The Southern Tour /2017

The Southern Tour is a great way to explore southern Halland inland and the coast between Laholm and Båstad, with all its perfect spots off the beaten track. Cycle through farming communities with vast fields of arable land – off the usual tourist trail – past lakes and through forests and countryside perfect for outdoor recreation.

Over the four days enjoy good food and accommodation at a country hotel with a spa, at a unique bed & breakfast with an art theme housed in a mill, and a historic, classic, town hotel. The Southern package starts and ends in Båstad, 4 days and 3 overnigt stays.

The Southern Tour day by day

Day 1
Båstad - Lögnäs, approx. 17 km
The tour starts in Båstad. If you arrive early you can experience the small town, famous for its tennis tournament, Swedish Open, with players from all over the world. After that you go east towards the countryside, passing farms, a castle with its own dairy and a pottery workshop. Accommodation and dinner at a farm hotel with a spa, where you can prepare yourself for your cycling tour. Entrance fee to the spa can be ordered to a reduced price when booking, see column "Additions".

Day 2

Lögnäs - Kornhult, approx.  45 km
Picnic lunch from Lögnäs. You cycle along Hallandsås, the esker between Halland and county Skåne, passing forests, farms, lakes and preserved areas. Accommodation with dinner at a unique Bed & Breakfast with an art theme housed in a mill. Music selected evenings in the restaurant during summer. Reduced entrance fee can be ordered when booking, see column "Additions".

Day 3

Kornhult  - Laholm, approx. 35 km
Picnic lunch from the B&B. Today you are cycling through a scenic recreation area with lakes and forests towards Laholm, Halland´s smallest and oldest town, with a well preserved centre and streets with cobblestones. Accommodation and dinner at a historic, classic town hotel. 

Day 4

Laholm - Båstad, approx. 20 km
You´re heading towards Mellbystrand with its kilometres of sandy beaches and then follow the new cycle route, Kattegattleden along the coast southwards along the Kattegatt ocean back to Båstad where the cycle tour ends. 

The roads

When possible, the route follows bicycle paths or side roads (and occasionaly dirt roads) with little traffic. However, short distances follow roads with slightly more traffic.

Relaxing views at the countryside.
At the end of the cycle tour you deserve to relax in a pub inspired by Britain, day 3.
Streets with cobblestones, small shops and a lot of statues meet you in the small town, Laholm, day 3/4.
Accommodation at a farm hotel , day 1.
This young couple left the city of Copenhagen for the Swedish countryside! In stead of working in a restaurant there, they are now doing their best to give cycling guests and others a nice exerience at their B&B, day 2.
This young couple left the city of Copenhagen for the Swedish countryside! In stead of working in a restaurant there, they are now doing their best to give cycling guests and others a nice exerience at their B&B, day 2.
Accommodation at a classic town hotel, day 3.
The Southern cycling package takes you through rural landscape off the usual tourist trail.
You pass Skottorp´s Castle, south of Laholm, day 1.
Nice places for a break along the tour. Here Skottorp´s dairy at the castle, day 1.
Skottorps Stengods, a cheramic workshop in Skottorp, day 1.
Spa at the farm hotel, day 1. Perfect start for your cycling!
Accommodation at a unique Bed & Breakfast with an art theme housed in a mill, day 2.
Small farm shops along the cycle tour, day 3.

Package includes

* 3 Overnight stays at a farm hotel, a Bed & Breakfast and a classic town hotel, all of them with good standard (at the B&B the shower and toilet are outside your room).
* Sheets, towels and cleaning service
* 3 Breakfast

* 3 two-course dinner, not including drinks (during high season, summer buffet day 1)
* 2 Picnic lunch, day 2 and 3.
* Maps with route description day by day and information about cafés, restaurants and places to visit along the route.
* Gyllene Turers own cycle routes provide the best cycling experience. 
Reservation for minor modifications that will be informed in advance.

Start day of the tour

Wednesday and Friday
May 3  - September 27

Prices 2017
- per person in double room

Period 1: SEK 3 680:-
Period 2
:  SEK 3 875:-

Period 1: Start May 3 - June 16 and
August 16 - September 27.
Period 2: Arrival June 21 - August 11
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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 %.   
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Additional night in accommodation within the tour, please contact Gyllene Turer for prices.

Additions
- all prices per person

Single room:
Period 1 and 2: the total amount: 
SEK 995:-
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* Extra night in Båstad, the day before or after your cycle tour
- in double room at a nice guesthouse, including breakfast,
SEK 625 per person or
- in your own flat at a newly opened first class hotel, including breakfast,
SEK 1 050 per person
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Access to spa, Lögnäs, day 1:
Pools, bastus, gym etc ,
Reduced price: SEK 245 (Wednesday), 345 (Friday) per person. 
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Live music, Kornhult, day 2: 
Already published dates, Saturdays May 13, July 29 and August 5. Reduced entrance: SEK 100 per person.
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Bike rental
4 days, day 1-4.
Citybike, 3 gears, SEK 550:-
Electric bike: SEK 1 200:-
Children´s bike: Please contact us for prices.
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Luggage transport, please contact us for prices.
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Cancellation fee, SEK 300:- per person. See information "Book".
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Maps and information

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

Transport / transportation

The Southern package starts and ends in Båstad. If you arrive by car it is easy to park here. It is also easy to reach by train or bus

Booking and inquiries

You will find nice places for your picnic along the Hjörnered lakes, day 3.
You will find nice places for your picnic along the Hjörnered lakes, day 3.
The last day trip follows the sandy beaches back to Båstad, day 4.