Components of Adventure: Réunion Island

We head to the Indian Ocean with Bryn Atkinson and Bas van Steenbergen to Reunion Island.
Photo: Sterling Lorence



Colin Jones


Andrew Shandro, Anthill Films


Bryn Atkinson and Bas Van Steenbergen

Running time

4 minutes

Country / Nationality

France and Canada

Our Judges say:

Mountain biking on the spectacularly beautiful Reunion Island!

Anna Paxton

Yes take me to this place now transport me out of the cinema seat to this place 🔥💯

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

While the search for an adventure can happen close to home, we found ourselves this time in a place most people may not know about. Located east of Madagascar and 175 km southwest of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island is a mountainous and volcanic island, where you can find miles on miles of single-track that take you through deep green, lush and tropical rainforests. 

Reunion Island has a diverse history. More recently the island has been surrounded by colonies of Bull and Tiger sharks. While the sharks have impacted tourism, mountain biking has been growing on the island giving locals and visitors something else to do. 

The trails are fun and the locals are friendly. Follow along as riders Bryn Atkinson and Bas Van Steenbergen meet up with locals David Delassus and Theo Booy to share with them the island they call home.