130 mi. / 209 km5 days
Trans Verdon, France24 Jun 13 Tales On Tyres EuropeThe Trans Verdon is the big brother of the Grande Traversée L’Alpes-Provence. Wending its way across a series of rugged, high alpine mountains, this five-day journey offers similarly enticing pâtisserie resupply points, albeit with longer sections of stunning and remote singletrack. Whilst both routes cross the same region of South East France and have a similar start point on the Italian border, each has its own unique character...
163 mi. / 262 km5-6 days
Trans-Dolomiti, Italy29 Nov 6 Tales On Tyres EuropeCircling around the unique landscape of the Dolomites, in north-east Italy, the Trans-Dolomiti is one of the best ways to admire its ragged mountain peaks up close. Complete with stunning vistas, rocky roads, and some fun-riding singletrack, this route gets you up, down and around this especially beautiful mountain range.
186 mi. / 299 km5.5 days
Grande Traversee L’Alpes-Provence17 Sep 25 Tales On Tyres EuropeBeginning on the Italian border, the Grande Traversée L’Alpes-Provence is an incredibly varied crossing of one of France's most beautiful regions. Expect mile upon mile of flowy singletrack, curious rock formations, intriguing history, and of course, plenty of boulangeries and pâtisseries. The route takes you from high mountains, all the way down into dry pine and crooked oak forests, where it follows a raging river and crosses the surreal landscape of ‘Les Terres Noires’.
Panniers vs Bikepacking Bags93 Feb 14 Tales On Tyres / bikepacking-bags
Thinking of converting from a traditional bike touring setup to bikepacking bags? Here’s how it went for Franzi and Jona mid-trip during their around-the-world journey. Plus, weight and volume analysis for ‘panniers vs bikepacking bags’, as well as a detailed insight into transforming your overweight bike touring kit to a slimline bikepacking rig and why you might consider such a metamorphosis…
Baja Divide: A Film by Tales on Tyres15 Mar 14 Tales On Tyres / video
A stunning new film documenting one couple’s experience while bikepacking the Baja Divide. Plus the route in their words alongside a beautiful collection of photos…