2018 Kattegattleden
GRAND TOUR/5

- self guided tour
- 5 days

Helsingborg - Gothenburg
For you who like to experience the beautiful Kattegattleden while riding longer day trips.


Helsingborg is also very easy to reach from Copenhagen, Denmark. Just over one hour with the train directly from Copenhagen Airport. 

We have done our best to set you up for a memorable cycling holiday in South West Sweden.
- Varied accommodations, all with good standard, from small B&B to "glitz and glamour" at top class 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, fishing villages, ports, handicraft, farm shops, castles, vineyards and much more!

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

The roads

The route takes you on bicycle paths or side roads with little traffic as close to the coast as possible, through Skåne county´s well known and beautiful peninsulas, Kullahalvön and Bjärehalvön, Halland county´s sandy beaches and small, charming coastal towns, Halmstad, Falkenberg and Varberg and Kungsbacka. All the way in a bicycle friendly landscape without inconvenient hills with a small exception on day 2 which offers a bit more hilly landscape. Please note that some smaller parts of the distance remains to be fixed and follows roads with a bit more traffic. 

The cycle tour day by day

Additional night
Helsingborg
If you arrive one day in advance, why not experience Helsingborg, have a good night sleep in a comfortable bed and be prepared for the tour next day? And maybe take the ferry, 20 minutes, to Helsingør, one of Denmark´s
charming coastal towns. Additional night at a very centrally top class hotel. See "additional services" to the right.

Day 1, Monday
Helsingborg - Ängelholm, approx. 60 km
Arrival. With the view of Denmark in the west you start your cycling north, very close to the water, Öresund. You follow the route at the peninsula, Kullahalvön, along the bay of Skälderviken, 
passing charming, prosperous coastal villages and the town Höganäs, famous for its salt-glazed ceramics. 
Accommodation at a centrally situated hotel in the charming, small town Ängelholm.

Day 2, Tuesday
Ängelholm - Halmstad, approx. 75 km
Today you cross another of county Skånes popular peninsulas, Bjärehalvön and follow the route to Båstad, the summer village wellknown for its international tennis tournament The Swedish Open. After crossing into Halland, you will travel further along one of Sweden’s longest sandy beaches and through the Skummeslövstrand and Mellbystrand swimming areas.
Accommodation in a nice old full service hotel nearby the train station in Halmstad.  

Day 3, Wednesday
Halmstad - Varberg, approx. 95-105 km
Today when leaving 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 will also pass Tylösand, one of Sweden´s most well known beaches. Further north you will find coastal moorland, shore meadows combined with cliffs and small sandy beaches. You ride on small side roads passing the town Falkenberg, fishing villages and, just before you arrive to Varberg, the beach 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 relaxarea. 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, Thursday
Varberg - Kungsbacka, approx. 74 km
You follow Kattegattleden north passing one of Northern Europe´s finest bird sites and small fishing villages. You will cycle through the countryside to Kungsbacka passing some exciting tourist attractions on the way. Like Tjolöholm´s castle and Fjärås bräcka´s unique environment from the Iron Age. 
Accommodation at a nice hotel in the center of Kungsbacka.

Day 5, Friday
Kungsbacka - Gothenburg, approx. 63 km
From Kungsbacka you cycle along the peninsula, Säröhalvön which has an exciting maritime history. Then you will approach Gothenburg, the second largest town in Sweden with epithets like "New Amsterdam" and "Little London". The tour ends here after arrival to Gothenburg, but why not stay an extra night? Take the chance to visit the amusement park, Liseberg, do some shopping or just rest your legs on a boat trip on the canals.
Additional night in a top class hotel.
See "additional services" to the right.

