Lavanya Pant Receives the First Women’s Bikepacking Scholarship0 Nov 21 Nicholas Carman / culture
Advocate Cycles, Revelate Designs and the Baja Divide team are excited to announce Lavanya Pant as the recipient of the “Lael’s Globe of Adventure” Women’s Scholarship for the Baja Divide.
1673 mi. / 2,692 km42 days
The Baja Divide101 Sep 16 Nicholas Carman USAThe Baja Divide connects the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, historic Spanish mission sites rich with shade and water, remote ranchos and fishing villages, bustling highway towns, and every major mountain range in Baja California on miles and miles of beautiful backcountry desert tracks.
860 mi. / 1,384 km14 days
The Holyland Challenge52 Jul 24 Nicholas Carman The Middle EastThe Holyland Challenge crosses the Golan Heights and the tiny country of Israel in a truly serpentine fashion, connecting over 850 miles (1400km) of singletrack and dirt tracks from the snowy peak of Mt. Hermon in the north to the sun-soaked Red Sea city of Eilat.
2500 mi. / 4,023 km58 days
Bikepacking South Africa via The Dragon’s Spine60 Apr 1 Nicholas Carman AfricaThe Dragon's Spine bikepacking route passes 2,500 miles across South Africa connecting the Cape winelands to the expansive karoo, up to the “roof of Africa” in the Lesotho Highlands and down to the Limpopo River at the doorstep of the rest of this wild continent.
354 mi. / 570 km8 days
A Bike Odyssey in Greece46 Dec 15 Nicholas Carman EuropeDiscover the mountains of northern Greece on high quality dirt roads. Enjoy easy camping, abundant fresh water, and lots of coffee.
136 mi. / 219 km6 days
Cycling The GR5 Across the Belgian Ardennes33 Sep 24 Nicholas Carman EuropeCrawl through the rural backside of a modern EU country on an off-pavement route in one of the less mountainous corners of the continent. Beware, short and steep climbs and descents belie elevation changes of less than 1000ft. Ride through forests and farmland and along fencelines, hike up and down stone staircases, and drop into historic towns to resupply on Belgium's finest consumables, including beer, cheese, and chocolate.
252 mi. / 406 km6 days
The Traversée du Massif Vosgien, Alsace, France71 Sep 24 Nicholas Carman EuropeA signed and mapped dirt route along the length of the Vosges Mountains of Alsace, France. Visit castles, ride high above vineyards, and spend the night in quiet woodlands less than a day away from bustling French cities.
35 mi. / 56 km2 days
Polonina Borzhava, Zakarpattia, Ukraine8 Sep 24 Nicholas Carman EuropeRide the spine of the Ukrainain Carpathian Mountains, on one of the grassy mountaintop polonina which characterize these high peaks. This section of trail is largely signed as hiking trail, is almost entirely rideable, and is readily accessible from Lviv by train. While technically only a big day ride, plan to camp up high for a spectacular overnight from Volovets to Mizhirya.