Cycling 4 days alongside the Göta Canal 146 km

Sjötorp, Mariestad

Day 1 - 30 km

You start in Sjötorp where you fetch your bicycle. Here you also get a tasty packed lunch to take with you. The trip goes alongside Göta Canal the whole day. 16 locks and several bridges are passed on the way to Wassbacken where dinner is served in the restaurant and sleeping accommodation in the camping lodge awaits.

Day 2 - 46 km

After breakfast the journey continues for a few more kilometres alongside Göta Canal. Soon you will arrive at Tåtorp and Lake Viken, which is the highest point of the canal. From here you turn off from the canal embankment and, once again, cycle south of Lake Viken to Karlsborg. From Beateberg Church the view of the lake is fantastic. This is a good place to stop and eat your packed lunch. The next overnight stay will be at the youth hostel Gula Villan in Karlsborg. Dinner is served in a restaurant close by.

Day 3 - 42 km

Today's cycling trip takes you north of Lake Viken up to Jonsboda where dinner and sleeping accommodation await you. You will have your packed lunch with you and there are plenty of appropriate places where you can take a break along the way.

Tips: Before leaving Karlsborg take the opportunity to visit Karlsborgs Fästning (fort). We suggest you buy tickets the day before (not included in the package).

Day 4 - 28 km

The last cycling day takes you from Jonsboda back to Sjötorp again.  You cycle at Göta Canal and the tow path. Today you will pass Töreboda, Hajstorp and Norrqvarn. Fine canal environments that are worth stopping at on the way back too. The trip ends at Sjötorp with a tasty lunch at the restaurant Kajutan, which is beautifully situated directly at the locks.

Contact information

Sjötorps Upplevelsecenter AB
Phone: +46-50151133
Mobile: +46-702171955
Booking: +46-50151133


Opening hours

Every day 1 May - 11 September

Price information


SEK 3490 per adult (bicycles included)

SEK 2500 per child (3-12 years old)

Public transportation


Included in the price:

- Bicycle 4 days and bicycle service

- 3 overnight stays at youth hostels/cottages (4-bed)

- 3 packed lunches including beverage

- 1 lunch (no beverage)

- 3 dinners (no beverage)

- 3 breakfasts

- map and journey description.

The bicycles are modern 3-geared lady's bikes of good quality with a basket and a carrier.


Sjötorp is situated 20km north of Mariestad at Lake Vänern and Göta Canal alongside the national road 26.
Bus: Take the Swebus-Express 839 that runs between Jönköping and Karlstad and stops in Sjötorp.
Train: Take the train to Jönköping, Skövde or Karlstad and then bus 839 to Sjötorp.
From Mariestad there is also a bus with Västtrafik no. 502.