Full suspension E-MTB is the perfect tool for this tectonic mission!
the tectonic plates
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Skill and Fitness level:
E-mtb adventure for experienced mtb riders. Scenic challenging singletracks on the tectonic plates.
This trip suits experienced riders only with good technical skills – Happy riding steep, loose, narrow trails.
Day#1 (see “Tour Plan tab for details”)
Trip starts at Midgard by Center hotels at 09:00 for those that need a lift from the capital area to our Trailcenter in Hveragerði.
Meeting point address: Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík
Best to either arrive dressed ready to bike or keep your biking clothes easily accessible in your luggage.
We drive to Hveragerði and waste no time. Quick snacks before we head out to explore the surroundings of the dormant volcano “Hengill”. A variety of technical singletrack and fast flowy trails make this a superb choice for advanced riders. The area offers diverse landscapes and everchanging trail. If weather allows stop at a geothermal river for a bath. (Or we save that for the next day, weather will be the boss) Post ride: check in, have dinner and overnight at the newly opened, beautiful Greenhouse Hotel in Hveragerði.
Breakfast then shuttle to the mountains. Today will offer views of Thingvellir national park, hidden waterfall, riding in volcano valleys follow riders and go from green lush valley to rough geothermal area. Overnight in the Greenhouse.
Technical singletracks with rewarding views. we shuttle to a base of one of Icelands most beautiful waterfalls, named “Háifoss” for a nice singletrack 2 hour ride. in the afternoon we ride at the tectonic plates. Beautiful views of Iceland. Post ride: head back to Hveragerði for the last dinner and well deserved beers. – Option to overnight in the Greenhouse or if you have tight travel plans we’ll drive you to Reykjavík before dinner time on day #3
Day#4 – OPTION
Departure day: Shuttle to Reykjavík at 10:00. Thanks for riding with us!
More about Hveragerði town here.
The hotel: The Greenhouse hotel opened in late 2021. The Greenhouse focuses on sustainable and eco-friendly choices, with emphasis on reusable, upcycled and recycled materials. Designed by local designer Halfdan Pedersen. On the ground floor you’ll find a food hall with focus on local, fresh ingredients.
Food: The number of restaurants per capita is great with the high standard of food available making the town a good destination for foodies. We leave two dinners out of three up to riders – there is plenty to choose from, in the food hall each can pick their favourite but share a table. The finale dinner is in another building, keeping it simple with best pizza in Iceland and local craft beer.
You can do a lot in three days in Iceland! In summer: Days are long, almost 24hrs of daylight and we recommend using the bright nights well. Find information on what to wear and have a look at Icebike Adventures picture gallery from our trips. Grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy some of your biking videos from Iceland. Last but not least, get some practical information on your trips and what to expect when riding in Iceland.
“Iceland is one of the best places where you can ride your mountain bike! Beautiful landscapes and awesome trails! .”
- Day One
- Day Two
- Day Three
- Day Four
The Warm River and geothermal surroundings
Meet at the Icebike Trail Center in Reykjadalur, just next to Reykjadalur Lodge - or get a lift from Reykjavik main bus terminal in city center at 9:00 We get the bikes ready and do a short brief of what is to come before we head out to the trails. Let's start our ride well away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Steam rises from the geothermal valleys as we pass some waterfalls and bubbling mudpools even a warm river - up for a dip? We traverse the valleys around the village up and down for some epic mix of man made and natural single tracks. The variety of natural technical singletrack and fast flowy trails make this a superb choice for the first day. The area offers diverse landscapes and ever changing trails. We end our our first day at Icebike trail center, before a shuttle 5 minutes to the Greenhouse Hotel. Dinner: There are multiple choices within the hotel and nearby. List of recommendations provided. We encourage the group to eat at the hotel, small restaurants grouped together so that each rider can pick their own meal yet dine together.
The Volcano valley
This day will show you Icelandic rough nature off the beaten track. Away from any crowds with plenty of photogenic spots to to stop and enjoy nature. Descending trails by mossy volcanos, passing Geothermal bubbling mud and hidden waterfalls. Experience the silence in Iceland backcountry. The trails take us through remote rugged green valley passing jagged volcanic formations and moss covered lavarocks. We pass one of Icelands geothermal power station before we continue our way back on some of Icelands oldest trails.
We meet up and grab some packed lunch for the trails. this is going to be a long day. lets jump on the shuttle car and head up to one of Icelands most beautiful waterfalls, named “Háifoss” for a nice singletrack 2 hour ride. We start at a scenic point overlooking the waterfall from the top before we start our ride down into the canyon carved by the river leading into the valley Þjórsárdalur. in the afternoon We will Ride the tectonic plates where Iceland is ripping apart, this day includes bit of everything, technical features and stunning scenery over Thingvellir national park. This day is all about challenging climbs rewarded with fun fast enduro descent. Ride in a geothermal area packed with both up and downhill technical singletrack challenges, If you like technical AM trail and ever changing stunning scenery this day will tick the box. Post ride: Your travel plans dictate - get a lift back to Reykjavík or stay another night in town of Hveragerði
Option - Shuttle back to Reykjavík
The riders that opt for the 3rd night: Breakfast at the Greenhouse, check out and grab the Icebike shuttle back to Reykjavík at 10:00. Thanks for riding with us!
** If you are on a tights schedule please email us, you can catch a taxi to KEF int' airport night of day #3 to catch early AM flights **
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Rental bikes - We provide and recommend flat pedals on emtb but we are happy to change pedals if you bring your own.
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