This is one of the most incredible cycling experiences on the planet. On Climate Ride Iceland we’ll travel to this magnificent island nation to explore the Southern Highlands where active volcanoes, sparkling glaciers, hot springs, and rustic mountain huts combine to create an unparalleled connection to nature.
This charitable event is our premier mountain bike-only Climate Ride, and all of the cycling takes place on gravel roads. NEW for 2018 – we’ll have daily options for single-track if you would like to try it out! Local Icelandic guides and our Climate Ride team will take care of all the details, allowing us to ride, connect, and see how the changing climate is affecting the Land of Fire and Ice.
On this charitable biking event, we travel where few tourists go. We stay in rustic mountain huts. If you crave more privacy, we suggest you bring a high-quality tent so you can stay in the campground.
This trip is well-suited to experienced road cyclists who can get comfortable on a mountain bike. Weather can vary and you must be prepared for cold, rain, and river crossings. Follow our packing list and you’ll be just fine! You should train to ride 30 miles per day on gravel roads. There are shorter options each day if you choose to ride in the support van.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, please connect with us to ensure you have wonderful food options. Bring a big smile and your sense of adventure for this jaw-dropping charitable bike adventure!
Climate Ride charitable events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. On this trip, we’ll get a first-hand look at the environmental issues affecting Iceland including glacial melting, flooding, overfishing, and land rise, while learning about Iceland’s nearly 100% reliance on geothermal and hydropower energy sources.
This is a special Climate Ride Funders Trip and the proceeds directly support Climate Ride’s work. Your fundraising on Climate Ride Iceland will benefit the programs and efforts of Climate Ride including our community scholarships for young climate leaders. You are helping us grow the organization to become an advocacy powerhouse that engages people in the world of active environmental philanthropy and sustainable solutions. All donations are tax-deductible.
A passport is required.
Daily cycling mileages to suit all types of cyclists. This is a fully supported ride which means you can focus on the pedaling and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything from overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Learn more in the FAQ.