Best Western Hotell Halland
The hotel is situated in central Kungsbacka close to restaurants, shops and Kungsmässan, an award-winning shopping centre within walking distance. There are 63 rooms and 128 beds, almost all of which have been recently refurbished in a tasteful Nordic style. The rooms have comfortable DUX beds, and you can relax in front of the flat-screen TV and enjoy surfing the Web thanks to the free Internet access. You can also make your own coffee or tea if you feel like it.
You can lock up your bicycle and if you can arrive late you can still book a room for the same night. If the staff have time, you can get to dry your clothes. There are tools available so you can repair your bicycle. They serve breakfast. They have free wi-fi. There is information material available for local excursions.
Explore the northern Kattegattleden route by bike!
During your cycling tour along the northern Kattegattleden route there are plenty of places to take a break, including cafés, farm shops, sights and attractions, restaurants and places to swim. If you want to start cycling on the day you arrive there are various tours to choose from that will take you through rolling landscapes and beautiful countryside. Regardless of how and where you cycle, we hope you will have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Kungsbacka.
2 x Three-course dinner, excluding drinks
2 nights in hotel, sharing a double room
2 x Best Breakfast by Swedish famous chef Tina Nordström
1 morning or afternoon coffee at Skårs Gård
1 admission and guided tour of the hamlet of Äskhult
SEK 2 295 per person
Single room supplement SEK 300
Additional night SEK 700 per person
Lunch at the hotel or packed lunch SEK 95 per person
Brunch Skårs Gård SEK 100 per person
Bike for one day SEK 200
Bike for one week SEK 800
Price always includes bike helmet
Child’s bike for one day SEK 150
Child’s bike for one week SEK 600
Price always includes bike helmet
Bike trailer for one day SEK 150
Bike trailer for one week SEK 600
Child seat or panniers (double) for one day SEK 80
Child seat or panniers (double) for one week SEK 200
Price always includes bike helmet
Map and information on Kattegattleden bicycle route SEK 150
Renting a bike from us:
When you rent a bike from us it´s aviable when you arrive and you can leave it in Gothenburg after you check out from your hotel, or carry on from there. We will collect it and bring it back to Kungsbacka. We can also transport your luggage from Kungsbacka to Gothenburg if you wish.
Bringing your own bike:
If you prefer to bring your own bike we can offer lockable monitored storage and a basic service kit.
You can take along a packed lunch from the hotel or stop off at one or two of the fine cafés or restaurants along the way. If you would like us to send your luggage ahead for you we can naturally do that.
You can check in at any time during the day and if you arrive before 15.00 we can look after your luggage. If you arrive early it gives you an extra day to explore everything Kungsbacka has to offer! You could for example cycle along the Kattegattleden route to Fjärås Bräcka nature reserve and enjoy the views or head to Åsa for a swim and coffee.
You can then return to Kungsbacka for a well-earned rest, perhaps take a sauna or simply relax before going down to the hotel restaurant to enjoy a three-course dinner. After a long and busy day we hope that you will sleep well in our comfortable beds!
After a delicious breakfast buffet created by Tina Nordström it is time to get on your bike and set off on a adventure.
Cycle the scenic route south through Fjärås Bräcka nature reserve to Skårs Gård and finish off with a visit to the 18th-century village of Äskhult. At each location there is a café or restaurant where you can stop off for refreshments before cycling on.
The visit to Skårs Gård includes morning or afternoon coffee with a bite of cocoa: Cocoa triggers the release of endorphins and dopamine, and makes us feel happy and in love again. Here at Skårs Gård you can enjoy a coffee with a bite of cocoa in our chocolate house. Chocolate ice cream, cocoa bread and enticing pastries tease your taste buds and make the day feel extra special. You can also upgrade to brunch – the perfect marriage between breakfast and lunch – for just SEK 100 per person. Skårs Gård serves a fantastic brunch made from seasonal ingredients that are grown and produced locally. A range of fresh salads, home-baked bread, waffles, herring and other delicious produce served in charming surroundings will set you up perfectly for the rest of the day.
