SINGLE TRACK MADNESS
2 DAY AM ADVENTURE
Both days include jaw-droppingly fantastic single tracks in which you will experience Iceland´s young volcanic soul and the lost-in-the-wild feeling!
DAY 1 – THE VOLCANO DESERT OF DÓMADALUR
THERE IS NOTHING THAT MATCH A MTB RIDE IN THIS AREA OF EVER CHANGING MYTHICAL LANDSCAPE
We will pick you up (ready to ride) at your hotel around 9 AM. After a short stop at our office we drive for about 3 hour to the starting point of our first day ride.We never get enough of riding the trails in this mythical area of the Icelandic highlands. The landscape keeps changing before your eyes as you bike further: endless moss-covered lava fields surrounded by black volcanic wasteland.
The last track of the day will lead straight to our hut, placed in the middle of nowhere. The dinner will be served with the supervision of your guide.
Ride: Distance 20 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 680 m
DAY 2 – LANDMANNALAUGAR, THE HIGHLANDS OASIS
FAMOUS FOR ITS PALETTE OF PASTEL COLORED MOUNTAINS AND EPIC SINGLE TRACK TRAILS
The stunning area of Landmannalaugar, famous for its palette of pastel colored mountains is the home of the most epic single tracks trails in Iceland. The word “undulant” is probably the best one to explain what characterize the rides here. We will have multiple 100 – 300m climbs and some shorts hike-a-bike sections during the day. We will end the day by a soak in a warm natural pool.
On our way back to Reykjavik, we will stop by Ölverk Restaurant in the village of Hveragerdi, known for their home-brewed craft beer. A stop to taste those local products is something we just can’t pass up.
Ride: Distance 18 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 800 m
There is always possibility of alterations to the itinerary, here above, as weather or terrain conditions dictate. This is for your own good to improve the trip quality and ensure that we choose the best ride that suits each day.
PRICE: 115,000 ISK (~860 USD) per person |Currency ConverterINCLUDED:
- 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 in a hut
- 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
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 technical ability required for the Single Track Madness 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.
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.
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 HUTS
QUALITY LOCAL FOOD
OUR RENTAL BIKES
We use Stumpjumper ST Alloy 27.5 or similar.
The perfect bike for this trip is an all-mountain full-suspension bike with disk brakes, although the hard tail bikes will work great as well. Riders can bring their own bike, but take note that the bike is included in the price of this tour.
If you choose to bring your own bike you must ensure that it is in excellent working order before we commence the trip. You will need to bring a couple of tubes, 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.
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 followed by detail information.
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