Bike and boat along the Göta Canal, 48 km

Sjötorp, Mariestad
Explore Göta Canal both from a boat and a bike.
Spend one day cycling along Göta Canal, and the next day gliding through 16 locks on a passenger boat.

Day 1 (38 km)

The tour will start in the village Sjötorp, where the Göta Canal flows out in the Lake Vänern. In Sjötorp you get your bicycle and a lunch package.
You cycle along the old tow path which runs alongside Göta Canal, and where horses used to tow the vessels in times gone by. During the day, you pass a number of locks and bridges. Why not stop off at one of the many cafés and restaurants along the path to enjoy an ice cream or a cup of coffee.

After 30 km you will arrive to Wassbacken and here is dinner being served. You get your keys to the cottage where you spend the night.

To enjoy the Göta Canal and its surroundings even more, it is nice to go on cycling the last 4 km to Tåtorp. Here the canal flows out in the lake Viken.
Return to Wassbacken the same route.

Day 2 (9 km)

Day 2 starts with early breakfast, and then you cycle 9 km from Wassbacken to Töreboda. Here you get on the passengerboat that takes you back to Sjötorp.

The boat journey is with M/S Bellevue and covers the stretch Töreboda-Sjötorp (depending on the day of the week). The boat always departs at 10.30. During the day, you pass no less than 16 locks in beautiful surroundings. A tasty lunch is served on board. You arrive in Sjötorp 15.30.

Book online

Contact information

Sjötorps Cykeluthyrning AB
Contact: David persson
Phone: +46-50151133
Mobile: +46-702171955
Booking: +46-50151133


Opening hours

Dates: 16 May – 12 September
starting Mondays and Wednesdays.
+Saturdays, but start with boat.

Price information


2790 SEK

Children 3 - 12 year 1990 SEK

Public transportation


Bicycle, bike service
1 lunch pkg, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
Share in a 4-bed cottage/hostel
1 boat ride with lunch on board
Map and directions


Sjötorp is located 20 kilometres north of Mariestad, by Lake Vänern and Göta Canal, along Road R26.
By coach: Travel by coach to Jönköping, Skövde, Mariestad or Karlstad, from there on bus , service 830 to Sjötorp.
By train: Travel by train to Jönköping, Skövde, Mariestad or Karlstad, and from there on bus, service 830 to Sjötorp.
There is also a bus from Mariestad, Västtrafik service no 502.