The North Sea Coast Cycle Route part 2 — Sweden

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Nordic forests, clear lakes, rocky archipelagoes and secluded sandy beaches await you on the North Sea Coast Cycle Path through Sweden. Breathtaking bridges, exciting cities and historical traces of warlike Vikings provide an exciting change of scenery in between.

The entire North Sea Coast Cycle Path is over 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) long and runs through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain. In Sweden, 400 kilometers (248 miles) of cycle paths take you from the Norwegian border to Varberg on the Swedish coast. The route winds its way through Sweden's unique nature and passes through charming villages and large cities such as Gothenburg.

The starting point of the Swedish part of the North Sea Coast Cycle Path is in Halden, which lies just behind the Norwegian border; a starting point you can easily reach by train. If you come directly from the Norwegian part of the North Sea Coast Cycle Path, you can also skip Halden and continue directly onto the first Swedish section of the cycle path.

If the stages are too long for you and you'd prefer to cycle leisurely through Sweden, you can simply divide the day trips into two parts, because there are always small towns along the way which are suitable as stage destinations, as well as countless campsites along the route.

At the endpoint of the Tour in Varberg, you will have access to the ferry to Grenå in Denmark, where the North Sea Coast Cycle Path continues. If your journey ends here, you can also depart by train from Varberg.

The other parts of the North Sea Coast Cycle Path can be found in this collections:
komoot.com/collection/527/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-1-norway
komoot.com/collection/557/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-3-denmark
komoot.com/collection/564/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-4-germany
komoot.com/collection/572/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-5-netherlands-belgium
komoot.com/collection/686/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-6-england
komoot.com/collection/797/the-north-sea-coast-cycle-route-part-7-scotland

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:08
    48.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 17th stage of the North Sea Cycle Route takes you from Halden in Norway to Tanumshede in Sweden. Right at the beginning of the 78-kilometer tour, you drive across Svinesund, which forms the natural border between Norway and Sweden. On the further course of the route, we will drive over small hills through typical Swedish countryside with a lot of forest and unique nature.Halfway you come through the small town of Strömstad, which is a great stopover for a break or a stroll through the city. She also does well as a milestone if you want to shorten or split this stage.The stage destination is Tanumshede, a small town with a train station, accommodation and refreshments.

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  • Difficult
    04:51
    49.5 mi
    10.2 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today, on the second leg through Sweden, just under 80 kilometers from Tanumshede to Lysekil are waiting for you. After the first few kilometers, you will already pass a highlight of this route: rock paintings from the Bronze Age, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterwards we continue to the south, where the route, thanks to the small hills, always offers nice vantage points for you.Also on today's tour you will come again and again through small places, such as the coastal town of Hamburgsund, which are perfect for resting or sharing the stage.The stage destination is Lysekil, an absolutely beautiful coastal town with an impressive church. In Lysekil there is a train station as well as a ferry port, if you want to travel by train or ferry, and several possibilities to stay overnight.

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  • Difficult
    04:09
    42.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    It starts on the 67 kilometers from Lysekil to Stenungsund with a ferry ride over the Gullmarn, which is the only real fjord in Sweden. Afterwards there are two more times with a ferry over small branches of the fjord, and then finally ride on the bike direction Richtugn south.Shortly before the final destination, a short detour to the historic Hofgut Sundsby Garden is worthwhile, where you can not only fortify yourself with a cake or a small meal, but also stretch your legs on beautiful hiking trails.Then you cycle on the impressive Tjörnbrücke, from which you have a great view, to Stenungsund, today's stage destination. There are many places to stay in this city and there is a train station if you want to change trains.

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  • Intermediate
    03:33
    36.3 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today, you can look forward to a shorter stage that will take you from Stenungsund to Gothenburg for 58 kilometers. The tour has two beautiful slopes for you, which are evenly distributed over the track, so you can enjoy even in between flat parts.At the beginning it goes south until you change course and cycle east through beautiful nature with lots of forest and lonely lakes. Then you turn south again and go straight to Gothenburg, where you have all the advantages of a big city. From rest stops to accommodations to a variety of means of transport such as train ferry and plane, everything is available here.

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    32.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Gothenburg today it goes on a fairly flat and relaxed route to Kungsbacka. The approximately 54 kilometers lead you on the way south to the wonderful archipelago near Gothenburg, where you have a wonderful view of the sea and the many small rocky islands.Afterwards you drive a good distance on the Kattegattleden, Sweden's first national bicycle lane, which offers beautiful scenery, the coast and nice little villages on this section.In the town of Kungsbacka, today's destination, you can choose from a variety of accommodation options and have plenty of restaurants and shops to stop off or refill your provisions. There is also a train station in Kungsbacka if you would like to travel by train.

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    38.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last leg of the North Sea Coast Cycle Route in Sweden we will travel from Kungsbacka to Varberg. The approximately 62-kilometer tour will first take you over a slightly higher section of the track, from where you have a great view in all directions. You can see the sea on one side and a large inland water on the other side.With beautiful nature and beautiful scenery, it continues on this stage, because the bike path leads you in some places directly on beautiful natural beaches.The destination of the stage is the port of Varberg. From here you can take a ferry to Grenå, where the North Sea Coast Cycle Route continues in Denmark. Information about the ferry connection can be found at stenaline.de/unsere-routen/grenaa-varberg. Apart from that, you can of course also leave from Varberg by train if you only want to drive the North Sea Cycle Route up to here.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    248 mi
  • Duration
    24:58 h
  • Elevation
    9,925 ft
    9,950 ft

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