Choose your favourite per day!

On the Friday there are three activities and on Saturday and Sunday you can choose between 11 hikes.
The Friday hike is available for you who is participating the whole weekend.
Departure times may be adjusted. Correct times will be communicated a couple of weeks before the event.

Friday, October 11th

The Nobel Family and Royalty in Båstad (no 1)

Host: Båstad Turism och Näringsliv / Språkguiden

Did you know that Båstad has its own Nobel history? This is thanks to Ludvig Nobel, Alfred Nobel’s nephew, who in 1905 suddenly had a vision of turning Båstad into an international seaside resort. His remarkable tourist establishments are still admired. All the huge investments he made developing sports such as tennis and golf started bearing fruit. Soon even the Swedish King Gustaf V was a regular player in the tennis tournaments, naturally attracting masses of visitors. Join a guided tour in the footsteps of Ludvig Nobel. Apart from local history, lots of royalty and international VIPs the walk includes the fascinating but rather unknown story of Alfred Nobel and his brothers in Russia.

Friday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Längd: 6 km
Starttid: 15.00
Duration: 2,5 hrs
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terräng: Asphalt, cobbled streets and gravel roads
Cost: Free of charge
Map #1

Axelstorp Ravine and vistas of Båstad (no 2)

Host: Båstads Kommun

The hike goes from the Hotel Riviera Strand, first along the shoreline, then through the village of Båstad. Along curving country roads you will continue up onto the ridge named Hallandsåsen and into the magic beech wood. The vistas of Båstad will be your constant companion on the way to the forest at Axelstorp, with winding brooks and ravines. Returning to the Riviera Strand we will ramble on the scenic old railway embankment, now turned into a pedestrian and bicycle lane.

Friday
Departure and arrival Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 12 km
Time of departure: 13.00
Duration: 4,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, some steep parts
Terrain: Gravel road, natural paths, asphalt
Cost: Free of charge
Other: On this hike dogs are welcome in leash
Map #2

Experience the Coast of Bjäre at sea (no 3)

Host: Spirit Event

Go on a seal safari to Hallands Väderö and experience on of Sweden’s biggest seal colonies. Admiring the beautiful Bjäre coast from the sea is part of the package. During a seal safari you will have the chance to explore the beautiful Bjäre coast at sea. By boat we will pass the small fishing village of Kattvik, watch the dramatic cliffs rising at Hovs hallar and pass the meadows at Hov. After a couple of nautical miles we will reach Hallands Väderö, where one of Sweden’s biggest harbour seal colonies is found. A great number of bird species breed here too.
When approaching the seals we will switch off the engines, enjoying the wonderful area before going back to the harbour.
The day after people will be hiking along many of the places we pass.

Friday
Departure and arrival: Båstad Harbour
Time of departure: 15.30
Duration: 1 hr
Price: 400 SEK, including trip by RIB boat, sea equipment and guide.
Map #3

Saturday and Sunday, October 12th-13th

Hike on Skåneleden Ängelbäcksstrand – Torekov (no 4)

Host: Skåneleden

Meet the sea and its beautiful surroundings on a hike along the southern part of Bjärehalvön (the Bjäre Peninsula). Find out more about exciting cultural history and get tips on other local and regional hiking gems from your guides. We will start from Ängelbäcksstrand, following the hiking trail named Skåneleden to Torekov Harbour. In Torekov you will have time to walk on your own before the bus leaves for the after-hike event of the day. The tour is suitable for hikers with some experience as well as beginners, fit enough to master a day hike in partially undulating terrain.

Saturday and Sunday
Departure and arrival: Ängelsbäcksstrand – Torekov
Distance: 13 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 10.00
Duration: 4,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Meadows, paths and gravel roads
Cost: Free of charge
Map #4

Axelstorp Ravine and vistas of Båstad (no 2)

Host: Båstads Kommun

The hike goes from the Hotel Riviera Strand, first along the shoreline, then through the village of Båstad. Along curving country roads you will continue up onto the ridge named Hallandsåsen and into the magic beech wood. The vistas of Båstad will be your constant companion on the way to the forest at Axelstorp, with winding brooks and ravines. Returning to the Riviera Strand we will ramble on the scenic old railway embankment, now turned into a pedestrian and bicycle lane.

