The Golden Tour - HALLAND /2017

Båstad - Varberg, 5 days

This five-day cycling tour on the route Kattegattleden follows the most popular part in county Halland; the coastline. The tour - with salty breeze in the air - starts in Båstad, wellknown for its tennis tournament, on the Bjäre peninsula and ends in Varberg, one of the small, charming towns in Halland. You will be staying in top class hotel accommodation in three of Halland’s charming coastal towns, Halmstad, Falkenberg and Varberg, plus one night in a hostel with hotel standard service.

The length of the day trips allows you to enjoy the sandy beaches and other nice surroundings,
5 days and 4 overnight stays.

The Golden cycling tour starts in Båstad and ends in Varberg. If you rent your bike with us the price includes bike transport back from Varberg to Båstad. You never cycle the same route twice! See "Transport"  down below to the right. 

The Golden Tour, day by day

Additional night 

Båstad
Arrive a day early and enjoy the

picturesque Båstad. Have a good night sleep at a hotel and prepair for
tomorrow´s adventure.
See "additional services" to the right.


Day 1

Båstad - Halmstad, approx. 37 km

The tour starts in Båstad. If you arrive early you can experience the small town Båstad, famous for its tennis tournament, Swedish Open, with players from all over the world or visit Laholm, Hallands oldest and smallest town on your way to Halmstad. You follow the long sandy beaches through several preserved areas with open sand dunes and pine forests. Accommodation in a top class hotel in Halmstad. 
 

Day 2
Halmstad - Ugglarp, approx. 40 km
Breakfast at the hotel.
You continue to cycle north, as close to the coast as possible. On your way 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 3 
Ugglarp - Falkenberg, approx. 23 km
Breakfast at the hostel.
Further north you will find coastal moorland, shore meadows combined with cliffs and small sandy beaches. 

Accommodation in a top class hotel in Falkenberg, famous for its salmon fishing in the centre of the town. 
 

Day 4

Falkenberg - Varberg, approx. 45 km

Breakfast at the hotel.

You ride on small side roads passing fishing villages, shore meadows and sandy beaches. 
Accommodation and dinner in top class hotel in Varberg, where you will have access to the 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.

You leave the bikes at the hotel.
 

Day 5

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.   

The roads

The route follows Kattegattleden on bicycle paths or side roads with little traffic. However, short distances follow roads with slightly more traffic.

During summertime After Beach with live music is arranged in a lot of places along the coast. Here at Tylösand in Halmstad.
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.
You´re most welcome to the Swedish Westcoast!


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. 

The Golden Tour starts in Båstad, famous for its tennis tournament, Swedish Open, with players from all over the world. Photo: Walter Hughes, www.bastad.com
The first overnight stay is in a top class hotel in Halm-stad offers comfortable beds, day 1.
Day 2 you stay in a hostel with hotel standard, just 5 minutes away from the ocean.
Accommodation in another top class hotel in Falkenberg with view of river Ätran and its famous salmon fishing, day 3.
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.
A lot of sandy beaches with great opportunities to take a refreshing swim in the salty ocean.
Maybe a picnic on your own by the sea? If not, there are a lot of restaurants opened for lunch along the route.
You pass the Glommen light house on your way between Falkenberg and Varberg. Photographer: Helen Andersson.
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.

Package includes

* 4 Overnight stays in double room. 3 nights in top class hotel accommodation and 1 night in a hostel with hotel standard.
Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 4 Breakfast
Luggage transport between all the accommodations, 4 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
7 maj - 24 september

Prices 2017,
- per person in double room

Period 1: SEK 4 750:-
Period 2:  SEK 5 485:-

Period 1: Start May 7 - June 18 and
August 13 - September 24
Period 2: Start June 25 - August 6

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 1 475:-

Half board, 4 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 1, 2, 3 and 4, total cost pp: SEK 1 150:-. 

Additional night in Båstad, the night before or after the tour in double room at a nice guest house including breakfast: SEK 550:-
or in a top class hotel with swimming pool
including breakfast: SEK 1 050:-

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

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Bike rental including bike transport,
4 days, day 1 - 4.
Note that the prices for the bike rental includes transporting the bikes back to Båstad. You don´t cycle the same distance twice - new day trips with new experiences every day!

Touring bike, 18 gears, including bike transport: SEK 1 200:-
Citybike, 7 gears, including bike transport: SEK 1 000:-
Citybike, 3 gears, including bike transport: SEK 900:-
Electric bike, including bike transport: SEK 1 500:-
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 package starts in Båstad and ends in Varberg. If you arrive by car, it is easy to park in Båstad and then go back by train or bus when your cycle trip ends. If you arrive by train the train station in both Båstad and Varberg are conveniently located. 

Biking package with transport of your luggage makes your cycling tour easier.
The boardwalk in Varberg.