Hiking along Gotaleden
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Delicious dish at restaurant Garveriet
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Göteborg-Alingsås

Gothenburg, open land, tasty food and nature reserves.

Sweden’s second largest city, open land, tasty food and beautiful nature reserves - that’s what’s awaiting you during your walking tour along Gotaleden. Explore verdant countryside, old forests, get to know the animals of Northern Europe and pass by ancient palaces, beautiful gardens and fantastic cafés and restaurants. Welcome to Western Sweden! 

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  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • self guided
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Itinerary

Take your time to discover Gothenburg with its exciting places of interest such as the Feskekôrka fish market or the Gothenburg Museum of Art and take a typical Swedish fika break (coffee and cake) in charming Haga district. Besides lovely cafés the area also offers a wonderful selection of small artisan shops. The city is also well-known for its local clothing brands and interior furnishing if you are looking for a souvenir to take home. End your day with the number one speciality from port city Gothenburg for dinner - shrimps, fresh fish, clams and oysters - the selection is huge and yummy! 

Off we go! You walk directly from your hotel in Gothenburg to the Skatås outdoor recreation area. Just after a few kilometres you have reached the nature reserve of Delsjön, the largest one in the Gothenburg area. After Skatås you’ll pass Knipeflågsbergen, a huge mountain plateau where you walk up Mount Getryggen. Enjoy the views onto Gothenburg at the top before you continue to lake Kåsjön and Lake Madern. Just perfect for a pause or two to swim in the lake. Soon you’ll Jonsered, a small village with an industrial background and today’s goal. 

ca. 6-7 h
24 km
270 m
270 m

Not far from your hotel you should visit the Jönsered gardens. Besides wonderful botanical gardens you can also visit the café to have a first coffee break, just as the Swedes do. Today’s mountain is Goråsbergen, the hike up has some steep sections, which will be rewarded with magnificent views over Lake Aspen. Afterwards you’ll walk down towards Lerum, where Aspenäs Café is worth a visit, just around the corner of your hotel. 

ca. 3 h
10 km
130 m
120 m

Your tour continues along river Säveån to nature reserve Säveån, today’s highlight. Enjoy the beautiful trail through the nature reserve with chirping birds, salmon in the river and beautiful areas to stop for a pause. Worth-seeing is also the Hillefors grit mill, the only water-driven mill worldwide. Look forward to seeing lots of animals, such as ducks, deer calfs or kingfishers. You’ll continue along river Säveån in the direction of Nääs, along the route a stop at Restaurant Garveriet is worth it. At the castle in Nääs you learn more about it’s interesting history. The national monument and nature reserve is beautifully located at Lake Sävelången. Your route continues through the historic village with its spinning mills down to your hotel. 

ca. 4,5-5 h
17 km
95 m
150 m

Your last route leads through varying landscapes, again with options for a swim. Along the shore of Mjörns you reach the Nolhagaviken nature reserve with rich birdlife. Nolhaga castle with interesting art and exhibitions and its English garden can be visited along the trail. Soon after the castle you have reached Alingsås, the city impresses with beautiful wooden buildings and offers plenty of nice cafés. 

ca. 5 h
25 km
250 m
260 m

After breakfast your hiking tour ends. We are happy to extend your holiday with extra nights in Gothenburg.

Tour character

You are hiking on easy to medium walking trails and forest roads, with wonderful views onto lakes and nature reserves. The route is mostly flat, with some climbs. This hiking holiday is suitable for experienced hikers, with daily tours of ca. 3-7 hours.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance*
Place of arrival: Gothenburg
  Season 1
06.05.2022 - 19.05.2022
09.09.2022 - 23.09.2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
20.05.2022 - 09.06.2022
19.08.2022 - 08.09.2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
10.06.2022 - 18.08.2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Hiking holiday Gotaleden, 6 days, SE-WSWGA-06X
Base price
7 999
8 499
8 999
Single room supplement 3 299 3 299 3 299
Season 1
May 6, 2022 - May 19, 2022
Sep 9, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 20, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
Aug 19, 2022 - Sep 8, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 10, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Hiking holiday Gotaleden, 6 days, SE-WSWGA-06X
Base price
Single room supplement
7 999
3 299
8 499
3 299
8 999
3 299
Season 1
May 6, 2022 - May 19, 2022
Sep 9, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Season 2
May 20, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
Aug 19, 2022 - Sep 8, 2022
Season 3
Jun 10, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Alingsås
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
999
1 899
1 099
1 499
999
1 899
1 099
1 499
999
1 899
1 099
1 499
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Gothenburg
  Season 1
May 6, 2022 - May 19, 2022
Sep 9, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 20, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
Aug 19, 2022 - Sep 8, 2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 10, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast 999 999 999
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 899 1 899 1 899
Alingsås
Extra night in double room/breakfast 1 099 1 099 1 099
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 499 1 499 1 499
Prices per person in SEK

Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels
  • Breakfast 
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents: Maps, route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers (1x per booked room) 
  • Navigation-App and GPS details
  • Service-Hotline

 

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • all services not mentioned under "Services included"
More information

Arrival / Parking:

  • By train: Gothenburg central station.
  • By flight: Airport Copenhagen, continue by train to Gothenburg. More information: www.oresundstag.se. Airport Gothenburg, continue by airport bus to Gothenburg main train station. More information: www.flygbussarna.se
  • By car: Park garage in Gothenburg from ca. SEK 220 (ca. 22 Euro) per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

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