BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari 2022

Suitable for BMW GS

The BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari 2022 will be a GS-version, suitable for all BMW GS models. It will take you from the salty west coast in Bohuslän Sweden, through beautiful Dalsland, the widespread forests of Värmland, around lake Siljan in Dalarna before it finishes in Östersund, Jämtland. A 1250km (approx.) mix of asphalt, gravel, forest roads and exciting challenges!

The days are arranged so we have one or two “transport stages” (normally 30-60 min) per day where we will ride bigger roads to cover some distance and move from one favourite area to the next. This gives us the possibility to see a greater part of the country and at same time spend the most possible time on our favourite roads! These transport stages are also a good time for some recovery before the next set of challenges.

BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari 2021 Map

Route creators

The routes at BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari have been created by experienced riders who have been guiding thousands of fellow riders on all skill levels over decades.

Route makers for the 2022 Safari:

  • David Johansson, Certified BMW Motorrad Tourguide, On and Offroad Instructor, CEO of Touratech Experience.
  • Elving Solli, Scandinavian gravel guru who probably has ridden, and guided, more offroad tours than anyone in Sweden and Norway.
  • Per Wallin, BMW Tourguide and Offroad Instructor, Winner of the GS Trophy Nordic 2010.

Lunch & coffee 'en route'

Our adventure chef make sure you never go hungry. You get morning & afternoon coffee/snacks and warm lunch along the way, every day!

REPAIR, RECOVERY & LUGGAGE

Throughout the entire tour you will have full support from our team. We have well-kitted support vehicles that will come to your assistance should you have a problem.

We also have luggage transport so you just leave your bag outside the reception in the morning. We will transport it for you to our next hotel so you can ride with minimal luggage for an even more fun experience!

Pre-Safari bike inspection

Can be carried out at all Nordic BMW Motorrad dealers prior to the Safari. This inspection will ensure that your bike in good condition and safe to ride during the Safari. Your BMW Motorrad dealer can also help you choose the right tires and riding gear for the Safari!

Covid-19

If the BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari is canceled due to covid-19, you will always be able to choose between re-booking or to receive a full refund. The same applies if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country advises against travel to the country where the BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari takes place.

What’s included?

  • 7 days of experience
  • 5 exiting riding days on some on the best roads the Nordic´s has to offer
  • BMW Motorrad Tourguides (6-10 riders in per Tourguide/group)
  • 6 nights’ high-end accommodation in twin room (single room as option)
  • 6 breakfast buffets
  • 2 dinners (welcome and final)
  • Warm lunch all riding days
  • Coffee/water/snacks all riding days
  • Repair & recovery support
  • Tire support
  • Sweep vehicle (if your bike breaks down and need to be transported)
  • Back-up bikes for rental (limited) if your bike breaks down along the way
  • Luggage transport
  • Safari T-shirt and ride stickers
  • Safari waterproof pack-roll

Price

19 900 SEK

Optional extra:

Accommodation in single room 3 750 SEK
BMW GS rental bike – 2022 model of your choice 12 950 SEK
Pre-Safari rider training, on your own bike 2 995 SEK
Pre-Safari rider training, on BMW GS rental bike 4 995 SEK

Itinerary

Sunday

Arriving at the starting point on the West Coast, welcome dinner and riders meeting. If you arrive early, you have the opportunity to explore the beautiful coastline on your own. Our hotel is Tanum Strand by the sea.

Monday

The first riding day takes us through Bohuslän, Dalsland and the south of Värmland on a mix of asphalt and gravel roads. We finish the day in the surroundings of Sunne and the Fryken Lakes. Our hotel for the night is Selma Spa, named after the famous Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.

Tuesday

We continue through Värmland and pass in to Dalarna on some of our favorite gravel roads mixed with some asphalt. We will end the day in Tällberg on the beautiful east shore of Lake Siljan. Here we will stay two nights at Dalecarlina Hotel & Spa with a stunning view over the lake.

Wednesday

The day will be spent at the surroundings of Tällberg, Leksand and Gagnef. Since we are coming back to the same hotel in the evening you will have several options this day, easy riding, hard riding or scenic riding. This is one of our route makers, Elving Solli´s, home turf. So whatever option you choose for the day, we will have some exiting surprises for you – that´s for sure!

Thursday

We will riding north through Dalarna, Härjedalen and in to Jämtland where the forests will get bigger and the mountains higher. Now we are really starting to feel that we are entering another, more remote, part of Sweden. We will spend the night at Hotel Klövsjöfjäll with a view over the lakes and mountains.

