RIDE A KONA
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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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.
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 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.
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
BARDONECCHIA | ITALYThe Bardonecchia Bike Park, located in the area of the ski lifts of Bardonecchia, is a true paradise for bikers who can try their hand at a number of disciplines such as mountain bike, downhill, freeride and cross country. The whole area is covered by over 400 km of tracks from an altitude of 1300m up to 3009m. There is also a Junior Parks (at Pian del Sole at the arrival point of the 4-seater chairlift) for children as well as entertainment organised by the instructors of the Mountain Bike school.
- 400 km of tracks and more than 40 tracks
- Freeride : 13 slopes and 40 km
- Cross Country : 30 tracks and 350 km
- NORTH SHORE / DIRT (indicating the presence of facilities and dedicated tracks) with 20 properties
- 3 lifts for transporting bikes and bikers
- Junior Park and entertainment for children
- Bike repairs, washing and general assistance
- Mountain bike school
- Specialized bike hire: children, cross country, free ride, downhill
- Bars, restaurants at the base and on the mountainside
- Hotels specialized for bike tourism (equipped rooms, bike washing, biker's lunch)
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.