If you’ve seen Lawrence of Arabia, you’ll know why I thought taking a mountain bike through Jordan would be completely bonkers. The country is famed for its Hollywood film locations, where, generally speaking, sand takes centre stage.
Tags: Adventure, Adventure Travel, Bike Trails, Dead Sea, Jordan, Middle East, Mountain Bike, Mountain Bike Trails, Mountain Biking, Petra, Wadi Rum
Mountain Biking Macedonia What defines a magical place? I’d say magicians for starters. And Macedonians are remarkably skilled at pulling rabbits out of hats, so to speak. Want to go canoeing? Take a cooking lesson? Have a massage after a long day on the bike? “I’ll call someone,” our guide Jovan Jovanoski would say, and …
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“There are only two directions in Tuscany – up and down,” laughs local mountain bike guide Bruno Baldini. Bruno is giving me the heads up on Italy’s longest signposted cycling trail, The Via Francigena – a common Italian name of the ancient pilgrim route, which starts in Canterbury and (like all roads) leads to Rome. This …
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“Never in 16 years operating here have I seen the snow so low down and so deep at this time of the year,” explained Alps guide Jamie Carr. We’ll have to adjust the route.” It may’ve been summertime, but mountain biking was far from easy on The Tour Du Mont Blanc, also known as the Three …
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Tags: #MTB, Adventure, Alps, France, Italy, Mountain Bike, Mountain Biking, Photography, Ride the Alps, Switzerland, The Trail Tart, TMB, Tour Du mont Blanc, video, Youtube
A splash of spontaneity is a must in all my travels plans. It never fails to add the fab to my journeys. Which is why one of my top travel tips is don’t plan too much. My journey to Mavrovo National Park was one such little-planned escapade I shoehorned into a few spare days between joining a …
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Tags: #MTB, Adventure, Adventure Travel, Balkans, Bike, Bike Trails, Galicnik, Macedonia, Mavrovo, Mountain Bike, Mountain Bike Trails, Mountain Biking, National Parks
I was having one of those whimsical “oh you never know” moments when I entered my video about mountain biking in Ethiopia into the Filmed by Bike Festival in America.
I should also add that my glass was half-full with a Barossa Valley red at the time I stumbled across it, which definitely put a rosy tint on the proceedings.
Tags: #MTB, Adventure, Bike, Ethiopia, Film, Filmed by Bike, Humour, Mountain Bike, Mountain Bike Trails, Movie, Simien Mountains, Singletrack, Slider, Travel