Video: Scotty Laughland & Geoff Gulevich Ride La Palma's Insane Trails - GoPro Track Down S1 EP1

Jul 10, 2019
by GoPro  

Follow along with GoPro athlete and all-around bloody good chap, Scotty Laughland, as he explores trails, trail networks, and the local scene in our new five-part series: Track Down. Where will his GoPro travel with him this season? Europe.

For episode one he heads to the island of La Palma with Geoff Gulevich to ride the one of a kind trails.


Join in with the Track Down Contest

To celebrate the launch of the GoPro Track Down series we want to see where your favourite trails and the world’s best riding destinations are. Ride, capture & submit your favourite trail… for a chance to WIN a GoPro Prize Pack.

We have Five (5) GoPro Prize Packs up for grabs. For your chance to win simply submit your top to bottom Trail POV Video:

Entry Requirements:
All entries must feature trails that are listed on Trailforks.

Contest Dates: July 10, 2019 - September 6, 2019

Need some inspiration? Here's The Privateer Adam Price's submission from his time Fox Testing in the Lousa Bike Park, Portugal:

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Five (5) GoPro Prize Packs each containing:

- GoPro HERO7 Black cameras
- GoPro Sports Kits
- Dual Battery Charger
- Pro Bike Seat Rail Mount
- GoPro Seeker Sportpack



1. Film a MTB Top To Bottom Trail POV themed footage using your GoPro camera.
2. Export your final edit.
3. Upload your video to Trailforks
4. Submit your entry to the Contest Page

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  • 19 1
 What on earth has happened to Scotty's accent???!
  • 14 1
 I'd comment on it but can't bring myself to watch a video with that shill in it.
  • 1 0
 @mtb-scotland: Shill? Does he not declare his sponsorships or something?
  • 3 0
 @mtb-scotland: yet here you are commenting... Hope we can swing your opinion round so you can enjoy the all new GoPro series, if anything it'll get you fired to ride - nothing but good times!
  • 4 0
 What's changed?
  • 8 0
 I recall all the trails in the video from our Winter '19 trip to La Palma. Not the easiest bike destination to travel to from BC's Interior, but so worth it. Trails are mostly advanced and seem endless in length. You can easily spend a week of riding without hitting the same trail twice. Surreal experience dropping in at almost 3000m elevation, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean with nothing in-between you and the East Coast of America. Amenities are great, including fantastic restaurants and accommodation. Puerto Naos seems to be the hotspot for the MTB scene, personally I preferred Los Llanos for a less touristy feel and old town flair. Check out for the island's best bike shuttle options.
  • 2 0
 great that my parents moved there for their pension. so i have an excuse to go there regularly for a visit. riding is epic. landscape is beautiful and so diverse.
  • 1 0
 Yes some people are slatting it no trails. Guess you need to know what your doing lol.
  • 3 0
 Living in Gran Canaria (same island as Jorge, the spanish rider in the video), we have been riding La Palma many times and entering the island´s Enduro and DH races (there is an 8,2 km dh race....) and it is just incredible. We always organize the trips through flow trails and can't recommend them enough. My company now wants me to move to Virgina Beach, VA... and, by the looks of it, seems like there is no riding over there... must resist here!
  • 6 1
 Am I the only one who’s done with these POV youtuber vlogs? I used to really enjoy them now I can’t get past the two min mark without switching off.
  • 2 1
 feeling the same.. used to watch as many as i could find. now they all seem cookie-cutter and boring af
  • 2 2
 @laxguy: yeah agreed and they’re all super fake. Few years ago there wasn’t any money in it. People just did them for fun and that’s why they were good, because they were genuine. Nowadays it’s just full off clout chasers who are just trying to get something out of it for themselves and it comes across on screen. You can tell it’s not just for fun anymore. Soon as someone starts asking for money or mentions patron. I’m unsubscribing. Ha
  • 1 0
 I get my fix from Sven Martin's EWS POVs
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: eeeexactly.. thats why ben cathros POV he posted the other day was entertaining, just some dudes out having fun and trying not to die hahah
  • 2 0
 The Canary Islands are one of the best destinations to go: it offers you everything you may wish-rocky, dusty and very green jungle trails within one Island. And add to that great and friendly people, excellent food and you are like never wanna go home....
  • 2 0
 Am the only one that thinks it is a huge bummer that you have to shoot a POV Trail video to win the equipment to shoot a POV Trail Video?! Shouldn't the equipment go to people that can't afford it? Some kid out there without the means would be so stoke to get this stuff.
  • 1 0
 @Geot74 Love your sunglasses, they look so retro! BTW I asked my wife's hand in La Palma on the sunset, the beach in Puerto Naos the west side of the island is perfectly positioned:
  • 2 0
 Checking each other’s Pinterest’s!!!
That was one of the raddest POV videos I’ve seen in awhile
  • 1 0
 Some very nice footage and if you fancy staying in my bungaolws with amazing views bang in the middle of the island go to
  • 3 1
 Gully looking fierce in the Pit Vipers
  • 2 0
 Adam sends bro!

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