Saturday and Sunday
Departure and arrival Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 12 km
Time of departure: 10.30
Duration: 4,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, some steep parts
Terrain: Gravel road, natural paths, asphalt
Cost: Free of charge
Other: On this hike dogs are welcome in leash
Map #2

Beech woods and wonderful views from Hallandsåsen (no 5)
(Fully Booked)

Host: Friluftsfrämjandets lokalavdelning Ängelholm-Båstad

This hike will take you up on the Ridge of Halland, giving you marvellous views of the surrounding bays. Then let us ramble through Lyahedeh, Älemosse, and the woods of Hålehall, and places where the local 16th-century guerrilla men lived and operated. We will experience a part of Skåne resembling northern Sweden, while enjoying the autumn colours of the southernmost province.

Saturday and Sunday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand – Förslöv
Distance: 22 km
Time of departure: 09.00
Duration: 6,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average, partly hilly
Terrain: Gravel road and asphalt
Cost: Free of charge
Map #5

The Highlights of Bjärehalvön (no 6)

Host: Naturskyddsföreningen and Vital Support

This hike goes through some of the most beloved natural areas of the Bjäre Peninsula – Grevie backar, Axelstorpsskogen and Sinarpsdalen. The hike begins at the Riviera Strand and takes you up onto the Ridge of Halland and into the beech woods and ravines of Axelstorp. Walking further west you will reach Sinarpsdalen, a well-defined rift formed about 230 million years ago. Today it features pasture land and a hiking trail. After walking through the village of Grevie you will finish your hike on the softly undulating boulder ridges of Grevie offering an amazing view of the ocean.

Saturday and Sunday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand – Grevie backar
Distance: 18 km
Time of departure: 09.30
Duration: 6 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, some steep parts
Terrain: Gravel road, natural path and asphalt
Cost: Free of charge
Map #6

2-day hike along the coast with overnight stay at Hotell Hovs Hallar (no 7)

Host: MinFot.se

Let us make an inspiring hike on Skåneleden along the coast of Bjärehalvön. The first part follows the southern side, overlooking the bay of Skälderviken and Kullahalvön. We will walk on beach meadows and grazing land dotted with junipers. Suddenly wet areas will appear, where many rare species can be found. It will be lunch time when we reach Torekov; a genuine fishing village with 19th-century buildings and fishing huts.
In the afternoon we will head towards Hovs hallar. The terrain is tougher, more rolling with some pebbly areas to cross.
You will stay the night at the Hotel & Restaurant Hovs Hallar. On arrival we will have fika and later dinner together.
On Sunday the hike goes eastwards from Hovs hallar. The terrain is dramatic where the ridge, Hallandsåsen, meets the ocean. The hike passes Knösen, the highest point of Bjärehalvön. At the magic Gardens of Norrviken we will stop to admire the beautiful period gardens and enjoy the view. Then we will follow the shoreline through Båstad with its charming harbour.

Only Saturday
Departure and arrival: Rammsjöstrand – Hovs Hallar – Riviera Strand
Distance: 13+17 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 10.00
Duration: 2 days
After-hike: 15-17 at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average, partly hilly
Terrain: Meadows, paths, gravel roads and asphalt
Cost: 1300 SEK (+200 SEK for single room) incl. 2-course dinner on Saturday, accomodation and breakfast. Booking of food package is mandatory.
Map #7

Coastal hike with garden history at lovely Norrviken (no 8)

Host: Språkguiden Ingrid Persson Skog

The constantly changing waves, the smell of seaweed and the ocean, the sound of sea birds. Intriguing history, autumnal splashes of colour and inspiring garden rooms at lovely Norrviken. This is what you can experience together with guide Ingrid Persson Skog. At a pleasant hiking pace we will follow coastal paths and gravel walks from Båstad to famous Norrviken. Here you may indulge in the fascinating story of how the creator of Norrviken, Rudolf Abelin, turned his garden dreams into dream gardens. After our picnic break in beautiful surroundings we will hike back to Båstad with short stops for more stories along the way.

