Enjoy a women's only retreat in Iceland
Enjoy an MTB and Yoga holiday in this spectacular country
Adventure through diverse terrain and feel alive!
Embrace the support, from the tour operator and the other women on tour with you
Like-minded souls come together on this unique tour
Find peace in the mountains and dramatic landscapes of Iceland

MTB Yoga Iceland Adventure

Duration
4 days
Site savings
$24
From
$1,137 USD

Enjoy a 4-day unique tour pairing Yoga and MTB riding in the wilds of Iceland to improve your balance, focus, strength and flexibility on a female-only vacation. This is an adventure that accesses parts of you that you had no idea that existed and somehow forces you to find out that you are capable of so much more than you thought possible. It will push you outside of your comfort zone and make you feel strong and confident… afterwards!

  • Category
    Multi-Activity
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mountainous
  • Distance
    39.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    13 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Reykjavik with a pick up and drop off back there at the end of the tour.

    Fly in/out of Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport (KEF).

  • How long is the tour? How many days cycling?

    The tour is 4 days long with 3 days being cycling days.

  • What's the tour like? What ability do I need to have?

    LEVEL: This tour is designed for the open-minded female mountain yoga-biker in good physical shape. Previous mountain yoga or biking experience is not required, and you will not be confronted with very technical sections. You don’t have to be an advanced biker or yoga expert, and you don’t have to be super fit for this trip. Most of those who join us have these qualifications to varying degrees and one compensates another. If you lack skill, you may be fine with good fitness, and if you are very skilled, you may do well with less fitness. Most parts of the trails are on gravel roads that can be quite rough along with some single track and short technical up- and downhill sections that can easily be hike-a-biked for those less experienced.

    YOUR SAFETY: The trip takes place in remote regions where limited evacuation options are available. Bear in mind, there are always risks and hazards on the trails. If you choose to participate in the trip, 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. The 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.

  • Tell me about the food and drink?

    THE FOOD: Cuisine is Iceland's best and the tour operator can customize your dinner if you have any dietary considerations as vegetarian, ketos, dairy-free or lactose intolerant, for example.

    WATER - DRINKS ARE ON US! Kranavatn is a premium drink, naturally filtered through layers of lava to make it fresh and tasty for you. It is available all around Iceland, and it is totally free.

    THE BOOZE... It is not always possible to stop at the liquor store in Iceland after the trip has started. The tour operator highly recommends that you stop at the tax-free store at the airport if you wish to have a wine or beer with you on the trip.

  • Tell me about the bikes?

    You can hire a dual suspension bike from the tour operator for this trip - these are Specialized Stumpjumper bikes.

    If you bring your own bike it should be 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.


  • What clothes should I bring?

    Based on the tour operator's experience, cycling clothes, gloves and shoes that are built for winter / autumn riding in the US or Europe typically works well in Icelandic highland summers. .

    IMPORTANT: The tour operator discourages the use of cotton and recommends strongly bringing comfortable and adequate clothing, such as polypropylene and wool/synthetic blends. They also recommend that you bring a good backpack (ca. 10l) with bladder as you will be out riding for the day, so along with at least 1l of water, you’ll need room for your packed lunch, extra layers and spares. Don’t forget to bring a high factor sunblock, as the sun here is very strong.

  • What should I pack?

    IN YOUR DUFFEL BAG sturdy and water-resistant, not exceeding 15 kg

        Warm jacket/wool
        Clothes and sandals for hut and yoga
        Extra insulating layer (warm gloves, hat, long johns, trousers, socks, underwear)
        Headlight or flashlight and spare batteries
        Toothbrush, paste and soaps
        Travel towel and swimsuit
        Your yoga mat (if you bring your own)
        Your personal pharmacy

    DURING THE DAY ON THE BIKE

        Good backpack (ca.10l) for daily meals/snack and extra clothes.
        Wool blend insulating layer next to your body
        Fleece or wool sweater
        Biking pants/shorts or outdoor trousers
        Waterproof jacket and pants/Gore-Tex or similar
        Cap to wear underneath the helmet
        Fingerless and full finger gloves for biking
        Waterproofed winter gloves
        Good socks/1-2 pairs (wool blend)
        Body armor is a personal choice, however we would advise kneepads.
        Winter bike shoes/mountain shoes for biking
        Extra warm hat/cap (for stops)
        Down jacket/primaloft (for stops)
        Sunglasses / Sunscreen / Lip protection (the sun in Iceland is intense)
        1l water bottle or camel bag
        A small thermos for hot drink (optional)
        First aid kit (lip balm, band aid, sport tape, blister patches for heels, sun protection)

    OPTIONAL TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

        Camera
        Reading and writing material
        Your favorite snack food such as raisins or chocolate
        Protein supplements for vegetarian
        1 or 2 good bottles of wine or/and beer
        Most needed spare parts for your bike

  • Can you tell me about the guides/instructors?

    HELGA SNJÓLFSDÓTTIR is an experienced Yoga Instructor and MTB lover. She discovered yoga in her late teens and has been passionate about yoga, meditation and spirituality for the past 20 years. 7 years ago she started teaching and sharing her knowledge and experience with students at Yoga Shala Reykjavik as well as through other projects and collaborations.

    She loves teaching accessible Yoga Flow classes where all students can thrive and and find their edge regardless of their experience, she also believes in the power of Meditation, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra to balance active lifestyles in the demands of modern culture.

    She discovered MTB in the year 2014 and met Anna, the tour operator's owner on her first behind the mountains MTB tour. Needless to say it was amazing! She is thrilled to be collaborating on MTB + yoga trips and looks forward to customizing yoga programs for each tour and group.

    ANNA KRISTÍN ÁSBJÖRNSDÓTTIR is the owner and the general manager of the tour company. In 2014, Anna organized the first “only women” weekend adventure called “MountainBikeRock”. It has been since then an integral part of many Icelandic female mountain bikers, who attend the tour each and every year.

    She is a natural-born pioneer and her knowledge and experience as a mountain guide is unique when it comes to planning mountain bike tours in Iceland. Anna discovered Yoga when she met Helga on this tour and has since then been practising it occasionally along with meditation.

    This year they have decided to share this unique experience with the worldwide female riders community by welcoming you to join them on tour.