SOFT ADVENTURE

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.

 

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Sea kayak tour: FISHERMEN AND FRIENDS

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 bookable departures LOCATION: LYSEKIL             Season: October-April 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 total (2,5 hours seated in the kayak) Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak  

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MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

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.

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Winter kayaking: SEAL SAFARI

A winter kayak tour with guide to see the seals in the Lysekil archipelago! 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. Low risk for ice, andeven if there is a crust on the surface - 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!   Some times a curious seal will follow our tracks - observing the sea kayaks and paddlers. And on this tour we laucnh the kayaks near known seal hangouts.  Please click BOOK NOW! to learn more and to see bookable departures   LOCATION: LYSEKIL             Season: December 2019 - Januari 2020 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, 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: 3 hours total (2,5 hours seated in the kayak) Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak  

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Hike and climb: SCRAMBLING +++

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.

Climb: Top rope - an introduction

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.  

Scrambling: BEACH DWELLER - a family adventure

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    

Kayak rental in Lysekil, Outdoor West Sweden

When we do not have guided tours, spare kayaks can be rented on site. For your own convenience, (less waiting) we recommend booking in advance. Always included: kayak, spray deck, paddle, life jacket and a bilge/bailer.   How to book: 1) Select time slot when You would like to pick up your rental kayak 2) Choose between K1 (singel) or K2 (double) kayak 3) Add contact information for one contact person in your group. 4) Add payment information, secure payment solution powered by TrekkSoft and complete your reservation. 5) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak ware house at 6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil.  

Sea kayak tour: HERRING HERITAGE

Kayak tour running in calm, sheltered waters in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN Traveler 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, life jacket, spray deck, paddle, 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 add-ons: Single seating in K1 Kayak Dry suit (early May and late September) 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: Set in stone - mini van from Lysekil to Härnäset

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.

MTB rental

We have a limited number of bikes for rental. They are to be booked online. Bikes without a reservation (rental or activities) for the day, may be rented on site. However, we strongly recommend booking online to be safe. Please note our limited opening hours, even during high season.   Rental hours (July-Mid August): Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 16.00-16.30  = 4-6 hrs (daily) Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 19.30 = 8-9 hrs (Sun-Fri) Pick up 16.30-17.00 / Return 19.30  = 2-3 hrs (Sun-Fri) Daily rental only (=no multi-day-discounts) Please note the limited number of bikes in each category. If there are no bikes left in a category, please select another category - or select another day. How to book: 1) Select day when You would like to pick upp your rental bike: 2) Select pick up and return TIME closest to your convenience 3) Select t Size: S = 160-170 cm M = 168-179 cm L = 176-188 cm If no your favourite size is not available - it has already been booked. Please try another time or day. 4) Add contact information and phone for at least one contact person in a group. 5) Check out your basket ( secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay) and complete the payment of your reservation. 6) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak and bike ware house at #6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil. Map below.

Hällristningar i mörkret

Vissa hällristngar ses bäst när det är mörkt. Följ med på en spännande tur där du får lära dig mer om tiden då hällristningarna gjordes och bohusläningarnas handelskontakter uner bronsåldern.  

Rent Climbing equipment

Rent a crash pad or a helmet Rental hours (July-Mid August): Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 16.00-16.30  = 4-6 hrs (daily) Pick up 10.30-12.00 / Return 19.30 = 8-9 hrs (Sun-Fri) Pick up 16.30-17.00 / Return 19.30  = 2-3 hrs (Sun-Fri) Daily rental only (=no multi-day-discounts) Please note the limited number of items in each category. If there are no items left in a category, please select another time slot - or select another day.

