A Scottish and a Swiss mountain biker meet on a trail. What seems to be the beginning of a lame joke, is actually the beginning of a magnificent encounter. You can see what actually happens when mountain bike pros Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori meet up in Graubünden, Switzerland, in their new video “Home of Trails”. No summit is too high, no trail is too steep, no gorge is too deep for these two, as they hit the endless trails of the region. Naturally, all the action and countless breathtaking views are accompanied by the witty commentating of Downhill World Cup POV star Caluori as he shows MacAskill around his home region.
The world of mountain biking would be unimaginable without these two: Danny MacAskill is not only widely known for his stunning street trials videos but has also thrilled millions of fans on YouTube with his mountain bike skills as well. Claudio Caluori has made a name for himself with his fast-paced, eccentric POV runs during the Mountain Bike World Cup. This new video brings these two characters together and shows them discovering Claudio’s “Home of Trails”.“Scottish lines” in the Swiss mountains
Caluori shows the Scot a portion of the 17,000 kilometers / 10,500 miles of trails available in the five bike destinations in Graubünden: No matter whether they hit the trails in Arosa Lenzerheide, Davos Klosters, Engadin St. Moritz, Flims or Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair, both enjoy every minute they spend on their bikes to the fullest. The tour starts at the summit of Piz Nair, where Danny waits for his enthusiastic tour guide at 3,000m / 9,842ft altitude.
Claudio challenges Danny on the diverse trails of each destination, but Danny surprises the Swiss rider with a few cheeky “Scottish lines” on both dirt and brickwork as they make their way through the region.Follow the tire tracks of Danny and ClaudioGraubünden
is one of the most attractive mountain bike regions in the world. Thanks to its 1,000 summits, 615 lakes, 150 valleys and three different spoken languages, this part of the Swiss mountains is as diverse and spectacular as it can get. The region is the perfect playground for flow seekers, gravity lovers and biking families thanks to the fact that virtually every trail is open to mountain bikers.
The thousands of near endless trails and the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships that will take place in Lenzerheide this September are only two of many highlights this season. You can follow the tire tracks of Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori thanks to the “Home of Trails” packages. Additionally the “Home of Trails Road Trip” offers an all-inclusive experience with a private guide, shuttle, accommodation and additional exclusive benefits.
For further information about the trails Danny and Claudio hit, head to www.homeoftrails.com
Video by Cut Media
Photos by Martin Bissig
For me, I'd be like, "No, forget it." (risk of death -- 100%: risk of failure, probably 98%) I don't know what it is exactly, but I do know I'm not fool enough to try. And the same for Claudio, apparently. My guess is he has a way better shot than I would, but the calculated risk is still way too high.
As he said, calculated risk. These guys don't get to these positions by being stupid. Those are the guys you see on you tube crash reels. You really think he would have even been allowed to just ride this bridge without checking it out first or in unfavourable conditions.. no. and a freak gust of wind strong enough to blow him off.. come on. Riding in a straight line with a 2' wide margin for error, not difficult for this guy. We've seen him bunny hopping from on 2" wide train track to the other. Certain death of falling sure but would he ride it if he thought about that, again, no.
He is absolutely more likely to f*ck up and injure himself during the front flip, that was the point the monkey was trying to make.
I watched the "motivational video" of aforementioned fellow countryman Rick Koekoek, who's a top ranked UCI trials rider. It looks plenty dangerous to me. But I think it goes for more than a few of these athletes.
And now please give us the making of!
But damn... 3210CHF for that trip :o
shouldn't really be promoting coke use on PB
2) That bridge scene legitimately made me nauseous.