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BIKE TOURS

BOND TO NATURE


Highland Tour

“Our guide, Arnar, made our trip one of the best we’ve ever had. Our routes were quickly customized to suit our riding style. We saw parts of the countryside we could never have found on our own. In spite of some crowding in the Highlands in July, we were able to spend several of our riding days without seeing another person on the trails. I highly recommend Bike Company.” 2


BIKE COMPANY

visit nature at it’s best

Bike Company was founded in 2011 by four cyclists. We are all experienced city and highland bikers that have travelled the country on trail for years. For the past 9 years we have organized popular 3-4 day biking tours around the highlands of Iceland. Cycling is our passion and these tours sparked the idea of the Bike Company. Adventurous biking is our main interests. Mountain biking is a favourite, ranging from narrow tracks right outside Reykjavik to the desolated sands in the highlands. We have various experiences with other outdoor sports, ranging from guiding glacial tours to rock climbing and hiking. Our friendship bonded through our volunteer work- all of us are experienced rescue team workers, who have through years been in search and rescue operations around the country. We know the country like the back of our hand and we want to let you in on the experience of a lifetime! Through the years we have taken bike tours together, experiencing the stunning landscape Iceland has to offer. Now we want to let you in on the fun! We love meeting new people from all parts of the world. Our goal is to offer you a high quality unforgettable experience!

We will bring you into an adventurous journey that you will never forget. We will take you through remote sheep trails, hiking trails, highland roads and beautiful rumbling lava fields with the wilderness at your side. Our highland tours offer you days surrounded with stunning nature such as waterfalls, lagoons, muddy glacial rivers, volcanic canyons and caves, hot springs and rivers and for those interested- bathing in natural outdoor pools and brooks. YES, Iceland is the largest playground in the north for bike lovers! Iceland has great potential to become a popular destination for moutainbiking enthusiasts. We can take you to see nature at it´s best. Our guides are welcoming and enthusiastic and all share one interest- the love of biking. We offer you adventure, breathtaking nature and wildlife like you have never seen it! Incredible mountainbike trails await you.

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GROUP ACTIVITIES bike to connect

Biking is a great team building activity! If you are a company, association or simply a group of family or friends looking for an adventure together- join us for a cycling journey! We offer day trips for groups of up to 50 bikers. Many of our popular group tours are through the heart of the capital, Reykjavik. Biking is an ideal way to explore Reykjavik and vicinity, offering endless possibilities of seeing the city in a new light. We also welcome groups to take an unforgetable journey with us outside the city to see the stunning portrait of the island of extremes. Other popular day tours for groups are to the beautiful Nature Reserve Heidmork, tours to the Blue Lagoon and the famous hot spring area Geysir. Here in the far north lie many of Europe’s largest glaciers cozied up to some of the continent’s most vibrant volcanic springs. In our tours groups will get a chance to experience roaring waterfalls, mysterious volcanos and rugged beautiful lava fields. Join us to experience Iceland - the natural beauty crafted by the union of fire and ice!

Group prices: Duration 2-4 hours

Number of participants - price pr. bike 10-20 20-30 4.700 ISK 4.400 ISK

30-50 4.000 ISK

English speaking guides included in the price. Bike transport is not included in the price Lunch/Lunchbag available. Please contact us for special requests.

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BIKES AND ACCESSORIES

why not rent a bike?

We always ask ourselves a simple question: What kind of bikes and equipment would we want if we were the customers? The answer reflects our standards: Simply the best. Therefore we are in collaberation with Örnin, Iceland’s largest bicycle store and licensed distributor for Trek bikes in Iceland. Bike Company offers a huge selection of 2012 and 2013 model Trek rental bikes including cruisers, mountain bikes, and road bikes! We offer bikes for both sexes, as well as children‘s bikes and child seats. Included in all bike rentals are helmets and locks. We rent touring bikes with a variety of accessories tailored for our customers needs, i.e. cargo trailer, luggage racks, panniers, bike tools and more. Time duration of rentals are worked out according to our customers needs. We place great emphasis on cyclists safety and all bikes are regularly maintained. All customers receive a contact telephone number if assistance is needed on the go. Our employees are professional and outgoing- always ready to offer assistance and guidance.

