The Breiðavík Loop

Borgarfjörður eystri is an interesting place to mountain bike right now. There are no official mountain biking trails (we’re trying to change that) so most of our riding experience here now is centered on riding access roads, old national trails and unsanctioned hiking trails. Now, we don’t directly support riding on busy hiking trails, but beggars can’t be choosers and the trails that we’ve found here that are at all rideable aren’t busy. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find another person that is even on the same mountain. During a particularly cloudy day in July, my wife and I decided to explore the mountain road that leads into the deserted inlet of Breiðavík. Getting to Breiðavík on a bike was an interesting challenge, as I had only ever gone there by car.


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The first summer of Fjord Bikes

Our goal with the Fjord Bikes project is to bring a new kind of recreational tourism, in the form of mountain biking, to the small village of Borgarfjörður eystri. This includes running a small mountain bike rental, but it really is a much bigger project than that. Really our focus is on improving the infrastructure in the area to be able to accommodate this type of recreation, as well as form relationships with landowners and the municipality which are beneficial to the area.

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