Video: De Massilia A Andorra

Dec 4, 2012
by Jon Bokrantz  
Views: 35,356    Faves: 406    Comments: 26


The south-eastern French area of Provence is probably most famous for its outstanding cuisine, rich history and warm weather. Seems to me like a rather nice place to ride some bikes, eat some cheese, drink a couple of glasses of wine and just enjoy the good life. And after chasing the endless summer in NZ, it was an easy choice for me to simply keep traveling as the opportunity was given. Together with Florent Carreyron and photographer Jérémy Bernard, I set out on a 17 day trip with the aim of exploring historical places in southern France and Andorra and to create a film with versatility in both riding and nature. The goal was to meet old friends as well as making new ones, ride bikes together and experience their local trails. The trip started in Marseille and then took us to the black dirt of Terres Noires in Digne les Bains, the golden ochre singletrack in Apt, the red chutes in the loose dirt of Lac du Salagou all the way to Casamanya, the highest peak in the Principality of Andorra.






Produced by: Jon Bokrantz
Photos by: Jeremy Bernard

Music:
The Killers - Jenny was a friend of mine
Katie Herzig - Make a Noise

Riders:
Florent Carreyron
Robin Chauvin
Thomas Moret
Antoine Guezou
David George
Damien Nosella
Kévin Joly

Follow my work: Website // Vimeo


31 Comments

  • + 12
 Love this video, no 3 minute BS what you ate for breakfast & what toilet paper you wipe your ass with intro, straight to the riding!

The first portion of riding reminds me of the old Kranked videos!
  • + 2
 Nice vid guys !
Great riders, great edit !
Just one regret : you could have chose at least a spot at Marseilles, I was a bit disappointed not to see L'Etoile, la Sainte Victoire, le Garlaban, le Régagnas, Figuerolles, or La Roque d'Anthéron !
Next time ? Wink
  • + 2
 I love this video just how it is, and also because it shows that you don't need to have great tricks to throw on your jumps to have a great time or a top notch bike, I mean that guy who fell at the start had a 1500 euro bike, wich shows that mountain biking is for anyone who wants to have a great time, this shows the true spirit of this incredible sport Love it!!!
  • + 3
 When ever I see someone pinning it without knee pads , I always get squeemish ....
  • + 3
 I hear ya... no gloves bothers me more lol
  • + 4
 Another bomb by JTV will be dropped soon!
  • + 3
 Amazing terrain , very jealous.
  • + 2
 Amazed at how fast the guy w/ the hardtail was going in that last segment!!!
  • + 2
 Production Privée SHAN!
  • + 3
 "you'll want to go to Southern France and Andorra to ride bikes"

true.
  • + 4
 CG lives in Andorra so I've wanted to go for a while but this vid cemented the idea in my head too
  • + 2
 Just moved there 2 month ago from Cali and it's amazing
  • + 2
 Wow! Yup, they were right, now I wanna ride there. Southern France looks amazing! Sick riding and filming too.
  • + 1
 Very good, no nonsense nice places good filming!
  • + 1
 One of the best videos I have ever seen!
  • + 1
 "Back to making other people famous"
  • + 1
 Told you so, haha!
  • + 1
 what a fukin beautiful place
  • + 1
 I wish i could have a chance to ride there.
  • + 2
 très jolie!
  • + 2
 Super vidéo !
  • + 1
 Stoke factor - through the roof!
  • + 1
 Traveling is cool. It doesn't count if you wear pads.
  • + 1
 The first terrain (volcano rock?) truly looks unforgiving.
  • + 1
 Que du bonheur !
  • + 1
 Wow, beautiful video !!
  • + 1
 man, that looks fun!!!
  • + 1
 Magical Smile
  • + 1
 trés bien!
  • + 0
 never thought I would say this but, I want to go to France.
  • + 1
 Route 66!

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