Pachamama is a series of gravel adventures narrated by Orbea. A way of seeing gravel as it should be at its origins. One pedal after another, calmly, to go far away, to places we have never seen, just with our bike, loaded panniers and that senseless desire for the unknown.
Gravel as freedom of the spirit, a tool for exploring and reaching less-travelled places. By telling stories, Orbea Pachamama wants to encourage adventurous spirits, whether they are cyclists or not, to experience their own adventures by bike.
The 6th episode of the Pachamama series is about Italy. It slips into the Miss Grape bags of 100Canesium and follows in the footsteps of the Marchi family, DOC Romagnoli since time immemorial.
This is the story of a prodigious artefact, the mangle, a machine that excited Leonardo da Vinci and the greatest engineers of the Middle Ages.
Even today, in Santarcangelo di Romagna, there is a working mangle, Alfonso managed to keep it away from fire and war when he was just a little boy.
His passion for his work and his land brings us today to the extraordinary valley of Valmarecchia.
A timeless journey through time to an otherworldly land.