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.
Check in to the centrally located hotel. Hopefully you will have time for some sightseeing in this beautiful, medieval town by the ocean.
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.
Possible to shorten to 46 km, by leaving the path and bike approximately 10 km on a minor road with little traffic between Höganäs and Jonstorp.
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 km or 41 km, (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. Possible to shorten to 76 km by skipping Torekov and take a short cut to Båstad.
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
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
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 Castle, Sweden’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
Challenge: 72 km. Possible to shorten to 50 km by biking Varberg – Åsa, and take the train from Åsa to Kungsbacka.
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. Possible to shorten to 41 km by skipping the Onsala peninsula.
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 can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.
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.
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. The design and interior design concept has been created in cooperation with SPIK Studios, which has designed and furnished several of the most exciting and successful projects in the Swedish hotel market in recent years.
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.
A small, family-run, cosy hotel that offers an authentic, familiar atmosphere. Rooms are simple but comfortable. The breakfast is served at nearby Grand Hotel.
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. That, together with the individual welcome you’ll get from the moment when you check in, will help you unwind and start to enjoy life. Then when you see the carefully refurbished rooms and what the restaurants have to offer, you’ll understand why so many people return.
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.
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).
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CUBE or CRESCENT
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
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