Arctic Circle | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Arctic Circle

Greenland

We’re very excited to announce the world’s first mountain bike adventure to be offered in Greenland. That’s right, you can be a pioneer and lay first tracks in this spectacular arctic destination. We start the trip 250kms north of the Arctic Circle in the village of Ilulissat with its famous UNESCO World Heritage designated ‘Icefjord’, a fjord that’s overflowing with building-sized icebergs calving from the fastest moving glacier in the world; the Sermeq Kujalleq. Around Illulissat we’ll ride it’s amazing rockslab playgrounds with the sound of ice cracking, whales breaching and sled dogs barking in the distance. Next stop is a point-to-point singletrack bike packing ride through a remote region inland from the village of Sisimiut. This adventurous route will test one’s grit and defines remote untouched nature as you ride past nameless lakes, rivers and mountains in a pristine natural environment. This trip is two nights in hotels, a night in an overnight ship (private cabins) and three nights self-supported bikepacking. On this adventure you’ll experience the fascinating culture of Greenland where the local population are descendants of Canada’s Inuit. This is our first true expedition level trip that is led by a professional Canadian guide with extensive experience and knowledge of arctic environments.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Ilulissat Greenland. Warm-up ride Ilulissat Icefjord. — 10km / 1214 FT Elevation gain

Meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, fly to Greenland with amazing views of the Greenland ice cap. Arrive to Ilulissat, warm-up ride along the UNESCO World Heritage designated Ilulissat Icefjord.

Day 2: Boat shuttle to Oqaatsut, ride to Ilulissat. Overnight ferry to — 21km / 1535 FT Elevation gain

Private charter boat to the old whaling village of Oqaatsut, ride seaside singletrack to Ilulissat. Board the overnight ferry to Sisimiut with views of icebergs, whales and the rugged Greenlandic coastline.

Day 3: Arrive to Sisimiut. Boat shuttle up the fjord. Start bike packin — 16km / 1215 FT Elevation gain

Morning arrival to the village of Sisimiut. Private charter boat up remote fjord to start bike parking traverse. Things are about to get epic!

Day 4: Ride bikepacking traverse. — 30km / 1585 FT Elevation gain.

Wake up to untouched nature in all directions with not much more to do than pedal your bike all day up and over passes and down valleys.

Day 5: Ride bikepacking traverse. — 32km / 2840 FT Elevation gain.

Another big day as we continue riding west along rivers and lakes to the Kanderluarsuk Tulleq fjord and start the biggest climb of the trip up the Qerrirtusup Mjoriaa pass.

Day 6: Ride bikepacking traverse. Explore Sisimiut. — 8km / 300 FT Elevation gain.

Short pedal into Sisimiut. Afternoon exploring this fascinating town, it’s artisans and local culture.

Day 7: Fly Sisimiut to Reykjavik.

Fly Sisimiut to Nuuk and onto Reykjavik. Bon voyage!

What our Guests Say:

"The diversity of the environment blew my mind, from the flowing glaciers, steep fjords, massive icebergs, untouched alpine valleys and formidable mountain passes."

- Ray W.

Details

Dates: Private trips only

Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Joining In: Illulissat, Greenland
Skill Level: 3 Fitness, 3 Technical
Type: XC/bikepacking
Land Cost: €3995 /person | Currency Conversion ?

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