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Bekka Mongeau
January 4, 2023

2023 Bikepacking Inspiration

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Happy New Year fellow bike enthusiasts! There is something a bit magic about the changing of years — it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to take stock on what went well about the prior year, while wiping the slate clean and venturing forward into the new. It’s also a great time to start making a calendar to schedule in your dream trips, weekend trips, races, or any other goals you have been considering.

We’ve put together a short list with a handful of great adventures to help jumpstart your scheming!


A Short Loop of Nevada’s Toiyabe Crest Trail – with Kurt Refsnider

The state of Nevada has a ton of incredible mountain regions including the gorgeous Toiyabe Range. Check out Revelate ambassador, Kurt Refsnider’s, trip report om his 70 mile loop in the Toiyabe Range — up the steep Ophir Pass 4×4 track, north for the 35-miles of bike-legal TCT, and then looping back on road in the broad valley below. Read the full report here.



Finding Narnia with Michael O’Dwyer

Revelate Ambassador, Michael O’Dwyer, discovers a hidden Narnia on a one day fat-bike plus bikerafting mission. The best part? This hidden Narnia was just out his back door in Södermanland, Sweden!

Read the full article here.


Dwayne Burgess’ Ride Through Girona & Beyond

We recently posted this adventure, but it’s such a dream trip that it seemed crazy not to share it again. Follow along with Revelate ambassador, Dwayne Burgess, as he pedals along the Pirinexus bike route — a perfect 2-night/3-day loop from Girona, Spain. Click here to read the full article.



Adventure within an Adventure on the Kokopelli Trail

We’re throwing it back to 2019 with a post from Stephanie Maltarich on her first self-planned bikepacking trip. Not only is the Kokopelli Trail a bikepacking classic (combining two lovely biking destinations – Moab & Fruita), Stephanie’s adventure proves true to most every bikepacking adventure — that most things don’t go to plan and half of the fun is simply rolling with it.

Read Stephanie’s full article here.

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Valles Caldera Bikepack with Adam Andres Pawlikiewicz Mesa and Leonardo Brasil

Enjoy a long weekend getaway within the folds of the Jimenez mountains of New Mexico on the Valles Caldera Super Volcano. Primitive dirt roads, high pastures, wildlife abound, and depending on your route/season/weather — plenty of opportunities for hike-a-biking and shortcut making! Check out Leo & Adam’s full article here. You can also see a version of the route on



Exploring Spain’s Altravesur Route with Cait Rodriguez

This one is high on our list for overseas longer-duration trips. With more than 100,000 feet of elevation gain in about 30 days (peppered with a ton of fantastic tapas, scenery, foraging opportunities, challenging climbs, and remote trails — this route has something for everybody.

Read Cait’s full write up here.

Plus make sure to check out Logan Watt’s Altravesur write-up (which includes incredible photos plus a full Ride with GPS map) here! The photos below are by Logan: