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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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Tignes and Val d’Isère | FRANCE
Located in Savoy, at the heart of the French Alps, the Tignes & Val d’Isère Bike Park takes you to ride in the middle of breathtaking surroundings, between lakes and glaciers, high-mountain landscapes and forests. As a (big) bonus: the lift pass to access the 5 MTB lifts is FREE for everyone! Another good reason to discover the 150 kms of trails of this unique cycling area, suitable for beginners and improvers as well as advanced, expert and elite riders.
What about children?
A playful area with green, blue and red runs as well as a dual slalom, a 400m circuit on a flat area, a pumptrack, green downhill trails suitable for children… Tignes and Val d’Isère place great emphasis on families!A few figures…
- Vertical drop of the Tignes & Val d’Isère MTB area: 2800m to 1550m
- 150 kms of trail (green to double black level)
- 21 downhill trails, 11 all mountain trails and 3 cross-country trails
- 5 FREE lifts.
Retallack | CANADA
Retallack Lodge is pioneering a new segment in destination Mountain Biking. It's backyard is home to a spiderweb of epic DH singletrack, All-mountain Enduro and Freeride descents. As a guest you will wake in a private luxury lodge to spectacular alpine views of the Selkirk Mountains. Your days will be spent with a small group dropping into perfectly groomed, super-flow MTB riding.
Every day at Retallack, each small group has a driver/pilot, a lead guide, and a tail guide - who will help coach and navigate you through mind blowing elevations and biogeo climatic zones which ultimately funnel you into Retallack's beautiful luxury lodge. Coupled with its legendary vibe, the Lodge offers gourmet meals, private bar, a 12 person outdoor hot tub, sauna, and massage program to help you relax after a unforgettable day of riding.
BIKE PARK IRELANDIreland's No1 Mountain Bike Park and Uplift Service.
Experience the thrill of a gravity fed mountain bike park. Bike Park Ireland offers everyone from beginners to pros an action- packed day out. Situated in North Tipperary, we are ideally located in the very centre of Ireland for easy access to all the main cities and routes.
- 6 downhill trails
- Ireland’s largest pump track
- Uplift service in army truck & trailer (20+ uplifts per day)
- 2km enduro climb trail
- Kona bikes for hire & protection gear
- Bike repairs & assistance
- Coaching – essential skills for mountain biking
- Café serving hot homemade food
- Self-catering accommodation & basic camping onsite
- Toilet facilities & parking
- Bike wash area
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.
Geilo | NORWAY
In Geilo Bike Park there are a variety of chairlift-accessed trails to choose from, for all rider levels.
Try one of the technical singletracks through the woods, or wider family-orientated trails – the choice is yours! Our blue level trails can be ridden on a regular hardtail or a full-suspension bike.
Geilo’s largest bike rental, workshop and bike wash area is located at the bottom of the chair lift, with everything you need for a fun day of biking.
Bike park for kids
The kids will enjoy the children’s bike park with trails suitable for kids from 5 years old. The skill trail and techical trail will keep the kids entertained and improve their skills. These trails are also suitable for adults! The children’s bike park has a magic carpet, easy for all children to ride.Trail Facts:
- Number of trails: 10 (included 4 trails for children from 5 years)
- Longest trail length: 2,2km
- Combined total trails: 9,9km
- Vertial drop: 278 m
Hahnenklee | GERMANY
Bikepark Hahnenklee is the most Northern bike park in Germany. Set in the Harz mountains, and on the Bocksberg, above the town of Hahnenklee. The park is part of Erlebnisbocksberg, and has an Alpine Coaster, a restaurant, and many other attractions, other than the bike park its self.
The bike park is here for all levels of rider, and features 7 trails built onto a 180m descent. The trails range from a 1400m Flow trail, to a 1700m DH Race track, and have everything in between. Our newest trails are the big flow trail, dubbed ‘The Hahnenklee A-Line’ and the newly cut, 2.7km long, Enduro line. These trails are unique in the Harz Mountains, in that they use more of the typography of the land, winding down the hill rather than just being straight natural trails. The Hahnenklee A-Line in mainly machine built and makes a great intermediate to advances line. The Enduro line is much more natural hand cut trail, but bring your peddling legs for this one.
The other trails on the hill include two natural “old school” DH lines, a Freeride line and an old school Northshore, to keep the adrenaline pumping. Transport is provided by either a four seater cable car, or a two seater chairlift. The park in busy, but with two lifts, the cues are never too long, and one can expect around a 10 minute wait on a busy day.
The valley station has two bike shops, one of them being our new Kona Bikes/Fox Head concept store, with many options for DH and Enduro bike rental. We also cater for bike touring, in and around the bike park. Bikepark Hahnenklee has loads to offer, for the whole family, even a Kiddies Pump track, play ground and Bagjump on the hill, for a full day of fun.
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.
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.