Bike tour with guide: Stone worker's heritage

From SEK 175

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 cobble stone and building blocks for impressive buildings like the church that still dominates Lysekil's skyline.


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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  • Your debet/credit card will not be charged until the required number of participants have booked. However, the booking amount will be authorized and blocked and if the booking request is confirmed we will charge the amount on your card. 
    You will get the PDF tickets by email once the booking request is confirmed.
Area: LYSEKIL   (down town and the nature reserve Stångehuvud)
Season: March-December
Duration: 2 hrs (3-5 km)
Level: Easy, normal level of fitness - however you must have some prevoius knowledge of riding a bike
Rain: Yes, we run - but only in moderate  wind or light rain.
Hard wind or heavy rain - tour is cancelled or postponed.
Recuriements:

Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall is recommended. 
However, parents that 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 break
  • MTB with handbreaks only (pls. choose a bike size appropriate for your lenght).
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 separated bike route/pathway).
What to  bring: If you wish: head gear, sunglasses, backpack, camera, drinking water
Meal: Not included

Additional Information

PRELIMINARY BOOKING (i. e minimum no of participants):
If you book this activity now we will charge your credit card once the activity is confirmed by us (Outdoor West). Until then we only authorize the amount on your credit card.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS "BAD" ???
Depending on prevailing weather conditions the departure time and/or location may be subject to change, or the tour may be cancelled altogether. If cancelled, we will reimburse the entire amount, minus a small administration fee. However it is our ambition to offer an alternative activity. For instance, if walking/hiking is hazardous due to a thunderstorm approaching, we may offer you indoor climbing instead. If so, you will be reimbursed any price difference, except for a small administration fee. Please note that it is always the tour leader/guide of each activity that has the final say, after communication with the participants or group leader.

From SEK 175

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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.

Highlights

  • 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.
REK LENGTH FOR VARIOUS  MTB BIKE SIZES:
  • XS = 155-163 cm  
  • S = 160-170 cm
  • M = 168-179 cm
  • L = 176-188 cm
  • XL = 185-198 cm

Route

  1. 6, Norra Hamngatan, Lysekil