Nepal – The other side of things
A unique spiritual voyage among the giant Himalayan mountains of Everest and Annapurna along ancient paths and across rivers, capturing the local beliefs to discover the marvels of an ancient mountain people in order to understand the meaning of self.

Cycling & Tasting
Our two cycling pros prepare for the Giro D’italia by cycling in one of the top wine growing areas of Italy – Barolo. During their training they stop and taste Barolo, Barbesco and other wines in the best wine cellars while also stealing sweets from a Torrone  factory…..The hills are splendid and the riding gourmand!

Bracciano & Surroundings
Visit the magnificent Odescalchi castle and historic town of Bracciano overlooking  volcanic lake Bracciano.  We take a long hike through the amazing countryside visiting numerous towns nestled among Hazelnut trees. Discover wonderful Bracciano and all the activity it has to offer.

Raid Amazones Sri Lanka 2018-2019 : The Film
RAID AMAZONES is a women-only adventure-sports camp, mixing team racing and local discovery that takes place in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Raid Amazones provides a perfect mix of adventure, nature sports, teamwork and women power as well as social responsibility. In November 2018 and March 2019, Raid Amazones was in Sri Lanka.

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Testing BMC gravel ebike

I am a regular cyclist, riding over 100km a week, with a vertical climb of around 1000 meters up and down the hills near my house. Often, as I am sweating and climbing up a steep hill , I will hear a clicking sound and then someone on an ebike passes me, smiling.  I usually pass them later on, as soon as the road flattens out a bit or starts descending. I have often wondered about ebikes. Friends who are not active in sports at all have started riding up steep mountains to enjoy nature and the mountain huts that serve delicious food and provide incredible views before riding back down to the valley. They have done this thanks to the new ebike technologies which are spreading throughout the world – growing 30% a year. Some people consider ebikes cheating and only for older or inactive people. Yet gravel and ebikes are the biggest growth segments in cycling.

I tested a BMC gravel bike with a Shimano drive train and battery on a rainy and cold spring day, starting at Riva on lake Garda and riding up into the beautiful mountains above Lake Garda. This was my first time both on an ebike and a gravel bike.

My first impressions: before getting on the bike I checked the tires and noticed they weren’t fully inflated: my immediate reaction was to request that the tires be inflated more, but I was told that gravel bike tires should not be inflated to the max to allow for better grip on the rocks and gravel and to better absorb impact, since the bike does not have shock absorbers.  Once riding, I got a quick instruction on how to change gears and to change ride mode – eco, trail, boost, off. I learned the hard way that you have to put the bike into low gear and shift the mode to boost if you want to climb a sudden steep trail, because if you are in a high gear – even if you put it on boost – you won’t make it up. Battery consumption depends on how often you use boost and whether you are putting in some effort to peddle. During our four-hour climb and descent, I used up a bit more than half the battery’s power. The bike is great, speeding quickly to 25km/h, and then it stops assisting – according to EU regulation that allows only a maximum assisted speed of 25 km/h.  When you are going over this speed – especially downhill — means that you are actually peddling, no assistance. That is why non-ebikes can easily pass an ebike rider going downhill.

I went with a group of testers – using the BMC eGravel bike powered by Shimano battery and drive train. We had such a good time, we returned home very late. Had I peddled my non-powered bike up those mountains, I would have been exhausted – instead I must have used up about 30% or less of the energy usually required, even though I did sweat.  The bike is very stable on the paths and going down the rocky hills and fast on the road  – the power is fun to use – a different type of bicycle experience.

Most of the mountain bike rentals on Lake Garda are ebikes – since tourists prefer an assisted climb to see the beauty of the mountains and enjoy the views without too much effort. Try one regardless of your level, and have fun…….It’s the future!

written by: Laurence F. Hopper

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Trento Film Festival Best Movie Trailers
A selection of the best trailers of the movies projected at the Trento Film Festival. Movies from all over the world including Let’s go to Antartica, Return to Mount Kennedy, Wildland, Amundsen and much more. Epic human adventures, amazing personnalitiesand great encounters.

