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The Green cycle route

Take a detour from Kattegattleden and discover Halland’s Tuscany!

Welcome to the green cycle route in Slow Valley Ätradalen. You’ll find local and organic food, accommodation and farm shops beautifully embedded in idyllic countryside, leaving you calm and harmonious. The green cycle route takes you from central Falkenberg in towards the stunning Ätradalen valley; the tour consists of a 67-km loop trail if you want to visit all the eight companies included. These companies are presented below.

Book a visit or check the opening hours for the destinations you want to visit. The map at the bottom of this page shows where you can find these destinations and can help you decide how far you want to cycle.

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1. eko-LOGISKT koncept – café and shop
Think healthy, shop from the heart! A shop in central Falkenberg for those whose lifestyles demand organic, non-toxic and locally produced products. Cleaning products, skincare, children’s clothing, interiors products, toys, superfoods and more. Café and customer events some evenings. You can buy some tasty delicacies to take on your cycle trip.
Open: Mon – Fri:  10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Address: Köpmansgatan 3 a, SE-311 30 Falkenberg
Tel: +46 (0)720 145014
www.eko-logiskt.nu

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2. Skrea ost – farm dairy
When cheese has become an obsession! Cheese manufacture was originally about preserving milk so people could build up a supply to last them the winter. Artisan cheese made from cow’s milk from the neighbouring Kullsgärde farm and bearing the KRAV (certified organic) label.
Open: Thurs 3 pm – 6 pm, Fri 3 pm – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 1 pm
For other opening hours, see the Facebook page.
Address: Skrea Kullagård, SE-311 92 Falkenberg
Tel: Monica +46 (0)708 283650, Ingela +46 (0)705 450739
www.skreaost.se

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3. Gavie´s Gårdar – fermented vegetables
Eivor Gavie’s Syrade Grönsaker prepare fermented vegetables by hand and sell them on the farm, preserving small-scale artisan practices. The produce is sourced from organic and KRAV (certified organic) farms in Halland. With great passion, Eivor is constantly developing new, exciting delicacies and flavour combinations.
Address: Årstad Slätten 113, SE-311 97 Falkenberg
Tel: +46 (0)73 1804961
www. facebook.com/Gavie´s Gårdar

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4. Sörby naturhälsogård – retreat centre
A fantastic experience available at Sörby naturhälsogård retreat centre is making your own sourdough pizza with local organic vegetables that has a wonderful flavour when baked in the clay oven. You can also enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal, take a sauna, stay overnight and take part in yoga, meditation or retreats.
Stop by in spring, summer and autumn and see if we’re around; prebook meals and pizza baking sessions for Groups.
Every Sunday in July, café at 3 pm with bluegrass Music
Address: Sörby 232, SE-311 65 Vessigebro
Tel: +46 (0)73 7080029
www.sorbyretreatcenter.com

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5. Nackagård – byggnadsvård och boende – English will soon be available.
”Det gröna byggalternativet” Kom och upplev byggnadsvård i dess rätta miljö! Nackagård är en gård som flyttades till sin nuvarande plats 1856, gården är belägen naturskönt strax öster om Falkenberg i den lilla byn Sörby. Gården är restaurerad helt med ekologiska byggmaterial. Här bedrivs ett byggföretag med olika verksamheter såsom byggnadsvårdsbutik, snickeri och byggfirma, inriktningen är sunt byggande.

Här finns också övernattning dels i en liten stuga med två bäddar och en lägenhet med plats för fyra personer. På innergården finns en jätteek som är ca 400 år.

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Adress: Sörby Nackagård 250
311 65 Vessigebro
Telefon:  0702 47 83 91
www.nackagard.se

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6. Källdalens trädgårdar – farm shop
Källdalens Trädgårdar is at the very end of a winding gravel track, surrounded by forest and meadows. This farm shop offers seasonal herbs and vegetables and a simple café. The farm grows KRAV (certified organic) vegetables and herbs in two greenhouses and outdoors.
Opening hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2 pm – 6 pm and Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm.
Address: Gödeby 71, SE-310 60 Ullared
Tel: +46 (0)706 912084, +46 (0)346-22084.
www.kelldalen.se

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7. Matglädje Halland – culinary walks
Culinary walks from Hakestad to Källdalens trädgård and back. Experience beautiful countryside with several stops on the way for delicious taste sensations. Visits to food producers.
Address: Hakestad 130, SE-311 61 Ullared
Tel: +46 (0)70-241 78 83
E-post: gunnel.matgladje@gmail.com
Tel: +46 (0)72-522 33 73
E-post: susanne.matgladje@gmail.com
www.matgladjeihalland.se
www.matgladjeihalland.se

