‘Gravel is the brand new gold’ – Svein Tuft is reconnecting together with his homeland

'Gravel is the new gold' – Svein Tuft is reconnecting with his homeland

Since returning to Canada after eight years in Andorra and Spain, ex-pro bike owner Svein Tuft has set out on a sequence of adventures to reconnect with the British Columbia (BC) wilderness and mountain ranges he first found as a younger man.

Within the second instalment of “Reconnecting,” Svein heads north to the Cariboo, a distant and wild a part of BC with traditional Western landscapes of cattle farms, excessive desert circumstances, and vast mountain valleys ribboned with dust roads so far as the attention can see. It’s a spot Svein Tuft traversed as a youthful man and, this time round, he linked with former mountain bike professional Kelly Servinski as a accomplice on his explorations.

Listening to the decision of the wild Cariboo, Servinski left the luxurious, coastal landscapes of Squamish to construct Tutti Gravel Inn, a bike-friendly B&B within the historic village of Clinton. He’s thought-about a guru of gravel within the area, and Svein determined to trip north from his house by way of the BC Coastal Ranges and alongside the Fraser River Valley to fulfill up with Kelly and discover among the area’s gravel, and reconnoiter potential routes for future Tuft Camps.

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