„The strain is not just physical, but rather psychological.“
Jochem, Carolin and Dennis have accepted the Transost challenge. They will take part in the first self-supported bikepacking race from Bayreuth in Germany to the Black Sea in Romania. It is the first time, that this route is officially being travelled by bike in one go. It is a journey across 2.900km and 56.000m difference in altitude – „without knowing, what it is, that you will encounter“. The challenge is far from a relaxing ride along the river Donau. The journey by gravel- and mountain-bikes takes our protagonists across more than 27 mountaineous regions in Eastern Europe, e.g. the Ore Mountains, Giant Mountains, the High Tatras, the Beskids or the Carpathian Mountains – home to lynxes, wolves and bears.
„I believe this will be an experience, that will give you something. What exactly that will be – no idea!“