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Bored yet? These are some of our favorite bikepacking videos, which will take you across the globe. Let us know in the comments if you have any movie tips for us.
This short film follows Joachim Rosenlund's grand adventure. The rally brings him from the Italian metropolitan city of Torino to French Riviera town Nice. In 700 kilometers he faces old military dirt roads, scenic Western Alps and a few cols you might recognize from the Tour de France.
The Baja Divide
The Baja Divide is a Mexican backcountry desert track with a total length of approximately 2.700 kilometers. Riders pass beaches and deserts between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. They shelter from the sun under date palms, enjoy delicious burrito’s and have lots of punctures. Bombtrack captured it all in this excellent film.
The Frozen Road
Everyone enjoys cycling in pleasant temperatures. But Ben Page definitely isn't just a fair-weather cyclist. In The Frozen Road the filmmaker takes us to Canada’s remote Yukon Territory facing temperatures of -40C. The best thing about the flick? Every single second of this month long expedition is self-filmed.
This film about the GBDuro is slightly different than the other films on our list. It's a race! Pro-cyclist Lachlan Morton races from the UK’s most southerly point to the most northern point. It shows awesome footage and got us hooked on the tunes of Builder’s Tea.
Al Hajar Traverse
One of Robin's personal all time favorites is the incredible video by three friends cycling the Hajar Traverse in Oman. It doesn’t take long before they realize that their planned route is impossible to cycle. By being flexible they still have an amazing adventure. The movie captures the typical Middle-Eastern and islamic vibes spot on. The scene somewhere halfway where the riders are zig-zag through the narrow medieval alleys is epic.
The last video on the list is about bikepacking the Peru Divide across the mountains of Central Peru. We love how Jay Ritchey shows the beauty (the wonderful scenes of the remote and rugged Cordillera mountain ranges), but also the ugly that comes with a cycling expedition like this.