Below is all information you need to know about Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail.
If you’re having any question that isn’t answered below, please send us an email at ix@icebug.se!

How you cover the 75 kilometers during the three days at Icebug Xperience is up to you.

The race is divided into three different categories. You can enter the walking group if you want some extra time to enjoy the sceneries, the running group if you want to experience some world-class trail running, or the run/walk group if you want to walk some parts and run some parts.

You can change your chosen group during Icebug Xperience; you can join the walking group one day and join the run/walk group next day.

If you have to step out of the race at one of the stages, you can still do the next stage, but without having your name in the “final results”

If you are aiming to place yourself at “top 50 runners” (man/women) you need to start all of  the stages at the Running Group!

Our starting fee is 1 800 SEK. This includes shuttle busses from the finish line to the start every day, and a delicious lunch served at the finish line each day. The starting fee also includes a fold-a-cup from Wildo, a merino wool tee from Aclima, a medal and bus transportation between the event and Munkedal train station.

Since Icebug Xperience is an event for the whole family, we want everyone to have fun even if they’re not running or walking. Therefore, we provide a supporter package. This includes the official Icebug Xperience T-shirt, as well as lunch at the finish line each day. As a supporter, you’ll also have the opportunity to join a minivan that will take you from the start out to several places along the course. Here you can cheer on your friends and family, or walk a part of the stage yourself.

Thursday, 30st of August

12:00 – Icebug Box opens at Ramsvik, here you will have the possibility to buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

14:00 – Race office opens at Ramsvik Cottage Village , pick up your BIB and starting gear. Here you can buy First Aid Kit, whistle and the mandatory bars.

16:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Vann- Johannesvik – Ramsvik

20:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Vann- Johannesvik- Ramsvik

 

Friday, 31st of September 

08:00 – Icebug Box opens at Ramsvik, here you will have the possibility to buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

08:00 – Race office opens at Ramsvik Cottage Village , pick up your BIB and starting gear.

07:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Ramsvik – Find train/bus to Munkedal Station

09:30 – Bus from Munkedal Station to Ramsvik – Find train/bus to Munkedal Station

09:30 – Walking start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik.

10:30 – Run/Walk-start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik

11:30 –Running start, Stage 1 at Ramsvik.

13:00-16:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the stage, lunch will be served close to finish area.

 

Saturday, 1nd of September

07:00 – Icebug Box opens at Ramsvik, here you will have the possibility to buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

07:30 – Race office opens at Bohus Malmön/Starting area

08:15 – Walking start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön.

09:45 –Run/Walk start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön

10:45 –Running start, Stage 2 at Bohus-Malmön.

13:00-16:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the stage, lunch will be served by spirafood.se at the pier.

 

Sunday, 2rd  of September

08:00 – Icebug Box opens at Ramsvik, here you will have the possibility to buy Icebug shoes, Icebug insoles, energy bars and gel, whistles and First aid kits. You will also have the chance to borrow a pair of shoes to run/walk in.

08:00 – Race office opens at Hunnebostrand/Starting area

09:00 – Walking start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

10:30 – Run/Walk start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

11:30 – Running start, Stage 3 at Hunnebostrand.

13:00-15:00 – Walkers & Runners finish the race, lunch will be served at Ramsvik.

14:30 – Prize ceremony.

Airport :  Göteborg Landvetter Airport

You need to arrive at Gothenburg Airport at the latest 05:00 Friday morning (31 of August), we recommend that you to arrive at Thursday 30 of August, and book one extra night at your choice of accommodation.

Airport Coaches: Landvetter; Airport–Gothenburg

Take the Airport Coach to Gothenburg Central station.

Train/Bus to Munkedal Station, Use the travel planner, Type From “Centralstationen”  to “Munkedal station ”

Shuffle bus to From Munkedal Station to Ramsvik & Kungshamn; 

Thursday 30 of August  there will be 2 shuffle buses to choose, one approx. 16:00 and one bus approx. 20:00 (we will plan the shuffle buses so they match the train/bus from Gothenburg)

Friday 1 of September there will be 2 shuffle buses, one approx. 07:30 and one approx. 09:30 (we will plan the shuffle buses so they match the train/bus from Gothenburg)

The shuffle buses are included in the race ticket.

Transport from Icebug Xperience

Shuffle bus from Ramsvik & Kungshamn to Munkedal; 

Sunday 2 of September the first shuffle bus will leave Ramsvik (finish area) at approx. 14:30, after that we will have 1 shuffle bus every 45 min. The bus ride to Munkedal takes about 40 minutes.

