Smooth ride, rough terrain. Are you up for it?
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- 1 night Greenhouse, 1 night Highland Center (twin or dbl rooms)
- Local expert guide
- Meals: 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner
- Pick up and drop off anywhere in greater Reykjavik area
- Small group guarantee
- Storage of your bikebox (for riders bringing own bikes)
- Support vehicle
- Travel in 4x4 8 passenger van
- Airfares and airport transfers
- Alc. beverages
- Awesome weather guarantee
- Bikerental not included, - Lauf True Grit bikes available for rent
- Personal medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Single Room
Skill and Fitness level:
Gravel Cycling on Iceland highland backroads:
The hard packed lava gravel roads gravel cyclists paradise. This trip showcases Iceland highland dirt roads. The highlands have a life of their own. The road conditions change from day to day as does the weather. We don’t hesitate to change the plan to get the best views and the best roads for any given time. Our guides have unsurpassed knowledge of the area and they make sure your time in Iceland is well spent.
Pedal through challenging climbs and fun descents. Add some creek crossings that are guaranteed to leave your shoes squishing.
Nothing compares to exploring a country by your own physical strength. Dormant volcanoes and moss covered lava fields surround Icelands ever changing gravel roads.
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"Amazing day riding through volcanic dust, steam, powder singletracks and the most amazing scenery I’ve ever seen"
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
To the highlands
Pick up at Reykjavik Central Bus station. We start with a 30 minute drive to our base to get bikes ready and have a chat with the guides. Our first ride will run through old and new lava. Ride the hard packed lava roads on this otherworldly peninsula that recently rose to fame with two eruptions in 2021 & 2022. We ride from the outskirts of Reykjavik towards the recent eruption site at Fagridalur. Lunch: lobster soup at seaside village. Post ride: shuttle to the small town of Hveragerði. Dinner = Best pizza in the northern hemisphere paired with ale's brewed with geothermal energy. During the day the support vehicle will available if riders need a break. Evening activity: If you have energy to spare there' a nice hike nearby to a warm river. Take a soak and recharge for the next two days of biking.
Breakfast buffet at hotel before we hop on the support vehicle that brings us to the highlands. Grab your bike and get ready for a ride of a lifetime. Cruise through endless lava soil backroads. Landscapes change at every turn. Remote. Otherwordly Icelandic vistas at their best. Weather will dictate if we ride or drive to our hotel for the night, conveniently located in the middle of nowhere. Made up beds, warm shower and great food is a great reward for the pedalling.
From highlands towards civilisation
Breakfast at the highland center, get ready to pedal through lavafields near volcano Hekla. Make your way through curvy backroads, challenging uphills and descents towards civilisation. Hop on support vehicle post ride for a 2 hour drive back to Reykjavík, there in time for dinner. Thanks for a great backcountry gravel riding experience.
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More about this tour
We ride the moonscapes of Reykjanes peninsula and head out to highland roads in nature reserve Fjallabak. The summer is short, 8 weeks only. Iceland is an unexplored gravel paradise and the winding roads of Fjallabak area make it a top destination for gravel biking.
Hearty healthy food from fresh local ingredients.
Support vehicle carries food, luggage and riders can choose to get a lift if they need a break.
Accommodation & logistics:
Trip starts and ends in Reykjavík center.
Night#1 At the Greenhouse hotel, twin or double rooms. Night #2 At a countryside B&B near the highlands, dbl or twin rooms. Trip ends on day #3 before dinner time.
*single rooms available on request at an additional charge.
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