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Halmstad - Gothenburg

Cycle along the Kattegat route, Sweden's first national bike route.

With start in Halmstad you cycle in four stages along Sweden's picturesque West coast through charming fishing villages and small ports. The Kattegat route mostly follows the sea, travel 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! You can even extend your holidays for another three days, to explore the wonderful archipelago around Gothenburg. 

Medium
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • self guided
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Boat houses along the way

Itinerary

The small town at the Kattegatt route is a very popular holiday destination amongst Swedes. Worth seeing is the palace or the “Head of a woman”, the sculpture and town’s landmark has been created by famous sculptor Pablo Picasso. In the evening a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if booked) takes place.

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 towns in the region of Halland.

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 over you.

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 Li burial ground with its more than 100 stone megaliths. Along fields and horse farms you will reach Kungsbacka finally, a cozy small town with impressing old city.

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.

Individual departure: After breakfast your tour ends. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights.

Archipelago extension: Northern archipelago

From ferry terminal Stenpiren or Lilla Varholmen you reach island Hönö Klåva by boat (tickets available on board, ca. SEK 250 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 a stop at Concept Store Lilling Cottage is worth it for a light lunch. 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.

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 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.

After breakfast your cycling holiday ends. 

Tour character

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

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance*
Place of arrival: Halmstad
  Season 1
29.05.2023 - 04.06.2023
04.09.2023 |
Monday
Season 2
05.06.2023 - 18.06.2023
21.08.2023 - 03.09.2023

Monday
Season 3
19.06.2023 - 20.08.2023

Monday
Kattegat route by bike from Halmstad, 6 days, category A, SE-KARHG-06A
Base price
9 499
9 999
10 499
Single room supplement 3 499 3 499 3 499
Kattegat route by bike from Halmstad, 6 days, category B, SE-KARHG-06B
Base price
8 999
9 499
9 999
Single room supplement 3 299 3 299 3 299

Category A: Chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: Chosen 2**- and 3***-hotels and guesthouses

Season 1
May 29, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 |
Monday
Season 2
Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Monday
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023
Monday
Kattegat route by bike from Halmstad, 6 days, category A, SE-KARHG-06A
Base price
Single room supplement
Kattegat route by bike from Halmstad, 6 days, category B, SE-KARHG-06B
Base price
Single room supplement
9 499
3 499
8 999
3 299
9 999
3 499
9 499
3 299
10 499
3 499
9 999
3 299

Category A: Chosen 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: Chosen 2**- and 3***-hotels and guesthouses

Season 1
May 29, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 4, 2023
Season 2
Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023
Halmstad cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/breakfast
Gothenburg cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/breakfast
Halmstad cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/breakfast
Gothenburg cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/breakfast
999
1 699
1 099
1 899
899
1 499
999
1 399
999
1 699
1 099
1 899
899
1 499
999
1 399
999
1 699
1 099
1 899
899
1 499
999
1 399
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Halmstad
  Season 1
May 29, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 |
Monday
Season 2
Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023

Monday
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023

Monday
Halmstad cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast 999 999 999
Extra night in single room/breakfast 1 699 1 699 1 699
Gothenburg cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast 1 099 1 099 1 099
Extra night in single room/breakfast 1 899 1 899 1 899
Halmstad cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast 899 899 899
Extra night in single room/breakfast 1 499 1 499 1 499
Gothenburg cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast 999 999 999
Extra night in single room/breakfast 1 399 1 399 1 399
Filter
27-gear touring bike
Electric bike
Archipelago extension: 27-gear Touring bike
Archipelago extension: Electric bike
1 299
2 299
599
899
Filter
Archipelago extension: 2 nights in double room/BB, Cat. A
Archipelago extension: 2 nights in single room/BB, Cat. A
Archipelago extension: 2 nights in double room/BB, Cat. B
Archipelago extension: 2 nights in single room/BB, Cat. B
2 499
3 999
1 999
2 699
Prices per person in SEK

Our rental bikes

Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Carefully elaborated route instructions
  • Detailed travel documents: Route maps, route description, tourist attractions and sights, important telephone numbers (1x per booked room)
  • Bike-App and GPS data
  • Service-Hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bike
  • Extension in Gothenburg's archipelago (3 days/2 nights), only in season 3

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • All services not mentioned under ”Services”
More information

Arrival / Parking:

  • By train: Halmstad train station.
  • By flight: Airports Copenhagen or Gothenburg, continue by train to Halmstad (hourly connections available, transportation of bikes is possible). More information: www.oresundstag.se.
  • By car: Hotel car park in Halmstad free of charge or from ca. SEK 150 (ca. 15 Euro) per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. Park garage in Gothenburg from ca. SEK 220 (ca. 22 Euro) per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

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