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Grefillinn

August 10 2024
Krauma, Iceland
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Distances: 100, 200 km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Grefillinn is an old Icelandic word for a pickaxe, which signifies the gravel that the Icelandic glaciers and rather harsh Icelandic highland weather has chipped away and given us to ride on. Also „Hver grefillinn“ is a mild swear word, kind of like „What in the blooming hell“ which signifies possible exclamations from participants when tackling the course and experiencing the view.

The race takes you through Flókadalur and Lundareykjadalur, two beautiful agriculturual valleys filled with grass fields, salmon rivers and sheep. The climb out of Lundareykjadalur is called Uxahryggir, it is a approx 15 km climb of 300 meters. Many waterfalls can be seen on this part. The Kaldidalur highland road is next. It can only be described as magnificent, set in a desolate post-glacial surroundings. The road is a bit rougher than up till now. The highest point of Kaldidalur is at approx 700 meters and the view is great in all directions. The glacier Eiríksjökull can be seen from there as well as the former glacier Ok.

The descent down to Húsafell takes you through contrasting nature, starting in the post glacial desert and ending in the low forest and clear rivers of Húsafell. From there you ride through some beautiful agricultural valleys of Hvítársíða. The great glacial river Hvítá runs down this valley and can be great inspiration for wild riding. Next up you will experience the diverse countryside of Borgarfjörður, with its climbs and bumpy roads. Right before you hit the asfalt on they way back you will go through Varmaland, home of greenhouses for cucumbers.

The race starts and finishes at Krauma, the beautiful geothermal baths. Participants will be able to wash of the road dust in the relaxing pools of Krauma after the race.
The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F).

Krauma has a total of six baths, five warm and one cold. No extra chemicals are needed to keep the pools clean, as the water is constantly being replaced because of the rapid natural flow rate of the hot springs. The changing room offers a separate locker for every guest and a spacious dressing table with large mirrors and good lighting.

Grefillinn

 
Start Located At: Krauma, Iceland
 
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Registration Fees

200 km - 17.500 ISK

100  km - 15.500 ISK

Included

200 km Gravel Grinding
Epic Scenery
Goddie Bag
Krauma Bath & Spa - Voucher
Burger and Beer at Krauma - Voucher
Access to Pre-Race Event
Award Ceremony and Party
Campsite - Voucher - (Limited number)

Packet Pickups

Will be sent out to partipants later on.

 
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Emergency Contact No
 
Features
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Aid Stations: 4
 
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Feb 13 2024 - NEWS: Register Now for the Great Ocean Road Gravel Tour
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Oct 04 2023 - NEWS: Valverde, Rodriguez and Verona join 400 cyclists at the SOLD OUT Canyon Gravel Girona Ride
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