This is our 2 day "bikepacking style" gravel ride.
The Hautes Fagnes (Belgium) is an area that has so many great gravel roads and views, that it's impossible to cover them all in 1 day.
Our Bikepacker lets you discover as much as possible of these great roads in 1 weekend in the company of other gravel grinders.
This trip is also accessible to people who have just started bikepacking or who want to give it a try (but you do need to have bikepacking bags).
Our 2022 event is already passed.
When we have more details about the next bikepacker event, you will find it here.
But you can now get the gpx of our 2022 route in our webshop (100% will go to our charity)
Pictures & articles about previous events: click here
Read below if you want more general info.
What you get & what you need
Because this is bikepacking trip:
you will need to carry your own gear (clothes, mattress, sleeping bag,....) on your bike. There is no luggage transport.
everyone rides at his/her own speed (of course you can ride together if you want)
But to make this trip accessible to people who are new to bikepacking, you get:
track to put on your gps (the route will NOT be marked)
basic camping spot at the end of day 1
good dinner at the end of day 1 (drinks will be available but not included in price)
big breakfast on the morning of day 2
We also have some tents for rent. So if you don't have a lightweight, compact tent you can rent one from us (we set it up at the camping ground).
Anything else you might need, you will need to strap to your bike.
We start at Lac de la Gileppe and ride to our campsite. The next day we ride back to Lac de la Gileppe.
Expect about 110-125km & 2000hm PER day with a maximum amount of gravel roads.
Terms, conditions & recommendations
We also have a few recommendations :
Use a bike that is suitable for the event (gravel roads & carrying your stuff). You can find more info in our news article Choose your Dirty Boar weapon
You will need a GPS device because the route is NOT marked. We will provide you with the gpx track a few weeks before the event.
Please also bring a USB powerbank/battery to charge the GPS at the camping (or during the day).
The ride takes place in a somewhat remote area & is unsupported. So make sure you take all the necessary tools & spares to handle common problems (flat tyres, worn brake pads, loose bolts... and maybe also a broken chain). Especially spare brake pads are a necessity if there is a chance of rain. And some cable ties might be useful for several things.
You should be able to carry enough food & water because you will not find shops around every corner
The sun should be out long enough so that you don't need lights. But it might be good to bring a small set of lights that makes you visible in case of fog or bad weather.