Plan to arrive early as medieval Helsingborg has a lot to offer. The old town invites you to stroll and lures with the Kärnan watchtower, the last surviving remnant of a fortress, which towers over the city and offers an impressive view over the city and the Øresund to Helsingør (Denmark). Visit the 14th-century Gothic St. Mary's Church and the neo-Gothic Town Hall with its tall clock tower and stained-glass windows depicting important scenes from the city's history.
Start your first bike tour north today. You will be accompanied by great stretches of coast with impressive views of the Øresund and the Danish Zealand behind it. Make a first stop at Sofiero Castle, because the castle park is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe! We continue through impressive landscapes past Høganäs and to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve at the tip of the Kulla Peninsula, which is well worth seeing. The market hall in Høganäs, which sells local products, is also worth visiting. By the way, the region around Helsingborg is an insider tip for gourmets! You continue your tour around the beautiful Kulla Peninsula, passing many beautiful beaches and picturesque harbors. If you are lucky you can even spot seals and porpoises! The 500-year-old town of Ängelholm welcomes you to stay overnight.
After breakfast you continue along the coast until you later cross the Bjäre Peninsula. At the beginning it is only slightly uphill, but later you have to pedal harder to master the highest climb on the Kattgatleden. Then you can roll downhill to Bastad in a relaxed manner. Here, pay a quick visit to the charming little harbor and the Lindgren farm shop before boarding the train to Halmstadt (not included). Alternatively, you can ride the entire route to Halmstad (+ 31 km) and enjoy one of Sweden's longest sandy beaches before heading inland via the Gullbranna and Tönnersa nature reserves to Halmstad. A visit to Halmstadt Castle is worthwhile here.
Today is all about the Scanian beaches. The Kattegatleden takes you to Tylösand, which, with its dunes and a length of about 7 km, is one of Sweden's most popular sandy beaches. Be sure to take a break! You will then pass Frösakull, Ringenäs and Vilshärad beaches before turning east towards the coast road. Don't miss the Särdals Kvarn mill, one of Sweden's largest windmills with a nice café and farm shop. A stop is also worthwhile in the charming little town of Steninge. With a view of the sea, you continue cycling through the wide and peaceful Swedish landscape with impressive nature reserves, forests and rocky landscapes until you finally reach Falkenberg, one of the oldest medieval towns in the province of Halland.
Freshly strengthened, you roll past nature reserves, picturesque fishing villages, pretty farm shops and beaches. We recommend a stop at Apleviken Bay, because the beach attracts many windsurfers from all over Europe! In the distance, the imposing Varberg Fortress is slowly building up in front of you on the beach promenade. Built at the end of the 13th century, it offers a great view over the Kattegat. The way up is passable by bike.
The landscape changes north of Varberg. The sandy beaches are becoming rarer and more and more rocks appear. The first islands become visible. Along fields and horse farms you finally reach Kungsbacka, a cozy little former trading town with an impressive old town.
Today the last stage lies ahead of you. The cycle path continues along the Kungsbacka Fjord back to the sea. On the way, visit the small coastal village of Särö. This is where the aristocracy and wealthy Gothenburgers used to enjoy themselves in the 20th century. You continue cycling past cliffs, forests and bays before you reach the port city of Gothenburg, the destination of Kattegattleden and your journey. Hjärtligt välkomna! Sweden's second largest city is compact and cosy, with plenty of restaurants and cafes to linger in. From here you can also take a trip to Gothenburg's southern scissors - just a tram ride away.
Unfortunately, after breakfast it's already time to say goodbye. We hope that you will take many wonderful impressions home with you! If you don't want to leave yet, we would be happy to extend your stay in Gothenburg - just contact us.
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Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Cat. B: Hotels and guesthouses at 2** and 3*** level
- Cat. A: Hotels at 3*** and 4**** level
Below you will find specific information about the bike trip "Along Sweden's coastline to Gothenburg". If you have further questions about this trip, simply call us: Phone: 0049 (0) 6421 – 886890.
Arrival by plane
The closest airport is Copenhagen Airport. From there, continue by train to Helsingborg. The train runs regularly, journey time approx. 1 - 1.5 hours, costs approx. 25.00 EUR. It is also possible to fly to Gothenburg. The airport is about 20 km south of the city. Then take the airport bus to the main train station and take the train to Helsingborg. More information at: www.flygbussarna.se and www.oresundstag.se
If you are staying at the main hotel you can park in front of the hotel upon arrival and buy a parking ticket at the hotel reception. Then drive to "Qpark Magnus Stenbock", 150 meters from the hotel (approx. 250 SEK per day/car). Reservation is not possible, payment is made on site.
Return by train
From Gothenburg there is an hourly connection back to Helsingborg (approx. 2 hours drive). It is possible to take bicycles with you. You can find more information at:
Condition of cycle paths
Kattegattleden is a sign-posted tour, mostly on asphalted cycle paths, some parts on minor roads with little or no traffic. Some gravelled sections occur.
Available rental bikes
27-speed touring bikes with freewheel and 8-speed electric bikes with back pedal are available. The bikes are each equipped with a luggage bag, handlebar bag and, for each room, a service set with tools, spare inner tube, pump and lock.
Extra costs which are not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any
other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help
you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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