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Enjoy the Kattegattleden from a nice bike. Experience nature, people, sea, local food and drink with fresh air. Choose the free number of days you want to ride. We have nice hotels along the lines. You can either travel yourself, in small or larger groups.
Enjoy the famous Kattegatt trail with a comfortable bike from us. The Kattegat Trail in southwestern Sweden became 2018 winner of Europe's best cycling route. The Kattegatt Trail is Sweden's first national cycle route and extends over 370 kilometers from the city of Helsingborg in Skåne through the central cities in the Halland region to Sweden's second largest city Gothenburg on the west coast.
The Kattegatt trail is a safe route and most of the route is traffic-free or goes along low-traffic roads. The landscape is friendly for cyclists and there are no major inconvenient slopes. The trail works for both advanced and beginner cyclists as well as for families with children and can be cycled in full in eight different stages. On the route you will see vast sandy beaches, fantastic views, old fishing villages and historical sites. As an example, the famous Sofiero Castle and its wonderful rhododendron gardens are one of the many spectacular things to see. Along the way there are also plenty of cafes and restaurants that serve local food by season.
You can freely choose how many days you want to cycle. You will stay in a good hotel with breakfast all the way. It is also possible to choose parts of the total itinerary with optional departure days. Start in North or South, anything is possible.
Day 1: Malmö
Sleep well in central Malmö, pick up your bike and treat yourself to your first wonderful day with a visit to the local fish market, try a "Swedish Fika" and discover the people of the city.
Day 2: Malmö - Helsingborg (approx. 70 km)
The Kattegat Trail officially begins in Helsingborg. Many of the buildings in the old town in Helsingborg date back to the 1100 century. The core tower, which is the only remaining building from the former city's fortress, still impresses with its massive walls and a height of 35 m. Enjoy the view of the Sound from the harbor. Denmark, which can easily be seen from here, is only about 4 km from Sweden (a tip is to tour the boat and taste real Smørrebrød and a "little one").
Helsingborg - Helsingör https://www.forsea.se/vara-resor/priser/helsingborg-helsingor/
Doing in Helsingborg https://www.visithelsingborg.com/
Day 3: Helsingborg - Angelholm (about 60 km)
From the city of Helsingborg, after a short distance cycling along the promenade, you can take your first break: Sofiero castle with extensive park area is located on the outskirts of Helsingborg. Where 10 The 000 rhododendron blooms around the castle. After visiting the bike saddle you follow the Kattegatt Trail along the coast north where you arrive at Höganäs. In Höganäs Kullabygden, you are invited to several trultron places, ranging from dramatic nature and family-friendly tourist destinations, to places with that little extra that puts gold on your bike ride. You pass many fine beaches and picturesque ports. In other words: you have a lot to choose from when it's time to stretch your legs and take a break. For those who like art and ceramics there is also much to discover.
Sofiero Castle https://sofiero.se/en/
Market Hall http://hoganassaluhall.se/
Do in Höganäs https://www.hoganas.se/turist/
Day 4: Angelholm - Halmstad (about 73 km)
Ängelholm, which is beautifully located at the far end of the Skälderviken between the Bjäre and Kulla Peninsula, will exhibit magnificent natural experiences. Rönne å meanders through the town and invites to both canoeing and fishing. In a leafy deciduous forest in the middle of the city you will find Ängelholm Hembygdspark, a lovely oasis for the whole family. Here is a zoo with Nordic animals, five different museums and a really cozy playground. Railway Museum and Ängelholm Airport Museum are two adventure museums to suit the whole family and in central Ängelholm you will find everything from cozy, small shops and cafes to restaurants where you can enjoy local produce.
Aviation museum Angelholm https://www.engelholmsflygmuseum.se/
Doing in Angelholm https://engelholm.com/
After leaving Ängelholm, follow the Kattegattleden signs to continue along the coast. Green fields, lively villages with idyllic harbors and beaches lie along your path. The cycle path also begins on this stretch of climb gradually and steep sections can also occur. Once you have finished cycling past the slopes, you will receive a real reward for your efforts. Then you arrive at the downhill slope shortly afterwards to the summer town of Båstad. Make a detour to Laholm also this a nice town worth visiting. You also tread past small seaside resorts and nature reserves and then finally arrive in Halmstad.
