19th SWEDEN OFFROAD TOUR
Sweden's and one of the world's greatest 4x4 adventures
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The easiest and safest way to contact tour leader Peter Öjerskog from now is by his telephone +46 (0)708 52 99 13. To answer emails from the terrain can take some time.
The Swedish summer started at the same day as Sweden Offroad Tour 2014!After three weeks of rain, cold and wind, Friday July 4 offered +26 Celsius and glorious sunshine. And the good weather will continue!
17 offroad days - go on and off the tour whenever you want - no pre-registration
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4-20.7 SWEDEN OFFROAD TOUR 2014
4.7 SOT Mölleröd-Hässleholm (no ATV)
- 5.7 SOT Sågbacken-Hästveda (no ATV)
6.7 SOT Vånga-Kristianstad
- 7.7 SOT Boasjö-Karlskrona
- 8.7 SOT Bergunda-Växjö
- 9.7 SOT Ökna-Vetlanda
10.7 SOT Greppek-Oskarshamn
11.7 SOT Olerum-Söderköping
12.7 SOT Motor stadium-Nyköping
13.7 SOT Gröndal-Eskilstuna
14.7 SOT Sandlycke-Strängnäs
15.7 SOT Ekeby-Stockholm (no ATV)
16.7 SOT Ski slopes-Hofors
17.7 SOT Aspnäs motor track-Säter
18.7 SOT Brändåsen-Kumla
19.7 SOT Motocross track-Dals-Ed
20.7 SOT Rudskogen-Rakkestad-Norway (no ATV)
For the first time the tour ends July 20 outside Sweden: at Rudskogen Motorsenter south of Rakkestad in Norway near the Swedish border! The reasons are to raise interest for Sweden Offroad Tour in the neighbouring country and offer a new exciting offroad area.
The second new offroad area this year is the Svansta motor stadium with surrounding terrain in Nyköping near Stockholm.
Sneak start in Hässleholm on Friday July 4.
SOT 2014 offers totally 17 offroad days and areas on the tour. You can go on and of (and on again) the tour whenever you want. No pre.-registration, come as you are.
SOT is mainly for standard 4x4 vehicles with low gear. You can manage at least 50 percent of the offroad areas with a stock 4x4, even with non-aggressive tires. But there are always more difficult areas and modified 4x4s are of course welcome.
SOT is Sweden’s and one of the world’s greatest 4x4 adventures with totally about 400 cars and ATVs from a dozen countries, with an average of 50 vehicles per offroad day. Since the start in 1995 totally 6000 4x4 vehicles has participated.
Because SOT is on 17 different locations you can expect all kinds of terrain; endless forest trails, mud holes, beds of stones, slickrock, sand, grass, water, motocross tracks, etcetera. On most of the offroad areas you must stay on the trails, but they also offer free driving areas. There are small Sweden Offroad Tour-signs from the main roads to the offroad areas.
1. Friday July 4:
Hässleholm. Offroad: Mölleröd. Departure road 21/24 west of Hässleholm. Turn off road 21 at "Traffic Place Finja". Road 24 also goes there. Continue to Finja. Sweden Offroad Tour-signs from Finja. N 56° 9.982', E 13° 42.292'. No ATV. Former military area, forest hill with trails and free driving area. Partner: hlmk.com . Camping: Luhrsjöbadens Camping, by lake Luhrsjön, 3 km south west of Hästveda, by road 23, 12 km north north east Hässleholm,+46 (0)451-304 15.
2. Saturday July 5:
Hästveda. Offroad: Sågbacken, 500 m south east of Hästveda, by east entrance to Hästveda, 12 km north east of Hässleholm, N 56° 16,718 E 13° 56,388 . No ATV. Large forest with trails, mud holes and free driving area. Partner: sagbacken.egetforum.se . Camping: Luhrsjöbadens Camping, by lake Luhrsjön, 3 km south west of Hästveda, +46 (0)451-304 15.