Only Saturday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 12 km
Time of departure: 9.30
Duration: 5,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Gravel roads, sand and asphalt
Kostnad: 300 SEK incl. professional guide and extra charge for lunch at Norrvikens restaurant. Booking of food package is mandatory.
Map #8

Nature and film hike in Torekov and Hovs hallar (no 9)

Host: Språkguiden Ingrid Persson Skog

This guided hike starts in Torekov, a picturesque fishing village, whose colourful history is dotted with pirates, saints and shipwrecks. Then following the coast we will head for Hovs hallar among grazing animals and enigmatic ancient monuments. Here scree slopes, pebbly beaches and fascinating rock formations show the mighty forces of nature. This is also a marvellous film location. Film buffs dream of seeing the place where Death and the Knight play chess in Ingmar Bergman’s classic film The Seventh Seal. In 2017 Hovs hallar, as one of ten (!) sites in Europe, was awarded the title Treasure of European Film Culture. What could be more suitable than a hike, presenting lots of well-known and beloved films linked to Bjärehalvön?

Only Sunday
Departure and arrival: Torekov – Hovs hallar
Distance: 15 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 6 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, some steep parts
Terrain: Meadows, gravel roads, stone fields, cliffs
Cost: 250 SEK incl. professional guide and transport
Map #9

Nature Hike on Hallands Väderö (no 10)
(Fully Booked)

Host: Torekovs by

Hallands Väderö is the mini-archipelago of Bjärehalvön. This landscape is a fascinating mix of beech woods, swamps, pasture land and coastal rocks. In proportion to its size it is one of the most species-rich places in Sweden.
We will go by boat from picturesque Torekov and on the island we will meet a peaceful nature reserve with many meetings and stories close to nature. In the course of the day we will walk round the entire island; in the west you will find the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s dwellings. In the south a small, idyllic harbour and the Väderö Museum. Listen carefully, maybe you will hear the famous scream of spring, coming from Ronja Robbersdaughter, a famous Astrid Lindgren character, in the forest with its thick carpet of white spring flowers. The harbour seals are a well-known and cherished feature off the island. They were protected in 1966 and since then the seal colony has increased from about ten to several hundred seals. The last part of the day before the ferry departs from Torekov you will have time to find your own favourite spots.

Saturday and Sunday
Departure and arrival: Torekov, ferry to Väderön
Distance: 10 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.15
Duration: 5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Meadows and paths
Cost: 250 SEK incl. ferry och fee for sustianable development of the island
Map #10

Adventure walk in the footsteps of snapphanarna (no 11)

Host: Spirit Event

On the north-east shore of Lake Rössjön lies the dramatic ravine named Trollehallar. Here you are in for a fantastic hike. This is where Snapphanestallarna is located, a plateau slightly difficult to access, where local pro-Danish guerrilla members called snapphanar, kept their supplies and prisoners mainly in the 17th century. The rock faces are up to 30 m high. The forest on the slopes and next to the ravine is dominated by beeches. The ravine was formed when glacial melt water from the inland ice eroded an old rift in the ridge called Hallandsåsen. Our lunch will be enjoyed in surroundings that really are quite mysterious. Naturally we will stop for some adventures and try rappelling down the steep ravine and archery; both challenging and thrilling.

Only Saturday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 12 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 6 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average, hilly parts
Terrain: Natural paths
Cost: 750 SEK incl. rappelling, archery and safety equipment
Map #11

Adventure Hike at Hovs hallar (no 12)

Host: Spirit Event

Join a hike with a touch of adventure!
We will go to the picturesque little harbour at Kattvik by RIB boat. This hike goes from Kattvik through the forest, along the coast and an incredibly beautiful part of Bjärehalvön and Skåneleden. On the way we will stop and tell you about the surroundings. We may come across “the mountain goats” that live here and see some very special places and views.
Having reached one of the hilltops at Hovs hallar you will have the chance to try rappelling (no previous experience required). Rappelling is a safe and fun way of getting down a steep rock by means of a rope. Our trained instructors with many years of experience of rappelling will go through the safety procedure very thoroughly before it is time to lean backwards and get off the top and into the abyss.
A day out of doors with both pleasure and some adrenalin.

