7183
Sweden

The Gota Canal: A Journey by Bicycle Through the Heart of Sweden

Cycle along Sweden’s beautiful Gota Canal on an educational journey from Vanersborg to Stockholm, stopping to learn about Sweden’s history and culture along the way.
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Program No. 7183RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,999
Flights start at
1,100

At a Glance

Connected by a series of 58 locks, the Gota Canal courses 350 scenic miles from Lake Vanern and Lake Vattern to the Baltic Sea south of Stockholm in Soderkoping. Cycle along Sweden’s “Blue Ribbon” for important insights into the surrounding culture, history, architecture, landscape and people, visiting extraordinary castles and fortresses, museums and idyllic storybook villages all along the way.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Biking 20-42 miles per day on varied terrain, paved and hard-packed gravel bicycle paths and secondary roads. Personal bike helmet required.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover medieval Vadstena's castle.
  • Glimpse some of Europe's oldest and finest collections of porcelain and pottery at the Rorstrand Centre.
  • Explore Karlsborg Fortress, one of the largest buildings in northern Europe, which was originally intended to serve as Sweden's central defense.
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