3. Sunday July 6:
Kristianstad. Offroad: Vånga gravel pit, 5 km north of Vånga, 25 km north east of Kristianstad, N 56° 12.023', E 14° 22.803'. Huge gravel pit plus forest trails. Camping: Ivö Camping, south of Vånga, on island Ivö with free ferry, 044-521 88.
4. Monday July 7:
Karlskrona. Offroad: Blekinge Offroad Adventure Camp, Boasjö, between Alnaryd/Tving and Holmsjö, 30 km north west of Karlskrona, N 56° 24,452 E 15° 27,118 . Long forest trails with mud holes on a hillside down to a lake. Partner: blekingeoffroad.se. Camping: Skönstavik Camping, by the sea, by E22 departure no 63, Karlskrona V, +46 (0)455-237 00,
5. Tuesday July 8:
Växjö. Offroad: Bergunda, former I11 military area, 5 km south west of Växjö, turn off road 23 to Bergunda, pass through Bergunda southwards to Olovstorp where the club has its house and grill place, east of the road, N 56° 50.845', E 14° 45.023'. ALERT! Continue on the gravel road to the new parking area closer to the offroad area. Former large military offroad area with uncountable lots of forest trails and free driving area. Partner: vaxjooffroaders.se . Camping Evedal Camping, north Växjö, by lake Helgasjön, +46 (0)470-630 34.
6. Wednesday July 9:
Vetlanda. Offroad: Ökna, 25 km east of Vetlanda, north of road 127, N 57° 25,476 E 15° 26,456 . Large offroad area with lots of forest trails on a hillside. Camping: Östanåbadets Camping south west of Vetlanda, +46 (0)383-171 77.
7. Thurs July 10:
Oskarshamn Offroad: Greppek, south of the city, by E22, departure E22 Oskarshamn S, cirka N 57° 14.784', E 16° 25.650'. Huge offroad area with free driving everywhere. Partner: solkustens-awd.se. Camping: Gunnarsö Camping, by the sea, just south of the centre, 0491-882 00.
8. Friday July 11:
Söderköping. Offroad: Olerum, 7 km south of Ö. Ryd, 15 km south west of Söderköping, N 58° 28,343 E016° 14,820. Sweden's largest and most variedprivate offroad area; endless forest trails, open fields, granite mountain, mud holes, technical course. Partner: olerumoffroaders.nu. Camping: Skeppsdockans Camping, 1 km north of Söderköping, by E 22, +46 (0121-216 30.
9. Saturday July 12:
Nyköping. Offroad: Svansta Motorstadion (Motor Stadium), 1 km from E4, departure 134, E4 east entrance to Nyköping (Pål Ljungs Hage), N 58° 46.780', E 17° 2.009'. Motor arena with free driving in forest plus long moto cross track. Partner: nykopingsms.se .Camping: Strandstuvikens Bad & Camping, 9 km south east of Nyköping, by the sea. Drive towards Centrum (Centre), then Hamnen (Harbour), then Arnö, the signs to Strandstuvikens Camping. +46(0)155 97 810.
10. Sunday July 13:
Eskilstuna. Offroad: Gröndal Motor Stadium, west north west of Eskilstuna, near crossing E20/road 56, E20 departure no 129, N 59 ° 25´ 3.12", E 16 ° 22´ 44.27". Motor arena with huge and varied terrain, trails and free driving. Partner: smk-sodermanland.se. Camping: Mälarbadens Camping, by lake Mälaren, 4 km north of Torshälla, north west of Eskilstuna, E20 departure 130, +46 (0)16-34 31 87.
11. Monday July 14:
Strängnäs. Offroad: Grundbro/Sandlycke, 10 km east of Strängnäs, by E20 departure 138 (Åkers Styckebruk), N 59° 17.887', E 17° 5.965'. 2 kilometres long open power line with free driving plus forest trails. Partner: smac.nu. Camping: Löts Camping, by lake Mälaren, east of Strängnäs, +46 (0)152-252 37.
