Transbike Adventures Newsletter 2022

Dear Bikepacking Adventurers!

In the next 2 months we finish our 2021 season with Iberica-Traversa starts 19th September and Morocco-BikeAdventure with a piste and road route 9th October, while ITT in the Swiss-BikeAdventure is going on till end of October (registration possible till 15.09.2021).

Our dedicated Team at Transbike-Adventures is pleased to announce the list of 2022 events:

What’s new:

Iberica-Traversa northbound and southbound
Iberica-Traversa starts now in spring and autumn: May edition starts in Tarifa and finishes in Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz, northbound. The September edition starts in Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Irun and finishes in Tarifa, southbound.

Iberica-Traversa road route
New road route for Iberica-Traversa: Beside the gravel/trail route we offer for the September edition also a road route starting at Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz and finishing at Tarifa. First start September 2022.

Two continents:
Iberica-Traversa and Morocco-BikeAdventure, one race. Start at Saint-Jean.de.Luz/Irun and finish in the south of Morocco. The 1st bikepacking event you ride your bike on a fixed route over 2 continents. 3600km till 4600km gravel, piste and trails or 3800km road cycling. For the piste version first start 19th September 2021, for the road version first start September 2022.

Traversing the Iberian Peninsula on 90% gravel roads and trails

“The most beautiful route I have ever cycled” – Aleksander Pachulski, 1st finisher 2020.

The 5th Iberica-Traversa self-supported bickepacking adventure from Tarifa Spain to Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz France.

The coming spring edition starts in Tarifa and finishes in Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nortbound. The September edition starts in Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Irun and finishes in Tarifa, southbound. For the first time we offer in the September edition also a road route.

  • Start date: 01/05/2022
  • Start: Tarifa
  • Finish: Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz (depending on border crossing restrictions)
  • Type: gravel and trails
  • Distance: 1720km
  • Vertical climbing: 30000m
  • Registration: is open now till 31/03/2021, limited slots (already 50% booked) 
  • Event page: https://iberica-traversa.com

The longest bikepacking adventure in Europe!

Self-supported bikepacking adventure from the most northern to the most southern point of the European mainland, over famous Tour de France mountain passes to the top of the highest road in Europe.

  • Start date: 20/06/2022
  • Start: NorthCape
  • Finish: at Helsinki (1753km), Bregenz (4071km), Nice (5370km) or Tarifa (7400km).
  • Type: road (all kind of surfaces)
  • Distance: 7400km
  • Vertical climbing: 80000m
  • Registration: is now open till 31/03/2022
  • Interval: every 2nd year
  • Event page: https://www.northcape-tarifa.com

Please note that 2020 and 2021 entries are transfered to 2022.

The devil’s ride – Switzerland the most hilly country in Europe

“Swiss Bike Adventure 5 days, 1300km, 27000m and one of the most amazing experiences of my life.” – Matthew Spooner
“Thanks for such a wonderful route, it was something special!” – Robbie Britton

Are you adicted to climbing and great downhills? The 2022 route will include new sections with Berninapass, Splügenpass, Lake Geneva and Walensee. A draft of the route will be published November 2021.

  • Grand depart: 02/07/2022 in Andermatt
  • ITT: start anywheere on the route, tracking is open from 08.07.2022 till October 2022
  • Finish: where you start
  • Type: road (paved roads with some short gravel sections)
  • Distance: about 1300km
  • Vertical climbing: about 27000m
  • Registration: will open 01/11/2021
  • Event page: https://swiss-bikeadventure.com

The Last Frontier of North America – about 80% gravel and 20% pavement

The 1st edition of Alaska Divide unsupported bikepacking adventure from Anchorage to Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay. The route will traverse the subarctic ecosystem of southern Alaska to the arctic tundra north of the Arctic Circle. Long days and a chance to see the Northen Lights awaits!

  • Start date: 14/08/2022
  • Start: Anchorage
  • Finish: Deadhorse
  • Type: gravel and road
  • Distance: 1660km
  • Registration: is open now till 30/06/2022
  • Event page: https://alaskadivide.com/

Please note that 2020 and 2021 entries are transfered to 2022.

Traversing the Iberian Peninsula on 90% gravel roads and trails or road

“The most beautiful route I have ever cycled” – Aleksander Pachulski, 1st finisher 2020.

The 5th Iberica-Traversa self-supported bickepacking adventure from Tarifa Spain to Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz France.

The coming spring edition starts in Tarifa and finishes in Irun/Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nortbound. The September edition starts in Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Irun and finishes in Tarifa, southbound. For the first time we offer in the September edition also a road route.

Continue in Morocco:
New already this September, you can start in Irun and finish in Sidi Ifni in the south of Morocco. From 2022 on you can choose between a 3800km road route all hard surface and a 3600km till 4600km gravel/piste route.

Road route:

  • Type: road (paved roads)
  • Distance: about 1800km
  • Vertical climbing: to be announced

Piste route:

  • Type: gravel and trails
  • Distance: 1720km
  • Vertical climbing: 30000m
  • Start date: 25/09/2022
  • Start: Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Irun (depending on border crossing restrictions)
  • Finish: Tarifa Spain or Sidi Ifni Morocco
  • Registration: 01/12/2021 till 31/07/2022 (limited slots)
  • Event page: https://iberica-traversa.com

Africa adventure with piste and a road route

When you start the “Morocco Bike-Adventure”, you dive into a world far away from your comfort zone! You conquer the African continent on your bicycle!

The 3nd edition of self-supported bikepacking adventure starts again in Tangier and heads trough the Rif mountains and over the Middle Atlas to the Sahara desert. For the dirt road route, “pistes” once used from the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally are again part of the route. The road route stays nearby the piste route but uses paved roads only with almost no traffic.

Road route:

  • Type: road (paved roads)
  • Distance: about 2100km
  • Vertical climbing: to be announced

Piste route:

  • Type: piste, dirt roads
  • Distance: about 1900km (optional extensions of about 1000km in total)
  • Vertical climbing: to be announced