We all have our own personal trail nirvana. Somewhere we’ve ridden that’s like no other. Perfect in every way. Be it A-Line in Whistler, Chamonix in the Alps or those hidden woods just outside Chipping Sodbury. But when it comes to jaw-dropping variety of spectacular landscapes, can this place be beaten?
Reunion Island, the location for the Southern Hemisphere’s version of the famous Megavalanche race, lies about 500 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, rises up 3,000m and is home to a still-active volcano. We were there right at the turn of the year and were blown away not just by the scenery but also the variety of terrain – from loose and dusty ash beds to jagged mountain descents with barely-distinguishable trail lines and root-infested rainforests.
Is this the most stunning location in the world to ride a mountain bike? What do you reckon?