The Yearning for Flow

It’s about this time of year when the focus shifts from winter to spring and the longing for early sunrises, warm rays of sunshine and the pleasure of that flowy feeling on two-wheels just gets a grip of us. Mountain bikers still have to wait until June 2, when Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis kicks off the new biking season and the Waldbahn starts to take visitors and their bikes from all over the world up the mountain. But, why not start daydreaming about the sound of rubber on dirt and that unique…

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The Myth Of Tatra

The Tatra is a combination of love for the mountains, culture and the mountain biking. While filming, we really spent a lot of time there, and the mountains in Slovakia are spectacular. Initial estimates were slightly different, but when shooting outside, inmost cases, it is not easy to prepare a time schedule. Man often does not consider the fact that with every step an unforeseen situations might occur. During the shooting we had a lot of fun and enjoyed nature at full blast. On the other side, we have spent…

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BELOW ZERO

BELOW ZERO: Biking in the Himalayas in winter  Text by Claude Balsiger | Photos by Martin Bissig Location: Zanskar, Ladakh – INDIA  Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 There are just two ways to reach the snowbound Zanskar valley in the Indian Himalayas in winter: over the frozen Zanskar river or the snow covered high passes. Claude Balsiger and Martin Bissig took both routes on their expedition; across the ice to reach the valley and over the passes to get back out. How bad can it feel to…

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Italy with a difference

Italy with a difference Follow six friends at Bike Mountaineering adventure tours in the region of Valle d’Aosta, Italy. By: Florian Strigel Location: Valle d’Aosta – ITALY Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Me and Tobi are sitting in the car heading for Bernardino Pass to Italy and expecting three days of biking in one of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes one can imagine. To reach our destination we have to negotiate massive traffic chaos in the Milan Area and we have to cross 30 Km of building sites…

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