Irena decided 3 days before the start, to go for the Iberica-Traversa. Irena is no stranger in bikpaking, she finished the Transam Bike Race 2016 as 4th woman and traveled with her bike all over the world. So she cycled through Siberia to China, Tibet and the Mount Everest base camp. After Irena climbed Kilimandscharo with here bike, the last several months she had not much possibilities to ride here bike.
2 weeks before the start, she rode first time a mountain bike and for the Iberica-Traversa, she borrowed all the gear, bike included. Luck of training and not perfectly fittet bike, Irena scratched after 400km and 7000 vertical meter in the morning of 3th day. She liked the route a lot and was surprised about the gorgeous scenery showing up behind every corner.
“The route is beautifully/perfectly crafted. It’s a dream for every bikepacker!”
We look forward to see Irena soon again at the start line in Sain-Jean-de-Luz and wondering what othe adventures she will showup next year.