Cykelväg i Steninge

New stretches of the Kattegattleden

Improvements / adjustments on the path have been made in the following places:

• New stretches on Bjäre Peninsula, which means that the trail now goes to out to Torekov. Relocation of the trail has been done. Click on the map below.

• A new walking and cycling bridge across the river Genvadsån between Halmstad and Laholm municipalities is now ready. The stretch makes the trail more sea-borne and goes through two nature reserves, Tönnersa and Gullbranna. At present, there is still improvement to do about gravel of the surface and more signs will be placed. Click on the map below.

• Guntofta Road in Särö, Kungsbacka Municipality. Here is the construction of a separate cycle path that is ready in the summer of 2018.

• Stranninge-Morup, Falkenberg Municipality, a 3 kilometer long cycleway is being built between Stranninge and Morup, which will be ready for summer 2018.

• Steninge, Halmstad municipality, a 3 kilometer long cycleway has been built along Kustvägen (road 610), between Gamla vägen / Hulabäcksvägen and just after Ejdervägen in Steninge. Construction of the new cycle path is in progress and will be completed in the summer of 2018.

• Small adjustment in central Falkenberg. The path will goes from Hamngatan up on Krukmakargatan instead of going to Kvarngatan. Finished in the beginning of June.

Further upcoming actions: Bike path south of Kungsbacka and between Varberg and Falkenberg. The possibility of bridge over Suseån is investigated.

These new stretches are NOT included in the current bicycle map and brochure in paper, but are included in the new material currently being produced and will be ready in the beginning of June.

 

Below new stretch in central Gothenburg.

The text is translated by Google.

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

(X)Sites Kattegattleden 2018

Art events along Kattegattleden from 29 June – 7 October 2018. Opening 29 June 2018.

(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 were assigned spaces in Halland, Skåne and Västra Götaland (Sjuhäradsrundan bike path) to create site-specific works alongside the path.

In 2018 (X)Sites will be on site along Kattegattleden once again with a large number of national and international artists who will create interpretations of the scenery along the path.

The artists below comprise the current selection. However, spots for the work have not yet been completed.

Jette Mellgren, Denmark
Mariano León, Peru
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Norway
Sofie Sundberg, Sweden
Annelie Nilsson, Sweden
Roger Rigorth, Schweiz
Roy Staab, USA
Ingrid Ogenstedt, Iceland
Anna Smillidotter, Sweden
Åsa Frankenberg, Sweden
Aski Dahl, Sweden
Anna Örtemo, Sweden
Emille de Blanche, Sweden
Joel Danielsson, Sweden
Johan Tiren, Sweden

The five (pillars of (X)Sites are:

The Exhibition
Artistic methods, explorations and the artits relationship to the landscapes are the foundation for the exhibitions. Throught analytical and artistic abilty the landscapes are examined through artworks and there processes.

The College of Artists
Through conversaions and cooperation in a peer enviroment, without competition, a turist between the artists are created to share and speak on art and process. To take part of the sites, landscapes, process and methods to penetrate the different layers along the west coast of Sweden.

Cultural Hertige
What the landscapes hold in terms of nature, biology, materials, scale, emotions, conditions, smells, crops, ongoing civic processes, history, archeology, heritage etc, are some of the inputs that makes the building-blocks for the artists and are presented through the artworks. Thel landscapes are both rural and urban, all with their specific characteristics.

Public Event
Specific events are created for the public to gain new knowledge about the relationship to the public space and its history. These are happenings, performances, seminars, guided shows etc. to inolve the public about the common spaces. All in relation to the finished artworks and the space.

Platform
The collected experiences from (X)Sites, the artistic methods, processes and the public meetings with the art, is the foundation to create a sustainable platform and development of the project, created together with all the municipalities and regions.

Futher information can be found on www.landart.se 

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.

 

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

Italy

Girolibero, Italy

Schweiz

Eurotrek, Schweiz

Glur, Schweiz (p. 102 in Summerbrochure 2018)

Germany

Radweg-Reisen, Germany

Rückenwind, Germany

Austria

Donau Touristik, Austria

Eurobike, Austria

Pedalo, Austria

Sweden

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.

The bridge over River Genevadsån is complete

The construction of the bridge over River Genevadsån is now complete, giving the Kattegattleden a car-free stretch that is even closer to the coast. The bridge connects the Gullbranna and Tönnersa nature reserves, and improves access to outdoor life in these beautiful natural areas. Salmon, sea trout, sea lamprey and eel migrate in River Genevadsån, but there are no key spawning sites or habitats downstream from the bridge, which was built on drilled steel pipes.

The 20-metre long bridge was lifted into place from the motorway bridge on 14 March 2018. The steel bridge, which is approximately 2.5 metres wide and 20 metres long, links up with a walking and cycling path, corresponding with about 100 metres on both sides of the river.

The project had been planned for several years and after summer 2017, the Land and Environment Court granted permission to Halmstad Municipality to build a bridge for walkers and cyclists across River Genevadsån.

The bridge was built outside of the Tönnersa and Gullbranna nature reserves, except for a small area of about 13 square metres in each nature reserve, where the path connects to the existing walking and bicycle paths. The municipality was granted an exemption for this work.

Currently (April 2018), the county administrative board still has to repair the road following completion of the work in the nature reserve, and Halmstad Municipality still has to put up signage along the stretch.

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

 

Temporary detour at Fjärås Bräcka Skola, Varberg-Kungsbacka stretch

The Fjärås Nässelstig road is closed due to renovations to the school Fjärås Bräcka Skola. Kattegattleden will have a temporary detour during this period, via Fjärås Nyponstig and Fågelliden.

The construction at the school will be underway until autumn 2019.

Follow the orange signs, see image below.

Key for the map above:

Blue line: Kattegattleden route

Red line: Detour

Black Xs: The area in between is closed.

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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.

Ängelholm – temporary detour north of downtown

Construction is underway on Kattegattleden in Ängelholm. This applies to the section between Lingvallen and Havsbaden/Småbåtshamnen, north of downtown Ängelholm. The construction, which is to replace the sewer pipes, will take place in phases.

Click on the map above to see the temporary detour. On the map, the red dotted line indicates closed areas while the green dotted line indicates the sign-marked detour, which goes via a pedestrian/cycle path.

Construction will be underway on Kattegattleden and will be finish in the beginning of July 2018. Follow the orange signs.

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