Skånes Golden Trail
Cycling: 121 km starting in Kristianstad, Skåne
4 900 SEK/pers (2 nights)
4 900 SEK / pers
2 nights
121 km


  • doneOne night at Cocoon Farm Hotel (part of double room)
  • doneOne night at Tastecelebration Residence (part of a double room)
  • done2 x breakfast
  • doneDay 1: Five-course dinner (excl. Drinks)
  • doneDay 2: Three-course dinner (excl. Drinks)
  • doneBicycle map and detailed journey description

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle supplement
  • donePicnic Basket / lunch
  • doneRental cycle, optional up to 21 cycles: SEK 1,200 (incl. Pickup in Kristianstad / leave in Simrishamn)
  • doneElectric bike: SEK 1,700 (incl. Pickup in Kristianstad / leave in Simrishamn)
  • doneLuggage transport between the accommodation: SEK 650 per day per company (up to 9 people)
  • doneGuided tours at The Absolute Company Åhus, in Kristianstads Vattenrike and / or in Simrishamn

Get to know Skåne by cycling from Kristianstad to Simrishamn in the southeast. The bike ride goes along the beautiful cycle path Sydostleden and lasts for three days. One of the gems along the way is the medieval city of Åhus with its monastic wall and the opportunity to visit the liquor company The Absolut Company's visitor center. There will also be cycling in nature reserves with beautiful forests and wonderful Haväng where you can admire the 5500 years old megalith grave Havängsdösen.

Presentation picture from Åhus. Photo: Frits Meyst /

Food and drink is always a special experience in fertile Scania. During the trip, there will be a visit to Kivik with its classic apple orchards. During the apple market in September, you can view a work of art made from 35,000 apples. You spend the night at the farm hotel Cocoon in Degeberga and the farm hotel Tastecelebration Residence in Verkeåns nature reserve. Here you stay in personally decorated double rooms, each with its own bathroom, and enjoy well-prepared dinners.

NEW accommodation (Day 2) in the bike package: Tastecelebration Residence.

Day 1 - Kristianstad - Degeberga

hotelCocoon Farm Hotel, Degeberga
directions_bikeabout 44 km
Cocoon Gårdshotell table setting

The bike tour starts in Kristianstad in southern Skåne. The city has a long history and was founded after the Kalmar War in 1614 by the Danish king Christian IV. Don't miss the Naturum Vattenriket which is not far from central Kristianstad. Then you continue towards Åhus, which is one of Sweden's best preserved medieval cities with narrow alleys and picturesque half-timbered houses. Here is Absolute Home where you can learn more about the history and philosophy behind Absolut Vodka. You can enjoy genuine Scanian food at Åhus Gästgivaregård and wonderful ice cream can be found at Tre Kulor ice cream kiosk at the bottom of the dock at the harbor.

The journey continues towards Friseboda nature reserve and here you cycle along Hanö Bay right next to the sea. You will spend the night at the charming Cocoon Gårdshotell in Degeberga and have a well-composed five-course dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

Day 2 - Degeberga - Second room at Verkeån nature reserve

hotelTastecelebration Residence, Andrarum
RestaurantBreakfast, Dinner
directions_bikeabout 34 km
Tastecelebration Andrarum_god mat2

You start the day with breakfast at the hotel, and then you head towards today's goals Andrarum and Österlen. At Maglehem, you can deviate from the cycle path on the embankment and cycle to Blåherremölla. Here you can buy homemade cakes and drink coffee in a wonderful old farm and mill environment.

For many, Brösarp's slopes are the very image of Österlen - both the north and the south - and there is much to discover here. The views are wonderful with miles of views over the Verkeån valley. Haväng is an enchantingly beautiful place where miles of sandy beaches meet heathland and rare sand steppes. Christinehofs Ekopark and Christinehofs castle from the 18th century and Hallamölla waterfall are also well worth a visit. In the evening, a delicious 3-course vegetarian dinner and ready-made beds await at Tastecelebration Residence.

Day 3 - Second room - Simrishamn

directions_bikeabout 43 km

After a delicious breakfast, you cycle on winding roads in the beautiful and hilly countryside with the final destination of Simrishamn. You pass the old fishing village Kivik with the Appel Kingdom, Kivik's Museum and the annual Apple Market. Take a break and stop at one of the cozy cafes and restaurants. Stop at Stenshuvud National Park and hike up to the top of the mountain with glorious views of the sea and Kivik with all apple gardens. A bit south lies Djupadal, with Mandelmann's Gardens.

