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Pushing Limits on the European Divide Trail: Sebastian Breuer's Journey to Break the World Record

Join us in following our athlete Sebastian Breuer as he sets out on what he calls “the biggest challenge I've ever faced in terms of my sporting activites.”

Sebastian Breuer, a prominent figure in the biking world, is on a mission during the summer of 2024 for something extraordinary. The former German and European MTB Marathon champion, and winner of the Unbound Gravel 2024, is setting out to break the world record for completing the European Divide Trail (EDT). This epic adventure, spanning from Grense Jakobselv in Norway to Sagres in Portugal, is the longest predominantly off-road bikepacking route in the world, meticulously charted by Andy Cox. Keep reading to get more insight into to this monumental journey and his goal.

For Sebastian, the EDT represents more than just a race. It's an opportunity to push his limits and explore the depths of his capabilities, both physically and mentally. "Make the impossible possible. Only you decide about the limit," he says, which works with his mantra about breaking barriers and redefining what’s achievable.


"This is probably the biggest challenge I've ever faced in terms of my sporting activities," Sebastian admits. Unlike any other race he’s tackled, the EDT is a journey across his home continent, a trip he hopes to share with his grandchildren in the years to come. This is a mission that extends beyond personal achievement. He aspires to inspire others to embrace the outdoors, live adventurously, and find enrichment in the people and experiences they encounter. "Life is short. But life takes place outside," he emphasizes. His journey is a testament to the enriching power of adventure, the joy of connecting with diverse cultures, and the impact of shared human experiences.


As Sebastian Breuer sets off on this ambitious endeavor, he highlights the spirit of adventure, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of dreams. His journey on the European Divide Trail is not just about breaking a record; it’s about pushing the limits, discovering the beauty of Europe, and inspiring others to embrace life’s greatest adventures.

Sebastians Goal

Sebastian’s journey kicks off from Kirkenes airport, with the official start at Grense Jakobselv on July 12, 2024. His goal is to beat the current fastest known time set by Angus Young in 2022, which stands at 32 days, 6 hours, and 28 minutes. While the quest is about setting a new record, it is equally about embracing the adventure and the multitude of experiences along the way.

Sebastians Goal

Sebastian’s journey kicks off from Kirkenes airport, with the official start at Grense Jakobselv on July 12, 2024. His goal is to beat the current fastest known time set by Angus Young in 2022, which stands at 32 days, 6 hours, and 28 minutes. While the quest is about setting a new record, it is equally about embracing the adventure and the multitude of experiences along the way.

Life is short. But life takes place outside.

Seb Breuer

What is the European Divide Trail?

The EDT is an unparalleled biking route that traverses over 7,500 kilometers (4,723 miles) across Europe. Starting from the rugged terrain near the Russian border in Norway, the trail winds through the endless forests, lakes, and dirt roads of Scandinavia, across the diverse landscapes of Central Europe, and finally into the rocky and loose trails of the Iberian Peninsula. The journey not only tests physical endurance but also demands strategic planning for logistics, including sourcing water, food, and accommodation amidst varying weather conditions.

The Stats: 
• 7,600 kilometres (4,723 miles) total length
• 87,000 metres (285000 feet) of elevation
• 11 countries visited

What is the European Divide Trail?

The EDT is an unparalleled biking route that traverses over 7,500 kilometers (4,723 miles) across Europe. Starting from the rugged terrain near the Russian border in Norway, the trail winds through the endless forests, lakes, and dirt roads of Scandinavia, across the diverse landscapes of Central Europe, and finally into the rocky and loose trails of the Iberian Peninsula. The journey not only tests physical endurance but also demands strategic planning for logistics, including sourcing water, food, and accommodation amidst varying weather conditions.

The Stats: 
• 7,600 kilometres (4,723 miles) total length
• 87,000 metres (285000 feet) of elevation
• 11 countries visited

Sebastian in Short:

The former German and European MTB marathon champion, as well as the winner of Unbound Gravel 2024, is constantly seeking new ways to challenge the sport. Sebastian's cycling philosophy aims to inspire exploration, meaningful adventures, and bring individuals together through shared experiences in this beloved sport.

Discipline: Gravel Race 
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1989

Visit Sebastian’s Instagram and YouTube channel.

Sebastian in Short:

The former German and European MTB marathon champion, as well as the winner of Unbound Gravel 2024, is constantly seeking new ways to challenge the sport. Sebastian's cycling philosophy aims to inspire exploration, meaningful adventures, and bring individuals together through shared experiences in this beloved sport.

Discipline: Gravel Race 
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1989

Visit Sebastian’s Instagram and YouTube channel.

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