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TOUR 4A - Bike and Ride

Enjoy an active day! The program starts at the old harbor in Reykjavik city center with a bike tour guided by a local who shows you the most popular sights and some secrets in Reykjavik. The route may include but is not limited to the following places: Reykjavik’s south facing beach – Ægissida, University of Iceland campus, Nordic House, Reykjavik’s Catholic Cathedral, Parliament building, Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, Tjörnin City Lake and City Center. We also pass the home of some of Iceland’s most famous people. After about 30 minutes lunch break you will be picked up by Eldhestar at the harbor and drive to our farm Vellir for a riding tour in scenic surroundings. You will get to try the special gait of the Icelandic horse, “tölt”, on nice trails along meadows with views of volcanic mountains. The program ends with coffee, tea or hot chocolate and home-baked cake, before we take you back to Reykjavik.

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Excellent tour and I enjoyed myself. I was a little unsure of how I would go as it had been a couple of decades since I was last on a horse. They accommodated varying riding abilities very well and selected horses expertly. They provided outer layer clothing that kept us comfortable while riding in the elements. Our guide was informative, and encouraging. I experienced the tölt successfully with her guidance.

Megan F.

Duration

2,5 hours biking & 1,5 – 2 hours riding

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Departure times

Daily at 09:45 at Reykjavík Bike Tours, Ægisgarður 7 (at the old harbour, look for two bright red shipping containers near the water, same street as the whale watching companies.)

After the bike tour you will be picked up at 13:00 and by Eldhestar and taken to the farm Vellir for the riding tour.

Return to Reykjavík at around 17:15.

Availability

15th of May – 15th of October

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Included

English speaking guide, 2.5 hours city sightseeing by bike (easy, about 7 km), bike helmet, 1.5-2 hours on horseback, riding and safety equipment, refreshments, transfer to Eldhestar and back to Reykjavik.

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What to bring

Good shoes, comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary), gloves and a buff is recommended and if you want to bring a camera, please bring a small waist bag as backpacks cannot be taken on horseback. See more detailed information here.

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Notes

Transportation to the harbor and lunch is not included. There are several possibilities to buy lunch close to the harbor.

The minimum age is 10 years.

The weight limit for riders is 120 kg.

Price

see at the end of the page

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