Adventure Days

SÄFSEN  Sweden, JUNE 11-14, 2020

Already in 2009, we arranged Adventure Days together with BMW Motorrad for the very first time. Since then, it has become an annual event where hundreds of adventure motorcyclists gather and explore wonderful gravel roads together. No matter what kind of motorcycle* you ride, you are welcome to Adventure Days, but it should be offroad/adventure model and you should not be afraid to get it dusty or dirty. Whatever your skills of gravel riding do not matter, we have everything from easy, relaxed tours to technical more demanding  faster tours. Adventure Days are for everyone! We stay in cozy log cabins at Säfsen Resort and eat delicious food throughout the event.

*The event is open to all types of motorcycles, with the exception for lightweight motorcycles designed for sports enduro, such as KTM EXC, Yamaha WR, Honda CR, Husaberg TE and other.

Photo on this page: Johan Söderström, Ann Cathrin Erga, David Johansson

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Adventure Days - short version

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All this included in the price!

  • 4 days adventure in the wilderness of Dalarna
  • Riders training – BASIC & ADVANCED
  • Guided gravel tours – different levels & speed
  • Exciting evening tours – in the dark forests of Säfsen
  • GS EXPERIENCE– test ride the newest BMW GS models
  • Garmin GPS-training – get the most out of your GPS navigator
  • Exciting lectures about motorcycle adventure
  • 3 nights of accommodation in cozy log cabins with saunas
  • Sheets & departure cleaning
  • 3 tasty buffet dinners
  • 3 breakfast buffets
  • 3 tasty lunches
  • Troubadour & music at night
  • Rescue & recovery service
  • Tire service – punctures are fixed
  • Adventure Days T-shirt

Program

  • 11.00-22.00 Check-in
  • 11.00-14.00 Lunch at “Hyttan”
  • 13.00-17.00 Riders training/GS EXPERIENCE
  • 13.00-17.00 Guided gravel tours in the forests of Säfsen
  • 17.00-00.00 Bar open
  • 18.00-19.30 First dinner seating
  • 18.00-21.00 Lectures about motorcycle adventure
  • 19.30-21.00 Second dinner seating
  • 21.30-23.00 Guided night gravel tour in the forests of Säfsen
  • 06.30-09.00 Breakfast buffet
  • 08.00-17.00 Rider training/GS EXPERIENCE
  • 08.00-17.00 Guided gravel tours in the forests of Säfsen
  • 11.00-14.00 Lunch at “Hyttan”
  • 17.00-00.00 Bar open
  • 18.00-19.30 First dinner seating
  • 18.00-21.00 Exciting lectures about motorcycle adventure
  • 19.30-21.00 Second dinner seating
  • 21.30-23.00 Guided night tours in the forests of Säfsen
  • 06.30-09.00 Breakfast buffet
  • 08.00-11.00 Rider training/GS EXPERIENCE
  • 08.00-17.00 Guided gravel tours in the forests of Säfsen
  • 11.00-14.00 Lunch at “Hyttan”
  • 17.00-00.00 The bar is open
  • 18.00-19.30 First dinner seating
  • 18.00-21.00 Exciting lectures about adventure
  • 19.30-21.00 Second dinner seating
  • 21.00-00.00 Troubadour entertains in the bar
  • 06.30-09.30 Breakfast buffet
  • 07.00-11.00 Check-out

Please note that the program is preliminary and can be changed.

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Guided gravel tours

During Adventure Days we offer guided morning tours and afternoon tours. The tours are about 3,5 hours long, but the riding time can, of course, vary depending on the road conditions and the participants’ experience. The booking of tours takes place online and the link to the booking is sent out about 4 weeks before the event to all participants. You have 3 different difficulty levels to choose from:

BASIC

These tours are for you who are relatively new to gravel or simply like to take it a little easy and wants to enjoy the views both during the ride and at the stops. Goes primarily on easy riding gravel roads, but also some exciting forest roads are passed. These tours can be ridden with regular asphalt tires, although gravel tires are a recommendation. If you are an experienced rider, you can also bring passengers on these tours.