Only Sunday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand – Hovs hallar
Distance: 7 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 6 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, hilly parts
Terrain: Natural paths and gravel roads
Cost: 750 SEK, incl. RIB boat, rappelling and safety equipment
Map #12

Hiking and Bird Watching in Sinarpsdalen (no 13)

Host: Sindre Magnusson

Hiking and bird watching is an exciting combination with lots of discovery. This walk is aimed at those who want to walk in beautiful and varied nature at the same time as you get initiated knowledge and guidance when it comes to how to recognize different bird species!
The hike is divided into two stages where we start with the Sinarps valley and end with the beach at Båstad. Bus transport takes place between start and finish points.
The group is limited to 20 persons to make sure each of you will get many observation opportunities. Sindre Magnusson is guide and tells about the birds we discover during the hike. We will bring with us hand binoculars, tube binoculars and cameras suitable for bird photography.
The aim is to see at least 50 different species. In Sinarpsdalens small-scale agricultural landscape predatory birds and small birds such as finches, sparrows, sishes, pimples and lingering singers and swallows dominate. The beach at Båstad consists of sand dunes and open sea and the bird fauna is characterized by waders, ducks and gulls.

Lördag och söndag
Departure and arrival: Sinarpsdalen – Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 6 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 10.00
Duration: 4 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Natural paths, meadows anf beach
Cost: 350 kr incl. professional guide, loan of equipment and training.
Map #13

Food Walk in Sinarpsdalen (no 14)

Host: Lindegrens

With David as an inspiring guide and Eva as a creative chef, we will bring you on a walk through the Sinarps valley. We tell you about the landscape, about our organic farming, about the food and about the raw materials – all seasoned with a dose of local history scrubs. Along the way we will meet the cows, red hills and mountain cows, who are out on summer work and maybe we also pass the hens that are out and down in the valley. There will be several food stops and samples during the hike – chark tasting, lunch and coffee with dessert. Naturally the ingredients come from Lindegrens delicatessen store and from local farmers and food crafters. The hike goes through a beautiful, rolling landscape, with traces of many past generations.

Sunday
Departure and arrival: Lindegrens gårdsbutik in Sinarpsdalen
Distance: 10 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.30
Duration: 5,5 hrs
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Natural paths, farmland and meadows
Cost: 1200 SEK incl. professional guide, food stops and local food products
Map #14

Visiting Kullahalvön – vineyard walk (no 15)

Host: Höganäs Kommun

Take a look at the undulating landscape with its vines. Are you in Tuscany? No, you are in one of Sweden’s new wine districts, Kullabygden. The hiking tour will take you through small, picturesque harbours, varied natural surroundings with breath-taking views of the ocean. From Svanshall, an old fishing village, whose houses were built by sea captains, bringing back all sorts of treasures from their voyages, to Arild. This is an old fishing village too, today popular in artists’ circles. You will visit and taste wine from two different vineyards. There you will meet enthusiastic wine-growers, realizing their dream of a vineyard of their own, all with its special character, proudly introducing you to their vineyard and their wine At Arilds vingård a nice lunch in combination with some wine-tasting can be enjoyed before you continue to Kullahalvöns vingård.

Saturday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 11 km
Time of departure: 09.00
Duration: 5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Natural paths and asphalt
Cost: 800 SEK, incl. visit at winyard with wine tasting and transport. Booking of food package is mandatory.
Map #15

Visiting Kullahalvön – In the footsteps of Kullamannen (no 16)

Host: Höganäs Kommun

We will visit our neighbouring peninsula, Kullahalvön, getting there by bus. This hike will take you on a memorable, thrilling adventure. You will listen to high-level storytelling by one of the men behind the legendary trail run Kullamannen. Herring fishing in Mölle Harbour, “naughty” Mölle once notorious for its mixed gender bathing which really happened at Ransvik, exciting stories about Kullens fyr, the highest located lighthouse in Sweden, and stories about heroic deeds and tragedies of the local people. Time for a lovely lunch by Kullen Lighthouse. Then the tour goes on the dramatic northern side, passing Skalleberget at Josefinelust and the trolls at Barakullen. Inhale the salty winds from the ocean when rambling through most beautiful beech woods.

Only Sunday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 12 km
Time of departure from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 4,5 hrs
After-hike: Kl 15-17 vid Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Average/difficult, hills and some steep parts.
Terrain: Forest roads, natural paths, Cliffs
Cost: 400 SEK incl. professional guide and transport. Booking of food package is mandatory.
Map #16