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Cycling in West Sweden

Explore the world on two wheels

West Sweden’s diverse landscapes are the perfect setting for anyone wanting to explore the world on two wheels. You’ll find a great choice of stunning cycle routes that all the family will love. Choose between peaceful cycle paths, MTB tracks that’ll get your pulse racing and winding country roads.

Cycling routes

We’re proud of our fantastic cycling routes, like the Göta Canal Route, the Vänerleden and the Ätradal Trail. You can cycle by the sea and past lakes, over fields and table mountains, through forests and towns, and into pretty fishing villages. Find a cycling route that’s perfect for you!

Comfortable stays near cycle trails

There are masses of great cycle trails of varying character in West Sweden. When you’re exploring them you’ll want to eat and sleep well nearby, as well as be able to deal with your bike.

Mountain biking - an enjoyable challenge for any age!

Mountain biking can sound a bit scary but it’s actually an incredibly exciting and fun experience. Choose from MTB tracks, downhill MTB, bike parks and pump track.

Road cycling – enjoy a great training workout!

West Sweden is a cyclist’s paradise with everything from one day cycle tours to longer training camps for racers. Here are some cycle routes of differing lengths, from 20 to 2000 km.

Gravel cycling

Gravel cycling, or gravel biking as it’s also known, is a great way to get out on a bike, as suitable for beginners as it is for experienced cyclists. It’s action packed, easy and can be done almost anywhere in Sweden.

Trolley cycling

Trolley cycling along old rail tracks is a fun experience the whole family will enjoy. It’s easy to get going and you’ll find lots of places to stop along the way for a fika or swim.

The Times cycles Vänerleden

Simon Parker from The Times saddles up for midnight sun, pine trees and cinnamon buns along Vänerleden. The film includes Simon's best restaurant and accommodation tips along the route.

Hire bikes here

Would you like to hire bikes and explore the area on two wheels? Find bike hire firms around West Sweden here.

Explore West Sweden with a Local

Via Meet the Locals you can arrange to meet someone who lives in West Sweden (a Local) and share a slice of their daily life. You could for example:

Go road racing cycle training with Pontus in Mariestad
MTB around Gothenburg with Daniel
Cycle along Göta canal with Alf

Would you like to discover more nature experiences?

West Sweden’s diverse landscapes never cease to amaze.  An incredible variety of beautiful scenery can be found here – seas and lakes, enchanting forests, mountains and valleys, salt sprayed cliffs, rolling hills, flower rich meadows, and so much more!