Young Belgian Toon Vandermeulen had dreamt for a while of traveling to a far-off destination by bike. He strongly believed he could do it, even though his only cycling experience had been commuting - no long distances. He hadn't camped a single day in his life. Toon took the plunge and set off with his newly purchased Travelmaster 2+ for an unknown destination in Asia. Did he stay afloat?
Seasoned Santos Rider Bram just returned from a cycling adventure in Morocco where he faced the heat of the desert and the highs of the Atlas mountains. Beforehand he was anxious. His main goal was to stay safe and healthy so he rode slower, rested more and ate well. Instead of focusing on how far he could go, he wanted to make it an awesome experience. In this Santos Story, he lists his ups-and-downs. What were the unforgettable moments, and what were the challenges? Check his top ten lists to find out.
Meet 59-year old Patrick van de Walle - a Belgium Santos Rider who took on the challenge of the Atlas Mountain Race. This fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race is not for the faint of heart, as it takes riders through the rugged terrain of Morocco's Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountain ranges. With little tarmac and great distances between resupply points, Patrick's journey was a test of endurance, strength, and determination.
Entrepreneur Bart cycled from Amsterdam to Rome. More than 2300 km in 26 days. He crossed nine very different and beautiful countries. It was Bart’s second long-distance trip. His first on his brand new Santos Travel Lite. His goal was to clear his mind from the strains of daily working life. Want to know if he succeeded?