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Photographer: Jonas Ingman

Hiking close to the city

Hiking made easy. Take the train or bus directly to the walking trail, eat well at restaurants and cafes, and sleep in proper beds. Discover walking trails close to the city in West Sweden.

Nowadays there are public transport links to almost all the walking trails in West Sweden, but some are of course more easily accessed than others. We’ve picked out some of the trails that are easiest to get to without a car. As well as being close to towns and cities, there are also many lovely places along the way to make a pit stop. 

71 km, moderate


The Gotaleden starts right in the centre of Gothenburg, and stretches 71 kilometres all the way to Alingsås. Discover forests close to town, steep mountain ridges, swimming friendly lakes, historic industrial heritage sites and well maintained castle gardens. Along the trail there are plenty of places to eat and stay....