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ESSENTIALS FOR KAYAKING

Essentials before renting kayaks or doing a self-guided tour around Lysekil.

BASIC TECHNIQUE AND SAFETY FOR OPEN WATER KAYAKING KAYAK CLINIC #1

Workshop: Capsizing and rescue TECHNIQUES

Practice self-rescue and peer rescue in open water environments. Offshore conditions are optional.

Become a better group member ! KAYAK CLINIC #2:

Per Gessle (Roxette) plays in Lysekil

Sweden's most popular summar time concert band, Gyllene Tider, will play in Lysekil July 17th 2023.

Combine the concert with our activites... GYLLENE TIDER in CONCERT

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES:

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Outdoor West Bikeworkshop/trip: Versatile GRAVEL biking, level 1

Bikeworkshop/trip: Versatile GRAVEL biking, level 1

During almost three hours we ride the countyside on roads less used by cars, through small forests on pathways and a lot on gravel routes. We stop to take in the stunning seascapes while getting acquainted with cykling on various types of substrates. Workshop: How to enhance your everyday cycling Have you considered riding a bike to work, or use your bicycle more in your everyday life? Many start cycling to reduce their climate impact. Others cycle to increase their well-being or for the sake of exercise. In our experience the best way to make cycling a normal part of everyday life is to make cykling more enjoyable. One way to get there can be to set realistic goals, and to vary one's choice of path, so that aesthetic qualities (e.g. sound, light, vegetation and variation) contribute to a higher quality of life. Our goal is to inspire and provide tips so you can achieve your own goals. How it works We start by adjusting the bikes so that everyone sits comfortably. Of course, we'll run through how to use different speeds and brakes, but also how you, as a beginner, can think about attacking uphills, setting goals, etc. Participants' whishes, level of fitness/proficency and the prevailing ground conditions will determine where we decide to ride on a given day. Hence the substrates, distance and height vary from time to time. We take breaks when necessary, and finish with simple bike maintenance. Three hours  from gathering until we part company. GRAVEL bike? You can use your own bike or one of our GRAVEL bikes. These are suitable for work commuting or longer exercise rides, as they allow variation between different surfaces (asphalt, gravel, trail). All training is more fun in a group. That's why we offer a few seats on most departures for those who want to participate with their own bike (tire width at least 35 mm). Check availability/book: Click the button BOOK NOW! to see available dates. Click on the desired day in the calendar, and selectable times/departures will appear. Click on the desired departure time to see the availability of bikes with different frame sizes and price/price categories for each departure. There will be no binding booking until your payment is completed. Minimum # of participants  3 participants (full amount) are required for us to carry out the activity. If you book for 1 or 2 people, the following will happen: The booking amount will be reserved from your payment card, but we will not pick up the amount until the minimum number is reached (no later than 24 hours before the start). Only then will you receive a booking confirmation and a PDF ticket via email. By booking "Mini Group", you can ensure that the activity is carried out on the day and time you book, even though you/you are only one or two people. If more participants book later, and participate, we will, after completed activity, credit the difference. Would you like to participate ass a group, using your own bikes, select "Private departure, using your own bikes".   Bikeworkshop/trip: Versatile GRAVEL biking, level 1 Area: LYSEKIL   Stångenäset peninsula or Skaftö island Season: All year Duration: 3 hrs (30 to 60 kms) Level: Beginner/intermediate (not novice to cykling though) Guest recuriements: Be able to ride a bike in mixed traffic. Min 12 yrs, min 160cm tall. Some of the departures have a 16-year age limit. Included: Guide, GRAVEL bike, helmet, reflex vest (if needed, a lamp will be worn on the helmet) Bring: Your own water to hydrate (preferably 1.0L) and a backpack. Possibly: headgear, sunglasses, gloves, extra garments to wear during breaks, fika/snacks What to wear: Comfy shoes with rubber sole or biking shoes. Padded bike shorts/leggings is convenient. We have limited access to dressingrooms.  Rain/wind: We run the workshop even if it rains and is moderately windy. In case of wind strength around 15 m/s, we make contact with registered participants the evening before the activity. Dressing room/ shower: You can use our staff toilet for changing. Public toilet with shower is located across the street from us. (paid via app) Sauna: A sauna by the sea can be found in Lysekil's Kallbadhus, about 10 minutes' walk from us.  See link for opening hours etc.  Choos Add-on for Sauna (prior to check-out when making your reservation) and we will purchase access to the sauna for you. Meal: Not included Language: English and swedish Number of guests: Min. 2 persons, max. 6 (8, if max 4 participate with their own bikes) For larger groups, please contact us well in advance. Meeting point: 6 Norra Hamngatan (in Lysekil's Northern Harbour) (pls arrive 5 mins in advance) Parking: Alas it's only 2 hrs near our premises. We recommend Drottninggatan 4, 300 meters SW.   Cancellation policy: Complete Brief on refundsd Individual participants (max 7 persons) except those having booked a "Private departure" may cancel as late as one week prior to activity start. NB! When booking a "Private departure" or "minigroup" any cancellations must be made 14 days proir to start. Re-booking: We can help you to reschedule a trip or replace it with another of our activities, provided you contact us no later than 48 hours prior to original departure time. If the organizer need to cancel a booked departure, e.g. due to the weather etc.: Depending on the weather conditions, e.g. risk of thunder or persistent rain and/or wind, a guided bike tour may have to be postponed (very rarely earlier) in order for all participants to be able to participate and feel safe/comfortable. We will contact our booked participants, who can choose between postponing the booked activity to a later date, or participating in an alternative activity, such as a cave walk or rock carvings/petroglyph safari. Any difference will be refunded. If we cannot agree on a reasonable compensation alternative, you will get back the amount paid, minus an administration fee of SEK 50.