Bike rental in Lysekil

We have a limited number of bikes for rental. They are to be booked online. Bikes without a reservation (rental or activities) for the day, may be rented on site. However, we strongly recommend booking online to be safe. Please note our limited opening hours, even during high season.   Rental hours (July-Mid August): Pick up 10.15-12.00 / Return 16.00-16.30  = 4-6 hrs (daily) Pick up 10.15-12.00 / Return 19.30 = 8-9 hrs (Sun-Fri) Pick up 16.30-17.00 / Return 19.30  = 2-3 hrs (Sun-Fri) Daily rental only (=no multi-day-discounts) Please note the limited number of bikes in each category. If there are no bikes left in a category, please select another category - or select another day. How to book: 1) Select day when You would like to pick upp your rental bike: 2) Select pick up and return TIME closest to your convenience 3) Choose between 3 or 21 speed/gears. [ For children/junior click here.] 4) Add contact information and phone for at least one contact person in a group. 5) Check out your basket ( secure payment solution powered by TrekkPay) and complete the payment of your reservation. 6) Bring receipt/email confirmation/ ticket to our kayak and bike ware house at #6, Norra Hamngatan in Lysekil. Map below.  

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MTB-tour: CURBSTONE

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.

MTB-tour: Easy riders (for girls only)

Introduction to Mountainbike cykling for female participants. Small group. Slow pace. On this tour the guide takes you over crags and thru forests on roads, footpaths and off-road. 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. Click the BOOK NOW button to select date - and chose your level of difficulty. Area: LYSEKIL    Season: September-October Recuriements: Min 12 yrs, min 155 cm tall 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.     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.

Sea kayak: PRIVATE KAYAK TOUR

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.  

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Sea Kayak tour: CITY PADDLING

Enjoy the sunset and the beautiful granite crags around Lysekil A stable sea kayak and a guide that tells you about Lysekil and its surrounding Nature reserves makes you enjoy the tour even more!  You will be paddling in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos (according to a recent CNN Traveler listing). Click the Book Now! button to see what date and time the tour runs. LOCATION: LYSEKIL            Season: May-September  Recommended for:   Everyone (Soft Adventure) (Friday evenings 16 years old) Requirements: Regular health What’s included: Guide, seat in a shared K2 kayak, with spray deck, paddle and life jacket. What to bring:  (Headgear, sunglasses, retainer for glasses) Duration: 2 hours total (1-1.5 hours seated in the kayak) Price:  Adult  SEK 550 Optional: Single seating in K1 Kayak    

Kayak: Sea food à la granite (Family tour)

Blåmusslor, kajak, naturen och livskvalitet. ENJOY SAVORY BLUE MUSSELS AND THE SETTING SUN. 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. NB! As the locally harvested blue mussels are temporarily in short supply, we may serve another local delicatessen on this tour: Nephrops Norvegicus (langoustine or Norwegian lobster) Clic the Book Now button to see what time the tour runs on a specific date. Area: LYSEKIL  Saltö fjord  Season: May-September Requirements: Regular health. Adults need to be able to swim 200 m. Included: Seating in a K2-kayak, sharing with other participants or the tour leader, life jacket, spray deck and paddle. Guide, outdoor meal - blue mussels or langoustines, non-alcoholic meal beverage (water/beer) Bring this: Min 0.5L water (to be stored on top of the kayak), (sun-glasses), (additional beverage of your choice) Duration:  4 hours total (out out of these max 2 hrs in the kayak) Price: Adult: SEK 900  Family discounts avalilable on some departures (amount will show up when initiating a booking) Add-ons: Your own K1 single 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.    

Private group: Introduction to Rock Climbing (granite)

Introduction to top rope climbing on Bohuslän granite crags. During 2 hours you will learn basics about equipment and rudimentary technique. Depending on group (size (and the location) you will be able to make 2-4 ascents on climbing routes of higher and higher level of difficulty. Ideal for groups of 3-4 persons. If you are more than 6 persons you might consider to add another 10 minutes per participant so that everyone is able to make at least 2-3 ascents. We provide: Climbing activity guide/leader who makes the belay Harness Helmet Climbing shoes 

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