Our Human Powered "Dar
åt Skogen" Tour
idea: a month long human powered circular
tour of the West of Sweden getting a full body workout
by pedaling and paddling around the provinces of
Bohuslan, Dalsland, and Vastgoterland.
route: starting in Gothenburg, following
the Cycelsparet Bohuslan north taking in the islands,
beaches and bays of Bohuslan, then heading inland
to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tanumshede
before heading to Bengstfors in the heart of Dalsland,
the Swedish Lake District. Then a 24km ride on an
inspection trolley to set us up for a four day,
40km canoe trip exploring Vastra Silen, Ostra Silen
and Svardlang. Finishing off with a ride down the
Dalsland Kanal all the way to where we started,
some 750 km later.
riding: on average a modest 30km per day.
Experience suggests that's between two and three
hours leisurely riding on heavily laden bikes with
trailers. And we'll do this in two or three stages
with breaks in between for picnics, saunas and jetty
using a wide range of accommodation including
campsites, cabins, vandrahems (youth hostels), and
the ocassional hotel, and of course exercising the
Swedish right of allmenstraten. .
mostly picnicing to keep costs down, patronising
kiosks for the necessary ice creams with the occassional
cake and coffee in a local cafe of coffee shop.