The second in the series of Mountain Bike Adventures sees Manu join Chris in North Wales to embark on an epic five day ride from Prestatyn on the North coast over the mountains to finish with an ascent of Cadair Idris in the West. The story is one of adventure and exploration, riding the access routes in a country full of history and beautiful landscapes.
“A Mountain Bike Adventure” is a series in which Chris and Manu take their bikes and explore places lesser know to the mountain bike world. The series explores the people, the cultures and the incredible trails and landscapes.
Two days after the Rovaniemi 150 Arctic Winter Race, Antti Sintonen, Evan Simula and Ian Barrington head back out into the wilderness to explore some new trails and spend the night in a remote laa-vu beside the frozen lake at Sinettajarvi.
You can find out more about the race from http://www.rovaniemi150.com/
Ian's experiences from the race are here: http://www.wildcatgear.co.uk/rovaniemi-150/
Tuscany is one of the most astonishing gems of Italy, an amazing place so famous also beyond its borders.
Tuscany Trail goes through the most peculiar places of this region: Apuane alps, the historic centre of Firenze, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Pienza, val d'Orcia and the Argentario peninsula. Beauties that comes either from nature and Renaissance, side by side, along the trail.
Like in a puzzle where every single piece of a great plan perfectly matches, so sport, nature, culture and art join this adventure.
What is Tuscany Trail? It's an adventure, not a race, in other words an experience: an unusual, exciting and uncertain experience. A bikepacking experience.
It's unsupported: there's a start and a GPS track, but nothing more.
Everybody has to plan the course looking at their needs and attitudes or listening to what their body communicates. There'll be who is challenging himself and who's taking it easy, relishing the stunning view.
640 km (400 miles), with an elevation gain of 12000m (39000 feet), where half of them are on gravel roads and singletracks.
This is Tuscany Trail.
Video and editing: Martino Vincenzi
Tailored music: Leonardo Borchi
Camera assistant: Daniele Dalla Valle
Filmed during the first edition of Tuscany Trail (1-6 May 2014)
The first episode in a series of Mountain Bike Adventures sees world explorer, adventurer and mountain biker Manu Bustelo head to the islands of Malta and Gozo in the Mediterranean to ride the trails, explore the landscape and experience the culture. The trip is shaped by the people he meets on the islands.