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:
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 21
- What's included
Pricing NameFirst DateDeparture dateNumber of people (Min-max)Pricing
Mondays - Sundays
June 11 - August 21
Motala - Borensberg - Ljungsbro (boat trip 2 hours, bike ride 20 km)The canal boat M/S Kung Sverker departs at 10.30am. from Motala port. Relax on deck and enjoy the lunch served on board. At 12.30 the boat arrives at Borensberg. You pick up the bike at the Kaffeteriet where M/S Kung Sverker docks next door. The trip goes on the old towpath along the Göta canal, which is completely car-free. Here you follow the canal bank all the way to lake Roxen and Berg's locks. Berg's locks are one of the Göta Canal's main tourist attractions. A great spectacle in itself, take the time to sit down and enjoy. The Slusstrappan i Berg is a fantastic building that consists of seven locks. Check in at Ljungsbro hostel here you have access to a relaxation area with a hot tub and sauna as well as a swimming pool. .
Ljungsbro - Motala (bike ride 20 km, boat ride 2 hours)Today it's time to turn back to Motala, which is today's final goal. Göta Canal always offers new experiences and discoveries. Locks, views of viaducts, wonderful environments and new visual impressions of this fantastic building replace each other. Back in Borensberg, you board the boat M / S Kung Sverker, which departs at 13.10. Lunch is enjoyed on board while the boat glides forward at 5 knots over Lake Boren and Göta Canal. During the tour, you get to experience locks in the canal's steepest lock stairs in Borenshult, exciting and breathtaking. Arrival to the capital of the Göta Canal Motala at 15.30. 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. If you want an extra night in Motala, we are happy to help you with this.
1 overnight stay at Ljungsbro leisure center incl. bed linen & towel (toilet in the room & shower in the corridor). Access to sauna, gym and pool.
1 pcs Breakfast
1 boat cruise M/S Kung Sverker Motala – Borensberg
1 boat cruise M/S Kung Sverker Borensberg – Motala
2 lunches excluding drinks on board M/S Kung Sverker
1 pc Bicycle 3-speed incl. bicycle basket (from 13 years)
Bring your own helmet for the best comfort and safety and for hygienic reasons
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 in Motala Double room 1550 SEK
Extra night Hotel in Motala Single room 1100 SEK
Parking is available at Motala Gästhamn, subject to a fee.
Parking is available in the Akacian Parking House 550 meters from Motala Guest Harbor, for a fee.
The boat departs at 10.30. Should be at the boat no later than 30 minutes before departure.
If you have a long way to travel and want to avoid stress, feel free to book an extra night. Lively and rested, you board the passenger boat M / S Kung Sverker, ready to enjoy the day on the Göta Canal and Lake Boren. We are happy to help you book the extra night in Motala.
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
From Gothenburg about 27 miles, estimated travel time 3 hours. Take highway 40 to Jönköping, then E4 north. At Mjölby, take highway 50 on to Motala.
From Stockholm about 24 km, estimated travel time 3 hours. Take the E4 south via Norrköping to Linköping. From Linköping highway 34 to Motala.