VIVID: Bikepacking the Mountains of Abruzzo

Riding a bike is something special. It’s a way to have fun. Escape. It can provide time for inner reflection if you ride alone or it can be an experience shared with friends. 

Multi-day bikepacking trips give us the possibility to amplify all these aspects by spending more time outdoor. Every single trip is a series of unique moments that you preserve in your mind until you recall them. Maybe it’s over a beer with friends many years after.

In November 2013 we planned to have a 2 day trip to the mountains of Abruzzo spending the night in a tiny mountain hut at 1900 meters above sea level. At that time we had no idea what the word ‘bikepacking’ meant and we rode 26” enduro bikes carrying camping paraphernalia into huge backpacks. That incredible adventure marked the birth of Montanus project. We decided to ride again that route on November 2021.

8 years later, the memory of that overnighter is still so vivid that it continues to feed the urge to explore wild and remote places.

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