Quality enduro bike holidays in Finale Ligure, Italy since 2007.

Louise Paulin


Welcome to my mini blog that will update on race results from my new adventures. For you who know me and heard “I am over with racing” 2 years ago surely find it funny to see me back in the start gate! Life changes and sometimes taking a step back gives you perspective. The girls are slightly older and I felt it was worth a go this year. A head of me I have another 5 EWS races and the Trophy of Nations here in Finale Ligure at the end of September.

For those who don’t know me:

I am a mother of 2 lovely girls, 6 and 10 years old. I am born in Sweden and very much a Swede but living in Europe since 20 years and the last 12 of them in Finale Ligure, Italy. Having run a bike holiday company here since 2007 I have seen the change in the local scene as well as the development of enduro mtb. Its been an interesting sight to say the least.

I started my first race 2010 and raced the Italian Superenduromtb series 2010. 2011 I raced Italian DH gravity series. 2012 and 2013 I was full time mum. 2014, 2015 and 2016 I raced the Italian superenduro series and a few EWS races close by. Then stop. And “I am so over it.” And ” I am never going to race again”. Well famous last words…

After having hassled EWS for not having a women master’s category I could not but race in the EWS final in Finale Ligure last October in the mentioned category and despite a lack of race nerves I managed to take home the day. And the little racer in me got excited again and here we are ready for a new season but with new goals and destinations. First stop was Rotorua in New Zealand in march and now follows: 11-12 May Madeira, 29 June Canazei, 6 July Les Orres, 11 August Whistler and 21 September Zermatt. Wish me luck!