WOMEN MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE
A 6 DAY WOMEN ADVENTURE IN THE RIVETING BEAUTY OF ICELAND’S RUGGED LANDSCAPE THAT WILL CONSTANTLY AMAZE YOU; A BIKE TOUR ESPECIALLY DESIGNED BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN!
Women just do things differently than men and there´s nothing like getting together and sharing a great adventure with a group of like-minded women. In this trip we have selected some of our favorites spots with two special wild women departure.
D1 // HENGILL VOLCANO
Today we’ll ride the area surrounding Hengill volcano renowned for it’s hot springs, natural warm rivers and steaming fumaroles. In the afternoon we drive about 2 hours along Iceland’s fantastic South Coast for a two nights stay at the mountain hut Landmannahellir.
D2 // LANDMANNALAUGAR
Today is a fantastic ride over to the stunning Landmannalaugar area with its colourful surroundings. Bring a towel – on this leg of the trip we will find a warm natural pool to soak in.
D3 // DÓMADALUR
The ride of the day stretches through black desert sands before entering the amazing region with smooth moss-covered lava fields on one side and colourful rhyolite mountains on the other.
D4 // HEKLA
Today’s ride is an old sheep trail that serves as a great single-track trail under the looming shadow of the infamous volcano Hekla. This route pass at the edge of a moss covered lava fields and a black volcanic wasteland with a “lost in the wilderness” feel.
D5 // ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR
A easy day with a shorter ride on a truly mythical trail that starts from Iceland’s second-highest waterfall, Háifoss. We end this day by dipping in to on of many Icelandic natural warm geothermal swimming pools. Can´t leave the country without trying one of them.
D6 // BLÁFJÖLL MOUNTAIN RANGE
We end our mountain bike adventure in Iceland by a track that has it all! We drive about two hours in the morning to our starting point. Great scenery with technical sections on a flowing singletrack that ends in the down town of Reykjavik city.
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.
Group size: From 8 - 12 participants.
Biking distance: ~15 - 35 kilometers pr. day.
The bike: The perfect bike for this trip is a five or six-inch all-mountain dual suspension bike with disk brakes. It is required to have it in excellent working order before the trip begins.
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. 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.
Dates 2017: :
- July 16th - 21st FULLY BOOKED
- August 27th – September 1st FULLY BOOKED
Dates 2018: :
- July 8th - 13th
- August 19th – 24th
Technical level II: This women adventure is rated as moderate for good mountain bikers, used to physically demanding routes. The trails are mildly technical at times.
Fitness level II-III: The adventure level is high on this trip. As you know, the fitter you are the more fun you'll have. This trip is demanding at times in a remote landscape.
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.
- Expert local female leadership – Anna Kristin Ásbjörnsdottir, mtb guide
- 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
- 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
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.