2018
Golden HALLAND

- self guided tour
- 4 days

Halmstad - Varberg
For you who just want to cycle a part of Kattegattleden at your own pace without any pressure and with time for experiences during the tour.

This tour, with salty breeze in the air and sandy beaches, follows the most popular part of county Halland - the coast line. You pass the charming coastal towns, Halmstad, Falkenberg and Varberg.
- Varied accommodations with good standard, hostel with hotel standard and charming hotels.
- Your luggage will be taken care of and will be waiting for you, when you arrive to your accommodation for the night. 
- The experiences are all lined up along the route - charming cafés and restaurants, small villages, ports, handicraft, farm shops and much more!


Good for your well being, good for your health, good for the environment and with plenty of treats!

The roads

This "easy to cycle" part of Kattegatt-leden takes you on bicycle paths or side roads with little traffic. However, short distances follow roads with slightly more traffic.

Golden HALLAND, day by day

Day 1, Thursday

Halmstad - Ugglarp, approx. 35 km
On your way north you will pass Tylösand, one of Sweden´s most well known beaches. (From Halmstad you can choose between cycling on the scenic "Prince Bertil´s path" even closer to the sea (10 extra km) or strictly follow the signs for Kattegattleden. You find small restaurants and cafés where you can stop for lunch or a popular "fika" as it is called in Sweden (coffé with pasteries). Accommodation in a hostel with hotel standard, 5 minutes away from the ocean.

 

Day 2, Friday
Ugglarp - Falkenberg, approx. 23 km
Further north you will find coastal moorland, shore meadows combined with cliffs and small sandy beaches. 

Accommodation in a charming hotel in Falkenberg, situated by the river Ätran, famous for its salmon fishing in the centre of the town. 
 

Day 3, Saturday

Falkenberg - Varberg, approx. 45 km

You ride on small side roads passing fishing villages, shore meadows and sandy beaches, as Apelviken a popular place for surfers, all year round.
Accommodation in a top class hotel situated in the middle of the town with free access to their relax area. If you want to take extra care of your body after your cycling tour you can book treatments in the Asia Spa, directly at the hotel.
 

Day 4, Sunday

Varberg

Breakfast at the hotel. 

As your hotel is right in the centre of Varberg it is easy to experience the town by foot. Don´t forget to visit Varberg´s fortress, with its oldest part from the 13th century. There are many small shops, a marketplace and lots of small cafés and restaurants. If you are ready for more adventures you can take the ferry to Denmark from here.   

Additional nights

Why not book an extra night before start and experience the town Halmstad? The top class hotel offers comfortable beds and nice breakfast.
Varberg is a charming coastal town, well worth an extra night! You can stay an extra night at your hotel after the tour.
When in Halmstad - don´t miss Mjellby Art Museum, the museum of the Halmstad Group, the most important Swedish link to French cubism in the twenties and surrealism in the thirties.


Kattegattleden
The first national cycle route in Sweden, close to the ocean, that offers unique scenic and cultural experiences along the route. You will also be exposed to a varied environment as the route passes both countryside and small coastal towns on its way. 

Maybe a picnic on your own by the sea? If not, there are a lot of restaurants opened for lunch along the route.
During summertime After Beach with live music is arranged in a lot of places along the coast. Here at Tylösand in Halmstad.
A lot of sandy beaches with great opportunities to take a refreshing swim in the salty ocean.
Day 1 you stay in a hostel, belonging to a camping site, with hotel standard, just 5 minutes away from the ocean. From their restaurant you can view the ocean.
In the small town, Falkenberg you are staying at a nice hotel in the city, just by the river Ätran, famous for its salmon fishing, day 2.
You pass the Glommen light house on your way between Falkenberg and Varberg. Photographer: Helen Andersson.
The last overnight stay with dinner in a unique hotel, where a charming turn of the century meets modern comfort. Access to the relax area, day 4.
The bathhouse, Kallbadhuset, in Varberg, open all year .
Varberg fortress with Halland Museum of Cultural History with the oldest parts from the 13th century. The remains of the Bocksten Man from the 14th century as well as the Kulknappen, the shot that assumed to have killed Karl XII can be viewed here.
Biking package with transport of your luggage makes your cycling tour easier.

Package includes

* 3 Overnight stays in double room. 2 nights in top class hotel and 1 night in a hostel with hotel standard.
Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 3 Breakfast
Luggage transport between all the accommodations, 3 days

* Maps with route description day by day and information about cafés, restaurants and places to visit along the route.

Reservation for minor modifications that will be informed in advance.

Start day of the tour (day 1)

Sundays
maj - september

Prices 2018,
- per person in double room

- will be published shortly

Period 1: SEK 
Period 2:  SEK 

Period 1: Start May  - June  and
August  - September 
Period 2: Start June  - August 

Discount for children
- meals not included, will be ordered and paid for at every overnight stay. 
Up to 5 years, in parents bed: 85 %.
6 - 12 years, extra bed in parents room: 70 %.

Additional services,
- all prices per person

Single supplement:
Period 1 och 2: total amount SEK 

Half board, 4 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 1, 2, 3 and 4, total cost pp: SEK 

Additional night in Båstad, the night before or after the tour in double room at a nice guest house including breakfast: SEK 

Contact us for prices for extra nights at any of the accommodations within the tour.

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Bike rental including bike transport,
3 days, day 1 - 3.
Note that the prices for the bike rental includes transporting the bikes back to Halmstad. You don´t cycle the same distance twice - new day trips with new experiences every day!

Touring bike, 18 gears, including bike transport: SEK 
Citybike, 7 gears, including bike transport: SEK
Citybike, 3 gears, including bike transport: SEK 
Electric bike, including bike transport: SEK
Children´s bike, including bike transport: Please contact us for prices.

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Cancellation fee: SEK 300. Read more "Book", booking, terms and conditions.

Maps and information

Maps and information will be sent to you after final payment, in good time before your arrival. Read more, "Book", booking/terms and conditions. 

The Golden HALLAND package starts in Halmstad and ends in Varberg. If you arrive by car, it is easy to park in Halmstad and then go back by train or bus when your cycle trip ends. If you arrive by train the train station in both Halmstad and Varberg are conveniently located. 

The boardwalk in Varberg.
You´re most welcome to the Swedish Westcoast!