Bike & culture 2hrs, guided tour: Stone worker's heritage

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Guided bike tour - 2 hrs. Discover local history with focus on beautiful scenery, granite, architechture and the legacy of the era when thousands of men worked the local granite slabs to durable cobblestone and building material. The impressive church that still dominates Lysekil's skyline is made from such granite.

By using a bike, we are able to visit the remote shores of the Stångehuvud nature reserve with smooth granite, once caressed by waves and yet reaching the granite-clad streets of central  Lysekil and other places of interest and natural beauty (artwork and buildings) along the way.

Use your own bike - or rent one from us. (more info below)

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  • NB! The tour may be cancelled if the required minimum of 4  registered participants has not been booked 3 hrs before departure.
Quick facts:  Stone  workers' heritage
Area: LYSEKIL   (downtown and the nature reserve Stångehuvud)
Season: March-December
Duration: 2 hrs (5-7 km)
Level: Easy, normal level of fitness - however you must have some previous knowledge of riding a bike
Rain: Yes, we run - but only in moderate wind or light rain.
Hard wind or heavy rain: the tour will be cancelled or postponed.

Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall is recommended. 
However, parents who vouch for their children's ability to ride in traffic may bring kids aged 10-12  (riding their own bikes) - on parental discretion. We are not able to provide bikes for younger kids.
All participants younger than 15 yrs must wear a helmet when riding a bike (Swedish law).
All other participants are recommended to wear a helmet as we ride on gravel, uneven roads and in traffic with cars.

Included: Guide, (reflective vest, helmet)
Bike: Bring your own bike or one of ours:
  • 3-speed with foot brake
  • MTB with handbrakes only (pls. choose a bike size appropriate for your length).
If you are not familiar with riding a MTB mountainbike we will guide you through basic techniques as well as basics on how to behave when riding a bike in traffic (as opposed to riding on a separate bike route/pathway).
What to  bring: If you wish: head gear, sunglasses, backpack, camera, drinking water
Meal: Not included

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We get acquainted with the bikes on a trip from Norra Hamnen (Northern Harbour) to Campus Väst and further through what were once several large quarries, now part of  the Stångehuvud Nature reserve, where we walk out on the unspoiled cliffs.

We pass Gullmarsvallen (voted as Sweden's most beautiful sports ground), through a road of standing stones and eventually passing the former Sea Side Resort Area and the rest of Södra Hamnen (Southern Harbour).

The final stretch takes us through central Lysekil where we see examples of works of art and buildings in granite. From Stadsparken we head back towards Gamlestan and Norra Hamnen.


  • Pristine Nature and Small town idyll - opposites just around a corner
  • Minor differences in altitude, with only one steep hill (choos to walk or bike uphill), one  walk about 500 meters long, and several guide stops along the way make this tour suitable for almost all ages and interests.
  • Bring your own bike or one of ours (MTB or regular bike) Helmets can be borrowed.
  • XS = 155-163 cm  
  • S = 160-170 cm
  • M = 168-179 cm
  • L = 176-188 cm
  • XL = 185-198 cm


  1. 6, Norra Hamngatan, Lysekil