Göta Canal cycling package – Norrqvarn Hotel

Lyrestad, Mariestad

Enjoy canal-side, comfortable accommodation at Norrqvarn Hotel on a two-day cycling trip along the Göta Canal. No cars, no hills and the fantastic scenery and locks of the canal equal total relaxation.

Norrqvarn Hotel

The gorgeous Göta Canal is on the doorstep of the Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens hotel, near the town of Mariestad. The hotel is housed in a former granary mill, lending it a rustic edge, and is run by Magnus and Malin. The hotel restaurant is a hit with guests for its regional cuisine. When not on your bike you may want to visit Kulturstigen, a 500 metre-long signposted walking trail that tells you all about the history of the canal, or discover the locks of the canal beside the hotel. Partake of dinner al fresco on the jetty or inside in the dining room.

On your bike

Day one is an easy-on-the-legs 18 km round trip between the nearby and attractive town of Sjötorp, at the mouth of Lake Vänern and Rogstorp outside of Lyrestad that is marked by a 1,000 year-old runestone. Don’t worry about getting lost, the hotel will provide you with a map. On the way back make a stop-off in Sjötorp to enjoy its museum and cafés and you can look forward to your evening meal at Norrqvarn Hotel.

Day two

Day two sees you stretch your legs on a 51.8 km return trip between the hotel and the lock at Tåtorp. After a hearty breakfast buffet of course. The ride sees you pass the lock at Hajstorp where you might want to stop for the exhibition ‘Life in Sweden 100 year’s ago’. Further along the towpath you will pass Töreboda and head on to Jonsboda where there is a café in the old guardhouse at the bridge. Jonsboda is also where you cross the canal to follow the old towpath to Tåtorp where the canal opens out to lake Viken.

Then you head for home, stopping off at Töreboda, where lunch awaits you at Restaurang Krubb beside the guest harbour.

Look out for some of the bathing spots along the canal where you can hop in and enjoy a dip.

Contact information

Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens

548 93 Lyrestad
Phone: +46-50150770
Fax: +46-50150771

E-mail: reception@norrqvarn.se
Website: http://www.norrqvarn.se

Opening hours

Opening times
You can book the package for dates between May 27th and August 28th, 2016

Price information

Price per adult sharing a double room is SEK 1195.

Facts

The package includes:

Hire of one bicycle for two days

Sharing in double room

Choice of evening meal at Norrqvarn Hotel

Lunch at Restaurang Krubb in Töreboda

Breakfast buffet

Map