If you take the first bus (there will be a list at Ramsvik where you put your name if you need to take the first bus back to Munkedal)

The earliest flight you can book back home is 19:00

You can always book a cab direct to the airport, takes about 2h and the fixed fee is:

330 euro ( 4 person cab)

500 euro (8 person cab)

Train/Bus to Gothenburg Central Station , Use the travel planner, type From “Munkedal station Munkedal” to “Centralstationen Göteborg”

Airport Coaches: Landvetter; Airport–Gothenburg

Airport :  Göteborg Landvetter Airport

There are some things that you need to bring during the race.

  • Timing device (will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Map (Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Liquid for 30 kilometers (min 0.2 l)
  • Energy (Energy bar, energy gel etc. Minimum 250 kcal)
  • Extra shell jacket or a safety blanket
  • First aid kit (blood stopper/plasters and bandages)
  • Whistle
  • Fold-a-cup (To use at the water stations, since we’re not using any disposable cups. Will be provided in your starting kit)
  • Cell phone

Important: We will make random controls, and participants who don’t have all of the above in their pack will get penalty time.

Icebug Xperience is an event for all your senses. Therefore, our mission is to provide you with the best food and beverages you can find in Sweden –

and everything is made my organic and locally produced ingredients. Everyday, a food truck will serve you delicious lunch at the finish line, and the nutrition stations are full of organic fruit and cinnamon rolls from a local stone oven bakery. We’re also hosting beer and coffee tastings at the Ramsvik Holiday Village.

Icebug will have a pop-up store located at Ramsvik Holiday Village. Visit us here to borrow shoes for the race, to buy our products with some extra discounts or to just have a chat. The store is open daily between 8 AM and 8 PM.

Economical, social and environmental sustainability is something we really care about at Icebug Xperience West Coast Trail. We want the event to grow organically together with the area, to market Bohuslän as an all year-destination. We work with local entrepreneurs and inkeepers, and our vision is that everything consumed at the event is made by organic, locally produced ingredients. We also want to take care of the environment in the area. Most of the race therefore follow existing coastal paths and trails, and we place garbage bins during the course. We also inform our participants about the Swedish Right of Public Access and the importance of respecting it.

THE BOHUSLÄN COAST – YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS!

The Bohuslän coast runs almost 280 kilometres up Sweden’s west side, from the city of Gothenburg all the way up to Norway. Off the coast there are 8,000 islands and up until about a century ago the people of the coast and island relied on the humble herring and quarrying rock for a living. Those are the bare facts, now comes the really good stuff.

The coastline is packed with small fishing villages among the smooth granite rock and they are perfect stop offs for sunning, bathing and maybe a spot of crab fishing. If you are staying longer you can book self-guided and guided kayaking tours of some of the islands, including Kosterhavet National Park, Sweden’s first marine national park that takes in the beautiful and car-free Koster and other islands. Here you can spot seals lolling in the waves or on the rocks, do a bit of island hopping, or even swim a ‘snorkel trail’ and spot some of the plants and creatures that live here. Down by the harbour in the towns of Grebbestad, Fjällbacka and Strömstad local fisherman would be only too happy to take you out to bait and haul in lobster (from end September), langoustine and crab (best thing is that on most of these trips you get to taste or buy some of the spoils). For fishermen and fisherwoman (this is Sweden after all), on the river Öreskilsälvan there could be a large salmon with your name on it, while in the waters offshore the first sea trout of the season is waiting to be hooked.

A truly fabulous way of experiencing the Bohuslän coast and inland is by hiking or cycling. You can walk or cycle Kuststigen (the coast trail) and the 370 kilometre long Bohusleden, that starts in Gothenburg in the south and stretches all the way to the seaside town of Strömstad in the north.

Sotenäs – a part of Bohuslän

In Sotenäs you´ll find picturesque Bovallstrand, granite centre of Hunnebostrand, town centre Kungshamn and the islands Smögen and Malmön.

The magnificent archipilago and barren cliffs best experienced by taking a part in activities at or by the sea – such as boating, hiking, climbing and of course, sunbathing and swimming.

An importent part of your stay in our district is our cuisine. Close by the sea and surrounded by a rich country side, we have the best of primary products at our disposal, and some of the world´s best seafood! 

Links to great stuff to during your stay in Bohuslän:

The shellfish journey – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/shellfish-experiences/

Vandring i Bohuslän – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/articles/walking-in-bohuslan/

Paddling i Bohuslän – http://www.vastsverige.com/en/bohuslan/nature-experiences/kayaking/