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West Coast Bike

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
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About West Coast Bike
From family trip to the most extreme downhill, WCB offers fun and atypical trails in mountain biking. WCB is: - 30km descent on among the best mountain bikes on the market, - 3 difficulty levels (Mini, Maxi, Mega) - Start from the Piton Maido, an arrival on the Boucan Canot beach with a passing by the heart of the National Park of reunion island (classified UNESCO World Heritage Center)
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ManMue90 wrote a review May 2017
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I booked the Mega Tour after I've just simply called Alex. It was challenging for me as you need to be well experienced in enduro or downhill. But anyway it was a great tour with a experienced guide. Alex gave us simple and important instructions even in English especially before entering difficult segments. Although it was lot of fun and a great experience, the bikes focus SAM are a bit worn but still working and Alex knows how to set it up for you. Well organized trip and dedicated guide. Don't get confused by the Google Maps location. It's not his shop, only the point where he will pick you up with his minibus including all equipment. I can truly recommend Alex and won't hesitate to do it again.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Alex wrote a review Nov 2016
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When I arrived at 7am the shuttle bus with the bikes and equipment was already waiting for me. Even though the other clients canceled their booking the night before my guide Alex still did the tour with me. Thank you!! We drove up to Le Maido viewpoint and after warm-up and introduction it was showtime. The ride was challenging but great fun. Alex always gave useful tipps before hitting the next section of the trail. He was at all time paying attention and making sure that im doing fine. The last part through the savanna and along the beach was just beautiful.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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alex p wrote a review Jul 2016
Paris, France10 contributions1 helpful vote
Alexandre was a great guide to initiate us to the art of down hill ! Of course, you need to adjust to your level. Don't expect to do the MAXI or MEGA with no experience with riding rocks, roots or slipery grass. Experience is amazing thanks to a great spot : start in the volcano, continue in the pine trees, accelerate in the sugar cane and finish yourself in the bush before the next 2 km back to the beach. I was happy to experience my first real down hill in the Reunion. Summary : + Great guide + English speaker + Knows his stuff + Great spot with different level + More personal experience to improve your skills + Watch out your level before it's really hard to understand which level you are capable of, but the guide adapt the track if necessary at the cost of waiting to each other (more risk to wait rather than ride) - the experience depends on the group overall level (that goes with any activity involving a group though) - a goPro or alike would have given better shot rather than mobile phone but better than nothing riding and having great shot is kind of hard to get !
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Jochenva wrote a review Dec 2015
Überlingen, Germany1 contribution
We visited reunion island mainly for mountain biking in November. After finding out that Alex / west coast bike is renting out Focus SAM bikes for the shuttle trips it was an easy decision leaving the bike at home. Alex is a super guide and has tons of useful tips how to improve the mountain biking skills. He provided clear Infos about the individual segments of the trails. After using different shuttle companies all over the world Alex provided the best overall package so far! The service is top notch and the price is unbeatable if you compare it to what you get. In total we rode 4 full days with Alex and everything was super smooth. Bikes have been cleaned and serviced by him after every day. He even washed out gear like helmets and protection. Everything was perfect and this is something extraordinary. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I hope la reunion will build more trails in the future and I definitely wanna ride megavalanche again. Thanks Alex!!
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Date of experience: November 2015
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