Bonaqua Action X SPRINT Asia Trail Running Series
The Bonaqua Action X SPRINT Trail Series now in its 16th years is an icon in Hong Kong for many trail runners with over 1000 participating in the series. Almost 400 local and international runners joined the final leg of 2019 Bonaqua Action X Sprint Trail series at Repulse Bay, Hong Kong with no rain that was expected, but instead heavy winds, mist and fog up on 436m high Violet Hill. Over 300 runners entered the Bonaqua Action X SPRINT Trail Series 2nd race at Discovery Bay, Hong Kong. Both 12km and 9km races kicked off with sunshine, fog, mist, and breezes over Lo Fu Tau (465m) the highest point of the 12km race with a total elevation gain of almost 600m.

Via Francigena Bike Tour
The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome, though it is usually considered to have its starting point on the other side of the English Channel, in the cathedral city of Canterbury. In mediaeval times it was an important road and pilgrimage route for those wishing to visit the Holy See and the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul. Michele our friend bikepacker is riding from Aosta to Rome; 800 km through Piemonte, Lombardia, the appennines,Tuscany and Lazio, crossing beautiful historical cities such as Pavia, Dan Gimignano, Siena, Bolsena … and finally arriving in the Vatican.

Walks around Britain – Buxton and Chester City
Andrew walks us again through two easy walks. The first walk is in the area of Buxton in Derbyshire. The walk starts from the railway station and follows an ancient railway. Then you cross the Warford wood and walk uphill to the Solomon’s Temple Tower and have a stunning view. The second walk is a city walk on the walls around the city of Chester. You will travel back in time in the historical city and in the Roman ruins.

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HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, motivating the world to be more active in nature, is partnering with Action Asia Events, Asia’s largest outdoor adventure race organizer. HorizonSports will broadcast all the Action Asia Events trail running and adventure races taking place across Asia, including in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia and Nepal. Action Asia Events will offer discounted HorizonSports subscriptions to all race participants in a co-promotion deal.
Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports.TV CEO said: “The demand for nature sports and wellness contents is a growing trend worldwide and Action Asia Events is an excellent partner with whom to reach out to a massive audience who want to be motivated to be more active in nature”
‘‘As adventure tourism is looking towards a 1.3 billion USD market by 2023, the craving for adrenaline outdoor seekers will only get larger and with the partnership of Action Asia Events – Asia’s largest outdoor adventure race organizer and Horizon Sports – motivating the world to be more active thru its content, this will benefit many ’’ said Michael Maddess, Chairman of Action Asia Events.

About HORIZONSPORTS.TV

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness Video On Demand (VOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 500,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, OTT platfoms, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. HorizonSports is also available on Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd, Pluto TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Distro TV. #naturesportswellness #horizonsportsTV, #justwalkgo

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About ACTION ASIA EVENTS

Specialising in footage of trail running, ultra-marathons, and adventure races across Asia.
Organising over 25 events per year in up to 12 Asian countries, in operation since 1998, Action Asia Events provides HD video of trail running, adventure races including kayaking, rock-climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, swimming, canyoning and orienteering. HD cameras cover all the action, with Osmo cameras used for specific action shots and drones capturing aerial footage. 
Life is an Adventure. Live it!

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HorizonSports : Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)
HorizonSports Distribution Asia : Loron Orris (LO@Asiasportstech.com
Action Asia Events : media@actionasiaevents.com

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Camelback Epic Cami de Cavalls 360 2019
Fifth edition of the CamelBak Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º. The competition, which gathered more than 300 participants, has three categories: mountain biking, trail running and a shorter run called the Experience 360. The athletes, in pairs compete over 3 stages on the GR 223 route which allowed the competitors to enjoy the stunning scenery and ecosystems of the Menorca island.

Osprey Talon 22 Backpack Test
Our Roberto tests the Osprey 22 liter day pack and takes it for a hike. He does a complete unpacking and in field testing. The Talon is very light and weighs 0.81 kg with the AirScape backpanel for comfort and back ventilation. Roberto will check  the torso adjustments and pack comfort in a day trek scenario. Roberto reviews the ease of use and comfort of the backpack as well as all the pockets, zippers and more. Does it feel like there is nothing on your back? Find out Roberto’s verdict……

Pieve a Salti – Cycling & Dolce Vita
Welcome to the area of San Giovanni d’Asso in Siena Province in Tuscany. The Pieve a Salti farm is the perfect place to enjoy nature, organic food and cycling. Some pro cyclists of Team Lotto – Soudal are enjoying a very privileged moment and training in the Tuscan hills.