Simrishamn is usually called the Austrian capital, and dates back to the 12th century. Here are picturesque pastel-colored houses with beautifully carved doors typical of the neighborhood. A little south is Glimmingehus, the Nordic region's best preserved medieval castle Glimmingehus and not so far from Ales Stones, Sweden's largest preserved shipwreck. Other places to visit are the charming fishing villages of Skillinge and Brantevik. Maybe you stay an extra night and discover the surroundings?

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation up to 30 days before the start date.
- 50% refund 29-15 days before start date.
- no refund 14 days before start date.

However, full refund applies until the day before the start date if you yourself or a close relative becomes ill in covid-19, or if the Public Health Agency advises against traveling.

Booking fee SEK 1,000 is paid via invoice to the organizer no later than 10 days after receipt of confirmation (deducted upon final payment). The remaining amount must be received by the organizer no later than 30 days before the start of the trip.

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateAugust 2022, Karin J.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfAugust 2020, John-Åke svensson
Wonderful part of Scania. Many slopes AND plains!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineAugust 2020, Ulla Andersson
Difficult to find Alunbruket, the description did not state that you should take off towards Andrarum, so we cycled the wrong way. Bad Signage to Degeberga, got it wrong because the trail took us to the wrong Degeberga.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineAugust 2020, Håkan Ivarsson
Cocoon meetings 10/10. Alunbruk 1/10.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineAugust 2020, Marianne Karlsson
The accommodation and food at Alungårdens B&B unfortunately lowers the rating on an otherwise great trip.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2020, Stig Holm travel31089
Hello and thank you for a pleasant trip in Eastern Scania. Nice overnight stays that were well balanced for tired cyclists, nice reception and good rooms. Dinners and breakfasts that suited us well. Nature was shown from its finest side with sun, heat and many tailwinds, the embankments were nice to cycle on which also offered fruit moments after the road. Pictures will come that can be used by you if they suit.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineJuly 2020, Alexandra Allard
Apart from the fact that we had a little too simple bikes for the distance we cycled, it was a fantastic experience. The food was good, but at Alunbruket the evening meal was sold as dinner, which we did not really agree with. The food was good, but more of supper / cafe / cold meal. The dinner did not quite meet our expectations. Otherwise a very nice excursion.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2020, Karin Svedin
At Cocoon Meetings we had a good two-course dinner. Other guests ate the 5-course meal and we got two of their five courses. It felt a bit stingy. Add that 5 dishes are included in the package, and it feels much more luxurious. 5 dishes cost SEK 595 according to the menu. At Alunbruket we got a plate of simple, good food. Wine should have been brought with you. Shared bathroom turned out to be in another house quite a distance away... Very good cycle paths and clearly signposted.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2020, Maria Berg
Really enjoyed the bike ride/bike experience!!! But there were no further 🚴🏽‍♀️, not for that trip. All the best Maria :)
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2020, Yngve Ornerud
As always, Österlen is fantastic to see and experience from the bicycle saddle. It is wonderful and varied nature with beautiful beech forests, rolling fields and breathtaking views over the hills down to Hanö Bay. Most of the cycling went on cycle paths and sometimes on busy roads, but then usually with a little traffic, which meant that we could all enjoy cycling in peace and quiet. We were three adults and two children (7 and 10 years). For the younger one, it could sometimes be tough with difficult slopes, but for the most part it worked very well. The food was good at our two accommodations, however, one should consider having a menu even for children who do not always appreciate for us tasty "adult food". On the whole, a very nice experience that we are happy to repeat.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfstar_outlineJuly 2020, Sofie
One accommodation double bed in large room, other accommodation bunk bed in small room. One dinner two luxurious dishes with wine rights, the other dinner a good but simple cold plate without wine rights.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineJuly 2020, Maria Franzén
First accommodation Cocoon was great but a bit too far from the trail we cycled. There were a few extra kilometers that we didn't need anyway. The second accommodation was spartan but ok. Good thing if we had known that it was not possible to order a glass of wine in the evening, then we could have chosen to buy something with it ourselves. The whole thing was good!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJune 2020, Clas Wreifält
We can really recommend taking a bike ride on the Sydostleden trail from Kristianstad to Simrishamn. Many fine cycling trails and an absolutely wonderful nature.