ALL MOUNTAIN MAGIC: SINGLE TRACK ADVENTURE!
If you love single track adventure in stunning scenery this is your tour!
You get to experience astonishing landscapes that keep changing before your eyes as you bike further.
LET´S THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
We will pick you up (ready to ride) at your hotel around 10 AM. After a short stop at our office, we drive about 3-hours along the south coast into the highlands. The first day ride will start with a real “kick ass” introduction to what to expect for the week. It includes some shorter and longer climbs, rewarded by a long, flowy single track that ends right in front of our hut.
Ride: Distance 15 km
Elevation: Gain 680 m / loss -680 m
THE HIGHLANDS OASIS
The stunning area of Landmannalaugar, famous for its palette of pastel colored mountains. And the home of the most epic single tracks trails in Iceland. The word “undulant” is probably the best one to explain what characterizes the rides here. We will have multiple 100 – 300m climbs and some shorts hike-a-bike sections during the day, always followed by a rewarding descent. In addition we will end the day by a soak in a warm natural pool.
Ride: Distance 42 km
Elevation: Gain 770 m / loss -770 m
We start our day by a very steep climb up a double track called “Pokahryggur”. A name given by the local farmers that used to put a sand filled bags under the tires of their jeeps to manage to ride up the road. But the climb is rewarded by a great descent on a remoted mountain road through a landscape of impressive hot natural springs. We will drop down in between valleys and crossing few cold rivers before joining our comfortable mountain hut.
Ride: Distance 45 km
Elevation: Gain 790 m / loss -800 m
BACK TO THE FARMLAND
The last stay starts off on a great highland road that follows the river Eystri-Rangá all the way down to the coast. The view is magnificent with Hekla volcano overlooking us on our right and Tindfjallajökull glacier on our left. Drive back to Reykjavik with arrival in the afternoon.
Ride: Distance 30 km
Elevation: Gain 100 m / loss -530 m
Price: 220,000 ISK (~ 1,735 USD) per person |Currency Converter
Group size: From 4 - 9 participants.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 mountain hut for three nights
- All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
- 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
WE CAN CUSTOM-MAKE THIS TOUR FOR YOU!For smaller and bigger groups who prefer to travel together we do quote prices with the date and time you choose. Please contact us for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org
The bike : For this epic adventure we provide, Specialized Stumpjumper, an all-mountain dual suspension bike with disk brakes. If you bring your own bike you are required to have it in excellent working order before the trip begins. You also need to bring a couple of tubes with you and at least one set of brake pads (organic are better here than sintered as they don’t overheat) and keep them in your pack along with a spare mech hanger and any other specialist tools or spares specific to your own bike.
What clothes should I bring? Based on our experience cycling clothes, gloves and shoes that are built for winter / autumn riding in the US or Europe typically works well in Icelandic highland summers. Expect to wade rivers, and bike over a number of small creeks. IMPORTANT: We discourage the use of cotton and recommend strongly bringing comfortable and adequate clothing, such as polypropylene and wool/synthetic blends. We also recommend that you bring a good backpack (ca. 10l) with bladder as we are out riding for the day, so along with at least 1l of water you’ll need room for your packed lunch, extra layers and spares. Don’t forget to bring a high factor sunblock, as the sun here is very strong.
Clothes washing facilities There are clothes washing facilities in the house, but any wet gear will dry quickly over the night.
Your luggages Try to go as light as possible and take only essentials. Excess baggage can be a burden to you and to our support personnel. Keep in mind that there are limits on how much your duffel bag can weigh because the weight restrictions on international and domestic flights is usually 20 kg (70lbs).
Your personal extra We supply the main meals and a basic snack for the rides. If you have a favorite snack food such as energy bars and protein supplements, we recommend that you bring it along. You can always take it back with you in case you don't need it. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary considerations.
Level: The technical ability required for this All Mountain Magique Adventure is rated as challenging for advanced 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.
The mountain hut
Quality local food
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.