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Outdoor West Hiking to the summit: SCRAMBLE to the hill fort

Hiking to the summit: SCRAMBLE to the hill fort

An adventure for all ages. You are bound to get a little dirty while having a lot of fun. Scrambling tour 2,5 hrs, medium difficulty as we walk in somtimes very rugged terrain with a lot of steep passages. (Alternative ways are available on some legs of the route.) A hill fort is supposed to be inaccessible to invaders and easy to defend. This one has all these qualities, and a great view as well. We will walk up and down on exposed cregs, along tree plantations and in mixed wood. We scramble up along the slanting rocks passing gorges and fissures. At the summit you can eat your snack/picnic and marvel at the view of great ships far out at sea. Scrambling is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands". It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between trekking, hillwalking and rock climbing. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, time and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking on your end until check-out is completed and you have authorized the amount payable. 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. LOCATION: 10-15 mns (by car) off central Lysekil Season: April-November (all year, weather permitting) Level: Medium level of difficulty, but still soft adventure Requirements: 5-65 years No previous experience needed. Regular health and fitness. However:  No knee or feet issues. (arthritis etc.)   Must have adequate eye sight to hike in rugged terrain and confidently know where to put you feet and hands while walking and scrambling. Must be able to perceive oral instructions if windy. Children: Children and youth age 5-9 yrs are welcome accompanied by adults all year. The younger the kids, the more adults required. Pls choose "Private group/family" options after selecting date in order to get a group discount. Youth 10 yrs and older, can participate without adult company. Select the youth option. What’s included: Activity leader, (helmet) Bottled water Transport from Lysekil, Norra Hamngatan 6  What to wear/bring: Wear comfortable pants with long legs and bring a long-sleeved sweater for the forest walk. Shoes suitable for hiking (which stays on the foot and has a heavy sole that is not slippery on wet ground) (Bring, preferably in a backpack, potable water or other beverage and perhaps a snack/light meal) Duration: 2,5 hours total  Language: Bilingual Swedish/English Meal: Not included Optional picnic deal can be ordered at checkout Optional: Optional picnic deal: Cold tapas Transport options: Pick up on demand on either of these locations:  Havsbadsparken (with Guest Harbour)  Anderssons Kaj/Södra Hamnen  Luna Café (Gullmarsbaden and Löfgrens Camping) Siviks Camping Trellebystrands Camping . You may ride with us or drive behind us.  We will send you a Google Maps pin with exact data on the meeting point of the day. Soft adventure This is an activity with a medium level of difficulty. We have planned the tour with families in mind. If you suffer from vertigo there is always an optional route ahead. No previous climbing or trekking experience needed, but we assume regular helth and fitness level, but your knees and feet joints must be up to the job in rugged terrain...  

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Outdoor West Kayak trip 4hrs: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS (drysuit & outdoor meal)

Kayak trip 4hrs: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS (drysuit & outdoor meal)

A winter season kayak tour with guide can be magical! Going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience. Lysekil's harbours are almost always free of ice, but we may find it in a remote bay. Imagine crystal clear waters and no noise!  Marvel at the pristine seascape of the Swedish west coast. Theme: Fishermen and friends (called FISKAREN in Swedish) Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing us. The guide will tell you more about fishermen, seals and life along the rugged coastline throughout the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served hot fish soup while stretching your legs. Usually the tour goes Saturday morning. If the weather does not allow this, the tour can be moved to Sunday, if this suits the booked participants. Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is completed. Your debet/credit card will not be charged until the required number of participants havae booked. 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.   This tour can also be booked at a different time than our scheduled departures. When booking "Private tour" there are more options, for example in terms of choice of time, duration, transport, overall theme, outdoor cooking etc. For other bookable guided kayak tours, click here  Location: Various* locations in the Lysekil area Season: October-May Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 16 yrs, min 160 cm tall  What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, outdoor meal, drysuit (with optional use of gloves and hood) What to bring:  Headgear, reinforcement garments and gloves for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours with a break (3hrs seated) Language: Bilingual Swedish/English Meal: Hot fish soup with beverage Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Families with children aged 5-15 yrs are recommended to book our tour Seal Safari in stead.  * As this tour is also offered to guests staying at the neighbouring hotels, we change location first of all to an area that is pleasant to paddle in regard to prevailing weather conditions, secondly to a location near where the guests are staying.

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Outdoor West MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

Introduction to Mountainbike cycling. Small group. Slow pace. On this tour the guide takes you over crags and thru forests on gravel roads, footpaths and off-road trails. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. Soft adventure in a leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty of central Bohuslän. feel free to bring extra drink and a snack or similar for the mid time break.  Click the BOOK NOW! button to see dates, times and price categories for different departures. There will be no binding booking until check-out is complete. When booking, you also select the size of the bike. If there are no bikes of the correct size to book, it is full at that particular departure. (Alternative: book a Private MTB Tour) 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    Season: March-December Duration: 2 hrs (8.15 kms) Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall No previous MTB experience required Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle 0.5L Bring: You might want to bring a back pack for headgear, sun glasses, (spare) clothes, refreshments or a snack. Meal: No

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