Kattegattleden
GRAND TOUR, 11days /2017

Kattegattleden runs along the Swedish West Coast from Helsingborg in the south to Gothenburg in the north. Very near and easy to reach from Copenhagen!

Do you want to cycle the whole tour? Do you want to cycle in your own pace without feeling any pressure?

Then this is the tour for you!
11-days salty cycling holiday where we have picked the finest selection of what Southwest Sweden has to offer. Our passion is to offer you varied accommodations, all with good standard - from two of the most charming small hostels to "glitz and glamour" at top class hotels. Several of the accommodations offer free access to spa, gym or pools. Which could be extra appreciated after a day on the bicycle saddle!

We take care of your luggage and ensure, that it will be waiting for you when you arrive to the different accommodations.  

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 and your health, good for the environment and with plenty of treats.

You cycle, as close to the coast as possible, through Skåne county's wellknown and beautiful peninsulas, Kullahalvön and Bjärehalvön and along Halland county's sandy beaches and small, charming coastal towns, Halmstad, Falkenberg and Varberg  and Kungsbacka. You finish your tour in Gothenburg, the second largest town in Sweden with epithets like "New Amsterdam and "Little London". 11 days, 10 overnight stays. 

The cycle tour day by day

Additional night
Helsingborg
Maybe you like to arrive one day in advance, experience Helsingborg, have a good nights sleep and be prepared for your start next day? You can also take the ferry, 20 minutes, to Helsingør, one of Denmarks charming coastal towns. Additional night in a very centrally top class hotel. 
See "additional services" to the right.

Day 1
Helsingborg - Arild, approx. 35 km
Arrival. If you are renting bikes, you collect them in the center of the town.With the view of Denmark in the west you start your cycling north, close, close to the water, Öresund, passing charming, prosperous coastal villages and the town Höganäs, famous for its salt-glazed ceramics. Accommodation in a top class hotel with wonderful sea view in a small village. Free access to relaxing room.

Day 2
Arild - Vejbystrand, approx. 36 km
You follow the route through the bay of Skälderviken passing the town Ängelholm. Accommodation in a charming and colorful hostel also close to the sea.

Day 3
Vejbystrand - Båstad, approx. 35 km
Today you cross the Bjäre peninsula and follow Kattegattleden to Båstad, the summer village wellknown for its tennis tournaments. 
Accommodation in a top class hotel close to the sea with free access to swimming pool and gym.  

Day 4
Båstad - Halmstad, approx. 35 km
The tour follows the northern coastline through pine forests and along sandy beaches to the town, Halmstad. 
Accommodation in a top class hotel in Halmstad.

Day 5
Halmstad - Steninge, approx. 25-35 km
Today you can choose between cycling on the scenic "Prince Bertil´s path" even closer to the sea (35 km) or strictly follow the signs for Kattegattleden (25 km). On your way to Steninge you will pass Tylösand, one of Swedens most well known beaches. Accommodation in Steninge, a small village, in a picturesquely and charming hostel with a wonderful garden with sea view, outdoor gym and sauna. 


Day 6
Steninge - Falkenberg, approx. 28 km
On your way north you pass nature reserves, coastal moorland and shore meadows combined with cliffs and small sandy beaches for a final stop in town Falkenberg.
Accommodation in a top class beach hotel, situated right at the beach, Skrea Strand. Free access to a large indoor swimming pool and to their spa relax (starting June 2017).

 Day 7
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 centrally situated at the market place with free access to the relax room.(Alternative an apartment at a summer resort just outside the town).  

Day 8
Varberg - Åsa, approx. 48 km
You follow Kattegattleden north passing one of Northern Europe´s finest birdsites and small fishing villages. Accommodation at a Bed & Breakfast in Åsa, a small village south of the town Kungsbacka. 

Day 9
Åsa - Onsala/Gottskär, approx. 37 km
Today you cycle through the countryside to Kungsbacka passing some exciting tourist attractions on the way. Like Tjolöholms castle and Fjärås bräckas unique environment from the Iron Age. From Kungsbacka you cycle to your overnight stay at the peninsula, Onsalahalvön. Accommodation in a nice hotel near the sea.

Day 10
Onsala/Gottskär - Särö, approx. 27 km
You follow the tour to the north part of the peninsula Onsalahalvön. Accommodation in a top class hotel with a wonderful sea view and with free access to their spa.

Day 11
Särö - Göteborg, approx. 32 km
The length of your last day trip allows you to experience the second largest town in Sweden, Gothenburg. The tour ends here after arrival to Gothenburg, but why not stay an extra night? Take the chanse to visit the amusementpark, Liseberg, do some shopping or just rest your legs on a boat trip on the canals.

Additional night (day 11)
Gothenburg

See "additional services" to the right.

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
If you choose to stay an additional night in Helsingborg it´s in this top class hotel, additional night.

The roads

The route follows Kattegattleden on bicycle paths or side roads with little traffic. A bicycle friendly landscape without inconvinient hills with a small exception on day 3 wich 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.  

