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MOUNTAIN BIKE WILDERNESS
A 3 DAY ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR IN THE RIVETING BEAUTY OF ICELAND’S RUGGED LANDSCAPE WILL CONSTANTLY AMAZE YOU; A TRUE PARADISE FOR A SINGLE TRACK ADDICTEDS!

 

D1 – HENGILL VOLCANO
Meet with your guide in the morning at your hotel in Reykjavik. Today we will ride the area surrounding Hengill, a volcano that last erupted two thousand years ago which lies in Iceland’s western volcanic belt. The location surrounding the volcano is renowned for its hot springs, natural warm rivers and steaming fumaroles and is described as mystical and entrancing. In the afternoon we drive about 2 hours along Iceland’s fantastic South Coast for a two night stay in the fantastic Midgard Hostel situated in the village of Hvolsvöllur.
Ride: Distance 17 km
Elevation: Gain 390 m / loss -680 m

D2 – FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS
This single track trail of the day is surely among Iceland‘s best.  We begin the day by a climb up a mountain road. During the climb, you will enjoy the view of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. We will be rewarded with a fabulous downhill on a single-track all the way back to the seashore.
Ride: Distance 16 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 750 m

D3 – ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR
This legendary ride starts from Iceland’s second-highest waterfall, Háifoss, which plunges 122m off the edge of a plateau and ends in the Gjáin Valley, a place full of twisting lava, spectacular waterfalls and otherworldly caves. Later in the afternoon, we’ll have about a 2-hour afternoon drive back to Reykjavík.
Ride: Distance 15 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 390 m, -500 m

Bike Company reserves the right to make adjustments to the itinerary as weather or terrain conditions dictate or as necessary to improve the trip quality or to accommodate the comfort, convenience, and well-being of our clients.

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Group size: From 2 - 9 participants.

Biking distance: ~15 - 25 kilometers pr. day.

Bike and equipment: The perfect bike for this trip is a five or six-inch all-mountain dual suspension bike with disk brakes. If you bring your own bike, it must be in excellent working order.

Climate: Iceland can be chilly, even in summer. Expect nights to dip down to below 10°C ( 50°F) and days to warm up to 15-20°C (60-70°F) and warmer. In mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically and rain is common. Participants need to be prepared for a wide range of weather.

Level: The technical ability required for the Mountain Biking Wilderness is rated as challenging for advanced-expert riders used to physically demanding routes.

Fitness level: The adventure level is high on this trip. As you know, the fitter you are the more fun you'll have. This trip through remote landscape is strenuous at times.

Your safety: Our trips take place in remote regions where limited evacuation options are available. Bear in mind, there are always risks and hazards on the trails that we ride. If you choose to participate in our trips, it is up to you to ride well within your limits, to ride conservatively and to be safe as mountain biking is a dangerous sport. Participants must keep their bikes in good working condition; they must be hydrated and rested and alcohol and drugs are not permitted while riding. Our guides have basic first aid training and if a serious injury is suspected they will call for a helicopter search and rescue at the cost of the participant. Personal medical travel insurance is mandatory.

MIDGARD BASE CAMP: Accommodation in an ideal Icelandic Base Camp, a modern centre with a very cosy family feel and a happy, positive atmosphere. The dormitories are with uniquely designed bunk beds with privacy curtain (4-6 persons per room). In the room you have free Wi-Fi, bedside lights, electrical charging sockets and blackout blinds and one lockable drawer per each bunk bed. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. Shared toilet and shower facilities and access to rooftop sauna and hot tub. The food is hearty and typical of the area. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary concerns.

More information about Midgard Base Camp HERE

Included:
  • Expert local leadership
  • A quality dual suspension mountain bike and a helmet
  • All transports during the trip and assistance vehicle to carry the luggage
  • Accommodation in huts during the tour (sleeping bags in common rooms)
  • All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3
Not included:
  • Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip
  • Trip insurance
  • Your personal equipment needed to ride
  • Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
  • Optional tipping to guides

The Next Steps: Once your online registration form has been received we will send you a confirmation in form of a ticket for the trip. Please make sure you have read and understand our Terms and Conditions and do not hesitate to get in touch if you still have questions.

Questons? Feel free to send us an email at info@bikecompany.is if you have any questions.

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