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Cycling in the Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountain Race Bikepacking Kit List

After many cancellations due to Covid, on the 1st of October 2022 the second Atlas Mountain Race finally got underway. A fixed-route, unsupported, single-stage bike race that started in Marrakesh, crossed the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, before finishing in Agadir. The race was just under 1200km in length and 24,000m of climbing, over some challenging …

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Katie-Jane & Nienke riding in Atlas Mountain Race

The Atlas Mountain Race; A suffer fest under a sky full of stars

A guest post by Nienke Oostra, my team mate in the Atlas Mountain Race October 2023. Nienke’s account of our journey together does an amazing job of explaining not only all the highs and lows of this particular adventure, but also the feelings and emotions that answer our “why” we do and love these unsupported …

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Montañas Vacías — bikepacking the wild and remote ‘Empty Mountains’

This is a fantastic wild and remote gravel bikepacking route through the Serranía Celtibérica region of Spain, also known as ’Montañas Vacías’, or ‘The Empty Mountains’. The area is filled with medieval villages, remote refuges, natural parks, high elevation plateaux and infinite forest roads. I was looking for some remote wilderness time and so this …

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Andalucían Mountains – Off-Road Bikepacking Route through Spain

From desert cave houses to pretty Berber villages, endless olive groves to bare moonscape plateaux, dense pine forests to arid sandstone canyons. One thing that is for sure, is this bikepacking route gives you superb variety!  I was drawn to Andalucía because of the GR247 circular hiking route. It looked as though it would be …

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Cycling over the Col de Balme

Bikepacking the Tour du Mont Blanc by Mountain Bike

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most famous hiking routes in the world. A circular route filled with spectacular glaciers, breathtaking alpine meadows, grand mountain passes and charming valleys. Crossing the borders of three countries; France, Switzerland and Italy. You might also be interested in: Tour du Mont Blanc Bikepacking Kit List …

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Girl cycling in Menton

Nice & Côte d’Azur: A guide to the most amazing road cycling routes

Why choose Nice & the Côte d’Azur for a road cycling holiday? The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is where the mountains meet the Mediterranean. This makes for turquoise waters, sunshine and stunning scenery. There is so much variety to be had on the bike, including some ‘tough’ riding. You can enjoy …

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