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Cycling offroad with gravel bike on the European divide trail

Norway to Portugal via the European Divide Cycling Trail

Angus shares his experiences, challenges, and preparations for the arduous adventure. He describes the physical toll on his body, including discomfort in his hands, neck, and back, and the mental and physical stamina required to pedal continuously for long hours each day.

He emphasizes the importance of physical training, proper packing, and building up fat reserves to sustain energy throughout the journey.

Despite encountering obstacles like broken spokes, sand, and extreme weather conditions, Angus expresses his excitement and appreciation for the diverse landscapes and captivating moments along the route. The final leg in Portugal proved to be demanding, with steep hills and sections requiring him to push his bike.

Upon reaching the finish line, Angus reflects on the solitary nature of his month-long journey and the contrast of suddenly encountering bustling tourist spots.

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