Mariestad to Vassbacken (16)

Mariestad to Vassbacken (16)
Found the Göta kanal! Just after the big rain shower.

On our two relax days in Mariestad we had mostly brilliant weather. Our camping ground was next to the Gamla Ekuddens nature reserve which is a famous spot among the local bird watchers. We could follow a path through this nature reserve leading us directly to the Marina of Mariestad. Next to the harbor was a small food court where…

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Lidköping to Mariestad (15)

Lidköping to Mariestad (15)
Sundown over lake Vänern seen from the campsite near Mariestad.

On our rest day in Lidköping it rained all day and mostly even heavy. So we had no motivation at all to explore the city. But our camping ground was well equipped so we took the chance to do our laundry. We spent most of the day in the public kitchen area and did some stuff on our notebooks. In…

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Mellerud to Lidköping (14)

Mellerud to Lidköping (14)
Tourplanning and coffee in Vänersborg.

On our rest day in Mellerud we did more or less nothing. It rained almost all day and was a bit cold. So we took the advantage of our cabin and stayed inside protected from the rain. In the evening when the rain paused for 2 hours we took a walk along the coast of lake Vänern. The landscape was…

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Ed to Mellerud (13)

Ed to Mellerud (13)
Bikes at the nature reserve Tingvallamossen.

After the tough last stage to the Dalsland district we decided to stay three nights in our cosy cabin in Ed. On our first day we took a walk around Lake Lilla Le. The centre of the city was on the opposite side of the lake. There we discovered a beautiful café, where we ate delicious cakes to celebrate Alex´s…

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Grebbestad to Ed (12)

Grebbestad to Ed (12)
Up and down on muddy gravel through a surreal forest landscape.

After waking up in our warm and cosy apartment in Grebbestad we looked outside the window and saw exactly what the weather forecast had predicted – a cloudy sky with a bit of rain. The temperature was around 4 to 5° Celsius. But anyway, we wanted to continue our tour and hoped it would not get too bad. On a…

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Lysekil to Grebbestad (11)

Lysekil to Grebbestad (11)
View over the harbor and restaurants area in Gebbestad.

After six really relaxing days in Lysekil, where we used the time to recover, we could not wait any longer to continue our tour. We started with an early breakfast in the big dining area, packed our bags and got ready. When we attached our bags to the bicycles outside we noticed how warm it was. There was almost no…

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Fossen to Lysekil (10)

Fossen to Lysekil (10)
Stångehuvud - a small pond within the rocky scene.

The stage the day before was really tough and we felt every bone in our body when we woke up. But at least we had a warm cabin and we were really happy about that. A lot of camper buses were on the camping ground but the lady at the reception told us that for the cabin nobody was coming…

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Myggenäs to Fossen (9)

Myggenäs to Fossen (9)
Nice view from our wooden cabin on the campsite in Fossen.

Like all the nights in the tent so far, also this night was quite cold. But after the gear shopping in Göteborg and some research we got a little bit better prepared. For example we stayed in the tent until the sun was already shining and the temperature started to rise. So we had a nice breakfast in the sun,…

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Göteborg to Myggenäs on Tjörn (8)

Göteborg to Myggenäs on Tjörn (8)
The bikes waiting at the Lunna Golf and Country club in Ingetorp.

After our last warm night in Göteborg we started the day with breakfast in our flat. Then we cleaned the mandatory stuff of the apartment and prepared the bikes. We had our bicycles in front of our door at the second floor. There was no elevator. Therefore, we had to carry the bikes down, followed by a lot of up-…

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Three days to relax and explore Göteborg

Three days to relax and explore Göteborg
Vegan cinnamon buns and chocolate cake from Cafeva in Haga, Göteborg. Having a nice "Fika" in the sun.

After two tough tours with each around 100 km we needed some rest time. Furthermore, we wanted to have some time to wash clothes, buy some gear and wash the bikes. And of course we planned to visit Göteborg with a bit more time. We were quite lucky with the weather on the first day. It still felt a bit…

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