Tristan Bogaard & Belén Castelló
Tristan Bogaard and Belén Castelló are professional adventure cyclists and bikepacking photographers. They’ve cycled numerous countries and routes since 2017, documented them in the shape of route report videos and photos, and published two coffee table books on the topic. Bike Life tells their personal biography and teaches the reader how to travel by bike. 50 Ways to Cycle the World tells the stories of more than seventy traveling cyclists, and allows the reader to relate to one of the many ways to travel by bike, so to encourage them to give it a try.
For them, traveling on a bicycle has become a personal project that grew from a hobby into something much bigger. “For the longest time we've asked ourselves the notorious question that we’re all thinking of; what do I really want to do with my time – what kind of difference do I want to make in the world? For us, cycling is the key, as it answers some of the biggest concerns of our society and environment. It does not pollute. It motivates people’s kindness and trust. It shows an alternative to the normality of consuming and living in general — not mentioning the major physical and mental health benefits. We’re thrilled to represent companies that stand for the same qualities, and therefor be part of the ORTLIEB Pro Team."