Posted: Aug 20, 2015 10:13 am EDT
(Correne Coetzer) A team of South Africans on mountain bikes, with Icelandic guides and support car, has started an Iceland crossing. They started yesterday on a coast-to-coast route from the Northeast to the Southwest across the Icelandic Highlands; Jökulsárgljúfur National Park to Skógafoss. See their website for the detailed route.
Icelandic Aron Reynisson sent over the news about the trip, telling Explorersweb that he is supporting the expedition with his truck and one of his guides is leading it.
Two South Africans, Heinrich Ungerer and Sean Disney from the company, ONBIKE, are leading the team of 6 clients. Runar Theodorsson (importer of Giant, Scott and Ibis in Iceland) is the Iceland guide, home team member, Bianca Ungerer told Exweb. She also explained about the type of mountain bikes: Rocky Mountain supplied two demo bikes that is being used by the guides, and the clients are using Giant, Santa Cruz and Rocky Mountain.
The team plans to cover a total distance of 490 kilometers / 304 miles with a maximum altitude of 1150 meters / 3773 feet. Max daily distance: 87 km / 54 miles.
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