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8. Tångagård – farm shop
Tångagård offers a very simple farm shop with vegetables and potatoes grown on site. In the “pick-your-own patch” out in the field, you get the chance to pick precisely the vegetables that you want. There will be beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, cucumber, etc. There is great seasonal variation, with the vegetables being ready for picking at different times. Being self-service it is always open, and you can pay using the Swish mobile payment system. Check out the website and Facebook to see what’s available.
Address: Lastad 256, SE-311 95 Falkenberg
Tel: +46 (0)70-891 05 89
www.tangagard.se

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9. Eco Emerald
Treat yourself to some relaxation after your cycle trip. Eco Emerald offers massage, facials, skincare and pedicures and also has a shop. Eco Emerald uses locally sourced, organic products not tested on animals and also sells wonderful skincare products from Maria Åkerberg in Frillesås, Halland.
Address: Gallerian, Stortorget 1, SE-311 30 Falkenberg
Tel: +46 (0)346-778940
www.ecoemerald.se

 

See Google Maps route here »

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New section of the cycle path in central Gothenburg

Planning is in progress of a new starting and finishing point for Kattegattleden at Gothenburg Central Station due to infrastructure work. The starting and finishing point at Nils Eriksson terminalen will be moved. Start cycling at Drottningtorget outside the Central Station and follow Nya Allén. See the above diagram of the planned new route. An information board at the starting and finishing point and new road signs will be erected shortly.

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Hire a bike and luggage transport

Below are three companies who can help you with bicycle hire with the option of bike delivery and collection.

Travelshop Helsingborg

Bicycles for hire in Helsingborg for long and short excursions. Knutpunkten, Helsingborg’s central station, has an office with bicycles for hire at bus stop 6. Travelshop hires out 7-gear and 24-gear bicycles, electric bikes, child transport bikes, tandem bikes, bike carts, children’s bikes and several other models. A variety of accessories are also available for hire. Transport of bicycles, luggage and passengers by bus is also available if needed, as well as arranged tours with and without food and overnight accommodations.

For more information and prices, contact Travelshop »

Åsa Marint & Fritid in Åsa

Bicycle hire with the possibility of delivery and collection. Åsa Marint & Fritid has a wide range of bicycles for hire. There are touring bikes, mountain bikes, 3-speed ladies’ bikes, children’s bikes, bike trailers and children’s bike seats. Delivery and collection of bicycles is also available from Gothenburg in the north to Halmstad in the south. A bicycle helmet is always included in the hire, of

For more information and prices, contact Åsa Marint & Fritid »

Rent a bike Halmstad

At Rent a bike in Halmstad can you hire bikes. They also offer a collection and delivery service as well as luggage transport.

For more information and prices, contact Rent a bike Halmstad »


You’ll find more companies who only hire out bikes under “Plan your bike trip”. Select “Choose experiences” and click on the “Bicycle hire” category.

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(X)Sites Kattegattleden 2017

(X)Sites is an art project featuring temporary public art along the Kattegattleden cycle path organised by Konstnärscentrum Väst. In summer 2017 around thirty artists will be assigned spaces in Halland, Skåne and Västra Götaland and create site-specific works alongside the path.

Site-specific art means that the artist takes the site into consideration so that both what the artist creates at the site and the site itself constitute the work. In July the artists will be working in the landscape, followed by an exhibition in August and September.

The project is a multi-year initiative starting in 2017 in collaboration with Kattegattleden Halland, Region Halland, Region Skåne, the municipalities of Kungsbacka, Varberg, Falkenberg, Halmstad, Båstad, Höganäs, Ängelholm, Helsingborg, GIBCA Extended, Konstitutet, Kulturmiljö Halland, Hallands Art Museum, Tall Ships Races, and others.

More information is available at http://www.landart.se/index.php/LandartProjekt/xsites-kattegattleden

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Cycling package on Kattegattleden

The companies below provide ready-made cycling packages if you want everything fixed and organised for you!

Gyllene Turer – cycling package organisers

Gyllene Turer offers complete cycling packages along the entire Kattegattleden from Helsingborg to Gothenburg, or through sections of it. The package includes accommodation, food and experiences, as well as bicycle hire and luggage transport if needed. They handle planning, offer bicycles for hire, transport luggage, reserve accommodation and food, offer tips on the best experiences and provide you with maps to help you find your way. All in one reservation – safe, simple and convenient!

