Bike pause with sea view
Helsingborg
Farm shop Tant Grön
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Helsingborg - Gothenburg

Cycle along Sweden's first national bike route.

Cycle along Sweden's picturesque West coast through charming fishing villages and small ports. The 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. 

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided
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Boat houses along the way

Itinerary

Individual arrival in Helsingborg. Your hotel is located in the center of Helsingborg, close to sights such as the medieval watchtower ”Kärnan” and the Marienkirche. In the evening, your personal welcome briefing will take place.

Starting with a ride along the promenade in Helsingborg you will soon pass Sofiero Palace with its 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 reach Ängelholm where you stay overnight.

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.

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 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Helsingborg
  Season 1
08.05.2021 - 21.05.2021
04.09.2021 - 11.09.2021

Saturday
Season 2
22.05.2021 - 04.06.2021
21.08.2021 - 03.09.2021

Saturday
Season 3
05.06.2021 - 20.08.2021

Saturday
Kattegat route by bike from Helsingborg, 8 days, category A, SE-KARHG-08A
Base price
9 799
10 299
10 799
Single room supplement 4 199 4 199 4 199
Kattegat route by bike from Helsingborg, 8 days, category B, SE-KARHG-08B
Base price
8 799
9 299
9 799
Single room supplement 3 699 3 699 3 699

Category A: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Category B: 2**- and 3*** hotels and inns

Season 1
May 8, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Saturday
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 5, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021
Saturday
Kattegat route by bike from Helsingborg, 8 days, category A, SE-KARHG-08A
Base price
Single room supplement
Kattegat route by bike from Helsingborg, 8 days, category B, SE-KARHG-08B
Base price
Single room supplement
9 799
4 199
8 799
3 699
10 299
4 199
9 299
3 699
10 799
4 199
9 799
3 699

Category A: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Category B: 2**- and 3*** hotels and inns

Season 1
May 8, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Season 3
Jun 5, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021
Helsingborg
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Helsingborg
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
799
1 499
949
1 499
699
1 199
849
1 199
799
1 499
949
1 499
699
1 199
849
1 199
799
1 499
949
1 499
699
1 199
849
1 199
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Helsingborg
  Season 1
May 8, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

Saturday
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

Saturday
Season 3
Jun 5, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021

Saturday
Helsingborg
Extra night in double room/breakfast 799 799 799
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 499 1 499 1 499
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast 949 949 949
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 499 1 499 1 499
Helsingborg
Extra night in double room/breakfast 699 699 699
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 199 1 199 1 199
Gothenburg
Extra night in double room/breakfast 849 849 849
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 199 1 199 1 199
Filter
21-gear Touring bike
Electric bike
Archipelago extension: 21-gear Touring bike
Archipelago extension: Electric bike
950
1 900
450
900
Filter
Archipelago extension in a double room with breakfast, Cat. A
Archipelago extension in a single room with breakfast, Cat. A
Archipelago extension in a double room with breakfast, Cat. B
Archipelago extension in a single room with breakfast, Cat. B
1 999
3 399
1 699
2 499
Amount in SEK*

Services and extras

Services included

Services included:

  • Overnights in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Personal welcome briefing
  • 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
  • Archipelago extension (3 days/2 nights), only in season 3

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • All services not mentioned under services included
More information

Arrival / Parking:

  • By flight: Airports Copenhagen or Gothenburg, continue by train to Helsingborg (hourly connections available, transportation of bikes is possible). More information: www.oresundstag.se.
  • By train: Helsingborg train station.
  • By car:
    Hotel car park in Helsingborg from ca. SEK 240 per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. Park garage in Gothenburg from ca. SEK 220 per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

This tour has 2 more variations

Ratings

4.9 of 5 Stars (10 Ratings)
5 stars
Monika A. DE | 28.07.2019
Wunderschön!
Der Radweg ist hervorragend ausgeschildert. Wunderschöne Abschnitte führen direkt an der Küste entlang. Strände laden zum Baden ein. Die Hotels sind von sehr guter Qualität mit herausragenden Frühstücksbuffets. Da bleibt kein Wunsch offen, die Organisation der Reise war tadellos.
5 stars
Albert R. CH | 30.06.2019
Tolle Reise trotz unbeständigem Wetter
In allen Hotels war der Service sehr gut , das Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Am besten hat uns der unmittelbare Kontakt zu den Schweden gefallen; sie sind durchweg sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und aufgeschlossen. Wir haben in einer Woche einen guten und informativen Eindruck von den Städten, der Landschaft und der Küstenregion erhalten. Leider war das Wetter sehr windig, unbeständig und regnerisch - aber was soll´s! Das Preis - Leistungsverhältnis war insgesamt gut.
5 stars
Antoine D. FR | 21.06.2019
Nice tour along Sweden's West Coast
It’s been a week that our trip had ended and we keep very good memories of it. Everything went well, only 1 half-day of rain and good trip conditions. Comfortable hotels with kudos for the hotel in Halmstadt which is a former stable and the hotel in Falkenberg, a former dock at the river’s edge. Very great breakfasts. The cycle path is easy for good physical people, diverse landscapes and often along the sea.
5 stars
Evelyn L. DE | 16.06.2019
Super Radtour
Sehr freundliche und kompetente Unterstützung durch den Gästebetreuer vor Ort. Sehr schöne und gut ausgeschilderte Route. Sehr freundliche Aufnahme in den Hotels, insbesondere in Halmstad und Falkenberg. Frühstück war überall abwechslungsreich und gut.
5 stars
Claude S. FR | 24.05.2019
We liked the bike roads, the landscape, the kindness of people, the tuturiol of the tour representative at the arrival and during the trip.
4 stars
Anne-Marie R. AU | 31.08.2018
Very nice holiday in Sweden
The route notes were excellent and the trail was very easy to follow and of a very good standard. The hotels were also excellent and made the most of the locations they were in. The route notes recommended places to eat, have coffee etc, but because school had gone back some of the cafes, resorts and camping places were closed on the West Coast. Besides that we returned home from a very nice holiday in Sweden, we had a very good time and enjoyed the tour very much.
4 stars
Regina Z. DE | 26.08.2018
Schöner Radurlaub
Was uns gut gefallen hat: Die Route und Hotels, der Zustand der Leihräder, der Gepäcktransport sowie die Betreuung vor Ort durch den Stationsleiter.
5 stars
Johannes L. NL | 17.08.2018
We loved the diversity of the scenery and the fishing towns.
5 stars
Erica H. NL | 27.07.2018
Great tour
We liked the landscape, the sign-posting of the route, the organisation of the trip, as well as having a cash-free holiday.
5 stars
Ulrich M. CH | 17.06.2018
Wir haben die Reise sehr genossen!
So, nun ist unsere schöne Kattegat-Reise auch schon wieder schon ein Weilchen her, ich möchte Ihnen gerne noch kurz eine Rückmeldung dazu geben. Wir haben die Reise sehr genossen und alles war wunderbar organisiert, auch die Hotels waren sehr schön! Eine tolle Überraschung war das letzte Hotel in Göteborg, ein Nachtessen war inklusive- perfekt für Midsommar, wenn so einige Restaurants geschlossen sind. Unser Tourenbetreuer hat uns sehr gut beraten und stand immer zur Verfügung. Die Strecke ist auch sehr gut ausgeschildert und das abgegebene Kartenmaterial ist hervorragend.