ADVANCED SCENIC

These tours are for those who want a more technical ride, but still at a an easier pace and time to breathe and enjoy the view at the stops. We ride on exciting gravel and forest roads and pass one and the other challenge where we together help each and other to get over / through. During these tours, gravel tires are a very strong recommendation, especially during rain. If you are an experienced rider and have experience of  riding on gravel / offroad with a passenger, you can also bring a passenger on this tour.

ADVANCED TEMPO

Basically the same tours as Advanced Scenic but slightly longer. Here we take no time for anything other than riding. Higher pace, shorter stops, and a few more challenges are on the schedule for these tours. Gravel tires are a requirement and on these tours and we ride without passengers.

FEEDBACK DURING TOURS

All our tour guides are trained to give you tips and advice during the tours. On some occasions during the BASIC/SCENIC tours, we stop and talk about eg. where to look, track selection & riding position. This is for you to become a better, and most importantly, safer rider during Adventure Days.

Keep in mind to never ever ride over your own limit, it´s you who decide how fast you should ride, not the one behind or in front! We ride with rotation (corner man) which means that someone always show the way in the next crossing. There is no competition, all is about adventure riding. On the straight bits, we always slow down the pace to gather the group.

Be sure to bring water with you at all times and some snacks to eat at the stop. It is also our strongest recommendation that you bring your cell phone and a first-aid kit.

BOOKING OF TOURS

Approximately 4 weeks before the event everyone who booked and made the final payment will receive a link to our online booking. Here you book all tours and rider training during the event.

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Rider training & GS EXPERIENCE

During Adventure Days you have a unique opportunity to get to know BMW’s latest GS models and to test them in a way like never before! GS EXPERIENCE begin with a theoretical part where BMW Motorrad’s technicians explain new features & technical aids. Then our instructors take you for a test ride on roads of the varying quality, trough water & mud and over logs & stones so you can test the motorcycles properly!

Before or after the GS EXPERIENCE (depending on the group), the rider training applies. Here you ride your own motorcycle and choose the difficulty level yourself:

This is included in BASIC

  • Motorcycle settings & standing rider position
  • Offroad steering & cornering
  • Emergency braking with rear & front brake

This is included in ADVANCED

  • Emergency braking with rear & front brake
  • Brake slides
  • Sand riding
  • Water crossings

Booking of GS Experience & Rider Training

Approximately 4 weeks before the event everyone who booked and made the final payment will receive a link to our online booking. Here you book all tours and rider training during the event.

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GPS training

Garmin is on site and teaches you how to get the most out of your GPS navigator. The training suits you who owns a Garmin or BMW Navigator and wants to learn how to create routes and tracks in the device and in Garmin BaseCamp. We also review how you share and import routes.

Lectures

Every evening during Adventure Days you have the possibility to listen to exciting lectures about travel and adventure on motorcycles.


Please tell us about inspiring speakers that you are interested in listening to! Are there any special motorcycle adventurers that you want to see lectures from at Adventure Days so tell us! It does not have to be long and amazing trips, but can also be shorter trips in Scandinavia.

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Accommodation, food & entertainment

ACCOMMODATION IN LOG CABIN

The accommodation during Adventure Days consists of cozy log cabins within walking distance to Hyttan where we eat all meals and reception, bar etc. are. All log cabins are well equipped with kitchen, living room with TV & fireplace, toilet, shower, drying cabinet & sauna. You can choose to share a room with another participant of the same gender, or to have your own room. Sheets and departure cleaning are also included in the package.

FOOD

Throughout the Adventure Days you eat delicious food prepared on site by Säfsen Resort’s own restaurant. Breakfast buffets are included on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Lunch is included on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The highlight of many, Säfsen’s buffet dinners, is included on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

During Adventure Days we focus 100% on the riding experience, but of course we gladly take a beer, a glass of wine or some alcohol-free drink in the evening together with good friends and talk about the day´s adventures in the forest of Säfsen. During Thursday & Friday night there is music in the bar and on Saturday evening entertaining with a troubadour.

