WILD WOMEN MTB WEEKEND
PROGRAM SPECIALLY MADE FOR WOMEN BY 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
D1 – VÍK 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 along 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.
Ride: Distance 20 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 950 m
D2 – 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 ~20 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 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.
Technical level: This women adventure is rated as challenging for advanced 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. 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 leadershipe
- All transports during the trip and assistance vehicle to carry the luggage
- Accommodation in hostel with shared bathroom
- A quality dual suspension mountain bike and a helmet
- All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2
- Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip
- Trip insurance
- Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
Group size: Maximum 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~15 - 20 kilometers pr. day.
The bike: The perfect bike for this tour is a dual suspension bike with disk brakes. If you bring your own bike, it must be in excellent working order.
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.
More information about Midgard Base Camp HERE
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.