Hunting for Poncha on Madeira - Video

Apr 19, 2016 at 10:16
by Sascha BamHill  
Views: 10,203    Faves: 61    Comments: 5

For many years, Madeira was an undiscovered pearl in the mountain bike business. But over the years, the wonderful Flower-Island developed as a favorite destination for mountain bikers. Many pro riders, but also hobby pilots use the little continent to start the season or to keep the season a bit longer at the end of the year.

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Madeira has more to offer than many-sided trails, the different varieties of nature are even amazing. From jungle-enduro-trails, over rooty and rocky downhill tracks up to usual Leaf-woods it has everything to offer.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
We start with the Sandokan trail, which was named after the familiar Sandokan Enduro Race.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
It starts at approx. 1500m altitude above sea level snakes itself through wild vegetation-tunnels and is absolutely rocking from top to bottom.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
But be careful, sometimes a wild group of cows, which have still a lucky life on the island, will control you.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
One round of Poncha in the Crime Scene is a usual refreshment in between.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
The downhill track in Ponta do Pargo is the second part. Some years ago a big fire burned down almost all trees in the area.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
A landscape filled with fern, which grows like weed was left behind.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
The track from local hero Emanuel Pombo offers a lot of speed and many wicked jumps.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
Time for the next round of Poncha with the crew.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
The party goes on with the Red Line above Prazeres.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
The locals from bikulture build a steep zigzag berm trail as an alternative to the good old flow trail.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira
The last stage throws us down on the steep footpath to the sea. For those who still have some rubber left on the tires can burn their traces in the ground.

Images for blog - Hunting for Poncha on Madeira

Rider: Sascha Bamberg - www.bamhill.de

Video: Marvin Gebauer - www.gebauer.media and www.fb.com/gebauer.media

Photos: Pia Rummland / Marvin Gebauer

Musik
Deadly Past - Memories
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MENTIONS: @BamHill / @ergonbike / @pivotcycles




13 Comments

  • 8 0
 the transitions on and off the bike into and out of the bar were brilliant, great edit!
  • 4 0
 Sehr geiles Ding Sascha!!
  • 3 0
 Great video guys ! Keep rocking !
  • 1 0
 Haha you should only have one poncha!!! Nice edit, I want to go back - great island, great weather, great locals, great food & drink and of course great trails!
  • 1 0
 These Clips are from last month - we filmed this Edit in the first April week! And if you want to get some good Poncha, you have to Hunt for it Wink
  • 2 0
 I was in Madeira last month, the biggest mistake was the flight home...
  • 1 0
 i was there in december/january the trails were just amazing 3
  • 2 0
 PROST!
  • 2 0
 I miss madeira Frown
  • 1 0
 Great video. Really like the relaxed style
  • 3 5
 You don't need to hunt for Poncha. I can tell you exactly where to get it. Taxi driver told me 5 minutes after we left the airport...
  • 1 3
 I was in Madeira last mounth and the trails are in really bad condition, beautiful video but the reality is very different!!!!!
  • 4 0
 is it perhaps because you have the wrong bike? look at your profile,only a street racer to see lol

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