November 24th, 2017 marks the start of the journey to the Réunion Island and the Megavalanche for a hundred riders. Flying from different parts of the world via Air Austal air company. At the arrival, the vibe will settle for the week around chilling at the seaside and riding the trails the island has to offer. Staying at the Village Corail in Saint-Gilles, the riders enjoyed a more than welcome night of sleep to accommodate the warm and changing weather. The bright sun on the seaside helps to mark the contrast with the cloudy forecast on the summits that sets an unexpected riding experience. From muddy trails, slippery roots and dried-out singletrack, the Megavalanche this year might bring a hell of a lot of good memories.
With the beach 2 minutes away from where they are staying, riders decide to hang out their bike and go for a quick swim.
Making our way through the deep tropical forest.
Shuttling or the art of bike racking.
This sums up the first couples days out here on the island, see you on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December for racing! Stay connected with the action here : Megavalanche Facebook
- Photography : Christian Retaggi / Photos CR