Norrviken's garden https://norrvikenbastad.se/
Do in Båstad https://www.bastad.com/sv
Do in Laholm https://www.laholm.se/
Day 5: Halmstad - Falkenberg (about 56 km)
Coast and sea and open countryside, scenic and bird-rich nature reserves, nice small farm shops… everything between Halmstad and Falkenberg there is much to discover. Halmstad is known as one of Sweden's best summer cities and offers many events and a vibrant folk life. The Kattegat Trail passes through central Halmstad and crosses the Nissan River, right next to Halmstad Castle. The castle is not open to the public, but take the opportunity to rest your legs and peek into the courtyard. In Halmstad you can easily get around by bike.
Doing in Halmstad https://www.halmstad.se/
Cycling continues west toward one of the West Coast's most beloved beaches; Tylösand which extends for the entire 7 km. Take the opportunity to stop in the charming village of Steninge where there are several beautiful nature reserves with unique beach meadows. In Steninge Kuststation there is also the Plätteriet and their Bike bar as a perfect coffee stop.
The trail takes you on Kustvägen, treat yourself to a nice leg stretch at Ugglarp's sea bath.
Day 6: Falkenberg - Varberg (about 40 km)
Falkenberg is one of the oldest medieval cities in Sweden. When cycling through Falkenberg you should not be in a hurry, because you will want to make many stops. Here you will find over 13 km of sandy beaches, rocky baths and beautiful viewpoints. In between you will find a small town with a large variety. Take a short walk around the city before you start cycling again.
Falkenberg has the charm of the small town. A walk through the Old Town, where oblique houses line the cobbled streets, is a must. Here you will find the Tullbron, one of Sweden's most beautiful stone bridges. Just next door is the children's favorite place Vallarna with a large playground, mini-zoo, skatepark and an open-air theater that offers a packed program all summer long. Swedish and international design is displayed at the RIAN Design Museum. Shopping is best done along Storgatan and Nygatan.
Rian design museum http://www.riandesign.se/
Do in Falkenberg https://www.falkenberg.se/
After Falkenberg, you roll along the coastline, where you can stop at lesser-known bathing places such as Stafsinge beach and Petters jetty. Perfect when you need to fill with ice cream or a piece of food. On the horizon you see Varberg, the trail takes you to the Strandpromenaden and past Varberg Fortress before reaching Varbergs Port with Kallbadhus and Societetsparken.
Varberg Fortress: https://www.museumhalland.se/varbergs-fastning/
Things to do in Varberg: https://www.varberg.se/
Day 7: Varberg - Kungsbacka (about 60 km)
Kungsbacka was founded at the beginning of the 1500 century and was Danish until 1645. The old wooden houses still characterize the city and offer a picturesque atmosphere with cafes, restaurants and shops.
Take the opportunity to visit the red cottage, Kungsbacka's oldest house, which today is a cozy café where you can eat waffles and homemade in the garden. The house is a stone's throw from the Kattegatt Trail and the beautiful square which during the summer is full of outdoor seating. Make a visit to Tjolöholm Castle, Sweden's only Tudor Castle, surrounded by extensive English-style gardens, here you feel as if you have been thrown back in time to the 1500 century's England.
Café Red Cottage:http://kungsbacka.kyparn.se/roda-stugan-tradgardscafe
Tjolöholm Castle: https://www.tjoloholm.se/
Things to do in Kungsbacka:https://www.visitkungsbacka.se/sv/se-gora/
Day 8: Kungsbacka - Gothenburg (about 58 km)
Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city and founded by 1621 by Gustav II Adolf. The city center is cozy and compact, and has a winding moat that seeks through the center. If you like seafood, you've come to the right place. Gothenburg has a rich restaurant and café life, with the Saluhallen and Feskekörka as two of the city's most popular landmarks.
The location by the sea not only affects the food supply, the proximity to the archipelago also opens up for many nice excursions. Take a boat trip out during the day or stay overnight on one of the islands. Gothenburg also has a lively shopping range and the cultural life offers everything from museums to opera, theater and music.
Here you can sleep well last night at the Waterfront Hotel in a lovely setting as a perfect end to the bike ride. Try their shrimp sandwich with a glass of Porter.
Doing in Gothenburg: https://www.goteborg.com/se-och-gora/
Day 9: Trip or more extra nights
- You live in good hotels with breakfast all the way. It is good to choose parts of the trip with optional departure dates and route. Start in north or south, everything is possible.
- By choosing tailor made you can also choose the standard of the hotel.