Video: Micayla Gatto & Scotty Laughland Ride Sintra's Enchanted Forests - GoPro Track Down S1 EP3

Aug 6, 2019 at 8:24
by GoPro  

With deep, jungle foliage on one side of the mountain and fast, dry singletrack on the other, Sintra can offer you a 360° mountain bike experience all in one day. Scotty Laughland and Micayla Gatto headed to the Portugese coast to sample as much of this mtb paradise as they could.

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. Did you catch the previous episodes? Check out Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here.


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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 Anyone looking to come to ride these sweet trails and looking for guidance and shuttling, contact João and his team at
Sintra is beautiful!
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Guess what what I will be doing before the end of summer Big Grin .
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 Thanks buddy!!!!
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 Sintra, and most of Portugal, are stunning. I can't wait to get back over there with my bike and a rental van for a few weeks.
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 Give me a nice feeling seeing my home country being featured in such a nice way - I’ll even forgive you guys for not using music from r.a.m.p or xutos.... but that’s ok, copyright and all that jazz.....
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 Ahahah so good.. r.a.m.p. WE miss that too!
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 @weride-pt: I'm hoping I can make it back home next year for the WC - might check what ya guys have and bring some friends around - good food and good trails - looking so forward Smile
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 Rode with for 2 weeks couple years back. Great guys, great trails, and an experience I'll never forget.
Highly recommended if your riding there to hook up with these guys. Just watch out for the #superbock..haha.
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 Of course the sun isn't shining on all 365 days of the year, but there's something about Sintra's dirt that makes it handle water really well. It doesn't get muddy or sloppy, it actually gets better with water, even lots of it. Also it always seems to stop raining the moment I get there. Maybe the trees condense the water on the leaves and then funnel it down through the branches...
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 Love scotty, even if I was sad when he left GMBN, what he's doing now is just awesome. Plus, I'm pumped about the girls coming into freeride such as Micayla or Veronique sandler. Let's hope someday there'll be female riders rampage edition, and hardline too. This would just be the best. Awesome filming also.
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 Anyone is eligible for rampage now - they do not exclude female riders.
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 Gotta love these GoPro comps. And the winner of a new, fancy, expensive GoPro is, a best/fanciest/more-money-spent GoPro owner! Perfect!
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 Great to see the Sintra trails and weride getting featured on pinkbike!
PS: Scotty Laughland the start of the "Donkeys" trail is around 480m not 600m as you stated.
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 Awesome trails, awesome guides, mostly awesome weather!
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 Thanks Eric... November WERIDE?
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 @weride-pt: we’ll see. But most likely early 2020!
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 Sintra old town and the palace are friggin cool! Would love to bike around Portugal sometime!!jealous
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 Micayla has style. Hope to see her in more videos to come !
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 Sick looking trails!

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