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Kattegattleden cycling route
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Kattegattleden cycling route

Kattegattleden cycling route

Along Sweden’s west coast

  • Cycle Route of the Year in Europe 2018!
  • 390 km in a unique coastal setting
  • Picturesque fishing villages and charming cities along the Sweden west coast
  • Historical sites
  • Many cafés, restaurants and places to rest your legs


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Start: Helsingborg               Finish: Göteborg

Kattegattleden is a sign-posted tour, mostly on asphalted cycle paths, some parts on minor roads with little or no traffic. Some gravelled sections occur.

Day 1: Arrival to Helsingborg
Day 2: Helsingborg – Ängelholm (62 - 49 km / 38,5 - 30,5 mi)
Day 3: Ängelholm – Halmstad (60 - 41 - 94 - 75 km / 37 - 25 - 58 - 47 mi)
Day 4: Halmstad – Falkenberg (57 km / 35 mi)
Day 5: Falkenberg – Varberg (39 km / 24 mi)
Day 6: Varberg – Kungsbacka (72 - 50 km / 45 - 31 mi)
Day 7: Kungsbacka – Göteborg (63 - 41 km / 39 - 25 mi)
Day 8: Tour ends after breakfast

Day 1:    Arrival to Helsingborg

Check in to the centrally located hotel. Hopefully you will have time for some sightseeing in this beautiful, medieval town by the ocean.

Day 2:    Helsingborg – Ängelholm (62 - 49 km / 38,5 - 30,5 mi)

This part of Kattegattleden offers a lovely coastal tour with staggering views of Öresund and out to Danish Zealand.

You’ll start your journey in Helsingborg, passing Sofiero Castle with its’ stunning garden – nominated the most beautiful in Europe in 2010. The route continues up towards Höganäs and out to the gorgeous, rocky landscape of Kullahalvön peninsula. On the furthest tip of Kullahalvön is the Kullaberg Nature Reserve. If you have time for a detour from the path, it’s well worth a visit.

As you continue, you will soon reach Höganäs, where farm shops and tasty food are distinguishing features. Some of Skåne’s finest vineyards are also located here. Why not stop for some treats and enjoy a picnic along the way, if the weather allows?

The tour continues around the beautiful, dramatic Kullahalvön peninsula, towards the 500-year-old town of Ängelholm, your destination for the day.

Challenge: 62 km / 38,5 mi.

Possible to shorten to 49 km / 30,5 mi, by leaving the path and bike approximately 10 km on a minor road with little traffic between Höganäs and Jonstorp.

Day 3:    Ängelholm – Halmstad (60 - 41 - 94 - 75 km / 37 - 25 - 58 - 47 mi)

From Ängelholm, Kattegattleden continues along the coast before the path departs and you will cut across the peninsula, into the heart of Bjäre. The climb will be gentle at first, but soon becomes steeper. You are now proceeding into a modern agricultural setting, and will gradually reach the small-scale agricultural countryside that has been based on livestock since prehistoric times and is typical of Bjärehalvön. After a thrilling ride down the ridge, the stretch concludes in the entertainment metropolis of Båstad. After a visit in Båstad, you’ll take the train to Halmstad. (Train ticket at your own expense.)

Challenge: 60 - 41 km / 37 - 25 mi, (by biking Ängelholm – Båstad and taking the train Båstad – Halmstad.)

If you’d rather continue biking from Båstad, you can continue along one of the longest sandy beaches in Sweden and then makes a turn inland towards the nature reserves of Gullbranna and Tönnersa. Short after this you will reach Halmstad.

Challenge: 94 km / 58 mi. Possible to shorten to 75 km / 47 mi by skipping Torekov and take a short cut to Båstad.

Day 4:    Halmstad – Falkenberg (57 km / 35 mi)

From Halmstad city the ride will continue west, towards one of the most beloved beaches of the west coast, Tylösand, followed by the beaches of Frösakull, Ringenäs and Vilshärad. After this the path turns towards east and connects to Kustvägen, the coast road.

