After winning the Åre Video Challenge
back in July, we decided to use the prize money to cure some of the Swedish winter blues.
So by the end of November, we packed up our bikes and went to the small Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira.
The plan was to film a short edit, shoot some photos and most of all: just ride bikes. Here is what a week of vacation on Madeira island might look like!From the airport straight to the hotel, we checked in and built our bikes. It's easy to see why Madeira has gained a reputation as one of the best mountain bike destinations in the world. Welcome to Jurassic Park. Load up the van and head back up again. After a well deserved cold one of course. Slopestyle Simon in the clouds high above the city of Funchal. On Madeira, versatility is the name of the game. Christoffer on Madeiras famous "Black trail".Hiking through a couple of narrow and dark caves in search of fresh trails had us feeling like we were in a Indiana Jones movie or something. Just a casual tuesday for our guide. Those who seek shall find.Made possible by:LokoLoko MadeiraGalo ResortJärvsö Bike ParkNS Bikes SwedenPEDALXPLORER BikeBagsLightning ThunderA film by: Peter ErikssonFeaturing: Alexander Bäckvall
, Simon Johansson
, Christoffer Van Kuijl
, Johan GustavssonPhotography by: Philip AlexanderssonMusic by: Svartanatt Band