Kattegattleden is ‘Cycling Trail of the Year, 2018’
We think that Kattegattleden is gorgeous, but we are not alone. At the Cycling & Hiking Fair in Utrecht in the Netherlands, Kattegattleden claimed top spot as ‘Cycling Track of the Year’ in 2018.
Anton Hübner, a Halland native left Sweden for Norway…only to return and discover how amazing Halland is.
Kattegattleden cycling trail
The Kattegat cycling trail runs the entire length of the Halland coast. Starting in Helsingborg in the south, it goes all the way up to Gothenburg in the north. You can bike through the local villages inland, through fishing villages that dot the coast and across towns big and small. And you can well imagine the sights that come with it. Rolling meadows as far as the eye can see on one side, the ocean crashing on the other. You can stop for lunch by the sand and recharge your batteries. You will be spoilt for choice, as there are dozens of cafes and restaurants in the area that serve local, homemade specialities.
Sweden's cycling history is rooted in Halland
The Kattegattleden in Halland has the distinction of being Sweden’s first national cycling trail. Not surprisingly, because Halland has been at the centre of Swedish cycling for over a hundred years now. Birger Svensson established the Svenska Cykeldepoten in Varberg in 1908 with a view to giving all Swedes access to affordable personal transportation. The company’s cycles became popular under the brand name of Monark, and it wasn’t long before Monark become Europe’s largest selling brand of cycles.
Adventures in Hallandsås
Hallandsåsen lies on the border between the provinces of Halland and Skåne. The area extends from Ängelholm in the south to Laholm in the north, and has several exciting destinations for visitors.