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Gravel Bikepacking in the Swiss Alps Switzerland

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When my good friend Alain Rumpf mentioned last year that he needed a guinea pig for a somewhat mad idea for a high altitude gravel traverse in the Swiss Alps, no questions were needed, it was game on! Knowing it would be a unique experience we both decided to lug our camera gear around with us, up to 2,800m elevation, never finishing before dark and often wondering if we’d be able to get an evening meal when we finally made it to town.

The days were long, very long, but the unbelievable scenery and great company more than made up for burning the midnight oil. Here are just a few highlights from our wild three-day adventure with a follow up full video on the way!

When I see this little teaser of our trip it makes me smile (1) because I’m grateful for the experience and to have shared it with Alain and (2) it was once again self filmed, edited and produced by myself. A few months ago I didn’t think it was possible, but with a lot of graft and perseverance the end result is quite satisfying.

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Thanks for being part of this ride! Until the next time, ride safe!


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