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Address: Saint Gilles, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97400, Reunion Island
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Great Fun with a great guide and good equipment

The organisation was great for the day (a ride down the mountain from the Les Trois Bassins (a wonderful viewpoint). We had a bike check (good full suspension gear) and a short... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The guide was nice and knew definitely what he was doing, nurse and mechanic all in one. The booking and the gear were disappointing. As we aren't the tallest and small bikes and gear is sometimes hard to find, we went to see the shop telling about our requests (including our brought from home cycling shoes) beforehand. As we got... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

The organisation was great for the day (a ride down the mountain from the Les Trois Bassins (a wonderful viewpoint). We had a bike check (good full suspension gear) and a short briefing (in French and English) on safety and braking (especially for those less familiar with this kind of riding) and then set off on a short run that... More 

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Barcelone, Espagne
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

The best downhill I've never done. Differents types of sections: freeride, crosscountry, downhill, jumps, alwayx with an awesome nature and landscapes. It's necessary to have some technique and a good shape to enjoy all the descent. I suggest this route to everybody who love downhill and come to Reunion. The equipment is good and the staff is great. Really an... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

This downhill bike ride from the top of the Cirque de Mafate to St Gilles les Bains is absolutely amazing. The start was a bit slow as all of the riders were "signed up" in town. Then the long ride up to the top of the Cirque. A few minutes to enjoy the view and then the ride begins. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

We were three people on the Maxi route (the intermediate level), all of us had prior experience with trekking bikes and flat forest roads but nothing close to this. It was not easy, some of us fell more than 10 times during the ~2h downhill ride, but the incidents were at low speed and very controlled, no one was seriously... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

No matter what they say on the website- this is definitely not for beginners (we`ve booked the classic one, not the advanced tour), and one will need to know already VTT before trying it! The instructions were given to us in less than 5min- then here you go... Also, breaks are done o9nly for the ones in front of the... More 

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