The next stage is to cycle to the hamlet of Äskhult, where a guided tour awaits. In Äskhult you step straight into a genuine 19th century hamlet with a history that stretches back to the 17th and 18th centuries. It’s closer than you think. This was a time when people believed that the fog concealed fairies and gnomes. A time when the houses huddled together and the loudest sounds were the squeal of children’s laughter and birdsong. The lake shone like a silver mirror in the sunshine, and beyond the stony meadows there was endless forest – green, untamed and filled with spirits
Round tour is around 48 km
Round off your evening with a three-course dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After another good night’s sleep and a fine breakfast you set off for Gothenburg, on the northernmost leg of the Kattegattleden route.
The Kattegattleden route follows the winding Kungsbackaån river through the town. The river flows out into Kungsbackafjorden and from the north side of the fjord you can see Tjolöholm Castle on the other side. The Onsala peninsula, where you are now, has an interesting maritime history. The King’s privateer, Lars Gathenhielm, is buried in Onsala church. Just past the church at the boat and maritime museum (Båt- och Sjöfartsmuseet) you can find out all about this privateer, who was known as “Lasse i Gatan” and was born here in Onsala in 1689, and you can learn about the fascinating seafaring history of the region.
Don’t forget to stop off in Gottskär, at the tip of the peninsula, and sample the famous raspberry cake at the bakery Jönssons konditori! The Kattegattleden continues along cycle paths, forests roads and minor roads with mixed traffic, through the forest, countryside and residential areas. There are also plenty of places to take a swim along the route for those who want to take a break and cool off.
During the last century Särö was a popular resort among royalty and high society from Gothenburg. It is easy to see why; the sea and countryside here are very special. This is a good opportunity for a walk along the coast through Särö Västerskog nature reserve, which runs next to the Kattegattleden. Leaving Särö, you soon come to the embankment of the old Särö railway line, and between Billdal and Askim you cycle right next to the sea. If you are feeling a little hungry you could stop off at Bjärnarps konditori, a bakery and café with sea views.
Your route passes rocky shores, leafy forest, bays and marinas, and there are lots of places for an impromptu swim. It also skirts the scenic island of Stora Amundön and the popular Hovåsbadet outdoor pool.
Closer to central Gothenburg the route takes you past Nya Varvet, Röda Sten Art Centre and Klippan nature reserve, before you arrive at the Hotell Waterfront. To book, you can contact the hotel directly at www.hotelwaterfront.se.
Length: around 60 km (signposted route) – find out more at www.kattegattleden.se
The Swedish right of public access (Allemansrätten) provides a unique opportunity for everyone to roam freely in nature. But it also comes with a responsibility to respect the countryside and wildlife, and show consideration to landowners and other visitors. So do not disturb or harm anything. Right of public access is limited in the nature reserves along the route. As a visitor in the countryside it is your responsibility to find out what rules apply in the area you are visiting.
Another Inspiring tour by bike in the Kungsbacka area:
Choose a whole-day tour and cycle south to visit Regner Garden, where they grow organic KRAV-labelled fruit and berries to make their own juices and ciders. A wide variety of apples, pears and nutritious berries are grown in the orchards and used to make produce that is sold in the farm shop. Next door to Regner Garden is Stättareds 4H-gård, a farm and hostel set among beech forest.
Round tour is around 76 km
Discover Kungsbacka www.visitkungsbacka.se
Kungsbacka Tourist Centre
Storgatan 15, 434 30 Kungsbacka
Tel: +46 (0)300 83 45 95
Recommended visits in Kungsbacka:
Bröderna Nilssons Livs – a grocery store founded by the Nilsson family in 1940. Delicacies such as cheese, tea and local produce are still sold over the counter. The smartly dressed staff take excellent care of their customers.
Mrs Curlie’s – sells English fudge in Swedish flavours that melt in the mouth. The shop, with its showroom, café and ice cream bar, is on Storgatan just a few hundred metres from the hotel.
Walking tour of Kungsbacka – take a self-guided tour and learn more about Kungsbacka and its history. You can pick up a map and information from Kungsbacka Tourist Centre or download them from www.visitkungsbacka.se. There are guided tours of the town during two weeks in summer – contact the Tourist Centre for more information.
Phone: +46 300-775 30
Address: Storgatan 35
Postal code: 43432 Kungsbacka