Kattegattleden – Halmstad to Gothenburg

Kattegattleden - from Halmstad to Gothenburg - 6 days/ 5 nights

Kattegattleden – Sweden’s first national bicycle route – is a 395 km long bicycle route with a unique, oceanside location.

This tour from Halmstad to Gothenburg is the northern part of Kattegattleden and starts in the middle of Kattegattleden, and takes you to the end of the cycle path in Gothenburg. Total stretch is 243 km, but possible to shorten, either with train or our recommended short cuts.

You’ll ride through fantastic coastal nature, overlooking wonderful sandy beaches and gorgeous viewpoints. The route runs through picturesque fishing villages and charming cities and you will pass several historical sites and interesting destinations, all well worth a visit.

Cafés and restaurants are lined up through the entire route so you will never have to ride hungry.


  • Picturesque fishing villages & charming cities along the Swedish west coast
  • Lot's of cafés, restaurants & places to have nice breaks
  • Indulge a classic Swedish "fika"
  • Historical sites

Quick facts

Travel duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Travel period: 10 May - 30 Sep
Easy. Average 25-50 km/ 150-400 m per day. Day by day trip grading, see "program" on each trip.
Trip type: Self guided cycling holidays
Price example: From 610
Meals: Breakfast

Prices per person in EUR

6 days/ 5 nights, Halmstad-Gothenburg From 610 Book your trip

Period TRP - Triple Room Double Room - shared bed Twin Room - separate beds SGL - Single Room
2023-05-01 2023-06-21 610 650 650 950
2023-06-22 2023-08-31 690 740 740 1,050
2023-09-01 2023-09-30 610 650 650 950
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Included in the prices

  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tour map and detailed information in English, German, Swedish or French (1 per room)
  • GPX files
  • 24 h service hotline

Not included in the price:

  • Bike rental or equipment
  • Meals
  • Other not mentioned in included

Bike rental

  • 24-gear touring bike: 130 EUR
  • Electric bike: 210 EUR
  • Gravel bike: 180 EUR
  • Helmet: 10 EUR
  • All bikes are equipped with one back pannier, repair kit, bottle holder, lock.
  • Transporter for children: Price on request
  • Childrens’ bike: Price on request
  • 7-gear standard city bike with foot brake: (Not recommended, but are available on request)

More information about our bikes  on this link: Our rental bikes

Extra nights (per person including breakfast)

  • Halmstad DBL: 85 EUR
  • Göteborg DBL: 85 EUR

You can easily take the train, at good prices. Although, if you want private transfer, which is handy if you bring your own bikes, we can book transfers.

  • Return transfer from Gothenburg to Halmstad: 275 EUR (car 1-4 persons)

Child reduction

  • Up til 5 years of age: 75%
  • From 6 – 13 years of age: 50%
  • From 14 – 17 years of age: 25%
  • Child reductions available when sharing room with 2 adults.


Day 1 Arrival to Halmstad

Check in to the centrally located hotel. Hopefully you will have time to visit this small summer town.

Day 2 Halmstad - Falkenberg – Varberg

From Halmstad city the ride will continue west, towards one of the most beloved beaches of the west coast, Tylösand, followed by the beaches of Frösakull, Ringenäs and Vilshärad. After this the path turns towards east and connects to Kustvägen, the coast road.
Along the way you’ll pass several beautiful nature reserves with unique beach meadows both before and after the charming village of Steninge. Right around Steninge beach the landscape will change from barren and stony into a lush agricultural setting. The route continues through the town of Falkenberg, one of the oldest of Hallands’ medieval towns. At Falkenberg, you’ll bike to the train station and take the train to Varberg, where you’ll stay tonight. Either you bike directly to your hotel or you can bike up to the fortress if you are up for a challenge, or do a short detour south a few km along the coastal path.
The total stretch today is 57 km, but if you choose not to take the train and instead bike all the way to Varberg, you’ll bike 96 km.

Day 3 Varberg – Åsa

North of Varberg, the scenery changes – sandy beaches become rocky cliffs and the first islands begin to appear, like Getterön, Balgö and Vendelsö. Further on you will get to a quiet stretch along the ocean and the beautiful beaches of Åsa. Tonight you’ll stay at a smaller guesthouse/ B&B in Åsa.

Day 4 Åsa – Särö

After a few km we recommend a small detour to visit Tjolöholm Castle, Sweden’s only Tudor castle, before continuing to Fjärås Bräcka, famous for its 100 standing stones at the Li grave field. The route continues on small roads along fields and horse pastures until you reach the city of Kungsbacka. From Kungsbacka the route runs along the Kungsbacka fjord, back towards the ocean. You’ll arrive at the very small seaside village of Särö, where royalty and the Gothenburg society met up for amusement in the early twentieth century. Here you’ll overnight at an Oceanside located hotel.
67 km. Possible to shorten to 47 km by skipping the Onsala peninsula.

Day 5 Särö – Göteborg

The trail continues along cliffs, lush forests, bays and small harbours, offering plenty of places to swim or just relax. As you approach central Gothenburg, you will pass Nya Varvet and the Klippan Culture Reserve and continue along Göta älv until you reach your final destination: the Göteborg Opera and the Lilla Bommen harbour. Welcome to Gothenburg!

Day 6 Tour ends after breakfast

Your tour along Kattegattleden with us ends after breakfast. Not ready to leave? Just let us know and we’re happy to help you book extra days!


Accommodation in a mix of 4 and 3 star hotels, with central location. In small charming bed & breakfasts in Åsa/ Frillesås.

Kattegattleden 6 days/ 5 nights

Night 1HalmstadHotel ****
Night 2VarbergHotel ****
Night 3ÅsaBed & Breakfast
Night 4SäröHotel ****
Night 5GothenburgHotel ***

Route map

Getting here



You can fly to Copenhagen and catch a train to Helsingborg. Train between the airport and Helsingborg run regularly and takes 1h – 1h 30 minutes and cost is about 25 EUR.


Landvetter airport is about 20 km southeast of downtown and is served by both domestic and international flights. Airport coaches go to the Nils Ericson Terminal by Gothenburg Central Station, where Kattegattleden begins/ends.


Privat transfers from airport or train station to you first accommodation/ from your last accommodation is not included. It can be booked, contact us for price offer. However, we recommend local transportation, that runs regularly.


The Öresund train, which runs from Helsingör in Denmark via Malmö to Gothenburg, run along the entire Kattegattleden path and you can hop off at any convenient station. You bring your bike with on the Öresundstågen and Pågatågen trains, if space allows.

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