Trek Gravity Girls Boat Trip - Part One

May 17, 2011 at 5:35
by Clemens Capeller  

The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries are a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, are only a four hour flight away from the German airport Frankfurt. So Tenrife, La Palma, Cran Canaria, El Hierro and La Palma are the perfect location to escape the bad winter weather in Europe.

So the idea was born to make the Gravity Girls Fototrip to these beautiful volcanic islands. With the help from Atlantic cycling (www.atlantic-cycling.de) the idea came up to make 5 Islands in 5 days to cover all the different landscapes. So Steffi Marth, Jess Stone, Solveig Lindgren and Katja Rupf got on the plane to bring the idea to reality.

First Stop Tenerife:

Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With the peak of Teide, at 3718 meters above sea level and more than 7,000 meters above the ocean floor, it is the highest point in Spain and in the Atlantic Ocean. The volcano is the third largest on the planet. There´s also a nice bikepark on the islands for those who need a little variety from the natural tracks. www.bikeparktenerife.com




The local downhill scene uses the bus from Puerto de la Cruz to the Teide to get up to the entry of Las Canadas del Teide. So it was clear that the girls would take the bus together with a bunch of Spanish riders. After the drive from sea level to the entry of the nation parc Las Cañadas, the bikes were set up and final adjustments made for the downhill rides ahead.


Second breakfast for Jess, Steffi, Katja and Solveig and then everyone was ready for the downhill and getting some nice shots out of it.
Second breakfast for Jess, Steffi, Katja and Solveig and then everyone was ready for the downhill and getting some nice shots out of it.
On the descent down to beach level from Pico de Teide
On the descent down to beach level from Pico de Teide
Steffi getting some dust on the desert like landscape at Las Canadas
Steffi getting some dust on the desert like landscape at Las Canadas
Before catching the ferry to the next Islands at the evening, there was time and the perfect location for some urban riding shots. Green is the color to match.
Before catching the ferry to the next Islands at the evening, there was time and the perfect location for some urban riding shots. Green is the color to match.
After a long day of riding and shooting, it was time to get on the ferry to the next Islands. What adventures will the next islands hide. You will see it in part two of the Trek Gravity Girls Fototrip.
After a long day of riding and shooting, it was time to get on the ferry to the next Islands. What adventures will the next islands hide. You will see it in part two of the Trek Gravity Girls Fototrip.

All pics by D.Geiger and the Trek Gravity Girls
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22 Comments

  • + 22
 I wanna be a gravity girl Fab
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  • + 13
 Trek certainly have the real deal these days.... got the bikes, got the money, got the girls. I am jealous.
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 This is great, I love to read some DH news from my island. It is a pity that I'm not living there now Razz

Sorry I couldn't avoid it, I found a couple of mistakes (mostly name related) in your writing. And yes I also make mistakes, as I already mentioned above English is not my first language:

1) "So Tenrife, La Palma, Cran Canaria, El Hierro and La Palma are the perfect location to escape the bad winter weather in Europe" "So Ten(e)rife, La Palma, (G)ran Canaria, El Hierro and (Choose another island, you already mentioned La Palma) are the perfect location to escape the bad winter weather in Europe"

2) "The local downhill scene uses the bus from Puerto de la Cruz to the Teide to get up to the entry of Las Canadas del Teide." "The local downhill scene uses the bus from Puerto de la Cruz to the Teide to get up to the entry of Las Ca(ñ)adas del Teide. " I know that letter only exist in Spanish but you always can change the language in your computer or copy/paste it.

3) "After the drive from sea level to the entry of the nation parc Las Cañadas" "After the drive from sea level to the entry of the nation(al) par(k) Las Cañadas"

4) "Steffi getting some dust on the desert like landscape at Las Canadas" "Steffi getting some dust on the desert like landscape at Las Ca(ñ)adas"

Cheers and I'll will waiting for your next post.
  • + 1
 next parts will be coming in the next fews weeks....
  • + 0
 You are a tool, suicide. And, evidently, a gay one, at that. Hot chicks getting into DH/FR is what we should ALL care about....
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 I care.....
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 a LOT.
*sniffle*
  • + 1
 Hahahaha Big Grin ... it is not a matter of Grammar Nazi, just to let the people know that those are not the right names. Zpesialised is not the same than Specialized for example.

And as I said at the very beginning I also make mistakes.
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  • + 7
 nice shots mate
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  • + 2
 What an Awesome place to ride, been to Tenerife many times and would have really liked to ride there.Stunning pictures.
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  • + 1
 as we say in my country echeme la mas fea jajajajajaja good team good girl !!!!!!=D
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  • + 1
 is Tracy Moseley not part of the "gravity girls", or is she on a different part of the team (being one of the top women) ?
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 Tracy is part of the Trek World Racing Team
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  • + 2
 loving the green/black paintwork!
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  • + 2
 girls mountain biking=lets bang
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  • + 1
 who took these pics??? amazing photography
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 photographer Daniel Geiger from Germany
www.danielgeiger.net
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  • + 1
 Girls and stairs, oh i get dizzy, in a good sense.
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  • + 1
 they are so lucky Big Grin
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 The stairs? Or their saddles.....
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