Kattegattleden nominated for European Cycle Path of the Year award

Each year, the Cycle Path of the Year award is presented at the cycling and hiking expo “Fiets en Wandelbeurs” in Utrecht, Netherlands. Sweden has a candidate in the running for the first time – Kattegattleden – which along with three other European candidates is competing for the award.

Dag Hultefors (Swedish Moderate Party), Chair of the Regional Executive Committee’s Regional Growth Committee in Region Halland, is pleasantly surprised to hear about the nomination.
“Being close to the sea, Kattegattleden is a success and interest in it is constantly growing, particularly in the international sphere. Our international marketing communication efforts are now paying off,” says Dag Hultefors. The cycle path has become a growth engine for the tourism industry while being a great asset to Halland residents.

On 2 March 2018, the winner of the award will be announced.

Kattegattleden is Sweden’s first national cycle path and was opened on 6 June 2015. The path is 370 km long, running along the coast between Helsingborg and Gothenburg. Region Halland is the authority responsible for the cycle path.

Read the full text about the nomination on the expo website:

For more information, please contact:
Dag Hultefors, Chair, Regional Executive Growth Committee, +46 (0)767-83 53 85
Rosi Magnusson, Coordinator, Business Department, +46 (0)70-918 47 82


Cycling package on Kattegattleden

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

Belgium & the Netherlands

VOS Travel, Belgium and the Netherlands

Kras Reizen, the Netherlands

SNP Naturreizen, the Netherlands


Girolibero, Italy


Eurotrek, Schweiz

Glur, Schweiz (p. 102 in Summerbrochure 2018)


Radweg-Reisen, Germany

Rückenwind, Germany


Donau Touristik, Austria

Eurobike, Austria

Pedalo, Austria


Gyllene Turer, Halmstad, Sweden

EverTrek, Gothenburg, Sweden

Bike Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden

Best Western Hotell Halland, Kungsbacka, Sweden


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.


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


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


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.´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


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


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.


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
Tel: +46 (0)72-522 33 73


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


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


See Google Maps route here »


(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.

All the following artists will have works located in various places along Kattegattleden in Skåne and Halland:

Shilpa Joglekar   Indien
Jacob Oredsson    Sweden
Chun Lee Wang    Sweden

Anna + Mikael Rofka   Germany
Torbjörn Limé + Jukka Värelä  Sweden
Gertrud Alfredsson   Sweden

Anna Asplind    Sweden
Joachim Jacob    Germany
Ida Bentinger    Sweden

Karin van der Molen   The Netherlands

Mikael Eriksson   Sweden
Czekalska+Golec   Poland
Rita Winde    Sweden

Muhammad Ali el Diana Jabi  Syria
Wolfgang Richter   Germany
Maja Spasova    Sweden/UK

Jasmine Cederqvist   Sweden
Buntrock + Nordiek   Germany
Gunilla Bandolin   Sweden

Segerberg + Sverdrup   Sweden/Germany
Ruben Dimitrov    Bulgaria
Simon Gran Danielsson   Sweden

1) Locations and artists ready – June
2) Artists on site – July
3) Opening – August
4) Exhibition period – August – October

See Map
See where the artworks are located under Plan your bike tour, select the category Destinations / (X)sites in the dropdown menu.

More information is available at

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.



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.