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Kattegattleden
GRAND TOUR 8 days

- Helsingborg - Gothenburg
- 8 days
- selfguided tours
- daily distances 35-62 km
- flat to slightly hilly cycling
- well marked cycle route
- bicycle paths, side roads with less traffic
  and some gravel roads
- good for your well being, good for your
  health, good for the environment and with
  plenty of treats!

A cycle tour with enough time for experiences along the ride.

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 one night at a 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!

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 arriving 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. See "additional services" to the right.

Day 1, Sunday
Helsingborg - Ängelholm, approx. 62 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 in a new top class hotel in the charming, small town Ängelholm with free access to relax, spa and pools.

Day 2, Monday
Ängelholm - Torekov, approx. 35 km
Today you will experience another of county Skånes popular peninsulas, Bjärehalvön and follow the route to Torekov, a genuin and popular summer resort since long. The short day trip allows you to enjoy the small village, the spa (free access) at the hotel, take a swim in the ocean or embark the small boat for a short trip to the island, Hallands Väderö, a nature reserve with unique natural and cultural values. Or maybe visit some of the other nature reserves near by, such as Hovs Hallar with its dramatic coastline. 
Accommodation and dinner in a top class hotel close to the sea with free access to their spa.

Day 3, Tuesday
Torekov - Halmstad, approx. 57 km
Today you cross the peninsula, pass Båstad, another summer village, wellknown for its international tennis tournaments. After crossing into county 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 well known full service hotel nearby the train station in Halmstad.

Day 4, Wednesday
Halmstad - Falkenberg, approx. 57 km
After leaving Halmstad you will 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 to another small coastal town, Falkenberg. Accommodation in a charming hotel in the center of the small town, Falkenberg.  

Day 5, Thursday
Falkenberg - Varberg, approx. 39 km
On your way nortward you will pass fishing villages and, just before you arrive to Varberg, the beach Apelviken a very popular place for surfers, all year round. Varberg is a well known spa resort with, among others, a very nice bathouse, open the whole year. Accommodation in a top class hotel situated in the middle of the town with free access to their relax
area. If you want to take extra care of your body after your cycling tour you can book treatments and access to the Asia Spa, directly at the hotel.

Day 6, Friday
Varberg - Åsa, approx. 47 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 7, Saturday
Åsa - Särö, approx. 62 km
Today you 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. From Kungsbacka you cycle along the peninsula, Säröhalvön. 
Accommodation in a top class hotel with a wonderful sea view and with free access to their spa.

Day 8, Sunday
Särö - Gothenburg, approx. 32 km
The length of your last day trip allows you to experience Gothenburg, the second largest town in Sweden with epithets like "New Amsterdam" and "Little London". The tour ends in 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.
Do you need an extra night in Gothenburg? See "additional services" to the right.

Additional nights

You can book additional nights before start in Helsingborg or after arrival in Gothenburg.

Kattegattleden GRAND TOUR, 5 days

Parts of Kattegattleden:
Kattegattleden HALLAND, 6 days
Golden SKÅNE, 5 days
Golden HALLAND, 4 days

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.
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.
Nice relaxation after your cycle tour day 1 with free access to spa, relax and pools at the hotel.
The peninsulas Bjäre- and Kullahalvön are one of the most prosperous rural areas in Sweden. Photo: Region Skåne©studio e
Free acces to spa and pools at the hotel, close to the sea in Torekov, day 2.
Nice breakfast at the terrace at the hotel, day 3.
Beaches, beaches, beaches... There are a lot of them along the Kattegattleden. Here, one of the most wellknown in Sweden, Tylösand, close to Halmstad.
Many places to visit along the route. Here the mill in Särdal with a café, shop and exhibition, day 4.
Sunset in the ocean, only at the Westcoast! Here in Steninge. Photo: Åse Ahlstrand.
Nice, comfortable beds are waiting for you after the day trips. Here in Falkenberg, day 4.
Overnight stay in a unique hotel, where a charming turn of the century meets modern comfort, day 5.
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 6.
Tjolöholms slott - an unique castle in Tudor style, south of Kungsbacka, day 6.

Package includes

* 7 Overnight stays with breakfast in    double room. 6 nights at 3.5-4 star          hotels, 1 night at Bed & Breakfast            (sheets, towels and cleaning service      included).
* Luggage transport between all the
  accommodations, 8 days
  (1 bag/20 kg/person).

* Maps with route description day by
  day and information about cafés,
  restaurants and places to visit along
  the route. (One set per room).
* GPX files available for GPS or                smartphone.

* Hotline - for service/questions.

Reservation for minor modifications that will be informed in advance. 

Start day of the tour (day 1)

Sundays
May 12 - September 22

Prices 2019
- per person in double/triple room

Period 1 (low season): SEK 9 080:-
Period 2 (high season): SEK 9 680:-

Period 1: Start May 12 - June 16
and August 18 - September 22
Period 2: Start June 23 - August 11

Discounts for children
Up to 5 years in parents bed: 85 %.
6 - 12 years, extra bed in parents room: 50 %. (Luggage transport for children is not included in the price) 

Additional services
- all prices per person

Single supplement:
Period 1 and 2:
 SEK 3 600:-

Half board, 5 days
2-course dinners, excl. drinks, day 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7: SEK 1 525:-
Childrens meal can be ordered and paid for at the restaurants.

Additional night in Helsingborg, incl. breakfast, Saturday before start:
in double room: SEK 725:-

Additional night in Gothenburg, incl breakfast, Sunday after ending tour:  
in double room: SEK 790:-

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Bike rental, including transport,
8 days, day 1 - 8.
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 1 500:-
Electric bike, including bike transport: SEK 1 900:-
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. 

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

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!
The route follows the popular boardwalk to the town Varberg.
Cycle friendly landscape with no tough hills on your day trips. Photo: Britten Toftarp
The best 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 7.
The best 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 7.
Red houses and backroads are often seen on your way. Photo: Britten Toftarp