Choose your favourite per day!

On the Friday there are four activities and on Saturday there are 11 hikes and on Sunday 9 hikes to choose from.
The Friday hike is available only for you who participate throughout the whole weekend.
Start times may be adjusted. Exact times are communicated about 2 weeks before the event.

Friday, October 9

Coastal trail along the shore of Laholms Bay (# 1)

Host: Båstads Kommun

This easy walking tour takes you around the eastern parts of Båstad and is characterized by river, lake, coniferous forest and sea. Stensån follows you along large parts of the hike and you pass Öresjön where you used to break lime for the production of lime tile and which is today used for both recreation and fishing. We continue to follow Stensån towards Båstad’s new station. It is exciting neighborhoods with a lot of new buildings that are growing up. At the top of the north we pass the county boundary and we make a turn in Skummeslöv’s beach forest.
The return path goes on the paths along the sea and offers both salt splashes and soft scents.
Back at Hotel Riviera Strand, the evening’s kick-off awaits.

Friday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 12 km
Start time: 13.00
Duration: 4 hours
Trail difficulty: Easy, no hills
Terrain: Nature trail, asphalt and beach
Cost: Included in the weekend package
Other: On this hike, dogs are welcome in leash

Coastal trail along the shore of Laholms Bay – shorter alternative (# 2)

Host: Båstads Kommun

For those who do not have time to be in place until 3 pm, but still want to experience a walk in the beach forest and the beach we go a shorter variant of the coastal trail. We embarrass down to the sea after about a third of the loop. It will then be about 7 km in racks for 12 km.
The return path goes on the paths along the sea and offers both salt splashes and soft scents.
Back at Hotel Riviera Strand, the evening’s kick-off awaits.

Friday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 7 km
Start time: 15.00
Duration: 2,5 hours
Trail difficulty: Easy, no hills
Terrain: Nature trail, asphalt and beach
Cost: Included in the weekend package
Other: On this hike, dogs are welcome in leash

City walk in Båstad (# 3)

Host: Båstad Turism och Näringsliv

There is much to tell about Båstad’s history. It contains many personalities worth remembering. Ludvig Nobel, King Gustav V and Märta Måås-Fjetterström are well known, but there are many others to tell.
Join us on an afternoon along the boardwalk and Båstad’s cozy streets along with Båstad Tourism and Business and Gamla Båstad Association. We pass the Malenbadet, the harbor, the tennis stadium, Pepes Bodega, Agardsgatan, Mariakyrkan, Skånegården and many other places and buildings. Everyone with their own stories.

Friday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 6 km
Start time: 15.00
Duration: 2,5 hours
Trail difficulty: Easy, mostly flat
Terrain: Asphalt, cobbled streets and gravel roads
Cost: Included in the weekend package

Seals safari along Bjäres coast (# 4)

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
Start and finish: Båstad Hamn
Start time: 15.30
Duration: 1 hour
Additional cost: SEK 500 incl. RIB tour, sea clothing, guide

Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11

Axelstorp ravine and views of Båstad (# 5)

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
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 12 km
Start time: 10.30
Duration: 4,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficult, contains some steep sections
Terrain: Gravel road, nature trail and asphalt
Cost: Included in the hiking package
Other: On this hike, dogs are welcome in leash

Hike on Skåneleden, Hovs Hallar – Torekov (# 6)

Host: Land och Hav

The hike starts at Hovs Hallar where Hallandsåsen meets the sea. When magma penetrated, reddish gneiss formed with amphibolite deposited. This has since shaped the water into ravines and caves and is what makes Hov’s halls so unique.
To the west of Hov’s halls, the meadows extend. They have been grazed for a very long time and a special flora and fauna have emerged. Sometimes you pass over pebble fields with clear ridges from a former sea, the Littorina Sea.
At the golf course there is one of Bjäres most interesting plant places. Here are rare grasses and flowers, including red-flowered northern water lily.
Finally we reach Torekov where there is time for our own tour before the bus departs for today’s After-hike.
The hike suits both more experienced hikers and beginners with basic fitness enough to cope with a day trip in somewhat hilly terrain.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hovs Hallar – Torekov
Length: 13 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.30
Duration: 4,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy, somewhat hilly
Terrain: Beach meadows, pebbles and gravel roads
Cost: Included in the hiking package

Beech forest and northern nature (# 7)

Host: Friluftsfrämjandets lokalavdelning Ängelholm-Båstad

We start at Lya and enjoy views of the entire Kattegatt. From there we take the Skåne trail east across Lyaheden and Älemosse and experience a landscape that gives a feeling of northern Sweden. We continue east on the north slope of Hallandsåsen and where the latter part of the hike takes us through beautiful Osbeck beech forests.
Pehr Osbeck was an apprentice to Carl von Linne. At the end of the 18th century he became a priest in Hasslöv, and during that time was very diligent in writing down discoveries and observations.
Osbeck’s beech forests are a 273-hectare nature reserve. It is very different from Pehr Osbeck’s time, but its biodiversity makes it one of the country’s most valuable deciduous forests.
This hike is long and demanding so keep in mind to be well prepared.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 20 km
Start time: 08.30
Duration: 6,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficult, hilly, long distance
Terrain: Nature trail, forest road and asphalt
Cost: Included in the hiking package

