ABOUT US

Hi, my name is Fabio and I am the founder of grancanariamountainbike.com. I have been living in Gran Canaria since 2013 and, before landing on this island, I have rode the most beautiful trails in Italy and in Europe.

I have lived all the evolution of mountain biking, from the first full-rigid steel bike, to the last generation of e-bike. I have practiced all disciplines, from XC to DH, which I still do today. But if you ask me to categorize myself as a biker, I would call myself a freerider.

All my life, in the last 40 years has turned around mountain biking.

By choice I have never raced, but in my biker curriculum there are significant experiences. For example, I participated in the first two editions of the 24 Hours of Finale Ligure, when it was still an epic and pioneering race (starting from lighting systems!😁).

Employed in a sport company, I hanged around with the team of Corrado Herin, DH World Cup winner in 1997 and with the team of Paola Pezzo, 2 times Olympic mountain bike champion. You can find me in some of her videos, both as a rider and as a helmet-camera man. In the same period I was involved in a patent to synchronize the impulses of a neuro-muscular stimulator to the pedaling movement onboard of the mountain bike.

Of course I did not miss the most beautiful bike parks in Europe: Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel, Les Deux Alpes, Crans Montana, Leogang, Saalbach and Finale Ligure, where I started as a mountain bike guide. Nor a pilgrimage to Moab, a mountain bike mecca.

Before leaving Italy for Gran Canaria I built some nice trails in one of the most beautiful mtb spot in Italy, recently became a regular appointment for the Superenduro circuit: Portofino. If you have been lucky enough to race the Superenduro of Portofino, you have surely rode some of the trails that I have builded with some local friends and that today represent the core part of its special stages…

In short, no palmares, but anyway a life lived in the name of mountain biking. A biker by nature, therefore.

RIDING GRAN CANARIA

Here on the island of Gran Canaria the lifestyle is very relaxed, but it doesn’t mean we do not do things right. Our guides, including myself 😁, are patented and know very well the best local trails. Our technical partners are professionals passionate about mountain biking. So expect a quality service, but friendly and cordial, from people who you will feel more like bike mates, rather than professional guides.

 

WHY GRAN CANARIA MOUNTAIN BIKE

Just like you, we appreciate the beautiful things of life too, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you will enjoy an experience personally studied and assessed for its quality and its “wow factor”. For this reason we have selected for you the most exciting trails of Gran Canaria, the best technical partners and we rely on good quality hotels with a strategic position with respect to the most beautiful and renowned beaches of the island.