Watch MTB legend Kilian Bron ride an active volcano in his new film – Fuego

Kilian Bron pushing his mountain bike up an active volcano
(Image credit: Commencal/JB Liautard)

Kilian Bron is no stranger to riding on the edge, the French mountain bike adventurer is renowned for some of the best enduro mountain bike and freeride edits. He has ridden in the wildest mountain bike events around the world like the Megavalanche, GoPro Million Dollar Challenge and Mountains of Hell. 

With a YouTube channel that receives millions of views, his POV edits riding his mountain bike on insanely narrow and steep trails are stunning, sometimes a little frightening and receive millions of views.

Kilian Bron riding as a volcano erupts behind

Kilian casually riding as lava is being thrown 500 meters up in the air (Image credit: Commencal/JB Liautard)

Kilian and his team are back with 'Fuego", an all-new visually spectacular treat for the eyes as he drops what could be his best-ever edit. Its fast pace from the get-go as he rides his dust-covered Meta SX Commencal mountain bike from volcano rim to desert and into jungles and caves in a high-speed epic mountain bike ride, with each line looking more gnarly than the last.

From Guatemala to Peru via Bolivia, for two months Kilian and his creative dream team scoured the most beautiful spots to create amazing footage and breathtaking images, and they couldn't have been luckier arriving at the foot of the Fuego volcano the day before its biggest eruption in four years, with Killian almost casually riding as lava is being thrown 500 meters up in the air behind him.

The iconic and colourful facades of Barrio Chualluma in La Paz

The iconic and colourful facades of Barrio Chualluma in La Paz (Image credit: Commencal)

The South American adventure sees Kilian ride the iconic rainbow mountains in Peru, to the colorful facades of Barrio Chualluma in La Paz, through the geological formations of the Valle de las Animas and the contrasts of the Ausangate. Meeting people from every location on the way including the Cholitas Escaladoras women from the Aymaras indigenous community who climb and conquer the massive summits of the Andes.

Kilian Bron riding the rainbow mountains

Riding the Rainbow mountains in Peru (Image credit: Commencal/JB Liautard)

An ode to adventure, mountain biking and South America, and includes some of the continent’s most iconic visuals. Fuego is an absolute masterpiece, and a must-watch.

Kilian and his team, along with Commencal will also be launching a book on their South American adventure.

The Journal Volume Six provides another insight into the film and features incredible images taken by JB Liautard and anecdotes of filming by Kilian. Available now at Commencal Bikes (opens in new tab).

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


An award-winning photographer, when not riding a bike, he can be found at the side of a cyclocross track or a downhill mountain bike world championship shooting the action. Paul has been the founder, editor and senior writer for Proper Cycling magazine that has seen him travel the world interviewing some of the biggest names in mountain biking and writing about some of the biggest cycling brands.


Rides: Scott Spark RC Team Issue, Ribble 725, Bergamont Grandurance Elite


Height: 176cm


Weight: 85kg