“Skateboarding isn’t going to take you anywhere.”
We’ve heard it many times, and we still don’t believe it. Why? Because skateboarding took us, collectively, to Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, China, South Korea, Peru, Brazil, Norway, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain in 2017 alone.
However, these weren’t your typical family vacations or backpacking adventures. Here’s what makes traveling for downhill skateboarding so unique, accessible, and absolutely incredible:
When do you get the opportunity to travel to multiple countries, for a month (or more), with your best friends? In downhill skateboarding, that’s exactly what happens when you and your friends all follow the same race circuit, either for a continent or the whole world tour.
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While following the circuit, you will meet people from all over the world who all have one thing in common: Downhill skateboarding. It’s an amazing thing when two people, from two worlds and two languages, can become family over a shared passion. This happens multiple times, at every race, every year, thanks to downhill skateboarding.
Everywhere you go- everywhere you go -there are local downhill skateboarders who can’t wait to give you a roof over your head, traditional food in your belly, and share their culture, customs, and roads with you. Why? Downhill skateboarding. We really can’t explain it any better than that.
Seriously. Downhill skateboarding takes you to the top of every mountain road… including those in the Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites, Himalayas, Andes, etc. etc. you get the point. Imagine camping at the top of these roads and waking up to stare a glacier in the face before getting your morning skate on. That’s downhill skateboarding.
There’s something about traveling this way that forces you to appreciate, and find beauty in, nature, people, and culture. You can’t help but see life through new, explorative, and curious eyes. If you’re a downhill skateboarder, do yourself a favor; take advantage of this beautiful community we have and travel the world for your passion.
Don’t believe us? Check out our 2017 Eurotour edit below, and try to tell us we didn’t have a trip of a lifetime: