Bikepacking Iceland Jun/Jul 2013
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 3:10 PM Last Post By: adventureproject
Oct 16, 2012 5:01 AM
Bikepacking Iceland Jun/Jul 2013Hi Adventure Cyclists!
Going to Iceland June and July next year for an excruciating and painful trip by bike around the north-western fijords, maybe 4 weeks.
If you like aching muscles, wind and rain in your face, trying to pitch a tent while a gale is blowing, being wet and miserable in a cold damp sleeping bag, drinking über-expensive beer, and not seeing trees for a month - then I'd like to hear from you.
Iceland is extreme, and I love extreme climates, and to test myself to the limit in them. If you think the above is bad, just wait: I'm English, I can recite Monty Python for hours, I have the most politically incorrect humour, I love beer and wine, I'm vegetarian, and I love sixties music. Just for the record: I hate lycra, mobile phones, iPads, fancy bikes, people who use the expression "At the end of the day......"!
I'm looking for a cycling buddy, someone with experience, someone who's travelled and is fun to be with in extreme situations. Thanks.
Oct 16, 2012 7:34 AM
1I'm not coming with you, but you may find these comments interesting.
Oct 16, 2012 3:10 PM
2We went to Iceland expecting to be challenged in this extreme way and it certainly has the potential to give you everything painful that you wish for. Though at the end of the day we avoided the wet sleeping bags and sado masochism you seem to desire. Still if that's your thing I'm sure you'll have a blast. The Western fjords are magic, the riding unlike anything else I've experienced and the potential for challenging rides great, especially if you venture into the interior. We had particular 'fun' hauling tandems and kids around the Svalvogar circuit. And the riding out towards Djupavik is unreal. Have you put a notice on the CTC touring forum? You may find a buddy there. I found a few takers interested in cycling the Mongol rally so anything is possible.
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