23k, 404m vertical gain
The first stage of Icebug Xperience starts on the sea cliffs of Ramsvikslandet. On this stage you will run on the famous, slightly red-colored granite slabs for almost 8k, surrounded by the most stunning views Bohuslän has to offer. Everywhere are traces from the ancient ice sheet with giant kettles and ice slides.
When you’ve passed the cliff sections on the island of Ramsvik, you will run over a bridge back to the mainland. Notice that this bridge may be opened for boat traffic. In case the bridge is open, your additional time will be substracted from your total time. Staff on the location will help you out.
Once back on the mainland, you will run beautiful single tracks passing mountains and forests before you reach Kungshamn and Smögen. The finish takes place on the famous piere in Smögen. Here awaits today’s lunch and perhaps a refreshing swim in the ocean.
This stage is moderately hilly, containing approximately 404 meters vertical gain.
The course is marked with pink markers/stripes. There are distance signs every second kilometer. Water and energy drink stations will be located approximately every 5-6 km. At each drink station you will also find a toilet.
When you arrive to the bridge in the middle of the stage, you need to check in your timing device. Staff on the location will help you out.