WOMEN SINGLE-TRACK ADVENTURE
THIS IS A FANTASTIC ADVENTURE ADDRESSED TO WOMEN MOUNTAIN BIKERS WHO ARE READY TO JOIN A DEMANDING TRIP IN A REMOTE LANDSCAPE
THE LOCALS FAVORITE
We will pick you up (ready to ride) at your hotel around 9 AM. After a short stop at our office we drive about 2-hours along the south coast into the highlands. This trail used to be one of the local mountain bikers best kept secrets. Even though word about it has spread, it is still rather remote. We just love sharing it with our visitors! It begins 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.
THE VOLCANO DESERT
The ride of the day starts from our hut at the foot of Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano. It passes along the edge of a moss-covered lava field and a black volcanic wasteland evoking the sense of being “lost in the wilderness.” It stretches through black desert sands before entering the amazing Dómadalur region. Our second night is spent in a charming hut owned by the farmers of the area.
THE HIGHLANDS OASIS
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.
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. The climb is rewarded by a “undulant” descent on a remoted mountain road through a landscape of impressive hot natural springs. We will drop down into valleys and crossing few cold rivers before joining our comfortable mountain hut.
THE BIG GREEN MOUNTAIN
We ride past Torfahlaup Canyon to find our way on a remote and breathtaking trail that leads to a hidden valley. Shredding around all day under the cone-shaped mountain Stórasúla. It is our last night together in the mountains, so it’s a fiesta with traditionally dressed whole leg of lamb that leaves nothing to be desired for gourmets.
RIDE THROUGH A FOREST
Thorsmork is situated in a mythical place with birch trees and ravines surrounded by steep mountains. Some awesome and rather challenging single-tracks are waiting for us today via deep canyons, through a desert sand and lava fields.
About a two hours drive back to Reykjavík after our last ride, early enough to enjoy our evening and have a good group dinner in one of the city’s restaurants.
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.
Group size: From 4 - 9 participants.
Biking distance: ~15 - 50 kilometers pr. day.
The bike: The perfect bike for this trip is a five or six-inch all-mountain dual suspension bike with disk brakes. It is required to have it in excellent working order before the trip begins.
Lodging and food: Accommodations are in remote and authentic lodges located in special remote locations. Rooms at the lodges vary from smaller six-person rooms to rooms that will accommodate the whole group. 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.
Technical level: This women adventure is rated as challenging for expert mountain bikers, used to physically demanding routes. The trails are mildly technical at times.
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 leadership
- All transports during the trip and assistance vehicle to carry the luggage
- Accommodation in huts during the tour (sleeping bags in common rooms)
- All meals and snacks from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 6
- Pickup and drop off at the airport
- Accommodation and meals in Reykjavik before and after the trip
- Trip insurance
- Your mountain bike and related equipment needed to ride
- Personal items like drinks, snacks and energy supplements
- Optional tipping to guides
- Small group supplement for less than 5 participants
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.