Do you want to cycle a shorter part of Kattegattleden?

New 2017 
When you arrive to your over-night stay for the night your luggage is already there. Luggage transport is included.


   About Kattegattleden
- Sweden´s first national bicycle route, 370 km long, opened and was signed with "no 1" in 2015. A cycle route, almost car-free, 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.

Shortly after starting the tour in Helsingborg, day 1, you will be passing Sofiero Castle with its garden. The palace once belonged to King Gustav VI Adolf and were donated to the municipality of Helsingborg.  Photo: Region Skåne©sydpol.com.
Shortly after starting the tour in Helsingborg, day 1, you will be passing Sofiero Castle with its garden. The palace once belonged to King Gustav VI Adolf and were donated to the municipality of Helsingborg. Photo: Region Skåne©sydpol.com.
Most of your overnight stays are close to the sea. Here another top class hotel, situated in a small village, with a wonderful view of ocean Kattegatt, day 1.
A lot of nice places for a Swedish "fika", coffee with cakes or sandwiches, along the way. Here Systrarna Lundgren, day 2. 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 2. Photo: Region Skåne©Lena Birgersson.
Our hostel favorite in the county Skåne! Individually, recently renovated, charming and close to the beach, day 2.
The peninsulas Bjäre- and Kullahalvön are one of the most prosperous rural areas in Sweden. Photo: Region Skåne©studio e
Cycle friendly overnight stay in apartments with views over the sea and the beach, day 3.
Excellent food and comfortable beds in the centrally located hotel in Halmstad, day 4.
Excellent food and comfortable beds in the centrally located hotel in Halmstad, day 4.
Beaches, beaches, beaches... There are a lot of them along the Kattegattleden. Here, on of the most wellknown in Sweden, Tylösand, close to Halmstad.
Here our hostel favorite in county Halland! Individually decorated and furnished, charming and a garden with seaview in a nice small village, day 5.
Next top class hotel is not just close to the beach, it is AT the beach. Just go directly from your room for a swim! Free access to an indoor swimming pool, day 6
Overnight stay in a unique hotel, where a charming turn of the century meets modern comfort, day 7.
The bathhouse in Varberg, open all year.
One of your overnight stays will be at a B&B in Åsa a village south of the town Kungsbacka, day 8.
Overnight stay in Gottskär on the peninsula Onsalahalvön near the sea and beaches, day 9
Overnight stay in Gottskär on the peninsula Onsalahalvön near the sea and beaches, day 9
A good way to finish your cycle tour will be to spend the last night in a top class hotel with a fantastic view of the sea. Free access to the spa and relax area, day 10.
A good way to finish your cycle tour will be to spend the last night in a top class hotel with a fantastic view of the sea. Free access to the spa and relax area, day 10.
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 11.
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 11.

Package includes

* 10 Overnight stays, (day 1-10) in double room at top class hotels, one Bed & Breakfast and two hostels. (Note that at the hostels (day 2 and 5) there is a sink/wash basin in the room with shower and toilet just outside.
* Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 10 Breakfast

* Luggage transport between all the accommodations, 11 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)

Thursdays
May 11 - September 21

Prices 2017
- per person in double room

Period 1: SEK 10 990:-
Period 2:  SEK 12 390:-

Period 1: Start May 11 - June 8 and
August 17 - September 21
Period 2: Start June 15 - August 10

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 3 700:-

Half board, 5 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 1, 4, 6, 7 and 10, total cost pp: SEK 1 580:-.

Additional night in Helsingborg, Wednesday before start (free access to sauna and gym):
in double room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 650:- pp
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 975:- pp
in single room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 1 050.
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 1 450:-
free access to sauna and gym.

Additional night in Gothenburg, Sunday after ending tour:  
in double room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 750:- pp
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast:
SEK 1 100:- pp
in single room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 1 090:-
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 1 425:-

Additional night in accommodation within the tour, please contact Gyllene Turer for prices.

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Bike rental, including transport,
11 days, day 1 - 11.
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 1 975:-
City bike, 7 gears, including bike transport: SEK 1 575:-
Electric bike, including bike transport: SEK 2 575:-
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.

Luggage transportation is included. When you arrive to the different accommodations, your luggage is already there!
During summertime a lot of places arrange After Beach with live music. Here in Tylösand, close to Halmstad.
You will find many places to visit along the cycle route. Here the mill in Särdal with a café, shop and exhibition, day 5.
At Kronmakaren, north of Falkenberg, the owner makes unique bridal crowns. Studio, shop and a small coffee shop, day 7. Photo: Britten Toftarp
The route follows the popular boardwalk to the town Varberg.
Tjolöholms slott - an unique castle in Tudor style, south of Kungsbacka, day 9.
Red houses and backroads are often seen on your way. Photo: Britten Toftarp
Relaxing cycle tour for the whole family. Photo: Region Skåne©Klara Leo