Trail section

7. Lödöse - Lilla Edet

  • Length

    14 km

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Markus Holm

The tour takes you up to a wonderful view from Spetalsberget. It is named after the leper hospital that existed in the area during the Middle Ages. St. Jörgen's hospital was probably in the meadow behind the current Lödöse Museum. As you enjoy your view from Spetalsberget, take the time to breathe in all the views. There are several views over the river and one where you have a great view over Lödöse. Lödöse was Sweden's first port to the west and Gothenburg's predecessor. Lödöse Museum's exhibitions show in an exemplary way the important medieval history of the city.

You go via cycle path and then follow the old church road through Garn towards Tunge church. Just before Tunge, the trail crosses the new highway. From Tunge kyrka, the trail follows smaller roads towards Göta, where it then diverges into forest and beautiful nature in the direction of Lake Ryrsjön. Ryrsjön is a nice place to rest and take your packed lunch. Before Lilla Edet, the trail crosses the highway again and then goes to Fuxerna church where the stage ends and the next one begins. If you sneak a start on the next stage through Lilla Edet, the parish home, the famous salmon fishery, the country's oldest lock and the lock area await. In Lilla Edet there is access to full service and communications.

Welcome to the Spetsalberget route.

Surface: Forest path, asphalt, dirt road.

Time: 3-5 hours excluding breaks.

Don't miss: The view from Spetalsberget.

Get here: Västtågen towards Lödöse Södra Station, bus 421 to St. Peders väg, go to St. Peders church.

Accommodation: There are no specific suggestions for accommodation along the stage, but there are many accommodation options to choose from in the digital map.

The Pilgrimsleden Göta Älv has developed in a collaboration between: the City of Gothenburg, the Association of Property Owners in Gamlestaden, Gamlestaden, Ale Municipality, Lilla Edets Municipality, Trollhättan City, Vänersborg Municipality, Västra Götaland Region, the Church of Sweden, the Pilgrims Center in Gothenburg, Visit Trollhättan Vänersborg, the Tourist Board of West Sweden and the West Coast Foundation.

14 km


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  • Pilgrimsleden Göta Älv




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Photographer: Markus Holm

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