12. Tuesday July 15:
Stockholm. Offroad: Ekeby gravel pit, 30 km south of Stockholm by road 73, N 59° 4.789', E 18° 2.295'. No ATV. Huge gravel pit with slick granite mountain, forest trails, technical course, mud holes. Partner: smac.nu. Camping: Östnora Camping, by road 73, 2 km south of Ekeby gravel pit, +46 (0)8-500 400 16.
13. Wednesday July 16:
Hofors. Offroad: the ski slopes, 2 km east of Hofors, by road 80, N 60 33' 40.00" E 16 19 ' 55.00". (Böle industrial area in the afternoon, N 60 31' 32.72" E 16 19 ' 06.49"). Long grass ski slopes with spectacular view plus long trail. The local clubs own offroad area with lots av mud holes. Partner: gestrikeoffroad.com . Camping: Edsken Camping, by lake Edsken, south of road 80, 1 km west of Hofors, +46 (0)290-220 43.
14. Thursday July 17:
Säter. Offroad: Aspnäsbanan motor track, 3 km west of Säter, N 60° 20.395', E 15° 40.056'. Motor arena with free driving everywhere: forest trails, huge swamp, moto cross tracks. Partner: satersmk.se . Camping: Säters Camping, by lake Ljustern, south of Säter, +46 (0)225-509 45
15. Friday July 18:
Kumla. Offroad: Brändåsen, departure 106 at crossing E20/road 50, south of Kumla/Örebro, N 59º 4' 21.95" E 15º 1' 21.49". Forest trails, open fields, mud race track, technical obstacles., Partner: offroad-trailer.com. Camping: Djupadalsbadets Camping, east Kumla, +46 (0)19-58 86 83.
16. Saturday July 19:
Dals-Ed. Offroad: Moto cross track, 5 km south west of Ed, just south of road 164, N 58° 52.376', E 11° 50.505'. Long and winding moto cross track with surrounding terrain för free driving, mud holes, slick granite. Partner: neor.com. Camping: Gröne Backe Camping, by lake Lilla Le, south of Ed, 046 (0)534-10144.
17. Sunday July 20:
Rakkestad, Norway. Offroad: Rudskogen Motorsenter, by Riksvei 111 between Rakkestad and Sarpsborg, signs to Rudskogen Motorsenter, after entrance follow 4x4 signs to depau, 59.36859*N 11.25715*Ø, 59*22`6.8"N 11*15`25,7"Ø. No ATV..Forest trails, slick rock and swamp. ALERT! Registration 11-12 am. Start 12 am. End 6 pm. Fee: 300 SEK/NOK/35 EURO for 1 vehicle and 1 driver, including license/insurance for driver. 75 SEK/NOK/10 EURO per additional passenger for license/insurance. Partner: Østfold Offroad Klubb offroadklubben.no Camping: Kirkeng camping, by road 21 and Aremark lake, 35 km south east of Rakkestad,
from Rudskogen. www.kirkengcamping.no
Offroad day at offroad area: Registration/payment 9-10 am. Start/info 10 am. End/lottery 4 pm. Rudskogen, Norwa: Sunday July 20: Registration 11-12 am. Start 12 am. End 6 pm.
19th Sweden Offroad Tour 4-20.7 2014
International Sweden Offroad Tour is an offroad and travel adventure through Sweden, for offroad enthusiasts and their families with 4x4 cars and ATVs.
We have a sneak start already on Friday July 4 in Hässleholm.
New offroad areas are Nykööping near Stockholm and Rudskogen in Norway!. Totally 17 offroad days
Last year over 400 4x4 cars and ATVs took part, with an average of 50 vehicles per offroad day.
Sweden Offroad Tour 2014 stretches about 2000 kilometres in 17 days. Those who want can take part in only one or more of the offroad days. Go on and off and on again the tour whenever you want. Maximun freedom and fun, minimum costs and bureaucracy is guaranteed! Feel free!