The highlights of Bjärehalvön (# 8)

Värd: Naturskyddsföreningen

This hike takes you through some of the most popular nature areas of the Bjäre peninsula – Grevie slopes, Axelstorpsskogen and Sinarpsdalen!
The hike starts at Ängelsbäcksstrand, from where we walk through the cultivation landscape up towards Hallandsåsen. We enjoy the Grevie hills softly shaped pebbles. In Grevie we pass the old railway track and then continue through the Sinarpsdalen, a clear crack that was formed 230 million years ago and which today serves as a pasture and hiking trail.
The later part of the hike becomes tougher as we ascend the ravines of the Axelstorps forest’s beech forests and continue up the Lyaberget where we discover the view of the bay of Laholms Bay.
This hike is long and demanding so keep in mind to be well prepared.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 20 km
Start time: 08.45
Duration: 6,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficult, hilly, long distance
Terrain: Nature trail, forest road and asphalt
Cost: Included in the hiking package

Bjäres tops – Hovs Hallar, Knösen and magnificent Norrviken (# 9)

Host: MinFot.se

The shifts of the waves, the smell of seaweed and the sea, the sound of seabirds. Captivating history in Norrviken, beautiful gardens and autumnal splendor.
The hike starts at Hovs Hallar. We go east, the first part up to Knösen is challenging and fascinating. We continue through a hilly agricultural landscape above Kattvik.
We pass through Englandsdal nature reserve, a geologically exciting place with grazing animals. There are crack valleys with 30 meter high rock walls and steep slopes.
At lunch we stop at Norrviken Gardens. You will find the fascinating story of how Norrviken’s creator Rudolf Abelin turned his garden dreams into dream gardens. A beautiful lunch is served by the Orangery.
After the lunch break, the walk continues along the beach paths to Båstad and Riviera Strand.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hovs Hallar – Riviera Strand
Length: 16 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 9.30
Duration: 6,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficult, hilly and some steep sections
Terrain: Nature trail, gravel roads and asphalt
Additional cost: 300 SEK incl. guided tour of Norrviken and extra charge for extraodenary lunch at Norrviken

In the footsteps of Birgit Nilsson (# 10)

Host: Birgit Nilsson Museum

The hike begins at Birgit Nilsson’s childhood home, which is beautifully located in Svenstad, in the middle of the lush Bjäre. Today it houses a unique museum where you can experience glimpses of Birgit Nilsson’s grand career, as well as the environment Birgit grew up in with dreams of a life in the world of song and opera. Along the winding road that leads to Västra Karup and the church, where her burial ground is located, opens a wonderful view of Kullaberg and Kattegatt. The hometown was important to Birgit and during this walk stories are told from her life at selected places along the road, where Birgit herself has gone many times.
After the walk, you will have the opportunity to experience “La Nilsson” at the museum.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 9 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 9.15
Duration: 5,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Nature trail and asphalt
Additional cost: SEK 150 incl. entrance and guiding in the museum

Close to the nature on Hallands Väderö (# 11)

Host: Sällskapet Hallands Väderös Natur

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
Start and finish: Torekov, ferry to Väderön
Length: 10 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.15
Duration: 5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Beach meadows and paths
Additional cost: SEK 250 incl. ferry and fee for sustainable development of the island

Adventure in the footsteps of Snapphanarnas (# 12)

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.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 12 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 08.30
Duration: 6 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficult, hilly sections, rappelling
Terrain: Nature trail
Additional cost: SEK 750 incl. rappelling, archery and all safety equipment

In the footsteps of Kullamannen (# 13)

Host: Höganäs Kommun / Kullamannen

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.

Saturday and Sunday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 12 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 4,5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium/difficlut, hilly and some steep paths
Terrain: Forest roads, nature paths, cliffs
Additional cost: SEK 250 incl. professional guide and transport

Vineyard walk on the Kulla Peninsula (# 14)

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 only
Start and finish: Svanshall – Lerhamn
Length: 11 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Nature trail and asphalt
Additional cost: SEK 750 incl. Vineyard visits with wine tasting and transport

Landscape walk in Sinarpsdalen at Lindegrens (# 15)

Host: Lindegrens

Join farmers David and Lina Lindegren on a hike through the Sinarpsdalen valley and a fantastically beautiful and small-scale agricultural landscape with traces from generations back. Stone fences, cairns and the large American walnut all tell their story. You will hear about the landscape, about the difficulties of former farmers and about how it is possible to run a small-scale organic farm today.
Along the way we meet the herd of cows of the old landraces Rödkulla and Fjällko, the Gute sheep and the Linderöd pigs.
In the courtyard, we serve a buffet of delicacies from the farm and other local producers.

Saturday only
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 10 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.30
Duration: 5 hours
After-hike: 15-17 pm at Hotel Riviera Strand
Trail difficulty: Medium and strongly hilly
Terrain: Nature trail and pasture land
Additional cost: SEK 500 incl. ecological buffet and transport