Our ambition is that everyone should be able to participate in our activities without the need for prior experience and without being well-trained or used to outdoor activities.
Our equipment is suitable for those with little or no previous experience of, for example, sea kayak or climbing / bouldering and during the winter season we always wear a dry suit on the paddle tours. In addition, we season your experience with elements of local cultural history and locally-based meal experiences.
Our tour guides and guides love to share the best we know, the beautiful nature of Bohuslän: the rocks, the sea, the fjords, the coves and the beach beds and the varied landscape of mixed forests and granite hills that invite you to different types of climbing. With us, you experience the best of Bohuslän, the food, the people and one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos.
SOFT ADVENTURES - KAYAK
Mussels à la granit * Herring Heritage * City paddling * Fishermen and friends
Longer kayaking trips can be a bit more strenuous, so it's an advantage to have done kayak paddling a few times earlier:
Kayak seal safari * Wreckage
BIKE TOUR MED GUIDE URBAN
On our urban guided bike tours you experience the city and its outskirts with quarries, industrial environments etc. The guide tells about the daily lives of locals in the past and puts in what we see in its historical context. All our bike rides are soft adventure; Stenhuggaren * Sillskärerskor och industriarbetare
BIKE TOUR MED GUIDE RURAL
On our rural guided bike tours you experience old cultural roads and quarries, industrial environments, rock carvings and other ancient remains. The daily lives of farmers and workers in the past are put in its historical context by the guide. All our bike rides are soft adventure;
CLIMBING FOR NOVICES
Have your fist go at climbing, either "Introduction to top rope climbing" or as an element in a combo activity: Beach Dweller * Scrambling +++ * Scrambling +++ - a family adventure
SAFETY COMFORT AND ENJOYMENT
We have adapted most of our own activities so that there is no need for previous experience. Safety, comfort and enjoyment are our keywords when planning and conducting our tours. In the booking confirmation you will receive information on how to dress and what is appropriate to bring in the form of reinforcement garments. At the beginning of each activity, participants receive a review of the necessary techniques and safety.
Depending on the weather conditions, a trip may need to be set or moved in time and space. It is always the leader of the respective activity that determines this at every opportunity, in consultation with booked participants. Our ambition is to always offer an alternative activity, for example kayakers can be offered climbing if wind conditions are too tough. Security, consideration and responsiveness are our core values.
• No previous experience is required but we assume that you have "normal" health (feeling healthy). If you feel insecure, consult your treating physician if you think you are in moderate physical effort.
• Starting and meeting place varies between our different activities. Announced participants are therefore notified when a collection takes place, usually no later than 20 days before the tour, unless we depart from our local center in Lysekil.
A winter season kayak tour with guide in the Lysekil archipelago that can be magical! Imagine a seal splashing behind the kayak, crystal clear waters and no noise! Enjoy the silence and marvel at the pristine landscape of the Swedish west coast. The 25 km long Gullmarsfjord may freeze in January and February, but the mouth of the fjord is free of ice 51 weeks a year. And going thru thin sheets of ice on a sunny day is a marvellous experience. This time of the year, activity is low in the archipelagos surrounding Lysekil, a small town on the west coast of Sweden. Time to unwind and recharge your batteries. A stable sea kayak and dry suit make you enjoy the moment even more! Fishermen and friends (FISKAREN) Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing the sea kayaks and paddlers. Hence the name of the tour, Fishermen and friends. Humans, seals and the marine life. The guide will tell you more during the tour. And during a short break on some distant isle you will be served fish soup while stretching your legs. Please click BOOK NOW! to learn more and to see available departures LOCATION: LYSEKIL Season: October-April Recommended for: Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters 13 yrs, min 160 cm tall What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, 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 total (2,5 hours seated in the kayak) Price: SEK 1.095 Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak
Scrambling +++ (extra everything) Hiking and scrambling in nature typical to Bohuslän takes you to the summit with a spectacular veiw. After a lunch break you will get an introduction to top rope climbing. Please clic the BOOK NOW button for dates and hours LOCATION: 10-15 mns off central Lysekil Season: April-November What to bring: Hiking shoes with hard soles that stays tight on the foot during the scrambling part of the tour. Packpack (water, snack) Requirements: Regular health and fitness, no knee or feet issues. Children/youth 3-15 yrs are welcome June-Aug. What’s included: Guide, climbing shoes, helmet, harness, rope etc. Outdoor lunch with beverage. Duration: 4 hours total Price: SEK 900 (adult, or group price) Family prices apply June-Aug Scrambling is "a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one's hands". It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between hiking, hillwalking and rock climbing. Please make sure to wear clothes and sturdy shoes suitable for terrain and a short walk among lush vegetation. Equipment for the Top rope climbing part of the activity is provided by the tour operator. Soft adventure This is an activity with a low to 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 experience needed, but we assume regular helth and fitness level, but your knees and feet joints must be up to the job. Safety, comfort and delight are key words when we organise our activities.
