Kattegattleden HALLAND
- the north part /2017

Halmstad - Gothenburg, 6 days

An all inclusive 6-day cycling holiday where we have picked out the finest selection of what Region Halland in the Southwest of Sweden has to offer, when it comes to accommodation and food, combined with a beautiful cycle route. Good for your well being, good for the environment and with plenty of treats.

An exciting variety of the best accommodations, all with good standards - top class hotels close to the beach and one night at a nice Bed&Breakfast.

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, picturesque harbours, handicraft, farm shops, castle and much more!

You cycle the north part of the new national cycle route, Kattegattleden, from Halmstad to Gothenburg, as close to the coast as possible, along Region
Halland´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". 6 days, 5 overnight stays. 

The cycle tour day by day

Additional night
Take the chance to stay an extra night and experience the summer town Halmstad. Have a good night sleep at a hotel in the city near the trainstation and prepair for tomorrow´s adventure.
See "additional services" to the right.

Day 1
Halmstad - Ringenäs, approx. 13-23 km

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 if you are arriving later in the day. You will also pass Tylösand, one of Sweden´s most well known beaches
 Accommodation in a golf hotel with a view of the ocean and the golf course. Feel free to borrow some golf clubs and test them at the driving range! Or, if you already are a golfer with handicap, rent golf clubs and play at the seaside golf course. You can also rent the padel tenniscourt.

Day 2
Ringenäs - Falkenberg, approx. 45 km
Today you pass small coastal villages with cosy restaurants for lunch, nature reserves, coastal moorland and shore meadows combined with cliffs and small sandy beaches for a final stop in town Falkenberg.

Accommodation at a full service hotel in the city of Falkenberg with a view over the the river "Ätran", known for its salmon. 

Day 3
Falkenberg - Varberg, approx. 40 km
You ride on small side roads passing fishing villages, shore meadows and sandy beaches.
Accommodation in a full service hotel with access to their spa in the city of Varberg. 

Day 4
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 5
Åsa - Särö, approx. 59 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 through the peninsula, Säröhalvön. 
Accommodation in a top class hotel with a wonderful sea view and with free access to their spa.

Day 6

Särö - Gothenburg, 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 chance to visit the amusementpark, Liseberg, do some shopping or just rest your legs on a boat trip on the canals.

Additional night (day 7)
See "additional services" to the right. 

You are constantly reminded that Kattegattleden is a route close to the ocean.

The roads

The route follows Kattegattleden on bicycle paths or side roads with little traffic. A bicycle friendly landscape without inconvinient hills.
Please note that some smaller parts of the distance remains to be fixed and follows roads with a bit more traffic.  

   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.

Beaches, beaches, beaches... There are a lot of them along the Kattegattleden. Here, one of the most wellknown in Sweden, Tylösand, close to Halmstad.
Your first stay is at a golf hotel with view of the ocean as well as the golf course. You are welcome to borrow golf clubs and test them at the driving range, day 1.
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,
In Falkenberg you are staying in a classic hotel in the city with a view of the salmon fishing at the river Ätran, day 2
At Kronmakaren, north of Falkenberg, the owner makes unique bridal crowns. Studio, shop and a small coffee shop. Photo: Britten Toftarp
Red houses and backroads are often seen on your way. Photo: Britten Toftarp
Overnight stay in a unique hotel, where a charming turn of the century meets modern comfort, day 3.
One of your overnight stays will be at a B&B in Åsa a village south of the town Kungsbacka, day 4.
An excellent 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 5.
An excellent 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 5.
Cycle friendly landscape with no tough hills on most of your day trips. Photo: Britten Toftarp

Package includes

* 5 Overnight stays in double room. 4 nights at top class hotels and 1 night at a nice Bed & Breakfast. 
* Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 5 Breakfast

* Luggage transport between all the accommodations, 6 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)

May 8 - September 25

Prices 2017
- per person in double room

Period 1: SEK 5 995:-
Period 2:  SEK 6 125:-

Period 1: Start May 8 - June 12 and August 14 - September 25
Period 2: Start June 19 - August 7

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 2 200:-

Half board, 3 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 2, 3 and 5, total cost pp: SEK 1075:-. 

Additional night in Halmstad, Sunday before start:
in double room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 600:- pp
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 760:- pp
in single room, incl. breakfast:
SEK 825.
incl. 2-course dinner and breakfast: SEK 1 050:-

Additional night in Gothenburg, Saturday 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:-

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

Bike rental, including transport,
6 days, day 1 - 6.
Note that the prices for the bike rental includes transporting the bikes back to Halmstad. You leave the bike in Gothenburg. You don´t cycle the same distance twice - new day trips with new experiences every day!

Touring bike, 18 gears, including bike transport: SEK 1 400:-.
City bike, 7 gears, including bike transport: SEK 1 150:-
Electric bike, including bike transport: SEK 1 900:-
Children´s bike, including bike transport: Please contact us for prices.
Cancellation fee, SEK 300:- per person. Read 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 Halmstad and ends in Gothenburg. If you have your car parked in Halmstad, it is easy to go back by train or bus when your cycle trip ends. If you arrive by train the train stations in both Halmstad and Gothenburg are located in the centre. 

Luggage transportation is included. When you arrive to the different accommodations, your luggage is already there!
The route follows the popular boardwalk to the town Varberg.
The bathhouse in Varberg, open all year.
Tjolöholms slott - an unique castle in Tudor style, south of Kungsbacka, day 5.