive at Söderköping, you will check into Söderköpings Brunn – a 4-star hotel and Söderköping’s finest. In the evening, you will enjoy a two-course dinner in their restaurant. You have free access to Söderköpings Brunn’s spa with indoor jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool.
Day 5 Söderköping - Mem - Söderköping
(12 km cycling)
Söderköpings Brunn offers a wonderful breakfast buffet. Before your cycling adventure ends, go for a ride out to Mem (the end of the canal) and back. This is a unique cycling experience that takes you from Lake Vänern all the way out to the Baltic sea.
If you want help organising the return journey to your next destination or home, we are happy to help. Call us or email.
Easy to medium-difficulty cycling.
|Seasons||Adult||8–12 years||2–7 years|
10 May – 13 Sep
|8700 SEK||6500 SEK||3000 SEK|
|Cancellation insurance||200 SEK|
|Singlerom addition||1600 SEK|
|Pensionat Prästgården, One extra night in hotellrom / pers.||700 SEK|
|own cycel||-500 SEK|
|cycle parchel||150 SEK|
|luggage transport / pers.||1500 SEK|
|El cykel||1250 SEK|
|Extra natt Enkelrum Pensionat Prästgården||900 SEK|
Göta Canal is one of the most exciting constructions in Sweden. It took 22 years to complete and was inaugurated on September 26, 1832. The western part between Sjötorp by lake Vänern and Karlsborg by lake Vättern has 21 locks and, passing through the beautiful lake Viken amongst other places. The east part between Motala by lake Vättern and Mem by Baltic sea has 37 locks and passing by lake Boren, lake Roxen and lake Asplången.
Experience the relaxing pace along Göta Canal on a bike. The canal is lined by large leafy trees and winds through forests and open landscapes. The cycling route runs along the banks of the canal, on the old towpath, which is free of cars and has virtually no hills. The path ascends by some locks. Welcome to a part of our Swedish history!
It’s easy to catch the train to Töreboda!