Cycling in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is one of Sweden's best destinations for cycling. Both for mountain biking with a huge range of trails, but also for those who want a base for a couple of days of road cycling. If you are going out and touring, you have the Swedish and Kattegat trails near the hostel.

No matter what type of bike you bring, you are welcome to us. We are cyclists ourselves and our ambition is to become the given accommodation for us cyclists. With us you will find a locked bicycle room with mechanic stand and tools. You can bring a dry and clean bike to many of the guest rooms and you can borrow wheel covers to take in a damp bike. Rinse your bike on the outside and use the 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 is a real trail mecca with perfect topography to create cycling terrain with a lot of variety. There are also several really large contiguous forest areas where you can cycle all day without crossing your own tracks. We are next door to Änggården, where enduro competitions sometimes take place. Here is challenging cycling no matter what level you are at. You are also close to Stigcentrat Delsjön and the enduro paradise Lackarebäck. As well as awesome areas for xc cycling, such as Sandsjöbacka and Vättlefjäll. You can find a lot on Trailforks or in apps like Strava. Feel free to ask for Christian at the reception, who drives a lot in these areas.

Road cycling

Here you have a really good starting point for varied rounds. You have good cycle paths both to the north and south and a large selection of smaller roads that wind their way along the coast and inland. There are also some tough climbs if you want to get your pants up. The training will be easier if you have beautiful views to distract yourself with, so we can recommend driving to eg Marstrand or Tjörn / Orust.

Choosing Gothenburg as a base has invaluable advantages. After a hard workout, you can finish with an afterbike in our sauna and then continue out to a large selection of restaurants and entertainment. Or just hang out in our living room with the friends.

Start your cycling holiday here

Gothenburg is a really good place to start and end your bike rides. You can unpack equipment in peace and quiet and finish the bike, to start the next morning rested and measured. You can leave boxes and packing that should not be on the trip. The Sweden Trail passes by on the street below us and the Kattegat Trail a few steps away. Even if you come in a group, we can solve storage of bicycles in the rooms, or in our fully equipped bicycle room. We are happy to guide you on how to get around the city and where to find the best service.

Rent a bike here

The best way to explore the city is from the bicycle saddle. You can reach most things within a reasonable walking distance and do not have to worry about parking when you arrive at your destination. If you have not chosen to bring your own bike, we have a selection of simpler bikes for rent. The level of equipment varies a lot and so does the number of gears, but they are all in good working order.

The price is

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


Hiking trails from Gothenburg?

Gothenburg is the perfect start and destination for several hiking trails. You can easily get to the famous trails Bohusleden, Götaleden and Pilgrimsleden and there are also a large number of trails that are suitable if you want a shorter hike, such as Vildmarksleden and Vättlefjällsleden.

Check in with us before the hike and start full and rested the next morning. You can leave the pinals that you do not need during the actual hike. When you come back, we can recommend booking our luxury sauna and maybe at the same time hanging up tents and wet pines in our drying room. You can then enjoy the proximity to Gothenburg's largest restaurant selection.

Several of the staff have hiked the trails and also camped along some. Feel free to ask us for tips.



Running trip to Gothenburg?

  • Trappathonbanan
  • Slottsskogen
  • Running round along the sea belt

Are you planning for a running weekend in Gothenburg? Few places offer such varied training opportunities as Gothenburg. There are plenty of forest areas with varied terrain and you have nice running rounds along the sea belt. Or why not run the Stairway with its 1000 steps that pass us. We are avid runners ourselves and have lots of suggestions for trips from outside the hostel. We sometimes take guests out on our lunch runs. Check with the reception if this is possible while you are here.

If you are going to participate in a running competition or plan your training trip here in Gothenburg, it is also important to be able to eat right. Our kitchens are open 24 hours a day and are fully equipped to cook what you want. We serve a large breakfast buffet in the morning and can often enhance it based on your wishes. If you want to completely avoid cooking, you have Gothenburg's largest restaurant selection within walking distance from us.