Easy to book, friendly service, fantastic bikes!

“We booked 4 bikes for the day with The Bike Company. The booking process was very easy; and the service very friendly. The bikes were brand new, of high quality and despite not being regular bike riders, we found these very easy to ride and managed 20 miles exploring around Reykjavik. I would definitely recommend this company! ”

We are stationed at various locations in the capital Reykjavik and around the country. We offer high quality bikes ideal for experiencing the beautiful landscape of Iceland on the go!

Rental prices: Duration Five hours One day (24h) Two days Three days or longer

Trek 3500 3.200 ISK 4.500 ISK 8.000 ISK 3.500 ISK*

Trek 4300 4.500 ISK 6.500 ISK 11.000 ISK 4.800 ISK*

Navigator 2.0 3.200 ISK 4.500 ISK 8.000 ISK 3.500 ISK* * Per day

Included in all rentals: Helmet and a bike lock

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Superb introduction to Reykjavik

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“My sister and I took this wonderful tour our first full day in Iceland, and it was the perfect introduction to the capital. Steinn Armann was easy to talk to and never failed to provide us with stories and info about Reykjavik, Iceland, and himself. With just the three of us, it felt like a private tour. We spent a little over 5 hours exploring the city in what was supposed to be a 3 hour excursion. Highly recommended! �


TOURS IN REYKJAVÍK the perfect way to see the city Bike Company offers a variety of tours around Reykjavik and it´s vicinity. Biking is an ideal way to learn about the history of Reykjavik and experience the nature and culture the city has to offer. Our tours include the main sights around the city as well as beautiful views of the city, often missed by city dwellers. Our city tours are easy level and suitable for all ages.

Downtown Reykjavik

Our classic route takes you through the old town of Reykjavik, starting from the tower of Hallgrimskirkja. We head downtown, to the sea and the gleeming new Harpamusic hall and from there out to the West-side where we visit one of the most interesting places in Reykavik – the old cemetary. On our way we stop at numerous interesting places, i.e. the house of parliament, the city hall etc.

Distance: 9 km Duration: 2-3 hours Departure: Everyday at 11:00 Operating season: May-September Terrain: Paved bike paths and city streets Included: City bike and a helmet. Minimum: 2 participants

1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Easy

Price:

5.500 ISK

Magic at midnight

We offer a wonderful summer midnight tour, called Magic at Midnight, letting cyclists enjoy Iceland’s renowned midnight sun. This spectacular site of the sun wavering in the middle of a ravishing red sky is a natural phenomenon occurring only in the summer months in Iceland. This is an easy level tour that begins in the heart of downtown Reykjavík and takes us to Grótta, the beautiful coastline located at tip of Seltjarnarnes peninsula.

Distance: 13 km Duration: 2-3 hours Departure: Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. at 22:00 Operating season: June-August Terrain: Paved bike paths and city streets Included: City bike and a helmet. Minimum: 2 participants

1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Easy

Price:

5.500 ISK

Other tours available in Reykjavik: Reykjavik Panorama - 35 km - 15.900 ISK Reykjavik Singletrack - 40 km - 15.900 ISK Reykavik - Hike and bike - 35 km - 15.9000 ISK visit: www.bikecompany.is for more information.

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The best way to see Reykjavik & the rest of Iceland

“Benedikt and his crew provided the best customer service, input, and advise during a recent month-long visit to Iceland. They provided us with an insightful tour of Reykjavik, showing us the best places to see while in the city. They also went above and beyond in providing my friends and I with all the necessary equipment needed for a 300+ mile / 480+ km bike tour from Hofn to Reykjavik. If you travel to Reykjavik and want superb service on two-wheels, Bike Company is your best bet.�

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HENGILL VOLCANO geothermal experience

Hengill is a volcano that lies in Iceland’s western volcanic belt, last erupting two thousand years ago.The area surrounding the volcano is mystical and unforgetable. It is a combination of rolling hills and mossy lava fields with hot springs and steaming fumaroles- an amazing experience awaits you!

