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Malmö - Gothenburg

Cycle along the Kattegat route, with start in Malmö.

Cycle 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
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • self guided
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Itinerary

Välkomna till Malmö, Sweden’s third biggest town. Visit the old town with its half-timbered houses, the horseman statue and the Malmöhus. The former palace is home to the city museum today and surrounded by a beautiful park. In the evening a welcome briefing and bike fitting (if booked) takes place.

You start your Kattegatt adventure on an almost flat route and with breathtaking views on the sea. The route leads along bike paths and small side roads, pure enjoyment on two wheels!

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. We are happy to extend your holidays with extra nights.

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: Malmö
  Season 1
07.05.2021 - 20.05.2021
03.09.2021 - 10.09.2021

Friday
Season 2
21.05.2021 - 03.06.2021
20.08.2021 - 02.09.2021

Friday
Season 3
04.06.2021 - 19.08.2021

Friday
Kattegat route by bike from Malmö, 9 days, category A, SE-KARMG-09A
Base price
10 799
11 299
11 799
Single room supplement 4 699 4 699 4 699
Kattegat route by bike from Malmö, 9 days, category B, SE-KARMG-09B
Base price
9 799
10 299
10 799
Single room supplement 4 199 4 199 4 199

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

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

Season 1
May 7, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Sep 3, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Friday
Season 2
May 21, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
Aug 20, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
Friday
Season 3
Jun 4, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021
Friday
Kattegat route by bike from Malmö, 9 days, category A, SE-KARMG-09A
Base price
Single room supplement
Kattegat route by bike from Malmö, 9 days, category B, SE-KARMG-09B
Base price
Single room supplement
10 799
4 699
9 799
4 199
11 299
4 699
10 299
4 199
11 799
4 699
10 799
4 199

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

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

Season 1
May 7, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Sep 3, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Season 2
May 21, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
Aug 20, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
Season 3
Jun 4, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021
Malmö cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Gothenburg cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Malmö cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
Gothenburg cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast
Extra night in single room/B&B
699
1 199
949
1 499
599
999
849
1 199
699
1 199
949
1 499
599
999
849
1 199
699
1 199
949
1 499
599
999
849
1 199
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Malmö
  Season 1
May 7, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Sep 3, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021

Friday
Season 2
May 21, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021
Aug 20, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021

Friday
Season 3
Jun 4, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021

Friday
Malmö cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast 699 699 699
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 199 1 199 1 199
Gothenburg cat. A
Extra night in double room/breakfast 949 949 949
Extra night in single room/B&B 1 499 1 499 1 499
Malmö cat. B
Extra night in double room/breakfast 599 599 599
Extra night in single room/B&B 999 999 999
Gothenburg cat. B
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
999
1 998
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
Prices per person in SEK

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 included”
More information

Arrival / Parking:

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