It's an equation that works. Epic trail systems designed to cater to a full range of cycling abilities - new riders, experienced riders, DH and XC - in places totally dedicated to manufacturing handlebar-wide smiles.
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SERFAUS-FISS-LADIS | AUSTRIAWhizzin' and wheelin'
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has opened up a spectacular Bikepark.
The Tyrolean village trio is an excellent holiday destination for families. Not just because it offers plenty of entertainment for the little ones – and childcare for the benefit of their parents –, but because it has a wide range of attractions and adventures for fun-seekers of all ages. The most recent example is the innovative Bikepark that opened in mid-August.
Kids, teens and adults love the new Bikepark. There is a whole map of downhill trails plus four fun zones in the area around the Waldbahn valley station: The Kids Park is designed specifically for Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis' youngest guests. Here, they can develop and improve on their cycling skills as they roll down the trails on their training bikes. Before you embark on the real thing, test your dexterity and balance on one of the easier obstacle courses in the Training Area, with simple ramps and banked turns. The remaining two zones are reserved for experts: the Pumptrack with jumps and berms and the Slopestyle area with tabletop jumps of various sizes, wooden step-up/step-down constructions and perfectly devised ramps.
As soon as you're ready for the proper mountain biking experience, the Waldbahn will take you up to an altitude of 1,830 metres. There, you have the choice between three downhilll tracks for three different skill levels: The blue Family Line covers a distance of almost three kilometres and is ideal for beginners and families. The two blue+ tracks Vuelta and Morning Glory are slightly more demanding – and exciting! – than the easy Family Line. So if you are feeling a little adventurous...give them a try! The red Strada del Sole is much more challenging. It is the ultimate freeriding track for experienced and expert cyclists, with a variety of jumps and berms. Dart or roll over the ramps distributed along the 2.6 kilometre trail at your leisure. You can make the biggest leaps on this track – if you're fast enough, that is. The most tricky trail is the black one: Hill Bill. It is approx. two kilometres long, partially covered in roots, has drops, jumps and all kinds of other challenges for the skilled freerider – including obstacles, installations and constructions with three different degrees of difficulty.
At the Waldbahn valley station, there is a bike shop and rental service as well as the bike school that offers introductory courses and advanced training with personal guides who help you perfect your cycling skills.
Alyeska Resort | ALASKAAlyeska Resort’s downhill mountain bike park has come to fruition from the hard work of our dedicated trail builder team and the passion of many DH bike enthusiasts in South Central Alaska. Alyeska Resort has developed a select offering of 40 plus mountain bike trails that can be accessed right from the Daylodge base area. These are fun, adventurous trails that combine natural features with man-maid berms, jumps, rhythm sections and wooden features. The freeriding and DH trails are accessed by three chairlifts with 20% of terrain being beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% expert. More terrain and features are in the works for summer ‘13 biking with the addition of out brand new high speed quad named Ted’s Express.
Killington | USAKillington’s Kona “Groove Approved” Mountain Bike Park offers the ultimate summer lift-served mountain biking experience. Killington Resort features 45 miles and a 1,700-foot vertical drop spread across five mountain areas, all served by the K-1 Express Gondola, offering everything from classic cross-country singletrack to challenging big-bike downhill and freeriding trails. Plus, natural and man-made features on select downhill trails.
Laajavuori | FINLANDLaajavuori Bike Park is a cyclist’s heaven. You can enjoy the sweet ride with your own bike, or you can rent a bike and all the equipment needed from us. From our bike store, Kona Store Finland, you will find bikes for both commuting, and leisure activities.
We want to provide thrill and excitement, and an alternative way to spend your free time outdoors. You do not have to be a cycling enthusiast or professional downhill racer to come and try something new! Laajavuori Bike Park is one of the many Kona Bike Parks in the world. With its beautiful landscape and nearby lakes, Laajavuori offers a great spot for downhill and mountain biking. Variable trails are also rideable for less experienced riders, families and beginners. Laajavuori Bike Park is located only 10 minutes away from downtown Jyväskylä.
LES ARCS | FRANCEThis summer, the BikePark has been completely remodeled in order to offer more diversity to the insiders and more accessibility to the beginners. There are trails for all levels and practices DH, Enduro and Cross Country.
More than 180km of trails from 2600m to 800m, Les Arcs BikePark:
- 6 Practice Parks
- 8 Downhills
- 1 Freestyle Area with: North Shore, Slopestyle and Four Cross
- 5 Enduro trails and one of 32km.
Come and ride the longest enduro trail in the world!
- 5 Cross Country Trails
- 10 lifts
LOFSDALEN | SWEDENSweden's best green trail? This easy trail is green and measures the entire 3.5 km. The trail is designed to allow everyone to get down. Perfect for beginners and families with children but also as a "getting started trail." Happy MTB Is Lofsdalens highway and named after Sweden’s largest bike forum. The trail is a blue, 2.5 km long and machine made, with 42 berms, 6 jumps, three step-up / down and 10 rollers etc. Viper Is the only DH - trail of its kind in Sweden. Large turns down a landscape full of ravines, hills and ridges. Perfect for DH riding. Viper is a machine made single-track trail with many drops and fun features. Venom is the big news this year. A machine made trail which merges with the Viper in some places so you can easily run different parts of the lines in the same ride. Venom is faster than Happy MTB, with larger jumps and larger berms.
OUNASVAARA | FINLANDGreetings from Land of Midnight Sun! Right smack dab in the middle of Arctic Circle locates Ounasvaara Bike Park. Resort locates just bike ride distance from center of Rovaniemi.
Ounasvaara offers 3 downhill trails, chairlift transports riders back to the top.The marked down hill tracks have got three degrees of difficulty:
- Free ride (length 1350m) = Easy
- DH Dirt (length 790m) = Average
- DH Black (length 740m) = Difficult
Besides gravity trails Ounasvaara and its surroundings offer plenty of Enduro and XC trails. Bike Park has bike rental, service and bike shop. Trailside Cafe and snack bar.
Restaurants, accommodations and other services are located right next to the resort. Also lots of other summer activities bob sleighing, frisbee golf, swimming, fishing, Arktikum, Santapark, Santasport activity center and much much more!