The landscape along this trail is magnificent- you will be surrounded by lava fields and hot springs. We cycle down Reykjadalur valley to the village of Hveragerdi. This area is renownded for it’s hot springs and beautiful natural warm rivers and swimming pools, which bikers can relax and bathe in at the end of our tour.

The tour begins with a stop at the Hellisheidi power plant were you will learn about the unique Hengill area before our journey begins. The plant offers a high quality multimedia exhibition about the utilization of Iceland’s natural hot water resources. The exhibition provides detailed information about the history, wildlife and various activities the Hengill area has to offer visitors. The exhibition also provides information about the processing plant and power utilization in the Hengill area. Staff at the exhibition will provide answers to your questions and ensure that your visit is educational and enjoyable!

This tour offers an unforgetable journey to one of the most breathtaking areas of Iceland. Remember to take your bathing suite for those of you interested in relaxing in a beautiful hot brook or taking a swim in a swimming pool.

The journey begins by cycling along Skarðsmýrarfjall mountain and into Fremstadal valley- riding a couple of times though the Hengladalsá valley river. Our destination is Klambragil, a ravine where we will take a break from biking and relax in an outdoor naturally heated brook- one of the stunning sites of nature Iceland has to offer. We then continue cycling, riding along Ölkelduhnjúk mountain on a single track trail.

Tour info: Distance: 29 km Duration: 6-8 hours Departure: Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 Operating season: May-October Terrain: Singletrack trails and gravel roads Included: Mountain bike and helmet, admisson to Powerplant, Lunchbag and hotel pickup. Minimum: 2 participants Price: 1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Challenging

25.900 ISK 9


A perfect day

“Arranged for a road bike tour with this company during a company retreat to Iceland. We did a circle tour of the Reykjavik suburbs on some of the most beautiful road bikes many of us had ridden. Our guides were friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and entertaining. They offered several times to split the group up and do a fast ride if we were interested (we weren’t as this was more of a social ride) and were great about making sure someone always rode with our slowest riders. We were told that Icelanders aren’t all that accustomed to roadies (mountain biking is more popular) - but we found the roads and pathways to be very smooth and the drivers courteous. Highly recommend this company to anyone who is interested in getting another perspective of this wonderful city.” 10


REYKJANES PENINSULA blue lagoon and shipwrecks Join us for a tour of the “steamy peninsula“ Reykjanes, located on the southwestern tip of Iceland. This lunar landscape with craters and hot springs will leave a strong impression! We pick up our cyclists at a Reykjavik hotel and drive to the famous Blue Lagoon. Our journey begins by cycling from the lagoon through gently rolling terrains with a magnificent, mountainous panorama view. We cycle to Eldvörp, a row of craters northwest of the village Grindavik. These stunning craters were formed in the Reykjanes Fires 1210-1240 AD in the Svartsengi volcanic system. This unforgettable area was used by the Apollo flight crew to practice moon walking. This beautiful landscape with craters and lava is one of a kind! Steam can be seen flowing from one crater, the temperature inside measuring around 80° C. We continue cycling to the fishing village Grindavik. We cycle to Hópsnes, a beautiful cape with lighthouses, shipwreks and pounding waves. This coastline is home to vast birdlife.

Our tour ends with a swim in the Blue Lagoon, a great way to end a wonderful day of cycling! This famous lagoon is made of warm geothermal seawater with natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae. The lagoon has been voted the best medical spa worldwide and has for years been awarded the Blue Flag environmental recognition granted to natural beaches. After unwinding in the lagoon we drive our cyclists back to Reykjavik- relaxed and enriched with the breathtaking raw nature Iceland has to offer!