Friday

On our last riding day the landscape is very different from when we started on the West Coast a few days ago. Again we are on the home turf of one of our tour makers, this time Per Wallin. He will take us through mysterious valleys and the windswept Flatruetvägen where we can see Norwegian mountains in the distance. We will arrive at Frösö Park Hotel, just next to Östersund airport, where we´ll enjoy a final dinner together in the evening.

Saturday

Breakfast, departure and very much looking forward to the next BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari – that you got some “off the record information” about at last nights dinner!

Detailed information

Pre-Safari training

BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari Sweden rider training

If you are new to gravel, have not been riding for a while or just want to freshen your skills, we offer a full-day pre-safari training at our, state of the art, offroad training area in Lidköping. The training will be adapted to the kind of riding and terrain we will face on the Safari and make sure you are well prepared for the adventure ahead! We have several instructors working on site and offer training in different skill levels.

The training will be arranged on the Saturday before the Safari, so you have the Sunday to ride from Lidköping to the starting point in Grebbestad (approx. 150km).

Ride your own BMW or rent one

To take part in the BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari, you must ride a BMW motorcycle. If you don’t own a BMW, or just don´t want to ride your own during the safari, you can rent one from us. A limited amount of fully kitted, brand new 2022 BMW GS models equipped with gravel tires are available for you! If you rent a bike you can pick it up at the starting point and return it at the finishing point. Or, you pick it up and return it at the starting point (the bike should be returned on the Sunday afternoon unless otherwise agreed).

You can also choose to pick up and return the rental bike in Lidköping where we offer you free indoor parking for your own bike during the rental time.

BMW MOTORRAD NORDIC SAFARI Sweden
BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari Sweden hotel tanum strand

Arrival

Sign in for the BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari at hotel Tanum Strand in Grebbestad from 15.00 on Sunday June 12, 2022. Welcome meeting, dinner and rider briefing from 18.00.

Getting to and from the Safari

  • First option – Ride your own bike to the start point and from the finish point.
  • Second option – Take your bike on a trailer/in a van to the starting point. Park your car/trailer/van at starting point (for free). Ride back to the starting point after the Safari.
  • Third option – Rent a BMW GS from us and pick it up in Lidköping or at the at the starting point. Drop it of at the finish, ride it back to the starting point or to Lidköping to drop it off.

Both the starting point and the finishing point of the Safari is located so you can easily reach them with public transport + possibly a short taxi ride.

Tire support

Our technical support team will assist you if you get a puncture during the Safari. We have a limited amount of tires for unexpected failures. We recommend that you have adequate tires fitted before the Safari starts. Your local BMW Motorrad dealer can help you and recommend what tires to use.

BMW MOTORRAD NORDIC SAFARI Sweden
BMW MOTORRAD NORDIC SAFARI Sweden

Hotels

Accommodation for the BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari are hotels of highest quality, often with a SPA area to relax after a long day of riding. Part of a twin room is included in the Safari, with the possibility to upgrade to single room. *See Booking*

Luggage support

Before the event you will get a packroll of 50L with your name on it sent to you. During the event, our luggage support will transport this bag for you. Please note that the luggage we transport for you is restricted to this 50L packroll. Bags are packed in our trailer and no responsibility can be taken for any damage to your luggage or belongings. The luggage support truck will be parked in a central location by the hotel each afternoon and again in the morning. Your luggage needs to be dropped off at the luggage support truck before you depart on your ride each day and picked up at the luggage support truck in the afternoon.

The route

A pre-rider will be riding all routs a few days ahead of the group. This to make sure all tracks are clear, there are no hazards on our route and our special surprises are set up and ready!

Every evening after dinner we will have a riders briefing where you will have different options to choose from for the next day. Several BMW Motorrad Tourguides will be leading smaller groups (6-10 riders) and adapt the routes/days for each group.

BMW Motorrad Nordic Safari Sweden
BMW MOTORRAD NORDIC SAFARI Sweden

Riding gear

Always wear complete riding gear while riding! An approved integral or motocross helmet (flip-up helmets must be closed during all rides!), approved back protector, shoulder protectors, elbow protectors, knee protectors, gloves and rugged motocross or adventure boots. If you are in doubt that you riding gear is adequate, your BMW Motorrad dealer will help you!