Walks around Britain – South Stack to North Stack & Thor’s cave
TAndrew walks us again through two easy walks. The first walk is in the area of Holyhead on Anglesey Island in North Wales. The walk follows the coast between North Stack and South Stack where we can see the Ellin’s Tower, the South Stack Lighthouse and a big seabirds colony (the area is under the protection of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). The second walk is close to the village of Wetton in Peak District National Park, crosses beautiful lanscapes and lovely woods along River Manifold. The objective of the walk is the impressive Thor’s Cave.

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UTWT – Transgrancanaria
Second Episode of our series following the 2019 Edition of the Ultra Trail World Tour. This episode is entirely dedicated to the Transgrancanaria, the first meeting of the season featuring Europe’s finests. A spanish armada lead by last year’s champion Pau Capell is fighting against some serious contestants such as Hayden Hawks or some good Chinese runners on a very technical 125 km course crossing the Island from north to south with 7000 m of positive elevation to finish in less than 29 hours. The women’s podium is rather open behind the great favourite Magdalena Laczak.

Shoespiracy
Shoespiracy is shedding light on a ‘shoe-shaped’ public health scandal. This feet-first short documentary, made in collaboration with Fable Films, is set to challenge you to think differently about your shoes, the negative effects your footwear is having on your feet, the way you move and ultimately your health. Shoespiracy, was made with the some of the biggest brains connected to feet and barefoot science today, including professors, doctors, bio-mechanists, movement experts, opinion formers and cobblers. Special Thanks to Vivobarefoot.

Rêves d’Himalaya
Adventurer ex-pro cyclist Stéven Le Hyaric had a dream : crossing the Nepalese Himalaya between Kangchenjunga and Hilsa on the Great Himalaya Trail by bike. It took 51 days to cover 2000 km, 90 000 m of positive elevation, 20 passes above 5000 m and 2 passes above 6000 m.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Hvar
The 2019 ÖTILLÖ swimrun season kicked off with a very tough race. It ended up being a hard fought battle for the 3rd edition ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series event on the island of Hvar, Croatia. The Mediterranean setting had all the ingredients to make for a spectacular yet very tough swimrun race. The original  40,4 kilometres long course had to be changed as the currents made it to a true test, alternating technical trail running with long, challenging stretches of open-water swimming.

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Cycling to the Dragons
Bikepacker Michele cycles across the Flores Island (Indonesia) between Maumere and Labuan Bajo with the ultimate goal to see the famous Komodo Dragons. As pointed out in tourist guides : “a trip for super-human cyclists with legs of steel. Topography of the island rules out cycling for all but Tour de France outcasts”! It’s indeed a 700 km ride from east to west of the island from sea level to high volcanos. Hard climbs in hot tropical temperatures.

Trail Face Off
Three trail shoes are put to the test against each other. First in a complete unboxing first impression round up by Denys followed by an exhausting field test covering 48km over a couple of weeks to see what each shoe is really like.  An informative and entertaining competition with the winning shoe….in plain sight.

Algarve Bike Challenge
Welcome to the beautiful old city of Tavira at the foothills of breathtaking Algarve Mountains for the 7th edition of Algarve Bike Challenge, the greatest bike event in Portugal and one of the best in the world. The Algarve Bike Challenge is a GPS guided race and the athletes, competing in teams of two, also have to face the difficulty to discover the route. 165 km in 3 stages on a very demanding route are awaiting 900 bikers from 15 countries.

Walks around Britain
Andrew walks us again through two easy walks. The first walk is in the area of Saltburn in North Yorkshire along the coast and in the countryside. Part of the walk follows the Cleveland National Way which is part of the England Coast Path. You will also see an old fan unit used for a former iron mine. The second walk is around Denby Dale in West Yorshire. Starting and finishing along one of the most scenic railway line in England and passing by the iconic Emley Moor TV tower, this walk crosses very rural areas and lovely woods along River Dearne.
More Information about these walks on www.walksaroundbritain.co.uk

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Some leading players in the field of the audiovisual market discuss the future of mountain film and present themselves to producers and filmmakers.

