Kattegat route - Sweden's West Coast by bike from Halmstad

Cycle along Sweden's first national bike route

  • Halmstad - Gothenburg
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  • New tour! 
  • ca. 220 km by bike


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Cycle along Sweden's picturesque West coast through charming fishing villages and small ports. The route mostly follows the sea, travel through open countryside, exciting nature reserves and lush farmlands. As you draw closer to Gothenburg you will notice a shift in the landscape, with scenic cliffs, lush forests, sheltered bays and quaint harbours along the way. The culinary speciality of this region is seafood, which is the biggest celebrity on this bike tour. Discover the West coast and enjoy everything the region is so well-known for! You can even extend your holidays for another three days, to explore the wonderful archipelago around Gothenburg. 

  • Start / End
    Halmstad / Gothenburg
  • Tour length
    6 days, 5 nights
  • Daily routes
    ca. 220 kilometer by bike, 40 - 60 daily
    Daily stages: ◉◉◎◎◎, Altitude profile: ◉◉◎◎◎
  • The route
    You cycle on well sign-posted bike paths and gravel roads as well as side roads with less traffic. Short sections are on roads with more traffic. Flat to slightly hilly tour course. 
  • This tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

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Arrival / Parking

  • By flight:
    Airports Copenhagen or Gothenburg, continue by train to Halmstad (hourly connections available, transportation of bikes is possible). More information: www.oresundstag.se.
  • By car:
    Hotel car park in Halmstad free of charge or from ca. SEK 150 per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 
    Park garage in Gothenburg from ca. SEK 220 per day, reservation not possible, payable on spot. 

Your hotels along Sweden's West Coast

Below's overview features some of our hotel partners which we book for you. Please note that those hotels are examples for your accommodation. In case a hotel is fully booked we reserve the right to book another hotel, of course with the same standard. Feel free to contact us in case of questions or special requests. 

Hotell Hovgård in Halmstad

Hotell Hovgård offers nine double rooms, two single rooms and two three-bed-rooms. Look forward to individual designed rooms, which remember at a time when there was a farm building too. The hotel is located just along your route and only about four kilometers away from the centre. The hotel serves breakfast only, however if you would like to experience some typical, Swedish dinner - served by hotel owner Maria herself - this can be booked upon request. Contact us and we are happy to book a table in advance. More information about the hotel can be found here: www.hovgard.se/


Kusthotell in Varberg

The Kusthotell in Varberg impresses with its direct location by the sea. With its own beach, the sea as a foundation and the wind as your best friend. The sea is also inhouse - in the splendid spa area (against surcharge) with pools, saunas and steam baths, where in Sweden's only Thalassospa saltwater and algae shrubs of the Kattegat with soothing minerals help to harmony and new energy. Enjoy wonderful summer evenings in the open winter garden, with scents from the grill and live music in the outdoor area. Delicacies of the sea are served each day with a delicious seafood buffet. The hotel has 157 rooms, located in the main building or Villa Apelviken. Further information can be found at www.varbergskusthotell.se.