Along the way you’ll pass several beautiful nature reserves with unique beach meadows both before and after the charming village of Steninge. Right around Steninge beach the landscape will change from barren and stony into a lush agricultural setting, guiding you to your overnight stop of the day: Falkenberg.

Challenge: 57 km / 35 mi

Day 5:    Falkenberg – Varberg (39 km / 24 mi)

The route continues through the town of Falkenberg, one of the oldest of Hallands’ medieval towns. As you are getting closer to Varberg, the final destination of the day, you’ll pass Apelviken, a beach that attracts windsurfers from all over Europe. A short ride away the Varberg Fortress will tower before you, well worth a visit. You can bike all the way up to the fortress if you are up for a challenge. Or, make a visit to Societetsparken instead and take a well-deserved rest in the shade of the leafy trees.

Challenge: 39 km / 25 mi

Day 6:    Varberg – Kungsbacka (72 - 50 km / 45 - 31 mi)

North of Varberg, the scenery changes – sandy beaches become rocky cliffs and the first islands begin to appear, like Getterön, Balgö and Vendelsö. Further on you will get to a quiet stretch along the ocean and the beautiful beaches of Åsa. Further up the route we recommend a small detour to visit Tjolöholm CastleSweden’s only Tudor castle, before continuing to Kungsbacka, the final stop for today and one of the largest trade centres in western Sweden.

A nice detour off the official Kattegettleden path is to bike to Fjärås Bräcka, famous for its 100 standing stones at the Li grave field. The route continues on small roads along fields and horse pastures until you reach Kungsbacka. This route is not signposted. Total: 75 km / 46,5 mi

Challenge: 72 km / 50 mi. Possible to shorten to 50 km / 31 mi  by biking Varberg – Åsa, and take the train from Åsa to Kungsbacka.

Day 7:    Kungsbacka – Göteborg (63 - 41 km / 39 - 25 mi)

This last stretch of the route runs along the Kungsbacka fjord, back towards the ocean. You’ll pass the small seaside village of Särö, where royalty and the Gothenburg society met up for amusement in the early twentieth century. The trail continues along cliffs, lush forests, bays and small harbours, offering plenty of places to swim or just relax. As you approach central Gothenburg, you will pass Nya Varvet and the Klippan Culture Reserve and continue along Göta älv until you reach your final destination: the Göteborg Opera and the Lilla Bommen harbour. Welcome to Gothenburg!

Challenge: 63 km / 39 mi. Possible to shorten to 41km / 25 mi, by skipping the Onsala peninsula.

Day 8:    Tour ends after breakfast

Tour ends after breakfast


Overnight stay in good quality 3 & 4 star hotels. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Mollberg (Helsingborg)
Hotel Mollberg (Helsingborg)

Stay in a historic building with heritage from the 14th century, in a modern hotel with character, charm and individual rooms. Enjoy a break at Paolo’s, food and atmosphere at The Bishops Arms and At Mollberg.


Best Western Hotel Hus 57 (Ängelholm)
Best Western Hotel Hus 57 (Ängelholm)

Classical materials meet modern shapes at HUS 57. The choice of materials and colors, combined with the smartness of the details, gives a comfortable feel and makes the experience both exciting and warm. 


Best Western Plus Grand Hotel (Halmstad)
Best Western Plus Grand Hotel (Halmstad)

This hotel is centrally located next to the main train station, close to shopping and restaurants. The hotel provides both business and leisure travelers with excellent service along with multilingual staff, a wide range of activities and comfortable rooms with free wireless internet.


Grand Hotel Falkenberg (Falkenberg)
Grand Hotel Falkenberg (Falkenberg)

Grand Hotel has a wonderful location in the middle of the town by the river Ätran. It is a perfect option for those looking to book a hotel room or conference in central Falkenberg.