Mountainbike tour with guide that takes you over crags, into gorges and thru forests. The nature around Lysekil is very diverse and you will be amazed. There are 3 levels on our tours. Soft and leisurely pace to let you take in the beauty, a medium pace and a tougher and faster way to enjoy the variation in geology and flora. Make you choice between these three levels: Introduction / leisurely - regular level of fitness and a willingness to try Technical and leisurely - regular level of fitness, motivation and some previous biking experience Speedy and technical - high level of fitness and previous MTB experience Click the BOOK NOW button to select date - and chose your level of difficulty. Area: LYSEKIL Season: April-November Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 160 cm tall Participants select level of difficulty according to preferences and personal fitness. Included: Guide, MTB bike, helmet, vest, water bottle. Bring: You might want to bring a back pack for headgear, sun glasses, jacket and a snack. Price:: SEK 700 / adult (min 2 och max 6 persons) Ca 2-3 hours. SEK 900 / adult (min 4 och max 6 persons) Ca 4 hours. Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.
Guided tour by car - 4.5 hours. Visit to quarries and workers dwellings in Rixö and Härnäset and to the rock carvings in Backa. Learn more about stone workers lives and working conditions, "Hitler Stones", Bronze Age cult and petroglyphs.
Enjoy savory blue mussels and the setting sun. NB! As the locally grown blue mussels are temporarily in short supply, we may serve another local delicatessen on this tour: Nephrops Norvegicus (langoustine or Norwegian lobster) Bring your kids, grandma or best friends along on this highly comfortable culinary tour in steady kayaks. If you apreciate peace and quiet, short and comfortable paddling in a spectacularly beautiful nature this is the tour for you! Indulge and enjoy the best of Bohuslän Preparing the blue mussels and enjouing the culinary treat is a major part of this tour. But it is equally important to enjoy the scenic views and good company. This is soft adventure, slow food, nature and family gathering all brought into a 4 hour tour. Relaxing The kayaks are comfortable and stable. The pace is low and adapted to beginners and we stay close to the shore. The guide will give you paddling advice and will also tell you about local customs, lore and the marine life. Cosy Anyone who wishes can take an extra turn with the kayak while the other stay on the island, playing, socializing and enjoying themselves. Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) with accessories are served with non-alcoholic beverage. You are welcome to bring your own meal beverage, if desired. LOCATION: LYSEKIL Saltö fjord or Gullmarsfjorden Season: (June) July-September Recommended for: Families and others (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, outdoor meal What to bring: Headgear, reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (0.5 L, to store on top of kajak), (swim gear) Duration: 4 hours total (1.5-2 hours seated in the kayak) Price: Adult: SEK 795 (in a K2 shared with someone else) Youth: SEK 595 (in a K2 shared with someone else) 1 adult + 1 child (in one K2): SEK 1.190 1 adult + 1 youth (in one K2): SEK 1.290 1 adult + 2 children (in one K2): SEK 1.545 Couple: (in one K2): SEK 1.590 Adult in a single kayak: SEK 945 Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Drybag for phone and keys Drybag for reinforcement clothing Extras: Havets Hus Sea Aquarium (entry)
Kayak tour running in calm, sheltered waters in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN listing). A stable sea kayak and dry suit makes you enjoy the moment even more! LOCATION: LYSEKIL Season: May-September Recommended for: Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, outdoor meal What to bring: Headgear, reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), drink (0.5L, to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours total (1-1.5 hours seated in the kayak) Price: SEK 495 Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Dry suit rental Drybag for phone and keys Drybag for reinforcement clothing Extras: Havets Hus Sea Aquarium (entry)
