Video: Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon

May 1, 2015 at 10:08
by Schwalbe  
Switzerland is well known for watches and chocolate, but it hast also one of the best public transportation system in the world. Mountain bikers will love the fact - most of the busses have permanent bike racks. Follow Giant factory offroad team rider Yoann Barelli and German enduro rocket Tobias Woggon on a scenic trip through the mountains of Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Public transportation with the Postbus is a great way to take a shuttle.
Public transportation with the "Postbus" is a great way to take a shuttle.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Yoann and Tobi looking for a new trail above Davos. The Trailcrew have done some great shaping work on a few of the old hiking trails.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Tobi keeps it low on the trail from "Fl├╝elerpass" down to Davos.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Tobi using the last light of the day to make it down to St Moritz.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
One of the most talented guys on the bike, Yoann Barelli is always good to watch ride.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Yoann makes friends with the locals.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Mr. Barelli enjoys the Alpes. There aren't many people that have as much fun on a bike than he does.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Waiting for the next Bus. Yohann and Toby enjoying the quick rest.
Waiting for the next Bus. Yoann and Tobi enjoying the quick rest.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Yoann and Tobi making their way down from Piz Nair. This trail is surrounded by epic views, from top to bottom.

Exploring Via Grischa with Yoann Barelli and Tobi Woggon - Images by Matt Wragg
Tobi enjoys the last downhill to the village of Lenzerheide.

All photos by @mattwragg
Video by VG Mediastudio

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35 Comments

  • + 49
 2:28! Noooo please! Stop skidding on mountain trails, nobody is going to shape after your ride! You can't ride those trails like you ride bike parks ones Wink good video though Wink
  • + 14
 Exactly my thought, please stop this kind of riding on official hiking trails, the reputation of us mountainbikers is bad enough as it is...
Otherwise great video, I need to go for a ride now Big Grin
  • + 13
 specially here in switzerland...many times the law has tried to ban mountainbikers from the trails... respect please Smile
  • + 8
 Don't worry. Barelli now moves to Canada and now we are blessed with his skidding. We are so grateful to do the trailwork so he can skid up trails and look good for his sponsors
  • + 2
 ^ @yoannbarelli

Also video┬┤s old (i.e. 2014), Tobi Woggon is on Ibis now.
(www.pinkbike.com/news/ibis-cycles-sign-tobias-woggon-2015.html)
  • + 9
 @leelau , I appreciate all of the 'dumbing down' you've been doing, and understand the balance of the work:ride ratio. But please, drop the holier than lau attitude about stereotyped trail user groups, endurobros, and calling out people who you've never met. Yohann is one of the nicest individuals in our sport. The kind of guy who stops in the middle of a race to pick up other's garbage, and volunteers his time to ride with the youth. We all give back in our own way, only some of us are dicks about it.
  • - 6
flag leelau Plus (May 3, 2015 at 21:16) (Below Threshold)
 Tell you what @davixxx davis. You want to excuse and make apologies for stupid gratuitous alpine cutties filmed in Swiss trails which are under a microscope; fine - make up whatever justification you want. Holier than lau comes from my disgust at the ridiculous ethics that I see. I'll call out idiotic riding videos every time..
  • + 8
 Thanks @leelau for such a constructive comment... But: Do you know me?? Do I know you?? Do you know why I ride bikes?? Do you know what I do for the love of this sport?? I don't think so... So let me explain you something, I'm not here in Canada riding for the Giant Factory Off-Road team because one day I woke up and I said to myself "ohhh this life looks cool, I gonna do that". Noooooooooooo!!!
I'm riding since 1993 (7 years old), because I love to be in the mountains, because I love the nature, because I like to discover some new trail, because I like to push my limits... And I'm doing what I do today because I've always put all my passion, all my love, all my spirit in this sport.
So I'm really sorry if today I share my passion with you, If I help the youth to reach their dreams, if I give my money to the trails builders, if I try my best every day to be a good person, if I skid sometimes when I'm riding my bike....
I may have not taken a shovel in my hands to do some trail work here in Canada, but I'll do it soon with pleasure, and maybe with you "my friend".
Looking forward to see you and ride "your" trail this weekend.
  • + 1
 @yoannbarelli. I am glad you see that doing trailwork is a good thing.

I hope you realize the depth of many people's reaction to alpine trail skidding.

I also hope you enjoy the trails of BC and that you understand why so many of us are passionate about the trails and trailwork. I look forward to meeting you one day and maybe also doing trailwork with you
  • + 30
 "Oh god, I've missed dubstep on bike videos" -said no one, ever
  • + 1
 ah ah dubstep... check this out:
www.pinkbike.com/video/315159
  • + 20
 Cool video... Apart from the robot sex remix of the song.
  • + 14
 That song is so bad and unfitting. That video didn't deserve it.
  • + 2
 I thought we were all past dubstep? sadly, I had to hit the eject button about halfway through.
  • + 7
 Whos moving to Switzerland with me??????? I'll whore myself out for chocolate and a bus pass
  • + 24
 Your name seems very inappropriate right now.
  • + 1
 Comment of the year!!
  • + 2
 Aren't most of these Trails around Davos?
The area is so awesome, I wish the city would make more of their potential!
Also it would be awesome if the Pischa gondola would run again, the trails around there look great!
  • + 1
 ...been there, done that. Engadin is fantastic for biking, especially the region around St. Moritz. They did a lot of work on their trails and shaped specific flow trails, as well as did some upkeep work on the wider network. Definitely worth visiting. Here are some of the trails I can recommend (rode them last autumn): www.gpsies.com/mapFolder.do?id=42920
  • + 1
 Was hiking up Roches de Naye in Switzerland two weeks ago with the missus.... Saw someone bombing down in the other direction, was instantly filled with jealousy, so many trails to explore over in Switzerland.! Next time I'm taking my bike!
  • + 4
 wheelsize of the bus?
1:58 what a COOL move!
  • + 2
 busses with bike racks...sweet, probably cheaper than ski or uplift services.
  • + 2
 Dub was a bit much for me, otherwise a great edit!
  • + 1
 Since dub-step is back, what does this mean for hashtags? Wink

Sweet edit, choice of "music" aside.
  • + 1
 I have had Europe-envy for a while now, and this isn't helping.
  • + 1
 Their names are spelled wrong!
  • + 1
 from 3:01 to 3:05 so sick !!!!!!
  • + 1
 That's at Lenzerheide Bikepark Wink
  • + 0
 This summer I move there it looks sick
  • + 1
 That song was awesome
  • + 0
 Are those 29er's?
  • + 2
 One is.
  • - 1
 Song anyone?
  • + 0
 Fight Facilities - Crave you (Adventure Club Remix)

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