Trail section

Älvsåker - Stensjön

  • Length

    25 km

  • Elevation

    121 m

  • Degree of difficulty


  • Estimated time


Fredrik Schenholm/Vä

The first section on the Bohusleden Trail, from the south, is quite long and offers a great variety. You pass deep forests, meadows and fields, beautiful lakes and finishes near Gunnebo castle, nestled in idyllic lush greenery.

The first stage from the south on Bohusleden goes through Mölndal municipality. The stage starts at Älvsåker, where the Bohusleden and Hallandsleden meet.

This section is quite long, but welcoming, and not that difficult. It goes through forests, along fields and meadows, through settlements and passes several lakes.

Half way along the section the trail passes Kållered. Kållered can serve as an alternative start as there is good connections here by both bus and car.

Along the section there are both shelters and resting areas.

The trail goes on the western side of Kikås Långvatten where you can find a swimming area. Here the trail passes just beside both an insect hotel and prepared meadows. After the insect hotel, the trail soon passes the Herkulesgården exercise center. At normal opening hours there is toilet and water available for hikers.

Towards the end of the hike, the trail passes the old Castle at Gunnebo, with idyllic flower meadows and old oaks. Gunnebo Castle was built in the 18th century as an exclusive summer residence for Gothenburg merchant John Hall and is today a popular and popular tourist destination all year round. It is one of the country's best and most stylish examples of neo-classical building art. Here you can experience real history. In the summer you can also see theater here. Don't miss the café or restaurant, which serves food and coffee with ingredients from the organic kitchen garden.

Surface: The section is a mix of mainly forest path and dirt roads.

Approximate time: It takes about 7-8 hours to walk this section, excluding breaks.

Don't miss: Sagsjöns bird watch tower and Livereds culture trail.

How to get here: There is a shuttle station at Anneberg which is easy to get to the start of the stage by train. There is also a bus stop at Älsvåkersgården, from there you can walk a bit on Bohusleden and Hallandsleden to reach the border between Bohuslän and Halland.

To Stensjön it is easy to get both by car and public transport. The closest bus stop is called Gunnebo Park.

For more information about bus stops, see the map planning tool and select the box Transport.

Accommodation: There are no suggested places for accommodation along this section of the trail. However, there is a bus from Stensjön to Mölndals centre where there are different options for accommodation.

25 km

121 m


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  • Tätortsnära
  • Badplats
  • Historia
  • Rastplats
  • Skog
  • Vandringsled
  • Bohusleden
Nice but really long trail. The middle part around lindome is not so nice, walking a long stretch through residential areas or next to roads. The last third is super nice again and you get rewarded with a visit to a nice little castle.
Oct 2023
Skøn etape. Masser af søer med drikkevand. Masser af shelters med bålplads og brænde. Smuk og betagende natur hele vejen. Hårdt for mine ben pga den tunge rygsæk.
Apr 2023
Kjell Kolbe




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Photographer: Fredrik Schenholm/Vä

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