Christian is no stranger to bike packing adventures and this time he made a great journey participating in #it2020.He became a friend to wild boars and deers – night visitors at his bivy.
He slipped on a stone while crossing a small river and got soaking wet.
He was sleeping in the wild under the milky way and shooting stars.He didn’t think twice once a new obstacle appeared on the road – closed bridge – quickly took his shoes off, grabbed his bike and carried it across the river.
He did a total of 1713 km and nearly 30000 m climbing! Each and every day he kept saying how tough yet breathtaking the route is.
Despite rough conditions Christian still made time to take plenty of beautiful photos and videos and share them with family, friends and supporters! Christian’s story comes through posting cool/ funny short descriptions from each day of the Ibericatraversa 2020.
He completed #it2020 in an amazing time of 9 days 16 hours and 30 minutes!
He is dedicated to ultra endurance bikepacking adventures, actively participating and had finished several internationally well known bike events! He is a winner of last year #NorthCape4000.
For #ibericatraversa2020 he didn’t take sleeping gear and cut few pounds of equipement weight, instead he was having strategic power naps at random places he found on the route ( a bench in the middle of small town, abandoned sofa in the forest etc.) His bike including the entire gear was just 12 kg.
His relentless efforts brought him to the finish line in amazing time of only 7 days 6 hours 15 minutes!
Shortly after the finish ceremonies of Ibericatraversa 2020 he enjoyed fresh salad and left directly to the airport to be back to his beloved wife and three sons.
Despite 2 broken spokes, problem with the saddle, 2 crashes! his high spirits and instinct for adventure brought him to the finish line in Tarifa in an impressive time of 7 days 2 hours and 20 minutes. Aleksander described #ibericatraversa2020 bikepacking adventure “…. it’s tough! But it’s definitely the most beautiful route I’ve ever experienced!”
The 2nd Iberica Traversa is over. Three out of five riders finished this week the entire route. Congratulations to all the finishers who arrived at Tarifa at excelent time (1722km and 30’000 meter climbing in 7 days and 2:20 hours).
Because of Covid19, only 5 riders could make it to the start. Thank you all to make it happened. Most of the registered riders moved their start for the 2021 edition.