Come biking and experience for example Göta Canal or explore some Swedish woods with your Local Alf.

  • Offered in English, Swedish
  • Sjötorp
I can organise different kinds of bike tours which take us around Sjötorp and see everything it offers. We could even take a short trip to the woods of Surö Bokskog nature reserve. Everyone likes biking along the Göta Canal and watching the locks in action as well as seeing boats of different sizes. We can combine that with a detour to Blomstervägen, which passes through our beautiful woods. Or I can arrange for other desires you have, such as a bike trip from Sjötorp out to Torsö island and take the ferry out to car-free Brommö island with its incredible sandy beaches. The trip can be shortened if we drive out to Torsö. I am flexible! Interesting events during the summer: - Sjötorpsdagarna - a town festival with markets, races and boat shows. 2-3 June - Midsummer festival and all that it entails, Friday 22 June - Picnic concerts - Göta Kanalsimmet, open water race 4 August.

About Your Host, Alf

I am 66 years-old and love doing long or short bike tours. Over the years I have done the Vätternrundan race as well as other bike races. Now I am an amateur cyclist and even have access to mountain bikes if that’s what you’re into. My partner and I live in Sjötorp, which we love for many reasons. I will show you how we live as well as show you the sloop Oskar II, which is managed by the association I am active in. I even participate and organise the Göta Kanalsimmet, an open water race, that both Sweden’s elite and athletes of all ages swim different distances in Göta Canal.

Who this is for

Anyone who can handle 20-50 km of biking in a day

When?

15 May to 10 September or other times during the year

Price

Depending on what bikes are rented, money for fika and lunch. If a car is used, it may cost a little more.

Languages Spoken

Swedish and English