Video: Speed & Effortless Trials Skill in Spain with David Cachon

Feb 5, 2019
by David Cachon  


As you know, I love discovering new places to ride my bicycle. I look for the sensations on the bike that only come when you get off of the beaten path. The environment, the landscape, the climate, and the local people have a very high impact on a place's success.

Cabanes, a town located in the province of Castellón (Valencian Community, Spain) was one of those places I had not yet noticed, a small diamond that shimmers at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

The contrast between sea and mountains make Cabanes a truly special place where the landscape changes radically without having to travel many kilometers. A mild climate throughout the year makes it an ideal place to get lost in while pedaling.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

On the terrain:

When this adventure began, the first thing I did was to see the situation on a map, I wanted to know exactly what we were going to face. Cabanes is at the base of a triangle formed by Tarragona, Zaragoza and Valencia which makes communication easy and varied.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

I needed to have more information about the trails and the orography of the area, so I picked up the phone and called my friend Paco from Bikes at Forest. They were in charge of signing this area and I was sure they could help me. Almost immediately Paco signed up for the expedition and we met in the town of Cabanes.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

The trails of Cabanes are firm and stone predominates. We could classify it as dry land, although depending on the time of year maybe you can find something wetter.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

These are very well studied routes where there are trails for all levels of riding, from the initiation to very technical and fast areas. The weather is one of its strengths and is that the guys with the fine wheels already knew this place well, many professional teams come to prepare the preseason because they know they will find a benevolent climate, little traffic roads, and some interesting mountain passes.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

Another bit of data that caught our attention was its gastronomy, and that the children of the Hotel Rural Vía Natura delighted our palate with their fish and homemade desserts.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

A great option if you want to make a trip as a couple, a romantic hotel where good treatment is paramount.

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike
Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike

Text & Riding: David Cachon
Photography: Fernando Marmolejo

Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike
Cabanes 100K Mediterranean Mountain Bike



26 Comments

  • + 19
 Great video, Amazing riding, the choppy film edit cuts made a blood vessel in my brain explode and I am dead now.
  • + 13
 Dude rides boardwalk and puddle in slo mo. Sweet. Dubious edit choices, but nice riding and beautiful location!
  • + 2
 hahaha I hope you're better hahaha Thank´s
  • + 1
 @dominic54: Thank´s for the comment Dominic
  • + 3
 @MakeYourOwnShortcut: haha of course I'm not, I'm commenting not riding eh Wink wish I rode like that. It was just a comical choice. You've got lots of great footage and giving as much airtime as you have to some very tame features seems a little odd. I completely understand the urge to pace a story - moments of calm interspersed with frenzy. Just not sure the ones you chose warranted the full-shred slowmo treatment; I think it kind of comes under the same banner as slo-mo shots of people putting on goggles or pulling a bike out of a pickup, which gets a lot of abuse here. The stills and cinematography are awesome though!
  • + 2
 @dominic54: All my respect mate, I like this kind of comment because so we can try to do better next time. A big hug and thanks again. Cheers
  • + 6
 Can I come trim your dropper post cable housing for you?
  • + 1
 For sure hahaha
  • + 4
 Mad respec for trying to make a boardwalk look hardcore but maybe next time put the huge rock slabs in the video and keep the walking paths for b-roll?
  • + 1
 Thank´s for the comment
  • + 5
 That makes a change from the usual whips.. nice video
  • + 2
 Thanks mate!!!
  • + 4
 "Effortless trial skill" is an odd way to put it. Somehow I think developing those skills involved a fair bit of effort.
  • + 3
 Mad skills, I'm contemplating seppuku
  • + 2
 I'm heading to Tarragona this spring, looking forward to it. Don't think I'll make it to Cabanes, and not sure if I'll even get to ride while in Spain, but cool to see the trails in the general area.
  • + 1
 Thank you very much, I hope you enjoy your trip through Spain
  • + 2
 If you liked this trails we recommend you to go to La Fenasosa Bikepark, it's pretty close from there and you will have the best trails ever.
  • + 2
 Bueno... esta a 250 km hahaha pero deja que la gente conozca otros lugares para montar que no sea un bikepark hahaha
  • + 3
 Editing was a little strange, i agree, but i actually liked it - unusual, but still in good taste and quality.
  • + 1
 Thanks bro!!
  • + 2
 Nice area, 45mins from where I live.. There is some decent riding in the Valencia Province and adjacent Teruel. Let me know if you are here for a personal tour sometime...
  • + 1
 For sure dude, when I return to the are I´ll contact you
  • + 2
 Great video. Loved the editing!
  • + 1
 Thanks a lot
  • + 2
 Another winter weekend in Spain could be on the cards.
  • + 1
 What's the tune?

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