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Rogelli Sportswear has a mission: #enjoythedistance. This stands for having a nice bike ride while enjoying beautiful views, alone or with your friends. When you enjoy the ride, you are always a winner for us. We like to inspire you with our photo shoots and are therefore always on the look for our most scenic locations. We would love to share with you our top-5, which we made in The Lake District, Corsica, Calgary, Girona and Tuscany.


The Lake District National Park is located in North West England and has magnificent views. After every turn we were surprised with the breathtaking landscapes. Never before we found so many beautiful spots within a radius of 50 km. Fortunately, our Rogelli models were well-trained cyclists because the landscapes were sometimes challenging with climbs between 25 to 30 percent. We were spoiled with a beautiful sunset too. We were also fortunate with the good weather, as the region is typically notorious for poor weather conditions. 



Since our photo shoot at Girona we understand why so many professional cyclists like to live there. Cycling conditions in Girona is are very diverse and you can go in many directions. From cycling in the mountains to less challenging hilly terrain, it is suited for cyclists of all levels. Safety for cyclists has also been taken into account, as road signs along the roads indicate that motorists should keep 1.5 distances from cyclists. Don't forget to visit the city of Girona itself. This Catalan city responds to cycling tourists with, among other things, bicycle cafes, trendy cycling shops and hotels especially for cyclists.  



We will never forget the beauty of Corsica. Due to the size of the island, we covered many kilometers. Highlights in Corsica were Bonifacio and the coastal region near Piana. The town of Bonifacio is located on top of a massive rock, 80 meters above sea level. The coastal road at Piana runs between towering red rocks, which was very impressive. Worth mentioning is that the sunrises in Corsica are truly spectacular. 



We once crossed the ocean towards Canada and planned our shoot in the Calgary region. We stayed with our distributor in Cochrane, which is less than an hour's drive from the Rocky Mountains and Banff and Jasper National Parks. Our Canadian models took us to the most beautiful places and we were overloaded with breathtaking winter vistas and unspoiled nature. Furthermore, we were especially amazed by the friendly people and the large pick-up trucks. But what a beautiful and unforgettable shoot this was.




For our most recent summer shoot, we went to Tuscany. This beautiful Italian region is highly recommended to experience by bike. It will be a tough challenge, because despite many beautiful landscapes you cover a lot of altitude. The Tuscan landscape is dominated by the cypress and the olive trees and numerous grape vines and towns such as Lucca, Castagneto Carducci and San Gimignano which exude the pure Italian atmosphere. Nowhere else in Italy is the combination of beautiful landscapes, cultural history, pleasant climate and culinary splendor as balanced as here. We also created a lot of attention, especially in beautiful Lucca. "Bella Rogelli" It sounded from time to time through the narrow alley ways. We received numerous compliments with a smile. 


Photography: @wouterroosenboom.nl