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  1. The Open-Air house on Orre

    <P>The open-air information centre 'Friluftshuset' on Orre beach is worth a little detour. This is the only especially developed centre in Rogaland providing thorough information about the nature in Jæren. </P>
  2. Tjolöholm castle

    Turn off from the cycle trail at Torpa, south of Kungsbacka, for a look at Tjolöholm castle. This magnificent castle, which is situated by Kungsbackafjorden bay, was built in 1898 - 1904 in English Tudor style. The castle is a wonderful mixture of old-world atmosphere and new technology, advanced at the time. The area also has a church, a workers' village and a carriage museum.
    Photo:HallandsTurist
    Photo:HallandsTurist
  3. The fortress of Varberg

    As you approach Varberg, you are met by a magnificent sight - the fortress of Varberg. The fortress sits on a rock by the sea and dominates the Varberg townscape. Its oldest parts date back to the 13th century and were built by count Jacob Nielsen. It not only houses the county museum; there is also a restaurant, a café and a hostel. The fortress is open to the public daily throughout the year.
    Photo:Pierre Persson
  4. Getterön nature centre

    Two kilometres north of central Varberg is Getterön, a bird sanctuary said to be among the most species-rich in Sweden. Getterön is considered one of Northern Europe's finest bird habitats. The sanctuary is open to the public. Adjacent to the sanctuary is Getterön nature centre, which blends in well with the surroundings thanks to its reed roof. The facility houses an exhibition describing the area, its history and the bird species found here. There is also a shop and a café with fantastic views over the bird sanctuary.
  5. Äskhult village

    It is well worth making a detour to visit the village of Äskhult. An enchanting cow path takes you right into an authentic old farmhouse milieu with roots in the 17th and 18th century. Here you won't find much to remind you of the present. Old native breeds are grazing in the pasture, and in the kitchen garden you can see plant species grown here in the past.
    Photo:Jonas Gerdle
  6. Fjärås Bräcka

    Just south of Kungsbacka, the cycle trail takes you through the ancient heritage region of Fjärås by lake Lygnern. Fjärås Bräcka, a massive ridge of gravel and clay was left behind here by the ice age glacier. From the ridge you have a wonderful view of lake Lygnern in the east and the plains bordering the sea in the west. One of Sweden?s most important Iron Age grave fields, Li, is situated here, and there is a nature centre with a café and an exhibition about the area's nature and heritage.
    Photo:HallandsTurist
  7. Halland - ideal for cycling

    In Halland the cycle route follows the coastline. There is no exhausting uphill terrain, only wonderful scenery, cosy places to eat, farm shops and interesting places to spend the night.
    Photo:HallandsTurist
    Photo:HallandsTurist
    Photo:Kungsbacka Turistbyrå
  8. Fun City

    For a short excursion try the adventure park Fun City, situated only 10 kilometres to the south of Varberg and a wonderful experience for young and old alike.
  9. Facts & Figures

    Weather details and important info.
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    Photo:(27-08-06) © Colin Percy
    Photo:(27-08-06) © Colin Percy
    Photo:(27-08-06) © Colin Percy
    Photo: Colin Percy (30-05-04) © Newcastle City Council

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