Cycle Route of the Year in Europe 2018!

This year the ‘Fiets en Wandelbeurzen’ (Cycling & Hiking Fairs) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, crowned Kattegattleden in Sweden ‘Cycle Route of the Year’. This very prestigious award aims to stimulate governments and tourist boards to realise attractive cycle routes.

The criteria includes an attractive range of experiences along the route, nice places to stay and eat, good accessibility and offering scenic views. This is the first year a Swedish route has been among the nominees.

Dag Hultefors, Chair of the Growth Committee of the Regional Executive Board, Region Halland received the award in Utrecht. He is both happy and surprised:
– Kattegattleden, with its location by the sea, is a great success with an increasing popularity, both national and international. Our focus on international marketing is now showing results, Dag Hultefors comments. The route is a great contributor to the growth in the tourism industry as well as a nice route for the locals.

Pia Jönsson Rajgård, CEO at Tourism in Skåne agrees.
– Biking tourism is an important part of our offer. A recent target group survey shows that the cycle tourists are very pleased with their stay, and has a great potential of returning. Our international marketing together with Region Halland in for example Denmark, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands are very successful and optimises our internal resources.

Kattegattleden is the first national cycle route in Sweden. It was inaugurated in June 2015. The route is 395 km long and runs between Helsingborg and Gothenburg. Region Halland is the main partner.

More info:  http://www.fietsenwandelbeurs.com/pers/index.php/en/publicity-netherlands/press-messages/latest-newsletter

For further information, please contact:
Dag Hultefors, Chair of the Growth Committee of the Regional Executive Board, Region Halland +46 767-83 53 85
Rosi Magnusson, PR Kattegattleden +46 70-918 47 82
Pia Jönsson Rajgård, CEO at Tourism in Skåne AB +46 76-887 07 30

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.

Helsingborg – reconstruction at starting point and Drottninggatan

In central Helsingborg, there are reconstrution of Drottninggatan between Hälsovägen in the north and Storortorget in the south is continuing, as well as on the Järnvägsgatan between Stortorget and the district court in the south and a little bit into Malmöleden.

This means that Kattegattleden is led from Järnvägsgatan down to Hamntorget and then follow Kungsgatan to Karl Johans street where the trail continues north.

Click on the above image to see the temporary stretch in pink / purple selection. The rebuilding started in spring 2017 and will be completed in June 2019.

Read more about the conversion on Helsingborg City’s website.

Gothenburg – new section of the cycle path in central Gothenburg

A new starting and finishing point for Kattegattleden at Gothenburg Central Station is  due to infrastructure work is now finished. The starting and finishing point at Nils Eriksson terminalen has been moved. Start cycling at Drottningtorget outside the Central Station and follow Nya Allén. See the above map of the new route. An information board at the starting and finishing point and new road signs is now in place.

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

Sorby Naturhalsogard

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.

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

Kelldalen

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

EcoEmerald

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 »

Baggage transport

You no longer have to haul your bags around while cycling Kattegattleden – book and pay for your baggage transport easily online. The basic price includes up to 50 kg of baggage, no matter the number of bags. You will be notified via text message when your bags have been delivered.

Booking and more information at: https://bagagetransport.se/

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.