Discover the Göta Canal by bike and boat for 3 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 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: May 12 - September 13
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Below is an itinerary for this package:
Start days Mondays and Wednesdays
Season: May 12 - September 13
Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda (bike ride 40 km)The cycling holiday starts from Töreboda, perfect when you come by train. From there, you tread along the Göta Canal past 16 locks to Sjötorp by Lake Vänern. In Sjötorp, lunch is served at Café Baltzar by the harbor pool. To know a little more about how the canal was built, you can enter the canal museum which is located by Sjötorp harbor. When the spirit catches on, you turn the bike ride again towards Töreboda. You stay at a B&B in Töreboda and dinner is served at a nearby restaurant.
Töreboda - Sjötorp - Töreboda (boat trip about 5 hours)Today it's time to experience Sweden's largest construction project from one of the traditional canal boats M / S Bellevue. The boat departs from Töreboda at 10.30 and ends in Sjötorp, where the Göta Canal flows into Lake Vänern. Soon the first locks are passed in Hajstorp and a total of 16 locks are passed on the way to Sjötorp. Thanks to the canal, Sjötorp's community has grown up and there are no less than 8 locks here. With the help of the locks, the canal rises 20 meters above the surface of Lake Vänern. Göt a canal flows through a forest landscape towards open lands, where it is often at a higher level than the surrounding fields. On the side embankments, leafy avenues are planted, which contributes to the canal area's unique landscape. During the boat cruise on M / S Bellevue, lunch is served while the captain guides you through the Göta Canal's history and nature experiences. The boat advances at a speed of 5 knots, so just sit back and enjoy one of Sweden's most famous buildings. Overnight at B&B in Töreboda and enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Töreboda - Tåtorp - Töreboda (bike ride 34 km)After a good breakfast, it's time to cycle south along the Göta Canal. Today the bike ride continues towards Tåtorp and finally back to Töreboda. On the way you pass Wassbacken and then the island Lanthöjden where you can visit the seven meter high obelisk which marks the canal's highest land point at 91,5 m above sea level. Continue the wonderful trip to beautiful Tåtorp, here the Göta canal empties into Lake Viken. In Tåtorp you can visit one of the canal's two hand-operated locks. This lock was built in 1814 and is a level lock, it regulates the water level between the canal and Lake Viken and has a drop of 0,2 meters. The packed lunch is enjoyed in a scenic location along the tour. When you feel satisfied for the day, you cycle back to Töreboda.
2 nights Accommodation at B&B in Töreboda incl. bed linen and towel (Max 4 person parts on toilet & shower)
1 lunch on board the boat
1 st Lunch
1 pcs Packed lunches
1 boat cruise incl. Bus transport
2 dinners (excl. Drinks)
2 breakfast buffet
1 pc Bicycle 7-speed incl. helmet (from 8 years)
1 pc Bicycle map
1 trip description
Bicycle service applies to rented bicycles
Cancellation protection / pers. 200 SEK
Single room supplement 600 SEK
Deduction own bike - 300 SEK
Electric bike 750 SEK
Higher living comfort Pensionat Prästgården (hotel standard) part in a double room 500 SEK / pers.
It is easy to take the train to Töreboda. The western main line between Gothenburg-Stockholm passes Töreboda with several stops here.
Walking distance about 500 meters from the Railway Station to Pensionat Prästgården where the starting point for the cycling holiday is.
By car: From Gothenburg about 20 km, estimated to take about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Road E20 and from Mariestad highway 202.
From Stockholm about 30 km, estimated to take about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Road E18 / E20 and from Hova highway 200.
You park the car at your place of residence. If you stay at a B&B you park next to it, if you stay at Pensionat Prästgården you park in their car park.
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.