Tour info: Distance: 22 km Duration: 6-8 hours Departure: Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:00 Operating season: May-October Terrain: Paved road and bike path. Included: Mountain bike and helmet, admisson to Blue Lagoon, Lunchbag and hotel pickup. Minimum: 2 participants Price: 1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Moderate

29.900 ISK 11


ADV

Fantastic First Experience

“Right from the first email this company shone through with their personal e-mail style, professional and easy to read quote and their prices were fantastic compared to their competitors. With the bike’s comes a repair kit, helmets and extra inner tubes and when my rim ended up getting bent on the road and was unable to get it repaired they actually put a replacement on the bus and had it “shipped” to me half way around the island! The efforts of Unnur and Siggi really help us through our first experience cycling through a country. I would recommend them 100% for people thinking of biking around the Ring Road.” 12


VENTURE AROUND FJALLABAK just raw nature In this tour cyclists experience some of the most magnificent landscape Iceland has to offer on great singletrack routes. Beautiful hot springs, mountains and the nature reserve of Landmannalaugar offer an unforgettable experience. An English speaking guide will accompany the group as well as a 4WD vehicle, carrying cyclists luggage. If cyclists need to rest, they are welcome to ride in the car. The tour is suitable for people reasonably fit, but is not recommended for children younger than 12 - 15 years old. Day 1: Reykjavik to Landmannahellir Cyclists are picked up at their hotels between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The day begins by driving east out of Reykjavik on route 26, arriving in Dómadalur around noon. From Dómadalur we bike 35 km to the Landmannahellir caves, where we spend the night in cabins or tents. Day 2: Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar We bike 25 km from Landmannahellir caves to Frostastadavatn lake to Landmannalaugar natural pools. We spend the night in cabins or tents at Landmannalaugar. Cyclists will have an opportunity to hike around this area and bathe in the hot natural pools. If customers are interested, a 9 km single track bike route to Ljótapollur can be added to this day trip.

Day 3: Landmannalaugar to Hólaskjól Cyclists bike from Landmannalaugar 40 km east along the Fjallabak north route and around Eldgjá volcanic canyon. If cyclists are interested, we can take an easy hike around Eldgjá volcanic canyon. Our day ends in Hólaskjól where we spend the night in a mountain resort or tents. Day 4: Hólaskjól to Álftavatn On our fourth day we head back along a different 40 km route. We ride from Hólaskjól along Álftavatn lake, cycling along the Sydri-Ófaera river. We continue traveling along an old farmers road, ending at the beautiful Strútslaug natural pool. We spend the night in Útivistar Strút cabin. On this part of the route the 4WD vehicle will not be able to follow the group constantly. Day 5 Álftavatn – Emstrur We begin the day by cycling through the beautiful Laugavegur hiking trail towards Alftavatn lake. We continue biking through stunning landscape towards Hvitmogu river and the Hungurfit area. We then head back to Emstru road where a car pick-up awaits cyclists, which will drive back to Reykjavik. This day is mostly singletrack.

Tour info: Biking Distance: 160 km Duration: 5 days Departure dates: 14.7-18.7.2013, 24.7-28.7.2013, 7.8-11.8.2013, 21.8-25.8.2013. Operating season: July-September Terrain: Mostly gravel roads. Included: Mountain bike and helmet, All meals, Accommodation, hotel pickup, english speaking guide, support vehicle. Minimum: 6 participants Price:

1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Challenging

198.000 ISK

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Great Tour of the Highlands

“We had a fantastic week of mountain biking through the highlands of Iceland with Kjartan and his wife Julia. The trip was a great mix of technical single track, the first day was by far the most difficult, and riding on dirt highland roads. We had time to see the beauty of the highlands while not having too much downtime either.� 14


CUSTOMIZED TOURS make your dreams come true We can tailor trips all from easy level day tours to hardcore single track mountain biking in the highlands. If you are a company, association or simply a group of family or friends looking for an adventure together- we would love to put together a tailored package to give you the greatest vacation possible! We will be happy to offer you ideas, with no obligation on your part, about a custom tour for you. We can tailor an itinerary for groups in any of the tour regions we offer. We will be happy to offer you suggestions and advice that will meet your particular need. Whether you want to go road biking, touring, mountain biking or on a romantic bike cruise Bike Company will make your dream a reality.

