Can you do downhill in Barcelona?
Yes, there are some spots that insiders will tell you about, such as Passatge Pearson, or the winding roads surrounding Cementri Montjuic. But overall, Barcelona is not the place where downhill enthusiasts flock.
We mention Barcelona because that is where we are based – it’s a bustling city and province in a perfect location – sun, sea, nightlife, escapism to small surrounding towns and villages, not to mention good food and affordable tasty wines.
Even in this mega busy city you will still find space to longboard. But it’s wiser to take a ride out of the city centre and escape a few kilometres away to find amazing wide promenades to cruise down – with the Mediterranean sea just a few metres away. We are situated in the beachside town of Castelldefels – we have the perfect promenade for cruising on a longboard at our feet! The Castelldefels promenade is highly suitable for jogging, cycling and of course longboarding – the is even a small skate park. Castelldefels promenade is long and wide enough to accommodate all – You might annoy a few people if you whizz by like a lunatic though!
But what if you’re a little crazy and want more of an adventure! – More speed, more slopes, danger and risks? And you want to get the adrenaline really pumping!
this part is for all you crazy downhill freaks…
Forget the boring flat landscapes for cruising and taking it easy –
Here are our top 10 crazy locations for downhill
1: COL DE BRAUS, FRANCE
Col de Braus
2: COL DE TURINI
Col de Turini, France
Taiwan is the 4th most mountainous islands in the world. Tropical climate, millions of people, deep history, and some of craziest paved roads you can imagine. Watch as the crew explore the massive city sprawl of Taipei and then venture deep into the countryside mountains where no one has skated before.
Seoul, South Korea
6: RED HILL – SIMONS TOWN, CAPE TOWN
7: CANNIBAL CANYON, CALIFORNIA. USA
Donner Pass is known as the treacherous path westward in which travelers in the mid-1800s resulted to cannibalism to survive the harsh conditions. Yes…they ate each other to stay alive. Fast forward to modern time 200+ years later, and the picturesque 2.4 mile highway has caught the eye of some of the world’s top downhill skateboarders. With it’s elevation change of over 2,000 feet, aggressive corners and possible top speeds of up to 45 mph, the Sector 9 team took advantage of the closed road to explore the dangers that lurk at every corner. Watch Louis Pilloni, A.J. Haiby, Jimmy Riha, Micah Green, and Jackson Shapiera rip down one of the coolest stretches of road on the planet in this killer POV of their session.
8: CUESTA DE LIPAN – ARGENTINA
9: TROLLSTIGEN MOUNTAIN ROAD (TROLLS PATH) IN NORWAY.
A very beautiful place with waterfalls.
Titan’s Path, Norway – Lysevegen Hill
10: FERN GULLY, JAMAICA
Here’s a location that you didn’t expect to see! – Some longboarding in Jamaica. You’ll easily find just the hills you were dreaming about here. The runs in this clip are of Fern Gully, and the road with the trucks is called Truck Hill. Be sure to see this vid, if only for the cool tunes!
I’ve been to Jamaica myself a few times, and I truly admire the skaters who have dared to do downhill on steep Jamaican roads – DANGEROUS – even if you’re a pedestrian. Oncoming traffic and goats can easily put an abrupt end to your dream holiday in Jamaica!
Various satisfying downhill longboarding locations:
How to go fast on your longboard safely
by Loaded Newsletter
Know your limits. Try to reach them, not exceed them. Especially when starting out.
This is how NOT to do it!
Please wear safety gear!!!
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