The tour was arranged for the first time in 1995. Now over 6000 cars and ATVs from 20 different countries has participated! The variety of Sweden Offroad Tour makes it a fantastic adventure with the "team spirit" growing every day, many participants becomes friends for life! Comments: "The best vacation of our life!" "I have learned more about offroad driving on this tour than during all my previous years!"
The Sweden Offroad Tour fee is 300 Swedish crowns (SEK) or 35 Euro per car/atv per offroad day. There is no fee for passengers, except for Norway. In Rudskogen in Norway also 300 NOK for 1 vehicle and 1 driver, including license/insurance, and 75 SEK/NOK/10 EURO per additional passenger for license/insurance) The fee must be paid and the registration must be made to the secretary at the offroad area, before offroad driving on the offroad day. The fee includes offroad driving, decal, diploma and lottery.
No pre registration! Registration and payment must be done between 9-10 am on the offroad day to the secretary at the offroad area. In Rudskogen in Norway registration/payment 11-12 am. A special Sweden Offroad Tour decal with a start number will be attached to the registered vehicle.
Friday July 4 - Sunday July 20 2014. The tour sneak starts already on Friday July 4 in Hässleholm.
Registration on offroad days is between 9-10 am at the secretary on the offroad area. Offroad activities starts 10 am and ends 4 pm. In Rudskogen in Norway registration/payment 12 am-1 pm Start 1 pm. End 7 pm. Be in time!
Around the southern half of Sweden. A sufficient map is also needed. Private offroad areas at; Hässleholm (Mölleröd), Hästveda (Sågbacken motor track), Kristianstad (Vånga), Karlskrona (Boasjö), Vetlanda (Ökna), Oskarshamn (Greppek), Söderköping (Olerum), Nyköping (Motor Stadium), Eskilstuna (Gröndal), Strängnäs (Sandlycke), Stockholm (Ekeby), Hofors (ski slopes area), Säter (Aspnäsbanan motor track), Hedemora (Motor Stadium), Kumla (Brändåsen), Dals-Ed (moto cross track), Rudskogen (Norway).
Offroad days will be held at private offroad areas. Offroad activities starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. Free driving during the day. The terrain is generally easy, but there are voluntary difficult parts. There will be Jeep-signs to the offroad areas from the main road. A secretary for registration between 9-10 am is located on the offroad area. There is no fuel, water, washing or air-pumping service, but petrol stations nearby.
Participants are supposed to drive individually or in groups on tarmac roads along the recommended route to the next camping/offroad area. Most cars prefer to leave at 4 pm, after the offroad driving, and go straight to the next camping about 100-300 kilometres away.
Sweden Offroad Tour Diploma
Every participant will recieve a Sweden Offroad Tour diploma.
swedenoffroad.com in association with Swedish Automobile Sports Federation and local offroad clubs.
Goodyear, Warn, Rindab, Traktor Power, ATV-QUAD, motor-life.com, LNTV.se.
All brands of 4x4 cars and pickups and ATVs (not QUAD) with a maximun weight of 5 ton are welcome. The cars must be: 4x4, terrain capable, insured. ATV drivers must wear helmet. Flag pole and back protection are recommended.
Cars and ATVs ought to carry a full tank of fuel at the start of the offroad days. Sweden Offroad Tour is generally following the main roads with lots of petrol stations.
There are recommended commercial camping with small cabins near the offroad area. Pre booking is recommended for cabins only - not for tents! - some campings do not opens until May 15.
Participants must arrange their own food and drink. But a fast food stand will often be available on the offroad area. There are often kiosks at the camping and restaurants nearby.
Driving in terrain is forbidden in Sweden since 1975. Drive only on designated offroad areas and trails. Absolutely no littering or polluting. Beware of elks and deers on the roads. Beware of fire danger, smoke with caution. Alcohol is forbidden on offroad areas. The organizers take no responsibility for any damage to cars or participants nor for damage caused by participants towards each other or third parties. The organizers reserve the rights to alter the programme. Have fun!