There are unexpected things that are part of the adventure and to which you have to adapt. In those moments I was sick for three days, but today I can say that I had a crazy experience and that I returned home with a mind full of memories and with the knowledge that the important thing is to be there.
The idea of a bikepacking trip to Andalucía began with this region. From the desire to lose ourselves in the vastness of the desert, in that silence that only two wheels can bring. It all started on a cold evening in late January, at the end of one of those days when the soul is restless and the desire for escape is palpable.
Augh is something a bit wild and genuine that is driven by a wonderful group of friends. It all stems from a passion for bikes and a love for our land, a desire to share our experiences and to spread the word about the idea of bikepacking that we promote.
Cycling a route that crosses an entire island allowed me to fully experience a place. Instead of choosing the shortest route from A to B, I visited places that tell the story of this beautiful island and met the incredibly welcoming Sicilian people. Some of these places may be slowly dying, but with cycling and initiatives like The Sicily Divide, they have a fighting chance of surviving.