Cyclist choose their destinations, as well as all events and activites in our customized tours. Cyclists also choose their pace and difficulty level. Bike Company provides gears and supplies, as well as food and drink for the entire trip. We transport cyclists and carry their gear. Overnight tours include stays in hotels, cabins, huts or tents. We can take you to any destination!

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“There is a group of us who have travelled around the world together. Recently we have traveled to the Amazon, Alaska, hunted in Australia, dove at the Great Barrier Reef, and mountain biked in the Moab Desert. We hadn’t heard much about Iceland, but between this biking trip and having the chance to SCUBA dive the Silfra ravine, the trip seemed like a no brainer. The trip started off with our group being picked up in a van. There was 6 of us, and no other strangers in the group, which already started off the tour on a good note. We had about a 45min drive ahead of us, which allowed for us to recover a bit from the night before, which was great. When we arrived, Thoren, our great guide, set up the bikes for us, gave us a packed lunch, and we started off on our journey. The biking was great, challenging yet still fun, and the scenary looked like we traversing the moon. The highlight was the few hour stop at the hot spring, where we enjoyed our lunch in a natural warm stream. Thorren was a great guide and tailored the tour however we wanted. She even laughed at our jokes, which was rare for a girl amongst six guys. The bike trip was one of the most memorable things that we did during our time in Iceland. Iceland in general was one of the best trips that I have taken, and this is a must if you like biking.�

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LEISURE BIKING

7 days on the golden circle This is an easy to medium level 7 day bike tour around South Iceland mainly on paved roads.This tour allows bikers to experience the cityscape of Reykjavik and some of the most renowned sights of nature in Iceland; known as the Golden Circle. This journey will take bikers to waterfalls and geysers and the beautiful seashore on the south coast. The majority of the biking route is on paved/asphalt roads and bikers luggage will be transported between hotels. This tour is suitable for everyone in fair physical shape. This route is designed to avoid car traffic as much as possible. We begin by biking from downtown Reykjavik to the beautiful Elliðaárdalur, a valley with waterfalls in the heart of Reykjavik. From there we head to Lake Rauðavatn and continue to Mosfellsdalur valley. We spend the night at a small guesthouse in Mosfellsdalur valley (day 1 biking distance: 23 km, duration: 3-4 hrs.). On the second day we head towards Thingvellir national park, a fairytale landscape of fissures, lava, moss and wildlife. We ride along Almannagjá, the largest ravine in the Þingvalla area where the North America and the European tectonic plates meet. We spend the night in a hotel near Thingvellir (day 2 biking distance: 35km, duration: 5-6 hours). From the national park we head north along the lake ending at Laugavatn, a the small town named after the lake in the area. In Laugavatn we visit the newly opened Fontana spa and relax in exquisite thermal baths. The spa which has a natural sauna on top of a hot spring. We will dine in the town and spend the night at a hotel

in Laugavatn or at the guesthouse in Efstidalur . (day 3 biking distance: 45km, duration: 6-7 hours). On the fourth day bikers ride past the famous geyser area to Gullfoss, a stunning waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river. We will stay at a hotel in the Gullfoss area (day 4 biking distance: 42 km, duration: 6-8 hours). On the fifth day, we will bike from Gullfoss to Dalbær, riding through the beautiful area Flúðir,. We will visit one of the greenhouses in Fludir and end the day in a local swimming pool. (day 5 biking distance: 30 km, duration: 4-6 hours). We continue our journey towards the south coast riding along small country road towards the town Selfoss. Our destination is small and cosy guesthouse called Bitra. (day 6 biking distance: 33 km, duration: 4-6 hours). On the last day, we will bike to Stokkseyri, a small village which lies on the south coast with a beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean and starlite sky. We will dine at a lovely seafood restaurant at the shoreline, renowned for it‘s lobster. In the end of the day the group will be picked up by a bus and the day ends in the Blue Lagoon. (day 7 biking distance: 27 km, duration: 4-6 hours). On request, bikers can take this tour self-guided with assistance from the Bike Company. Please contact us for further information.

