In 2017 Specialized gave us two of their Diverge gravel bikes and asked us make a video about what's possible on their brand new adventure machines. So armed with two bikes, a kiteboard and a foldable kayak, we set out to explore the Faroe Islands - an archipelago of 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic. Under no circumstances could we use a motor to expedite our journey.
Created by volcanic eruptions some 55 million years ago, the Faroe Islands are a group of 18 spectacularly crafted igneous rocks that rise high above the ocean somewhere between Scotland and Iceland in the North Atlantic. Originally settled by the Vikings in the 9th century, there are now roughly 50,000 of their descendants living on the islands along with 100,000 sheep and one of the most diverse bird populations in the world. Due to its geographical isolation and relatively small population, the Faroe Islands are arguably one of the most unspoiled landscapes left in the world.