A dirt road, cypress trees and the Crete Senesi hills are the first images that come to mind to those who long to spend a weekend or an entire holiday on a gravel bike. Val d’Orcia is the ideal place to indulge this desire.
The Andean Raid is an ultracycling event that starts and ends in Cusco. Laura Gallardo was the best among the women, completing the 440 kilometre course, with 9,000 metres of elevation gain, in 39 hours and 27 minutes.
The Seven Serpents Gravel is an off-road bikepacking challenge that stretches over 800 kilometres, with a positive elevation gain of 15,000 metres. Omar Martinello (known to most as Omero) and his Jena covered the entire route, from Ljubljana to Trieste. In four days.