Varbergs Stadshotell & Asia Spa (Varberg)
Varbergs Stadshotell & Asia Spa (Varberg)

This hotel is one of the most renowned conference and recreation establishment in Sweden. Its atmospheric fin-de-siècle setting is sensitively combined with all the latest technology and eastern influences that are thousands of years old. A really special tranquil atmosphere awaits you here. 


Best Western Hotell Halland (Kungsbacka)
Best Western Hotell Halland (Kungsbacka)

The hotel is situated in central Kungsbacka close to restaurants, shops and Kungsmässan, an award-winning shopping centre within walking distance. There are 63 rooms and 128 beds, almost all of which have been recently refurbished in a tasteful Nordic style.


Comfort Hotel (Göteborg)
Comfort Hotel (Göteborg)

The Comfort Hotel Göteborg is waiting for you! Enjoy the hotel’s fabulous location and popular OGBG restaurant that serves tasty dishes inspired by Asian street food!


You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between May 9th and September 9th (Last arrival date is September 9th).

Getting by air

  • To Gothenburg: Gothenburg Landvetter airport is about 20 km southeast of downtown and is served by both domestic and international flights. Airport coaches go to the Nils Ericson Terminal by Gothenburg Central Station, where Kattegattleden begins/ends.
  • To Copenhagen: You can fly to Copenhagen airport and catch a train to Helsingborg. Train between the airport and Helsingborg run regularly and takes 1h – 1h 30 minutes and cost is about 25 EUR.
  • To Helsingborg / Ängelholm: Helsingborg / Ängelholm airport with direct flights to/from Stockholm is located about 30 minutes by car from Helsingborg. Transfer to Knutpunkten by airport bus, taxi or bicycle.
  • To Halmstad: Halmstad airport with direct flights to/from Stockholm. From here, you can conveniently ride a bicycle to Kattegattleden a few kilometres away.

Getting by train

  • To Gothenburg: The Öresund train, which runs from Helsingör in Denmark via Malmö to Gothenburg, run along the entire Kattegattleden path and you can hop off at any convenient station. You bring your bike with on the Öresundstågen and Pågatågen trains, if space allows.

Getting by bus

  • To Helsingborg / Göteborg:  You can take a bus from most major cities in Sweden, and Oslo in Norway, to Helsingborg and/or Gothenburg. Swebus and Nettbuss are two express bus companies that drive here.

Getting by ferry

  • To Helsingborg: Ferries to Helsingborg depart from Helsingör in Denmark to Knutpunkten in Helsingborg.
  • To Gothenburg: From Kiel in Germany and Frederikshavn in Denmark with ferry company Stena Line to Gothenburg.
  • To Varberg: There is a ferry to Varberg from Grenå in Denmark. Varberg is located in the middle of Kattegattleden.

Getting by car

  • To Helsingborg : The city is near the major highways E4, E6 and E20. Kattegattleden begins at Knutpunkten, the central station, where you will also find parking.
  • To Gothenburg: European highways E6, E20 and E45 go through Gothenburg. Long-term parking is available by the Nils Ericson bus terminal, which is located north of Gothenburg Central Station, where Kattegattleden ends/ begins. Parking is also available at the hotels.



24-gear touring bikes equipped with bags, repair-kit and locks. Children bikes/child transporters are also available.

7-gear city bikes with foot brake available on request.



Available on request

GPX files are available on request



  • 7 nights´ accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers 
  • Printed maps and voucher
  • 'Experience Kattegattleden' folder 
  • 24-hour telephone asistance
  • Trip documents and access to trip in navigation App

Not included 

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist Tax
  • Bike rental or equipment
  • Transfers by public transportation
  • Transfers to/ from the first/last accommodations
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the programme


  • Bike rental (touring bike, e-bike, gravel bike, childrens´ bike, children transporter)
  • Extra nights in Helsingborg or Göteborg 
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveler Supplement 
  • Optional return transfer from Gothenburg to Helsingborg 
  • Optional transfer from Helsingborg to Gothenburg 


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