WILD WOMEN MTB WEEKEND
SINGLE TRACK ADVENTURE 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
Your guide will pick you up in the morning at your hotel in Reykjavik. After a quick trip to our local office for a bike fit and the last practical preparation, we begin the tour with almost one hour drive to the starting point of the first ride.
D1 – LET´S THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
CHALLENGING RIDES THROUGH ICELAND’S MOST POWERFUL AND IMPRESSIVE GEOTHERMAL REGION
We will pick you up (ready to ride) at your hotel around 9 AM. After a short stop at our office for some practical overview and the last preparation we drive for about 1 hour to the starting point of our first day ride.
Ride in the area of Hengill, a volcano that last erupted two thousand years ago. The location surrounding the volcano is renowned for its hot springs, natural warm rivers and steaming fumaroles. Awesome and rather challenging single-tracks are waiting for us this day with several short hike-a-bike sections.
Before hitting the road for about an hour, to get to our hostel, 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 just something we just can’t pass up.
D2 – THE BLACK BEACH BEAUTY
FAMOUS FOR ITS PALETTE OF PASTEL COLORED MOUNTAINS AND EPIC SINGLE TRACK TRAILS
MAGICAL TRAILS SURROUNDED BY THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Vík í Mýrdal is 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. There is no landmass between this trail and Antarctica! The second part of the ride is to the top of Mt. Hatta and down by fantastic single track all the way to the village again.
The perfect way to end the day is to visit the village thermal pool and experience Iceland’s healing energy at the same time. A healthy swim and a soak in the hot Jacuzzi leave you feeling in tune with body and soul.
D3 – THE LOCALS FAVORITE
A LEGENDARY TRAIL IN A MYTHICAL VALLEY
This trail used to be one of the locals mountain bikers best kept secret. Even though the word about it have spread out, it is still rather remoted. And we just love sharing it with our visitors! It starts by Iceland’s second-highest waterfall, Háifoss, that plunges 122m off the edge of a plateau. We end the ride by the ruins of “Stöng Farm” from the time of the settlement, recently found under a pack of volcanic ash. This mythical valley is believed being destroyed including at least 20 farms, in Hekla´s volcano eruption 1104. Instead of being a vibrant valley, covered in forrest as before, it is today a place full of twisting lava, spectacular waterfalls and otherworldly caves.
Later in the afternoon, we’ll visit again one of the local pools in the area before hitting the road back to the city. We will be back early enough for you to enjoy your evening and have a good dinner in one of the city’s restaurants that leaves nothing to be desired for gourmets.
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.
- 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 3
- Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip
- Trip insurance
- Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
Level: The technical ability required for this tour 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.
Bike and equipment: For this epic adventure we provide, Specialized Stumpjumper, 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 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.
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.
Group size: Maximum 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~15 - 25 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.