Kayak tour running in calm, sheltered waters in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN listing). You’ll find yourself in “Wilderness light”, after only a few minutes of paddling. Nature reserves Stångehuvud, with smooth granite crags, and the Gullmarsfjord, are just around the corner. Learn more about herring (Clupea harengus) and its importance to the Bohuslän region in the past - and enjoy an open-air herring meal. A stable sea kayak and dry suit makes you enjoy the moment even more! Please click BOOK NOW! to learn more and to see available departures LOCATION: LYSEKIL Season: May-September Recommended for: Everyone (Soft Adventure) Requirements: Regular health, able to swim 200 meters Min age 13 and min height 160 cm What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, outdoor meal What to bring: Headgear, reinforcement garments for the break, sunglasses, (retainer for glasses), water (0.75L, to store on top of kayak) Duration: 4 hours total (2.5-3 hours seated in the kayak) Price: SEK 900 Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak Lysekil in Bohuslän is perfect as a base for adventures at sea and on land. Outdoor West arranges comfortable, safe and challenging experiences at different levels in this area.
Try climbing. You will wear harness, helmet and special climbing shoes. We are used to helping kids, youth and adult to have a go at it. NB! This is not a course - this is an introduction to belayed climbing with top rope LOCATION: Trellebystrand Season: May-September Recommended for: 3-73 yrs Requirements: Fairly healthy knees and ancles What’s included: Helmet, harness and climbing shoes. Activity leader. 2-3 ascents, depending on the length and level of difficulty on the routes climbed. What to bring: Duration: 2 hours total from fitting the gear until we do part Price: Adult: SEK 395 Family and children/youth price applies Optional: Extras: Havets Hus Sea Aquarium (entry) --- Would you like to make more ascents or at a time more convenient to you, we sugges a "Private climbing session". In that case, do regard 30 minutes per person as a guiding principle to make 2-3 ascents.
Work together as a team and support one another as you leave your normal comfort zone. You will walk horizontally on a narrow shelf and climb vertically on a waterfront crag. Please clic the BOOK NOW button for dates and hours LOCATION: Trellebystrand, 4 km from central Lysekil Season: May-September Participants: 3-73 yrs, healthy knees and feet Requirements: God shoes with hard soles that stays tight on the foot during the scrambling part of the tour. Included: Guide, harness, helmet (shoes for top rope climbing part) What to bring: (water, packpack as you may need both hands to hold tight or assist your children/friends) Duration: 2 hours total Price: SEK 400 (family discount available9
When we do not have guided tours, spare kayaks are let for rental. How to book: 1) Select time slot when You would like to pick up your rental kayak: 10.00-11.00 13.30-14.30 17.30-18.00 (If you are booking for the day in question, please select a later time slot) 2) Choose between K1 (singel) or K2 (double) kayak 3) Add contact information for one contact person i a group. 4) Add payment information, secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay and complete your reservation. 5) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak ware house at 6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil.
How to book: 1) Select day when You would like to pick upp your rental bike: 2) Choose between male and unisex and 3-7 or 21 speed/gear. 3) Add contact information and phone for one contact person i a group. 4) Add payment information, secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay and complete your reservation. 5) Contact us on the phonen numbers provided in the booking confirmation to decide on when to pick up and return your rental gear. 6) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak and bike ware house at 6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil.
Time to unwind and recharge your batteries - or speed up and challange your friends. Our PRIVATE TOURS start where and when you prefer. Our guide will escort you to the nicest beaches, the narrowest passages and the best places to watch birdlife or seals. Feel free to get inspiration from our regular tours and make it a special occasion for you and your friends/family/workgroup etc. Use K2 tandem or K1 single kayaks. However, a stable sea kayak and dry suit during the winter months October- mid May makes you enjoy the moment even more! NB! We need your booking inquiry at lest 48 hrs prior to your ETD.