Additional nights

If you choose to stay an additional night in Helsingborg before start it´s in this top class hotel, additional night.
You are constantly reminded that Kattegattleden is a route close to the ocean.
Cycle friendly landscape with no tough hills on your day trips. Photo: Britten Toftarp

With shorter day trips:
Kattegattleden 10 days
Kattegattleden 7 days

Parts of Kattegattleden:
Kattegattleden HALLAND
Golden SKÅNE
Golden HALLAND

Sofiero Castle in Helsingborg with its gardens, eg 10 000 dazzling rhododendron. The palace once belonged to King Gustav VI Adolf and were donated to the municipality of Helsingborg.  Photo: Region Skåne©sydpol.com.
Sofiero Castle in Helsingborg with its gardens, eg 10 000 dazzling rhododendron. The palace once belonged to King Gustav VI Adolf and were donated to the municipality of Helsingborg. Photo: Region Skåne©sydpol.com.
This fresh and homie little hotel is located in the 500 years old town Ängelholm, day 1.
A lot of nice places for a Swedish "fika", coffee with cakes or sandwiches, along the way. Here Systrarna Lundgren, day 1. Photo: Region Skåne©Lena Birgersson.
A lot of nice places for a Swedish "fika", coffee with cakes or sandwiches, along the way. Here Systrarna Lundgren, day 1. Photo: Region Skåne©Lena Birgersson.
The peninsulas Bjäre- and Kullahalvön are one of the most prosperous rural areas in Sweden. Photo: Region Skåne©studio e
Day 2 you will be staying at a hotel in Halmstad. Why not enjoy your breakfast on their terrace?
Beaches, beaches, beaches... There are a lot of them along the Kattegattleden. Here, on of the most wellknown in Sweden, Tylösand, close to Halmstad.
One of the restaurants along the cycle tour, where you can make a stop and enjoy lunch, day 3.
Sunset in the ocean, only at the Westcoast! Here in Steninge. Photo: Åse Ahlstrand.
The route follows the popular boardwalk to the town Varberg.
Overnight stay in a unique hotel, where a charming turn of the century meets modern comfort, day 3.
The bathhouse in Varberg, open all year.
Tjolöholms slott - an unique castle in Tudor style, south of Kungsbacka, day 4.
Fjärås bräcka with Naturum and it´s  unique environment from the Iron Age is one of the exciting tourist attractions on your way, day 4.
Fjärås bräcka with Naturum and it´s unique environment from the Iron Age is one of the exciting tourist attractions on your way, day 4.
Day 4 you are staying at a hotal in the center of the small town Kungsbacka.

Package includes

* 4 Overnight stays, (day 1-4) in double room at top class hotels.
* Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 4 Breakfast

* Luggage transport between all the accommodations, 5 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)

Mondays
April 30 - September 24

Prices 2018
- per person in double room

- will be published shortly

Period 1 (low season): SEK 
Period 2 (high season): SEK 

Period 1: Start April 30 - June 18
and August 6 - September 24
Period 2: Start June 25 - July 30

Discounts 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 and 2:
 SEK 

Half board, 3 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 3, 4 and 6, total cost pp: SEK

Additional night in Helsingborg, Sunday before start (free access to sauna and gym):
in double room, incl. breakfast:
SEK pp
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK  pp
in single room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 
free access to sauna and gym.

Additional night in Gothenburg, Sunday after ending tour:  
in double room, incl. breakfast:
SEK pp
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast:
SEK pp
in single room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 

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

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Bike rental, including transport,
7 days, day 1 - 7.
Note that the prices for the bike rental includes transporting the bikes back to Helsingborg. You don´t cycle the same distance twice - new day trips with new experiences every day!

Touring bike, 24 gears, including bike transport: SEK 
City bike, 7 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:- per person. See information, "Book".

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 tour starts in Helsingborg and ends in Gothenburg. If you have your car parked in Helsingborg, it is easy to go back by train or bus in Skåne and bus in Halland and  when your cycle trip ends. If you arrive by train the train stations in both Helsingborg and Gothenburg are located in the centre. Now it is also possible to book your personal transport from Gothenburg back to Helsingborg. Please contact us for further  information.

During summertime a lot of places arrange After Beach with live music. Here in Tylösand, close to Halmstad, day 3.
You will find many places to visit along the cycle route. Here the mill in Särdal with a café, shop and exhibition,
At Kronmakaren, north of Falkenberg, the owner makes unique bridal crowns. Studio, shop and a small coffee shop. Photo: Britten Toftarp
If you want to book an extra night, after ending the tour, in Gothenburg, we can offer a comfortable overnight stay in a centrally located top class hotel, day 5.
If you want to book an extra night, after ending the tour, in Gothenburg, we can offer a comfortable overnight stay in a centrally located top class hotel, day 5.
Red houses and backroads are often seen on your way. Photo: Britten Toftarp