THE VOLCANO RIDE
A fantastic MTB adventure around Mt. Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes on earth!
Nights in a charming mountain hut situated close to our favorite mountain roads in the highlands.
ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR, THE LOCALS FAVORITE
STUNNING SCENERY INCLUDING A CLOSE VIEW OF THE MOST GRACEFUL WATERFALL OF ICELAND
Early departure from Reykjavik and about 3 hours drive to the mountains along Iceland’s fantastic South Coast. This legendary ride starts from Iceland’s second-highest waterfall, Háifoss, which plunges 122 meters off the edge of a plateau and ends in the Gjáin Valley. This is a place full of twisting lava, spectacular waterfalls and otherworldly caves.
The ride of the day is on one of the most remote mountain road of the highlands which end at our mountain hut where we will stay for two nights.
Ride: Distance 20 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 470 m
THE VOLCANO DESERT OF DÓMADALUR
THERE IS NOTHING THAT MATCH A MTB RIDE IN THIS AREA OF EVER CHANGING MYTHICAL LANDSCAPE
Today’s ride is on an old mountain road under the looming shadow of the infamous volcano Hekla. This route passes along the edge of a moss-covered lava field and a black volcanic wasteland evoking the sense of being “lost in the wilderness.”
Ride: Distance 50 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 970 m
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.
Truly amazing tour that will leave you with a life long memory of a fantastic adventure!
Ride: Distance 26 km
Elevation: Gain / loss 690 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.
WE CAN CUSTOM-MAKE THIS TOUR FOR YOU! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEND US A REQUEST
Group size: From 2 - 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~20 - 50 kilometers pr. day.
Bike and equipment: For this trip we provide a five or six-inch hardtail mountain bike with disk brakes. If you bring your own bike you are required to have it in excellent working order before the trip begins.
Lodging and food: In this tour, we will stay two nights in a charming and comfortable mountain hut situated within a short distance from our favorite mountain roads in the highlands. Rooms at the lodges vary from smaller six-person rooms to rooms that will accommodate the whole group (and sometimes others). 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.
- Expert local leadership
- All transports during the trip and assistance vehicle to carry the luggage
- A quality full-suspension mountain bike and a helmet
- Accommodation in huts during the tour (sleeping bags in common rooms)
- All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3
- 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
Level: The volcano ride is rated as challenging for intermediate and experienced 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.
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.
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.