Best bikepacking films

Self isolation means watching awesome bikepacking videos

    With most of us in lockdown, there’s a need for quality entertainment. Here’s our contribution in slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Stay safe, stay home and watch this!

    Bored yet? These are some of our favourite bikepacking videos, which will take you across the globe. Let us know in the comments if you have any movie tips for us.

    Torino-Nice Rally

    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 kilometres 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 back country desert track with a total length of approximately 2,700 kilometres. 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.

    GBDURO

    This film about the GBDuro is slightly different from 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 favourites 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 film captures the typical Middle-Eastern and Islamic vibes spot on. The scene somewhere halfway where the riders are zigzag through the narrow medieval alleys is epic. 

    El Silencio

    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. 

    Follow all our adventures on Instagram.

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    Frosene Saccoreply
    30 March 2020 at 20:03

    Thank you SOOO very much!
    Hope you are hunkered down in a good safe place.
    This too, shall pass.
    Frosene Sacco

    Robinreply
    31 March 2020 at 11:21
    – In reply to: Frosene Sacco

    Most welcome 🙂 We’re at a safe place, hope you’re safe too!

    Anareply
    30 March 2020 at 22:44

    Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to watch those I didn’t knew yet. Here’s my own personal favorite, Melons, trucks and angry dogs (on YouTube), from two transcontinental riders, that I watched countless times now! Stay safe ^_^

    Robinreply
    31 March 2020 at 11:24
    – In reply to: Ana

    Thanks for remembering. Watched the documentary some years ago and definitely gonna watch them again soon.

    Rose Wilsonreply
    2 April 2020 at 12:52

    Would have been nice if you’d included some women!

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    Rose Wilsonreply
    3 April 2020 at 13:57

    For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhXvDujtmMA

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    Bhaveshreply
    19 April 2020 at 19:29

    Thanks for putting this list together.

    Robinreply
    20 April 2020 at 05:39
    – In reply to: Bhavesh

    Hi Bhavesh, you’re welcome. Hope you enjoyed the videos!

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