SINGLE TRACK MADNESS
A 2 DAYS ALL-MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE SET BENEATH THE WELL-KNOWN VOLCANO EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL. BOTH DAYS INCLUDES FANTASTIC SINGLE TRACKS THAT WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO.
Those two rather challenging single-tracks we have selected for you are surely among Iceland‘s best. For this tour you need to be a strong intermediate rider that don´t mind climbing for couple of hours to be rewarded by a fabulous downhill.
D1 – VIK Í MÝRDAL
We begin the tour with an approximately three-hour drive along the south shore to Vik, a small village surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and steep mountains on the other side. From the village we climb up the 300 meters Mt. Reynisfjall followed by an epic single track on the edge of mountain cliffs. The view over the Atlantic Ocean and the black beach of Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, including a 66 m high rock pillars that rise out of the sea, is stunning. The second part of the ride starts with a climb to the top of Mt. Hatta and down by fantastic single track all the way to the village again. We’ll have about an hour drive to our hostel in the afternoon.
Ride: Distance 20 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 950 m
D2 – ÞÓRSMÖRK
Early departure for about hour drive to Þórsmörk. We never get enough of riding the trails in this mythical valley. The landscape keeps changing before your eyes as you bike further: vast meadows overlooked by snow-capped volcanos, waterfalls and glacial rivers that spread in the wide, black plains around you. After the ride we’ll have about a three-hours drive back to Reykjavík passing by two of the most graceful waterfalls of Iceland, Gljúfrabúi and Seljalandsfoss.
Ride: Distance 15 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 350 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.
Group size: From 2 - 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~15 - 20 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.
Meeting point: Departure at 9:00 am. Our tours are operated from our main office at Eyjaslóð 3, 101 Reykjavík. Please be there 15 minutes before departure unless you‘ve made arrangements to be picked up at your hotel.
Pick up: At your hotel between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
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.
- 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 dormitories at Midgard Base Camp
- All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2
- Trip insurance
- Your personal equipment needed to ride
- Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
- Optional tipping to guides
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 2 pairs of 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. 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.
Technical level: This weekend tour is rated challenging for good mountain bikers 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.
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.
Questons? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.