A 6 DAY ALL MOUNTAIN TOUR FOR TECHNICALLY EXPERIENCED BIKERS THAT PUSH YOU TO THE LIMITS! THIS AREA IS THE ICELANDERS‘ SINGLE TRACK MECCA THAT WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO.
Its trails offer astounding views of snowcapped mountains and valleys that redefine words like “epic,” “awesome,” and “magic.” Bike Company takes you into the belly of the beast through a network of single track and double track mountain roads that drop you between boulders, along cliffs and by a fierce glacial river. Each day is jaw-droppingly better than the last in your experience of Iceland’s young volcanic soul and the lost-in-the-wild feel.
D1 // HENGILL
Early departure from Reykjavik to Hengill Mountain Range, for a short single track ride through one of Iceland’s most powerful and impressive geothermal regions. We will drop down into valleys where rivers run warm and the landscape is abounding with hot’s springs and bubbling mud. In the afternoon, we drive along the south coast, through farmlands and in to the highlands by a breathtaking mountain road that leads to a hidden valley behind the glacier of Tindfjallajökull.
D2 // TINDFJÖLL
We ride past Torfahlaup Canyon to find our way under the cone-shaped mountain Stórasúla. We make our way on a remote and beautiful double-track that leads to the Southern Fjallabak’s single-track of the Laugavegur route to Emstrur. The day ends with a night’s stay in the mountain hut, situated in the middle of the Icelandic backcountry.
D3 // EMSTRUR
The day starts with a magical ride from the canyon of Markarfljot. Dig deep for a few challenging single- and double track sections that characterize the great canyons of the Markarfljot River, and then make you’re way on a remote trail that lies through a desert sand with the magnificent glacier Mýrdalsjökull. In the end of the ride is a natural hot spring in the middle of the unspoiled nature where we take a well deserved relaxing bath.
D4 // STRÚTSSTÍGUR
The single track trail of the day is surely among the best in Iceland. It lies by the river of Hólmsá at the banks of the river Syðri-Ófæra, trough Ófærudalur (the incapacitate valley) and along the hills of Svartahnúksfjöll mountain ridge (the black peaks mountains).
D5 // ELDGJÁ
A short transfer by our jeep to Langisjór. From there we start pedaling on a fantastic single track along the Skaftá River. We continue through the Skaftárhraun lava to grassy Skælingar tuff ridges. From Skælingar we head to Eldgjá, the largest volcanic canyon in the world. Single-track trail mixed with gravel double track and mountain roads that ends at the door of our mountain hut.
D6 // FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS
Early start by driving from Hólaskjól to Skógar. The last day is spent on one of Iceland’s best single-track. We start by an easy climb by a mountain road that will be rewarded with a fabulous 9 km downhill that follows the river Skógá with its many picturesque waterfalls. After the ride a 3-hours drive to Reykjavík in the afternoon.
Bike Company reserves the right to make alterations and substitutions 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 guests.
Group size: From 5 - 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~25 - 40 kilometers pr. day.Included:
- Expert local leadership
- 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 6
- Airfare and taxes to and from Keflavik airport in Iceland
- Pickup and drop off at the airport
- Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip
- Trip insurance
- Your mountain bike and related equipment needed to ride
- Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
- Optional tipping to guides
- Small group supplement for less than 5 participants
Level III: The technical ability required for the Single Track Adventure in the Highlands is rated as severe for expert mountain bikers used to physically demanding routes. In other words, the trails are technical at times. Fitness level III: There are a few long hike-a-bike sections and riders can expect 4+ hours in the saddle daily. As you know, the fitter you are the more fun you'll have. This trip is demanding, taking you at times into a remote landscape.
Bike and equipment: The perfect bike for this trip is a five or six-inch all-mountain dual suspension bike with disk brakes. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Riders should be prepared to ride in challenging weather conditions like cool, rainy, windy days.
Lodging and food: Accommodations are in remote and authentic lodges located in special remote locations. Rooms at the lodges vary from smaller six-person rooms to rooms that will accommodate the whole group (and sometimes others). The food is hearty and typical of the area. Bike Company supervises the preparation of all meals. However, group member participation is required. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary considerations.
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.
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.
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.
Questions? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.