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.
On the descent down to beach level from Pico de Teide
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.
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