THE PURE SOUND OF TRAILS
This video was shot on the Camino de La Plata, one of the most famous and suggestive trails in Gran Canaria. Tip: pump up the volume (better with headphones), open the full-screen Youtube panel and enjoy it!
The story of this video
Usually when we are on the trails we are there for guiding a group, or filming it, or doing some maintenance. But this time it went differently.
It was a Monday late in January and the desire to ride alone really strong. The sky was slightly cloudy, but the few tourists around and the perfect temperature quickly convinced our “lazier” part to move.
Then, loaded the bike in the car we started towards “Pico de Las Nieves”, the summit of Gran Canaria, at 1950 meters above sea level.
You can see how it went in the video.
Back at the base, as always happens, we edit the clips recorded with the GoPro.
But unlike the other videos, while adding the audio track, we realized that this video already has its beautiful built-in “soundtrack”.
The sound of the tires rolling on the ground, sometimes rocky, sometimes soft and flowing, is music for our ears. The same that we listen to every time we ride it.
We then decided to leave it like this. So that you can fully appreciate the pure sound of the trails, that symphony coming from the fusion of bike and trail, which is part of the world of a mountain biker.
The music of the trail is always there. It accompanies us in every single ride.
But have you ever noticed how often you miss it? Both for the attention you have to pay to the route, and for the views in which we bikers try (consciously or not) to immerse ourselves. It is easy for them to take (the views) to take over our senses…
Especially here, in Gran Canaria, where the landscapes are nothing short of fantastic, incredible. For a long time we too have been enraptured by this wonderful scenario that frames our every bike ride.
Think about it for a moment. We are always focused on taking photos, recording videos, posting all is visible about our passion on social networks.
But the sound fo the trails, which is always with us and fairly accompanies us every bike ride, never has the same consideration.
This is why we decided to dedicate this video to it, leaving it “natural” as it is.
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Details of CAMINO DE LA PLATA tour
CAMINO DE LA PLATA
The emblem of mountain bike Enduro tours of Gran Canaria
Camino de La Plata – Gran Canaria Mountain bike tour
It starts from Pico de las Nieves at 1950m a.s.l. and ends to the ocean. Very technical and demanding trails with lots of rocks, steps and challenging sections to satisfy the most seasoned Enduro rider. The tracks, carved on the sides of the canyons by the natives of the island, incredibly vary during the excursion, while the views are always stunning.
DISTANCE: 39 km
ALTITUDE GAP: 570 m ↑ 2450 m ↓
DIFFICULTY: Average S2 – Maximum S3
FITNESS LEVEL: 4/4
SUITABLE FOR: Enduro / DH expert bikers
More info -> here