A wonderful package that takes you through the UNESCO biosphere reserve Vänerskärgården and Kinnekulle. It starts and ends with Göta Kanal and stretches along beautiful Vänerstrand with varied fine cultural landscape and forest. Up on Kinnekulle you get a nice view over Lake Vänern and can enjoy its beech forests as well. Out on Kållandsö you get to live next door to stately Läckö castles with wonderful views around you. This is our most water-focused package, so if you like water – choose this!
4 899 kr
You start the day in charming Töreboda by the Göta Canal and first cycle along the Göta Canal towards Hajstorp. Shortly afterwards, you enter through a fertile landscape with cornfields and forests in fine harmony. About halfway you reach Vänerstrand and you then cycle close to it all the way to Lugnås. You do not always see it but it is there, huge and beautiful… On the way to Lugnås you also come to beautiful Mariestad where you can, for example, enjoy an ice cream down by the nice harbor.
In the evening, you live comfortably and environmentally friendly with Jesper and Pia who run STF Lugnåsberget Ekohotell. They are pioneers in sustainable housing and Green Key certified. All rooms have their own entrance and shower / toilet in the room. They have renovated the houses with recycled materials and have solar cells that make them self-sufficient in electricity in summer. They are also very good in the kitchen and here you can also enjoy their cooking both in the breakfast basket and dinner. Rustic, organic and very locally produced! There is also a wood-fired sauna for relaxation after your cycling day. Accommodation: STF Lugnåsberget Ekohotell, Lugnås Meals: Lunch and dinner Cycling: approx. 50 km.
Photo by Roger Borgelid
After a good, rustic breakfast, continue cycling along Lake Vänern. There will be a certain climb up to Kinnekulle, but with the electric bike it is a completely different experience. Up on Kinnekulle are the beautiful Munkängarna, beech forests and often beautiful views over Lake Vänern. Lunch will be at the Cafe at the monastery. After lunch, you continue in the direction of Lidköping and pretty soon it goes easy when you go down to the “plain” again. The tour goes on safe bike paths through the city. Here you can stroll around a bit and maybe have a coffee at Mon Amie which has fair trade caffe and many goodies. Then it’s time for the last part of the day which goes out towards beautiful Kållandsö. Beautiful and varied landscape and with beautiful views of the lake from time to time. Once at Läckö, you can take it easy after a long bike ride. If you have more energy, there is a lot to do and learn about both nature and history. You can explore the archipelago exhibition in Naturum, the archipelago itself and there is Läckö Castle to enjoy with exciting exhibitions and beautiful gardens.
The second night you sleep luxuriously right by Vänerstrand at Hotell Victoriahuset in Naturum, next door to Läckö Castle itself. The hotel is built in environmentally friendly materials and has a high standard. The rooms are quiet and soothing, all with natural furnishings, comfortable beds and beautiful views of the forest, castle or Vänerskärgården. Luxurious 3-course dinner and breakfast you eat in the same house. Organic and delicious, of course! Accommodation: Viktoriahuset Hotell Naturum, next to Läckö castle Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Cycling: about 85 km
Enjoy an organic breakfast before it’s time to cycle back through the beautiful landscape near Lake Vänern. A 3-course lunch is served at the very top of Kinnekulle at Kinnekullegården. From here you can take a short walk up to the lookout tower and see very far in all directions.
You will spend the evening again at STF Lugnåsberget Ekohotell where you rest and eat well. There is also a wood-fired sauna for relaxation after your cycling day. Accommodation: STF Lugnåsberget Ekohotell, Lugnås Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Cycling: approx. 85 km.
Photo by Nadja Odenhage
After a good night’s sleep, it’s time for another lovely breakfast basket that you can enjoy in the room, in the kitchen or on the porch. Then it’s time to steer the cow towards Mariestad and back towards Töreboda again. The same stretch back but we promise it is a very different experience and new views in the other direction! In Töreboda, a wonderful lunch awaits KRUBB. When it’s time to go home, we hope you have many good memories to take home! Meals: Breakfast and lunch Cycling: about 50 km.
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