Cycling in Gothenburg

Gothenburg might be the best destination in Sweden if you arrive with your bike, both for mountain bike, with plenty of trails, but also for you who needs an anchor point while you travel around the roads. If you’re here for touring, you will find the Sweden- and Kattegatt trails close to the hostel.

No matter your preference, you and your bike are always welcome at our place!  We are ourselves dedicated cyclists, so our ambition is to be the best option for you with the same mindset.
We offer a secure bike room, equipped with the all the tools you might possibly need to repair and upkeep your equipment.
We have several rooms where you can bring your dry and clean bike with you and there’s also wheel covers to borrow in the reception in case your bike is still damp. There’s a hose on the outside so that you can wash your bike and a laundry- and drying room for your clothes. We also have four of Gothenburg's best bicycle workshops within 3 minutes' pedal distance.

Mountain biking in Gothenburg

Gothenburg has a perfect topography to create enjoyable off road experience, with lots of variation, and there’s also several interconnected forest areas, where you can spend whole days without riding in your previous tracks. 
Just a stone throw away you will find Änggården, which hosts enduro competitions, so here you can find challenging tracks, no matter your skill level.
You’re also not far from Delsjön with its many paths, the enduro paradise Lackarebäck and let’s not forget several amazing areas for XC cycling, like Sandsjöbacka and Vättlefjäll. 
You can find a lot of suggestions and ideas on Trailforks or in apps like Strava or ask for Christian in the reception who knows these areas like the back of his hand!

Road cycling

Here you have an awesome starting point for varied rounds. You have good bike paths both to the north and south and a large selection of smaller roads that undulate along the coast and inland. There are also some tough climbs if you want to get your heart rate up. Training becomes easier if you have beautiful views to distract yourself with, so we can recommend driving to places like Marstrand or Tjörn/Orust.

Choosing Gothenburg as a base has some great benefits. After a hard workout, you can finish with an after-bike session in our sauna and then continue out to a wide selection of restaurants and entertainment. Or just hang out in our lounge and chill with friends.

Start your cycling holiday from us

Our hostel is a great place to start and end your bike tours. Here you can unpack your equipment and prepare your bike in peace, to start the next morning rested and full, and you can also leave boxes and luggage that you don't need for the trip here.
Sverigeleden passes by on the street below us and Kattegattleden is just a stone throw away.
Even if you come in a group, we can arrange storage of bikes in the rooms or in our fully equipped bike room.
We are happy to guide you on how to get around town and where to find the best service..

Rent a bike here

The best way to explore the beautiful city of Gothenburg, is by bike.
You can reach most places within reasonable pedalling distance and avoid worrying about parking when you arrive at your destination.
If you haven’t chosen to bring your own bike, we have a selection of simpler bikes for rent. The level of equipment varies somewhat, as does the number of gears, but they are all in good working condition.

The price is

  • 1 hour - sek 30
  • 1 day - sek 150
  • 1 week - sek 600


Hiking trails from Gothenburg?

Gothenburg is the perfect starting point and finish line for several great hiking trails.
It's easy enough to get to the famous trails Bohusleden, Götaleden and Pilgrimsleden, and there's also a good number of shorter hikes, like Vildmarksleden and Vättlefjällsleden, in case you don't have much time here.

Check in with us the day before you head out and start off well rested and well fed. If you want you can leave the stuff you don't need on your hike in our luggage room, free of charge.
When you're back, we can recommend that you reserve our beautiful sauna, dry your wet clothes and tent in our drying room, and take advantage of our location within the biggest restaurant area in the city.
Several members of the staff have themselves tried these hikes and even camped at some of them, so don't hesitate to ask us about suggestions!



Running trip to Gothenburg?

  • Trappathonbanan
  • Slottsskogen
  • Running round along the sea belt

Don't want to take a break in your cardio during your vacation? Gothenburg offer a variety of options for your runs.  There´s plenty of forest areas with varied terrain and there's nice paths along the coast. Or why not try the GBG Trappathon, the outdoor tower running with about 1000 steps, which passes by just a few streets from us.
We are avid runners ourselves and have plenty of suggestions for tours based from the hostel, and sometimes we invite our guests to join us on our lunch break runs, just ask in the reception if there are any possibility to join.

If you’re participating in a running competition or have your training camp here, eating right is one of the most important parts. Our guest kitchens are open 24/7 and are fully equipped to suit your needs.
We have a big and delicious breakfast buffet every morning, which we’re sometimes able to enhance after your needs.
If you’re not feeling to cook at all, we’re located in the best restaurant area in the city.