Video: Freeriding on a 258m 'Mountain' in France's Broceliande Forest

Mar 29, 2020
by Luc Thouault  
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The Broceliande forest... The mysterious forest of western France, where some see Merlin the magician and their column of power. But others prefer to create a unique playground! With the highest point being at 258m (and low elevation), the best way to get the most of it was to build the trail of our dream from top to bottom. That's what we did and this is the result!



Paul on our "Canyon Gap"

Table top from Luc

The place to be! In 2005, Paul and his buddy were looking for a little more elevation than their trails in the Serein Valley (the place where videos of the same series were shot). They found this place in the forest with rocks and perfect dirt and started to build a freeride trail. In the beginning, the trail was just a raw singletrack with hazardous landing drops !!

Years after years, more buddies (like Luc and Baptiste) came to ride and dig, and we added more jumps, berms, rollers, canyon gap... More fun! Now there are five technical and flowy trails we enjoy riding!



Also other forest inhabitants... but none of us have seen Merlin yet...

And some good building sessions!

Video: Baptiste Daniel
Riders/trailbuilders: Paul Woodman (P-tracks) and Luc Thouault
And thanks to all the other trail builders.

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30 Comments

  • 18 0
 Nice vid, guys! No blaring music, just the sweet sound of riding...
You are blessed with that much „altitude“ - the highest elevation here is 78m above sea level!!!
  • 1 0
 great video!!! I can see the effort of building all those features!!
  • 2 0
 I think I may have crested 78m in elevation just walking to my car.
  • 13 0
 I think i saw Asterix & Obelix ...
  • 7 0
 RIP Albert Uderzo
  • 9 0
 Good job and great riding Smile
  • 8 0
 If Luc was any closer, they'd be riding a tandem.
  • 3 0
 Well done! It’s amazing what can be done with a small mountain. You’ve reminded me of Highland Mountain Bike Park which has even less vertical than what you two are working with (600 feet) and has so many good trails. I hope you guys get to visit Highland some day!
  • 5 0
 superbe votre spot, une belle créativité et de l'engagement.
  • 2 0
 Great job guys! Thanks for not ruining a great video with shitty music,tires crushing dirt and freehub singing is all the music I need.
  • 3 0
 Is this the trail to the fountain of youth?
  • 3 0
 No but it’s not so far drop there ????
  • 2 0
 From *
  • 2 0
 superb riding an digging skills, I feel highly inspired and keen to go building now!
  • 1 0
 That trail looks sweet! Great job by the trailbuilders! However, that isn't freeriding...freeriding is riding off piste in natural untouched terrain.
  • 3 0
 Joli spot ! Bien joué.
  • 1 0
 Allez!!!!!!! C’est bon ce genre de video!
On voit qd même qu’il y a des heures de shape derrière tout ça!
  • 1 0
 I holiday near here multiple times every year, and have done for a decade - never knew this was going on! Very cool!
  • 2 0
 Joli, beau boulot !
  • 1 0
 nice work guys!!!! what a trail, looks so fun to ride. greet from germany
  • 1 0
 Wish I had such a huge mountain
  • 1 0
 Great video and amazing trails.
  • 1 0
 C'est beau les gars! Tellement hate d'y retourner !!
  • 1 0
 Ouhhh yeahhhhhh !!!
  • 1 0
 Ça fait toujours autant rêver cet endroit, bravo à l'équipe !
  • 1 0
 Beautifully done guys - excellent flow - lovely riding great stuff!!!
  • 1 0
 NICE
  • 1 0
 Great stuff! Thanks.
  • 1 1
 Nice riding. Poor RS suspension.. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 La magie a opéré!

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