For more information about the different cycling packages, prices and bookings, contact Gyllene Turer »

Bike Sweden, Stockholm, Sverige

Bike Sweden in Stockholm has a complete Kattegattleden cycling package. For more information about the package, prices and reservations, contact Bike Sweden

 

Below are travel agents in Europe that offer cycling packages that include the Kattegattleden:

VOS Travel, Belgium and Netherlands 

Pedalo, Austria

Eurotrek, Schweiz

Glur, Schweiz (p. 99 in Sommerkatalog 2017)

Eurobike, Austria

Radweg-Reisen, Germany

Rückenwind, Germany

Kras Reizen, Netherlands

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Bridge over River Genevadsån for Kattegattleden

In order to complete Kattegattleden, Halmstad municipality is now planning to build a bridge over River Genevadsån. They are applying for a permit from the Land and Environment Court, and dialogue with the public is important. The land agreement has been delayed, stalling the process of permit application. Despite this, Halmstad municipality is working steadily on the bridge project and aims to have all permits in place to be able to build the bridge in autumn 2017.

The technical and recreation department at Halmstad municipality intends to apply for a permit from the Land and Environment Court to construct a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over River Genevadsån.

Kattegattleden is a cycle path planned so that it runs alongside the coast between Helsingborg and Gothenburg. A pedestrian and cycle bridge over River Genevadsån is necessary in order to follow this route, along with an connecting path for pedestrians and cyclists. This path will in turn connect to existing paths north and south of River Genevadsån.

A Natura 2000 area and two nature reserves, Tönnersa and Gullbranna, lie close to the embankment to the west of the E6 highway. The bridge will be constructed outside these boundaries to ensure the least possible environmental impact.

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The new pedestrian and cycle bridge over River Genevadsån will be a steel bridge around 2.5 m wide and around 20 m long. The bridge will be built by driving steel piles and filling them with concrete. L-supports will be erected next to the piles on land. Erosion protection, i.e. stone, will most likely need to be laid to protect the bridge construction. This means that the works in the water will be extremely limited and only cause slight muddying.

Salmon, sea trout, sea lamprey and eel migrate in River Genevadsån, but there are no key spawning sites or habitats downstream from the bridge. This means there will be little impact on fish and their environment. The contractor will be required to exercise caution at the works. Trees and bushes closest to the E6 and beside the river will need to be felled to enable the work to be carried out.

Finished bridge lifted into place
At the works, it will be possible to use the existing forest road on the south side for lorries delivering concrete and steel tubes, along with dumpers and asphalt machines. On the north side, smaller machines will be used so that they are able to pass on the narrow pedestrian and cycle path through the nature reserve. An alternative could involve lifting equipment and materials from the existing E6 bridge over River Genevadsån. The actual pedestrian and cycle bridge will be constructed in another location and lifted from the E6, which will have to be closed off to some extent at that time. Site huts can be set up in the existing parking spaces around 1 km north or south of the site.

The nearest residential building is located around 300 m east of the E6 and the site of the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. Transport of materials and personnel to the area will affect residents in Gullbranna and Tönnersa. There will also be noise in connection with work on the bridge.

For more information about the bridge over River Genevadsån, see Halmstad municipality’s website.

(Editor’s note) When the bridge is in place, that section of Kattegattleden will be given new signs indicating that the cycle path goes into the Tönnersa and Gullbranna nature reserves and continues through the villages of Laxvik and Påarp. The path will then have an additional car-free section.

 

Film about Kattegattleden

The film was recorded in May 2015 and starts at Knutpunkten in Helsingborg, runs past Sofiero Castle, across the Kulla peninsula via Arild, stops off at the Kallbadhuset baths in Båstad, takes a detour via the market square in Laholm, continues over the Falkenberg bridge, down the glorious beach promenade to Varberg Fortress, stops off at the manor house Onsala Herrgård with its long jetty and takes a break in Gottskär before finishing in Gothenburg with pictures of Götaplatsen and views over Gothenburg from Ramberget.

The cyclists in the film are wearing the Hövding cycle helmet, a black collar containing an airbag that is triggered in the event of an accident – the world’s first airbag for cyclists.

Watch the Kattegattleden film »

The film lasts 3.47 minutes.

 

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Car-free, mixed traffic, paved and non-paved roads are shown on the map

On the map you will find under the menu ‘Plan your bike trip’ which stretches of Kattegattleden are car-free, which are mixed traffic, and which stretches are paved and which are not.

Zoom in on the map to see these stretches more clearly.

Car-free = separate cycle path

Mixed traffic = the cycle path goes along a road that carries little traffic with some stretches of road that are busy.