Walking the Göta Canal Linköping – Motala, 2 days


Beautiful walks of one, two or three days duration? Experience both nature and culture in the East Götaland countryside and along the Göta Canal. Start your walk at the famous Berg locks. Berg, and other places along the walkingpath, can easily be reached by bus from Linköping.

Let yourself be pampered by a little luxury, you can enjoy your walks followed by wood-fired sauna!

The Guesthouse host takes care of breakfast and the evening meal.

You can choose how many days you want to stay and walk. Do you want to book a one-day passenger boat trip or a cycle tour? We will arrange it!

Start your walk in Motala and sleep sound in STF Borensberg.

Day 1

Vreta kloster (Vreta Cloister), approx. 20 km

You begin in Linköping or Vreta Kloster, which is the starting point for the walk. Experience Göta Canal's impressive Berg Staircase Locks, the largest in Sweden. Along by the canal you pass Ljungsbro, famous as the Cloetta Fazer chocolate outlet, the Boat and Toy Museum, Brunneby Musteri with delicious jams and juices, as well as the Hydropower Centre near Näs bridge.

In the evening you can enjoy our wood-fired sauna.

Sleep well at STF Borenberg/Göta Canal (Glasbruket)

Day 2

Borensberg – Ekebyborna – Motala, approx. 27 km

After enjoying a lovely breakfast buffet and collecting a packed lunch, begin the day with a one kilometre walk along the Göta Canal to Borensberg. The road then winds through the beautiful East Götaland countryside and through Sjöbo-Knäppans Nature Reserve.

You can combine this trip with full-day trips from Klosterleden (The Cloister path)!

Contact information

Göta Travel Center
Kanalvägen 17

Phone: +46-14140820
Mobile: +46-761850911
Booking: +46-14140820

E-mail: info@gotatravelcenter.se
Website: http://www.gotatravelcenter.se

Opening hours

For advance booking open all year!

Price information

4 people sharing 2 double rooms

Double room in Guest House: SEK 779 ppn*

Apartment with own bathroom/kitchen: SEK 999 ppn*

Price for 2nd and subsequent nights

Double room in Guest House: SEK 654 ppn*

Apartment with own bathroom/kitchen: SEK 799 ppn*

STF Members get SEK 50 discount

Supplement for 2 people + SEK 50 ppn*

*ppn = per person per night

Public transportation



Accommodation including sheets and towel

Breakfast buffet

Evening meal

Lunch pack

Maps and directions



(Bus-card for) Transport to the starting point and/or from the pick-up point is extra


Combines well with cycle or boat tours,

Last booking day: 2 weeks before the trip!

Opening times


By car: From RV34, take exit Borensberg (south) follow the signs to Göta Kanal. At the lock, north side, turn in by the little park, follow the signs to “Vandrarhem Glasbruket”, continue on the gravel path nearest to the canal between the Göta Hotel and the canal, after 1 kilometre you will arrive at the Glasbruket. Free parking!