Of the world's innumerable natural wonders, the French Alps are particularly spectacular. Stretching along the border between France and Italy, the mountain chain offers exceptional vistas and, for braver folk, incredibly challenging terrain. Freestyle trials rider Julien Dupont recently brought a few friends out for a day of playing in the mountains, and Ride the World Productions tagged along to film the whole event. The camera crew spent some time playing with its own toys, including a camera-equipped Air Drone remote-control helicopter.

The result is one very well-shot, very well-edited video of some impressive freestyle motorcycle riding. Watching Dupont work his magic with mountain and machine is a real treat, and it makes us itch for a little time in the saddle ourselves. Hit the jump to check out the full video for yourself. You can also poke around the RTWprod YouTube page for more clips of awesome riding.



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      wolfhouse
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I do not condone bike riding on nature trails (actually hate that), it is worth nothin that this was taped in Les 2 Alpes, which is a big ski resort in France, and as a consequence as far from pristine nature as it can get. There is really not anything "natural" about downhill ski resorts anymore.
      belfagor
      • 3 Years Ago
      feels like they're raping nature; they are so out of place and unwelcome there why don't they go hiking instead and play with their bikes on some dirt track somewhere else?
        FriskyDingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @belfagor
        Raping nature by riding over a bunch of rocks and dirt??? Spare us tree hugger, I think you're on the wrong site.
      Kalo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definately NOT good.. Jerks.. not a bit of respect for those pristine creek beds. I really hope they are breaking some law and could be prosecuted. Everything has a place... Riding destructive motorized vehicles in sensitive areas is absolutely wrong.. Stupid humans.
        Goahead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kalo
        I COMPLETELY agre with you Kalo. Those loud, air & noise polluting vehices do not belong in the pristine areas where they shot this video. All those trails I guarantee that motorized vehicles are not permitted. Damn idiots. Stupid environmentally unfriendly morons. Try mountain biking all that. Use your damn muscles and earn it! Wow, pressing the gas pedals are seriously difficult!
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Goahead
          The negative votes towards you and the other tree-hugging morons are just because of that. This is a website for people who like cars that run on fossil fuels and spew out tons of carbon out of the exhaust. From this comment alone, we ALL now know that you aren't even a true enthusiast. You bring up the fact that pressing a gas pedal isn't difficult, like you somehow don't like driving cars. YOU DON'T BELONG ON THIS WEBSITE! Most of what was done in this video, the "noise pollution" goes away. The torn up grass with grow back. The misplaced dirt will go back to where it was. Go drive your electric car off a cliff and stop wasting air that us REAL car enthusiast need.
        adunski
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kalo
        I'm with you 100%. I don't want to sound like a hypocrite; I do like mountain biking and have been doing a lot more trail running lately. But I really feel like those motorcycles tear up the trails too much.
          Goahead
          • 3 Years Ago
          @adunski
          It's cool to see that there are some of are out here who sound responsible. It's sad to see that anyone here who posted negative towards these illegal motorcycling morons got actually NEGATVE votes. It shows that this site is filled with uneducated morons.
          oodavo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @adunski
          really, tears up the dirt to much... cmon.
        Alex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kalo
        You see that little logo on the side of their helmet? The one that says Red Bull? You know, the one which only the best athletes in the world get? Well Red Bull obviously sent them there with the understanding that this is going to be a unique video since probably NO ONE ELSE has ever rode there. Riding a trail every week is going to deteriorate the environment, but doing it once every 5 years.. likely not. Think before you talk (type? press enter?), sir.
      s2upid
      • 3 Years Ago
      damn i want one of those.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, what the hell up with half of the commentators here, suddenly an ambush of tree hugging hipsters... btw, awesome skills, beautiful video, nice track
        Boss Nerd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carbon Fibre
        Yes! Derogatory stereotypes would be so much better.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Redbull is awesome!...they seem to have their hand in everything and anything that is cool from F1 to surfing to this?
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      doing that in Germany will give you a bigger punishment than killing you wife..
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice music.
      TWG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Trials riding. It can even make the French look cool.
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