10.00 Meeting with the directors of the international festivals belonging to the International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF). IAMF currently has 24 members: 23 festivals in the field and a museum, representing 19 countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

11.00 Round table with Geremia Biagiotti – Intramovies, Federico Pedroni – Rai Cinema, Roberto Bombarda – Montura, Angelo Schena – CAI film library, and Laurence Hopper – HorizonSports. Leading figures in the audiovisual sector present themselves to producers and filmmakers. Chaired by Luca Ferrario, Trentino Film Commission

Intramovies is an independent company, founded over forty years ago to support creative producers and new directors. Intramovies is an international film distributor of high-quality films from all over the world, focusing on first and second works directed by emerging talents.

Rai Cinema. A public service, market and support for Italian film. As Rai Cinema it interacts with producers. Rai Cinema purchases, produces and distributes film and television content. It has always had a central role in disseminating Italian film and is the main contact with producers in every phase of filmmaking, from screenwriting to exploitation of television rights. Over the years it has also contributed towards guaranteeing Italian cinema visibility through distribution networks, combining its objectives as a public service with the need to compete on the market. So how does it really work and how does it interact with our film production system?

Montura is a leading company at international level in the field of clothing and footwear for the mountains and outdoor activities. Through “Montura Editing”, its own “creative workshop” and publishing house, it supports the production of films in line with the company philosophy, in various forms.

CAI’s Film Centre and library, set up in 2011 following transformation of the previous central film commission into an operational structure, carries out activities to disseminate, produce and archive film on the subject of climbing, the mountains and the alpine environment. It promotes screenings at its branches, in schools and at other cultural associations present all over the country.

HorizonSports is the only Video On Demand (VOD) platform in the world for sport and wellness in the natural environment, directed at those who enjoy trekking, running, cycling, activities in the mountains and wish to live a healthy life. We are motivating the world to be more active in the natural environment.

Trentino Film Commission has been active since 2011 and operates throughout the province of Trento, pursuing three main objectives: to stimulate the local economy, promote the area and encourage the production of high-quality cultural products. To date it has supported over 160 productions, including films for the big screen, TV programmes and series, music videos, commercials and animation projects.

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Absa Cape Epic 2019
From the iconic slopes of Table Mountain’s National Park – to the craggy shoreline of the Southern Coast. And on; traversing the famous Winelands and beyond into the high mountains of the Western Cape. The 2019 Absa Cape Epic route challenges, rewards and offers spectators the most revealing view of the Untamed African MTB Race yet.

Lekkarod
LEKKAROD is a long distance stage dog sled race taking place in the French Alps that wants to stay forever on what should be the philosophy of every single dog sled race. Perfect respect of dogs with a 24/24 veterinary survey. Perfect respect of racers (mushers and handlers). And perfect respect of nature

Malawi Bike Tour
Our friend bikepacker and adventurer Michele is on a 4 weeks and 1400 km bike trip through savanna, mountains and forests in Malawi. Fantastic African adventure, gorgeous scenery, great human encounters and wildlife

Mahikan Race Alassio
Started in Roberval near Quebec on Lac-Saint-Jean, in March 2015, the snow bike Mahikan Race has grown in popularity and, strangely enough, has been exported to Italy where fat bikes are now racing on sand on the beach in Alassio.

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HORIZONSPORTS.TV, the only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform dedicated to motivating the world to be more active in nature will broadcast the 34th Edition of the MARATHON DES SABLES every day starting on the 7th of April until the 14th of April. A full episode summary of the race will also be shown on HorizonSports.TV a couple of week after the race. The over 500.000 HorizonSports monthly viewers will be able to watch all the action on their APP and browser as well as on Smart TVs.

Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports.TV CEO said: “We offer the best venue to watch all the top Ultra Trail action. Marathon des Sables is a thrilling experience for our worldwide viewers who can enjoy endurance content on all their favorite devices anywhere and anytime”

 

About HORIZONSPORTS.TV

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness Video On Demand (VOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 500,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, OTT platfoms, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. HorizonSports is also available on Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd, Pluto TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Distro TV. #naturesportswellness #horizonsportsTV, #justwalkgo

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About MARATHON DES SABLES

The MARATHON DES SABLES is a foot race, open to runners and walkers, with several stages, free style, and with food self-sufficiency over a distance of about 250 Km. Each participant must carry his/her own backpack containing food, sleeping gear and other material. The 34th Edition will start on April 7 and will bring more than 1000 competitors in the Moroccan desert for a 250 km and 6 stages race.
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HorizonSports : Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)
Marathon des Sables : Elodie Bernascon (elodie.bernascon@bernascom.com )

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