Nature & Environment Jul 24, 2015

Watch This Video From the 2015 Blue Lagoon Challenge

The nearly 40-mile race brought riders along Iceland’s rugged countryside.

Hosted by the Reykjavik Cycling Club, the annual Blue Lagoon Challenge invites cyclists from around the world to endure the rough Icelandic terrain for a 40-mile trek through lava fields, fishing villages, and grassy plains with mountain views. The course varies from paved roads to bumpy, gravel lanes, with a total elevation gain reaching 600m.

This year’s race had a record-setting 600 participants. After the race’s end, all cyclists were treated to Icelandic meat soup and a relaxing session in the warm waters of Blue Lagoon, complete with live music and the awards ceremony.

Check out the video below for a recap of this year’s race!