ODSHERRED EDITION
SEPT 10-12, 2021

A gravel festival of our dreams

Backlands is a tribute to gravel cycling. Three days of awesome gravel routes, talks, films, live music and fun set in extraordinary surroundings.

All meals are included, camping is free and all you have to do is grab your bike, lean back and enjoy. Everything has been taken care of.

Photo by: Claus Larsen

Tickets

All ticket types include the same. We've got a limited amount available of Pionéer and Early Bird. First come, first served.
ALL MEALS INCLUDED
GREAT GRAVEL RIDES AND RACES
LIVE MUSIC AND DJs
FREE CAMPING
TALKS AND FILMS

BACKLANDS

PIONÉER

Limited amount (SOLD OUT)

Be a pioneer. Get one of the first available tickets. First come, first served.

DKK1.995,-
+ ticket fee

BACKLANDS

EARLY BIRD

Limited amount

Your pass to 3 days of gravel cycling extravaganza. Start to get excited!

DKK2.295,-
+ ticket fee

BACKLANDS

REGULAR

Our last batch of available tickets. You better hurry...

DKK2.595,-
+ ticket fee
ROUTES
12
BANDS
3
DAYS
3
TYRES
33+ mm
TALKS
6

BEST ROUTES

Our route creators have spent a long time creating the best routes the area has to offer. They are both beautiful and challenging with a discreet mix of different types of terrain. There are distances for every taste. From the friendly at 50-60 km, over the cool at 70-80 km to the challenging at 140 km and more than 1000+ meters of vertical gain! Read more

MUSIC

After nice hours in the terrain, it's time to enjoy some good music. Friday and Saturday nights, the festival offers live music and DJs to create the right gravel atmosphere.

FOOD

The ticket price includes delicious organic breakfast, lunch and dinner ... and if you want an extra snack, it is possible to buy various delicacies from a carefully selected range of food trucks.

TALKS

The festival offers a carefully planned program of talks with various interesting people from the gravel community.

CAMPING

Camping with a tent is free. Extra luxury can be purchased in the form of an environment friendly cardboard tent (yes it is rain proof).

LANDSLIDE TROPHY RACE

At the festival venue you can also choose to participate in this cool (and muddy) race, which is a 100 meter long mano a mano sprint in a cup tournament format. Always great fun. Always dirty. The winner gets a ticket for next year's festival as defending champion.

FILMS

Friday and Saturday we show both Danish and international gravel films in the festival's very own cinema.

EXPERTS

Come and have a chat with the best mechanics or gravel photographers. We've made sure they're at the festival, where they come to show off their skills and share their knowledge ... and maybe share a tip or two.

The venue

Welcome to Odsherred

Backlands Gravel Festival welcomes you to the beautiful Odsherred in Denmark. This event is the world premier of a new Festival concept, made by Gravelers, for Gravelers.

The epicenter of the festival is the wonderful Anneberg Kulturpark. Here we are going to eat, drink, sleep and have fun, while charging up for some sweaty hours on our bikes in the extraordinary diverse and picture perfect landscape of Odsherred – a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Here we have it all, dark and mysterious forests, open fields, sandy and windy beaches, and hilly climbs, enough for everyone. All together, it makes for perfect gravel days. We arrange all your food during the event (included in the price), but there will also be options to stop and enjoy local delicacies, on your own or with one of the Trail Captains.

Wanna know more? We've got a whole FAQ section for you right here.

Backlands

The rides

  • All rides are navigated by GPX files provided by Backlands.
  • GPX files will be sent exclusively to all our patrons a week before the festival opens.
  • Every ride has a fixed amount of departures (15 min. intervals) with a fixed amount of participants. You can choose freely which slot you would like to attend. The departures and times are clearly marked at the festival and will be published approx. 1 week before the festival.
  • Flagposts will be positioned at specific crosspoints to show you the right way.
  • Backlands offer a variety of rides for every rider’s taste. All our rides are tailored to fit your needs whether you’re feeling social, speedy or ready to conquer the rolling hills.
  • Ride as you please, just show up and go! You can ride as many rides a day as you please. On your own, with friends or in a group ride.
  • Rides marked with “TC” will be led by a designated Trail Captain.
  • All rides and routes are categorised into three different groups: Easy, Intermediate or Advanced, depending on pace and/or technical difficulty.
  • Backlands Brevet is our signature explorer ride on Saturday. At the beginning of the ride you get a passport type card called a “brevet card,” which gets stamped at checkpoints along the way. The Brevet card becomes your “proof of passage” showing that you completed the entire course. During the Backlands Brevet ride you will also pass several Strava segments. These segments will be clearly posted on the route. This is your chance to give it your best shot and get your name up on the Strava leaderboard. Participants for the Backlands Brevet will be assigned a starting time.
  • Fuel stations will be provided along the routes. Lunch & Power Snacks are included in the ticket price.
  • Fun & Games! At Backlands we like to have fun. Our Landslide Trophy Race is a perfect example. 100 meters mano a mano sprint on a course covered in mud! You can also try our Hangover Race - the slowest race on earth! Look out for more fun and games on arrival.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to know more about the rides and routes, as we publish specific route details and highlights to get you excited for a gravelling weekend at Backlands Gravel Series Odsherred.

Wanna know more? We've got a whole FAQ section for you right here.

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