Do you want to cycle close to the sea with access to sandy beaches and charming towns in Skåne on a high-quality national cycle route? This cycling package between Simrishamn and Helsingborg lets you explore the Sydkustleden, which was inaugurated in the summer of 2019. It entails cycling for six days along a string of diverse landmarks, including small fishing villages like Skillinge, historic sites like the powerful ship-setting Ales Stones in Kåseberga, the medieval atmosphere of Ystad, and the energy of cities such as Helsingborg and Malmö.
Stay in delightful, carefully selected accommodations along the route with unique character and top-notch comfort. The region also offers high-class restaurants and cafes showcasing the area's exceptional culinary delight. As you cycle along the well-maintained bike route, you'll develop a personal connection to the Skåne coast.
Dag 1 - Simrishamn-Ystad
Continental du Sud alternatively Hotel Fritiden, Ystad.
about 53 km
The cycling tour begins in the medieval town of Simrishamn, in the heart of Österlen. Today's destination is Ystad, with charming cross-timbered houses and restaurants. You will cycle through Skillinge, a historic fishing village. Don't miss visiting the Ales Stones above the village of Kåseberga, an ancient ship setting dated around 600 AD consisting of 59 large stones. The view of the steep coast and Bornholm is magical. Before reaching Ystad, you can take a dip in the sea if weather permits.
Overnight is at Continental du Sud or Hotell Fritiden in Ystad.
Dag 2 - Ystad-Trelleborg
Clarion Collection Hotel Magazine, Trelleborg
about 47 km
After enjoying a scrumptious breakfast, it's time to begin your bike ride towards Trelleborg, the southernmost city in Sweden. You'll cycle by the picturesque Mossbystrand with its crystal-clear waters and vibrant fishing villages like Abbekås and Hörte, as well as the charming harbor of Gislöv. In Smygehuk, be sure to visit the fish smokers for local delicacies, and stop by the shops and cafes for a relaxing break.
Trelleborg offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and verdant parks to explore. At the city's highest point, you'll find Trelleborgen, a reconstructed Viking castle with a museum and café. You'll be staying overnight at the conveniently located Clarion Collection Hotel Magazine in the heart of the city.
Dag 3 - Trelleborg-Skanör
Hotell Gässlingen or Skanörs Gästgifvaregård, Falsterbo
about 27 km
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, then set off for a cycle to Skanör, sometimes referred to as Sweden's Riviera. Experience the fishing village of Kämpinge with its sand dune landscape, relaxing beach life and hundreds of traditional style beach cabins. The sparse pine forests offer a unique character to the landscape and fill the air with a pleasant scent in the summer. Your next stop is Höllviken with a charming town center.
In Falsterbo, one of Northern Europe's most well-known bird watching spots, and beautiful white beaches are waiting. For art enthusiasts, there's a wide selection of offerings. Upon reaching Skanör, visit local fish smokers, stroll among the beautiful houses and enjoy the view and atmosphere. Overnight stay is either at the Hotel Gässlingen (with its popular grill buffet) near the Town Hall Square or Skanör Guesthouse.
Dag 4 - Skanör-Malmö
Clarion Collection Temperance, Malmö
about 51 km
After a good breakfast, it's time to cycle towards Malmö, Sweden's third largest city. Along the way, you will cycle past several farm shops with locally produced food and large farms with animals. In Vellinge, there are several great restaurants if you want to stop for lunch.
Upon arrival in Malmö, you'll reach a city renowned for its diversity, with markets and outstanding restaurants of all price ranges. Its proximity to Denmark and Copenhagen is clearly evident. Lilla Torg, Pildammsparken, Ribban's seaside bathhouse, Slottsträdgården's café, Turning Torso, or a stroll in Västra Hamnen are just a few places to visit. Overnight stay at the Clarion Collection Temperance, where you'll be lodged in a historic building just steps away from the main street.
Dag 5 - Malmö-Landskrona
Hotel Öresund Conference & Spa, Landskrona
about 57 km
After a delightful breakfast, it's time to depart from Malmö and cycle north towards Landskrona. Your journey will take you through open landscapes with stunning views of the sea and breathtaking natural beauty. In Lomma, you will experience a harmonious blend of modern architecture and quaint cobblestone streets. Here, you will find a vineyard with its own production and organic offerings. In Bjärred, you will discover a pier stretching over 500 meters, where you can take a refreshing swim or visit the cold bath house and accompanying restaurant.
Upon arrival in Landskrona, you will find Citadellet, one of the best-preserved fortresses from the 16th-century in the Nordic region, adorned with stunning flower displays on its walls. There is a rich cultural scene here, along with charming restaurants, art exhibitions, and lovely beaches. A suggestion would be to take your bike on the boat to the island of Ven, with its picturesque nature and the finest local produce from the farm shops. You will be staying at the Hotel Öresund Conferense & Spa, offering views of both the city and the strait.
Dag 6 - Landskrona-Helsingborg
You are now almost at the finish line, and after breakfast, it's time to head to Helsingborg, one of the oldest cities in the Nordic region. Your bike ride will take you along the west coast and pass by the idyllic fishing village of Borstahusen, with roots dating back to the 18th-century and breathtaking views of Ven. The picturesque landscape of Glumslövs Hills is reminiscent of Tuscany in Italy. Just outside of Helsingborg lies the charming coastal community of Råå, with delightful shops and stunning nature.
In Helsingborg, there is much to discover, and you might consider staying an extra night to visit Sofiero, with its magnificent castle garden. Alternatively, you can choose to visit Fredriksdals Open-Air Museum or catch an exhibition at Dunkers Cultural House.