Rescue & recovery service

Both Offroadservice from Karlstad are on site to help you if something happens to your motorcycle. Should you get a break down out on the roads, we will come and pick you and the bike up! If it is a easily fixed problem  that can be fixed on site in Säfsen, we do everything we can to get your motorcycle back on track again. If you run a flat tyre, we will fix it as well.

This service is included in the package price and does not cost you any extra. Should spare parts be needed for your motorcycle, however, you have to pay for them yourself. You can always get in touch with the Rescue & Service team by calling the info phone number on the bracelet you receive at check-in.

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FAQ, facts & statistics

Here you get answers of the most common questions about Adventure Days. You will also find some facts and statistics that we collected since the start of the event in 2009. If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

You must not have been riding on gravel at all! We have tours in all levels of difficulty and Adventure Days is adapted for everyone, from beginners to advanced riders. Below are some statistics:

  • About 20% of the participants have “little or no” gravel experience
  • Approximately 30% of participants are “active and experienced” gravel riders
  • About 50% have been “riding  some gravel but not so actively”

Absolutely not! About 40% of the participants at the Adventure Days ride BMW, the rest ride KTM, Honda, Triumph, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki etc.

Adventure Days is open to all motorcycles, regardless of brand and model, with the exception of light bikes made for sports enduro, as for example KTM EXC, Yamaha WR, Honda CR, Husaberg TE, and equivalent. The best-suited bikes, on the other hand, are BMW GS, KTM Adventure, Yamaha Ténéré, Triumph Tiger, Honda Africa Twin, and similar. It is for these type of motorcycles that the tours are customized.

Absolutely! About half of the participants at Adventure Days book and go there on their own. So even if you don’t have someone to ride gravel with or if your friends can’t go you are warmly welcome! You will get lots of new riding buddies on site.

Gravel tires are always recommended. We prefer Continental TKC 80, Metzeler Karoo 3, Michelin Anakee Wild, Pirelli Scorpion Rally and the like. The easier tours can be ridden on asphalt tires, but if it rains, it will be quite slippery.

Unfortunately not. However, we will help you repair the tires if you run a flat.

Approximately 4 weeks before the event, you who made the final payment, will receive a link to our online booking. Here you´ll book all tours and rider training’s during the event.

In the booking there is a box for this particular request. Enter the name and city of the persons you want to share with and we will put you in the same cabins. If you are more than what can fit in a cabin, we put you in cabins next to each other.

The Answer is yes! In the booking, this is available as an option and there is also the price. The price includes accommodation between Wednesday and Thursday, in the same cabin that you stay in during the continued event, as well as breakfast Thursday morning. Dinner Wednesday evening is not included but the restaurant is open.

In Fredriksberg about 3 km from Säfsen Resort. It is a Preem automatic station that takes Preemkort and credit/debit cards. Not cash.

Coop in Fredriksberg, about 3 km from the Resort.


Give us your best tip: Is there any special adventurer you want to listen to during Adventure Days? Send an e-mail to: info@touratechexperience.com

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Find Adventure Days

Säfsen Resort, where we arrange Adventure Days is located in southern Dalarna, just on the border of Värmland. If you have a GPS, use the address “Säfsbyn, 770 10 Frederiksberg”.

Note: When you come to the event – go to Säfsen Resort for check in, and not to Säfsen Alpin (skislopes).

Distance to Säfsen

270 km from Stockholm
100km from Borlänge
340 km from Gothenburg
130 km from Örebro
650 km from Malmö
550 km from Trondheim
350 km from Oslo
680 km from Copenhagen
1610 km from Tromsø

Find the way at hitta.se

Prices

When booking before March 31
Part in log cabin with sauna - shared bedroom5 495 SEK
Part in log cabin with sauna - private bedroom6 995 SEK
When booking after March 31
Part in log cabin with sauna - shared bedroom5 995 SEK
Part in log cabin with sauna - private bedroom7 495 SEK