Tour info: Total distance: 235 km Duration: 7 days Departure dates: 3.6.-9.6.2013, 24.6-30.6.2013, 22.7-28.7.2013,12.8-18.8.2013, 2.9-8.9.2013 Terrain: Country roads Included: Hybrid bike and helmet, All meals, Accommodation, hotel pickup, support vehicle. Minimum: 6 participants Price: 1 2 3 4 5

Grade: Gentle

302.500 ISK (6-10 PAX) 253.000 ISK (11-15 PAX) 227.700 ISK (16-20 PAX) 17


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“My husband and I had a fantastic trip to Iceland in July. We didn’t really know what to expect but were overwhelmed with the positive experience thanks to “Bike Company”. We took a 5 day guided tour into the Highlands. Arnar our amazing guide customized our trip to make it really work for us. We lucked out with the weather. We saw amazing sites. The food was delicious. It was a spectacular adventure. We would highly recommend this to anyone interested in seeing Iceland by mountain bike.”


SINGLE TRACK

All mountain highland adventure This is a 6 day singletrack tour perfect for bikers seeking an adventure that pushes them to the limits! This is a difficult level tour which offers an exciting challenge for technically experienced bikers. We will show you raw nature at it‘s best, combining all that the land of Fire and Ice has to offer: volcanoes, lava, waterfalls, glaciers and rivers. We will travel along single-track routes and hiking paths in the highlands, spending all nights in mountain cabins. Luggage will be transported between night time destination spots, but will not follow bikers during the day. Bikers travel on their own bikes. The first day we will bike down Reykjadalur valley on a great singletrack route. From there we will drive east, stopping in the beautiful Vík and the Reynisfjöru beach. We ride the Öldufells route to Strút, our destination for the night. The total biking distance the first day is 10 km on a great singletrack route.

The next day we ride along the Laugavegur route to Álftavatn, where we will spend the night. The total biking distance is 25 km On the fifth day, bikers head from Álftavatn to Þórsmörk, riding into Krók and then back into Laugavegur route. We will spend the night in Þórsmörk. Total biking distance is 40 km. On the last day, bikers ride from Þórsmörk to Skógar along the Fimmvörðuháls route, viewing the remains of the Eyjafalla volcanic eruption in 2010. Bikers will be picked up in Skógar and driven to the capital. The group will celebrate it‘s journey at a lovely restaurant in Reykjavík that evening! Total biking distance is 23 km with an total elevation of approx. 1000 meters.

The second day bikers ride from Stútur along Strútsstígur to Hólaskjól, where they spend the night. Total biking distance is 35 km. The next day we will drive to Ljótapollur pond and explore the singletrack trails in the Landmannalaugar area. We spend the day biking in the gorgeous area, riding to Frostastaðavatn and Bláhnjúkur. We stay at a cabin in Landmannalaugar for the night. Total biking distance is 40 km.

Tour info: Biking Distance: 160 km Duration: 6 days Departure dates: 13.8-18.8. 2013, 27.8.-1.9.2013 Terrain: Singletrack trails, highland tracks Included: All meals, Accommodation, hotel pickup, english speaking guide, support vehicle Minimum: 5 Participants Maximum: 10 Participants Grade: Extreme 1 2 3 4 5

Price:

295.000 ISK 19


Bankastræti 2 101 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 590-8500 GSM: (+354) 665-5600

www.bikecompany.is info@bikecompany.is


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