• Travelcode: 362

    Sweden’s west coast

    Along Kattegatleden

    • Cycle during this trip in six stages along the coast through picturesque fishing villages and small ports. The route mostly follows the sea, travelling through open countryside, exciting nature reserves and lush farmlands. As you draw closer to Gothenburg, you will notice a shift in the landscape, with scenic cliffs, lush forests, sheltered bays and quaint harbours along the way. The culinary speciality of this region is seafood, which is the biggest celebrity on this bike tour. Discover the west coast and enjoy everything the region is so well-known for!

      Tourprofile / level 2

      You cycle on well sign-posted bike paths and gravel roads as well as side roads with less traffic. Flat to slightly hilly tour course.

      Day 1: Helsingborg

      Individual arrival to Helsingborg. Your hotel is located in the center of Helsingborg with easy access to the city’s main attractions, like the medieval watchtower Kärnan and St. Mary’s Church. In the evening a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if booked) takes place.

      Day 2: Helsingborg - Ängelholm, approx. 60 km

      Starting with a ride along the promenade in Helsingborg you will soon pass Sofiero Palace with their gardens. The park is a thriving oasis and was awarded as “Europes most beautiful Park” in 2010. You continue along the coast through quaint little fishing villages and small boat marinas. The tour leads you to Höganäs where you can see and buy the world famous salt-glazed Höganäs ceramics. The journey crosses the Kulla Peninsula, passing vineyards and small farm shops before you get to Ängelholm where you stay overnight.

      Day 3: Ängelholm - Halmstad, approx. 65 -100 km

      From Ängelholm you follow the coast to Vejbystrand. You cycle through open meadows and several small coastal communities. In Magnarps Port you can stop for a well-hidden, lovely fish restaurant with a stunning view of the sea. You leave the coast to cycle across the peninsula towards the beautiful summer town of Båstad. Now the journey continues along one of Sweden’s longest sandy beaches and the resorts of Skummeslövsstrand and Mellbystrand. You will also pass the nature reserves Tönnrersa and Gullbranna and finally reach Halmstad.

      Day 4: Halmstad - Falkenberg, approx. 60 km

      Today Sweden’s most famous beach is awaiting you: Tylösand. Not only the beach but also the hotel of the same name is worth a visit. The trip continues north along the coast. The sea, open countryside, exciting nature reserves and lush farmland lies along the following stretch. You pass Ugglarp, a small coastal community with famous vegetable gardens and a nice seaside resort. The  route leads you over beautiful Grimsholmen to Falkenberg, which is one of the oldest medieval town in the region of Halland.

      Day 5: Falkenberg - Varberg, approx. 40 km

      Look forward to picturesque fishing villages, artists and artisans along the route. In Träslövsläge you can feast on freshly cooked lobsters and stroll through the older parts of the city. As you approach Varberg, the castle towers awaits you.

      Day 6: Varberg - Kungsbacka, approx. 60 - 75 km

      North of Varberg the landscape changes - the sandy beaches are fewer and smaller, while rocky coastline starts to dominate and the first islands begin to appear in the sea. In Åsa you leave the sea for a moment to bike through farmland and rolling hills to Fjärås Bräcka. Take a break and enjoy the views of both the lake and the sea, and visit the Liburial ground with more than 100 stone megaliths. Along fields and horse farms you will reach Kungsbacka finally, a cozy small town with an impressing old city.

      Day 7: Kungsbacka - Göteborg, approx. 40 - 65 km

      You missed the sea? Thanks heaven it will accompany you again today. You will pass Vallda and Särö, the former playground of the ancient royal family and Gothenburg high society. Afterwards you will soon reach the old railway, now converted into a bike path just near the sea. Cliffs, lush forests, bays and marinas line your path into Gothenburg. Follow the harbor to enter Sweden’s second largest city and enjoy your last overnight.

      Day 8: Göteborg

      Individual departure after breakfast. We would be happy to book additional nights in Göteborg or the extension in the archipelago for you.
      • Extension in the archipelago (Schären)

        Extension in the archipelago, 3 days / 2 nights*

        Relaxed cycling on flat minor roads with little or without traffic. Leave the city behind and enjoy the flair of the archipelago.

        Day 9: Northern archipelago ca. 25 - 30 km
        Only two kilometres from your hotel pier Stenpiren is located, from there you reach within ca. 60 minutes island Hönö Klåva by boat (tickets available on board, ca. SEK 240 per person). On flat routes you then explore the Northern archipelago. Visit the Fiskemuseet (fishing museum) to learn more about boats and the history of fishery. Afterwards you continue your tour through nature reserve Ersdalen onto the islands of Öckerö, Hälsö and Knippla before your boat brings you back to Gothenburg in the late afternoon.

        Day 10: Southern archipelago ca. 15 - 20 km
        Today you explore the South. You start again with a boat ride (ca. 50 minutes, ca. SEK 70 per person). Explore the car free islands of Styrsö and Donsö. Summer restaurant Isbolaget is located next to the pier and is the right address for a tasty lunch. Enjoy the silence and idyll of the archipelago, also for a swim in the refreshing sea before you return to lively Gothenburg. Spend your last evening in one of the numerous restaurants.

        Day 11: Individual departure
        After breakfast your bike tour along Sweden’s beautiful West Coast ends.
         

        Included services:

        • 2 nights with breakfast in a well-chosen, centrally located 4-star hotel in Göteborg
        • maps and information material per room
        • GPS data on request

        Prices per person: please find details under "prices"

        *just bookable with arrival on Thursday in season 3

    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      Arrival by plane

      Airports: Göteborg (GOT), Copenhagen (CPH)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      Arrival by car

      Parking: Parking place in Helsingborg approx. EUR 22,- / day, parking place in Göteborg approx. 19,- /day (no reservation possible, payable locally).


      Arrival by train

      Train station: Helsingborg

      Good connections between Göteborg and Helsingborg by train (bike transfer possible), approx. 2-2,5 h, approx. 40,- per person (bookably individually).

      Copenhagen - Helsingborg by train approx. 2,5 h, approx. 20,- per person (bookable individually)


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Minimum number of participants: 2 persons, solo traveller on request
       

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities incl. breakfast
      • Daily luggage transport
      • Information meeting
      • Maps and informational material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 11.05. - 24.05.19 every THU/SAT
      S2 25.05. - 21.06.19 every THU/SAT
      S3 22.06. - 16.08.19 every THU/SAT
      S2 17.08. - 06.09.19 every THU/SAT
      S1 07.09. - 19.09.19 every THU/SAT

      Extras

      Discount 3rd bed 
      with 2 full paying persons on request
       
      Bikes & Equipment
      24-speed bike 90
      E-bike 180
         
      Extension in the archipelago (Schären)*
      *only bookable with arrival on Thursay in season 3, further details under "route" (day 8)  
      double room 280
      single room 450
      24-speed-bike 35
      E-bike 65
         
      Extra nights
      Helsingborg (dbl/sgl) 80/149
      Göteborg (dbl/sgl) 120/205

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Accomodation at a 3-4* category

      Hotel samples:

      Helsingborg: Grand Hotel Helsingborg

      Ängelholm: Hus57

      Halmstad: Hamngatan 27

      Falkenberg: Hamngatan 27

      Varberg: Varberg’s Kusthotell

      Kungsbacka: Hotell Halland

      Göteborg: Clarion Collection Hotel Odin

      Please be informed that these are hotel samples, You will receive the final hotellist after booking/prior arrival.

    • Bikes & Equipment:

      You will receive a 24-speed bike UNISEX-modell (brand: TREK) or an

      E-bike:With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

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