Believe it or not but close to Reykjavík some of the greatest trails await the mountain biker. This is a two day mountain biking program with daily departures from Reykjavík. One can stay in the city comfort during the evenings but use the days for a real outdoor adventure.
We kick off from Bláfjöll road. On the first part of the way we'll follow the single track known as Jaðarinn (e. the edge). The trail has a lot of diversity. Everything from fast, compressed mud sections to rocky bits where technical manoeuvring on the bike is required.
Please note that some prior experience of mountain biking is required to enjoy this trip to the fullest or some dedication towards challenging yourself in a new adventure! The trail is suitable for anyone from the average rider to the advanced one. If familiar with the single track scale (STS) it's a S1 grade.
The second part of the tour leads us through one of the most popular outdoor areas of the city. From where we leave the Edge we ride through Heiðmörk and towards the city. Reykjavík city has some nice green areas with fun trails which will lead us all the way to the city centre. Along the way we'll learn some about Reykjavík and enjoy the nice and easy cooldown.
We'll finish the trip will end at the city’s only beach resort, Nauthólsvík. As it’s Iceland it’s not a traditional beach, it’s a beach with geothermal heat which makes a hot pool just by the sea. We’ll relax enjoy some snacks and wrap it up.
Today we’ll start the tour approximately 30 minutes drive from Reykjavík, right at Ölkelduháls. Ölkelduháls is an area within the geothermal site above Hveragerði town. The area is warm and active, the latest hot springs are less than 10 years old, emerging in earthquakes in the area.
Starting with a short traverse we ride from Ölkelduháls through the Reykjadalur valley finishing our trip in the lovely town of Hveragerði. On the way we’ll enjoy lunch packs and dip our toes into the cozy hot springs in this magical place.
- Transfer of participants from Reykjavík and back
- Transfer of bikes
- Full Suspension bike rental
- Packed lunch, juice and snacks during rides
- A cycling guide
Download the pdf document here
Duration: 2 days from Reykjavik (accommodation not included)
Age limit: Approx.15 years depending on riding skills and experience.
Cycling distance day 1: Approx. 30 km / 5-7 hours
Cycling distance day 2: Approx. 20 km / 4-6 hours