The Best Mountain Biking Spots in The World
Some people say: Mountains are there to be climbed. However, there are also those who say: Slopes are not to be climbed, but to be skidded over and overturned in dust and gravel. For the sake of speeding cyclists, we present a list of six of the best mountain biking destinations in the world.
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Riva del Garda, Italia
Riva del Garda is a resort area in the northern Italian region of Lake Garda. The region’s conditions with strong winds make it a favorite windsurfing destination. In addition, there is the former fortress of MAG Museo Alto Garda. MAG Museo Alto Garda has various exhibits. Don’t forget the Torre Apponale bell tower which dates back to the Middle Ages.
Beautiful scenery? There is. Routes for all levels? There is. Good Italian food? Lots. Riva del Garda is a cyclist’s dream, with multiple routes along the Adige River, overlooking a beautiful lake. There are many great accommodations, but one of our guests’ favorites is Du Lac Et Du Parc Grand Resort. It is in a beautiful garden with indoor and outdoor pools.
This desert looks so majestic. The dusty, tan-colored terrain around Moab has plenty of mountain bike routes. There are routes for all levels, but try the challenging Slickrock Trail, which is adrenaline-pumping with incredible valley beauty. To enjoy Moab, check out Red Cliffs Lodge, which has a winery and hot tub under the stars.
Winterberg is a winter resort town in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It’s known for the ski slopes and foot and cycle trails in the surrounding mountains. Sports-training facilities include the St. Georg ski jump on Herrloh Mountain and a bobsled run in an arena in town. Exhibits at the West German Winter Sports Museum include vintage ski, bobsled and ice-skating equipment.
When it comes to death-defying hillsides, Winterberg is not inferior to any hill in Europe, but the embankments, mounds, steep slopes and ravines make it unique. If you like action, these slopes are very challenging for those who like obstacles. For a ‘maximum play, maximum relax’ experience, Vakantiehotel Der Brabander is the ideal choice. This four-star hotel offers a spa for massages, sauna, lounge and swimming pool.
Finale Ligure, Italy
Finale Ligure is a comune on the Gulf of Genoa in the Province of Savona in Liguria, Italy. It is considered part of the Italian Riviera.
Beginners should be wary. In this sleepy city, many routes are challenging even for the best cyclists. The starting point of the route is usually a graffitied former NATO headquarters. The result is satisfying: Cycling through ruins with a beautiful finish line on the beach. One of the highest rated accommodations in Finale Ligure is La vie est belle, a B&B with stunning views.
Whistler is a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, that’s home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America.
Whistler is one of the best ski spots in the winter, but a top cycling spot in the spring. There’s no going downhill this far other than in Whistler. With the beauty of the setting, it’s no wonder that Whistler is so loved by cyclists. Guests can relax in the quiet lakeside afternoons at Nita Lake Lodge. Beautiful views, massage services and hot tubs are here.
Leogang is a municipality in the district of Zell am See, in the state of Salzburg in Austria. It is a famous winter sports and summer mountain hiking resort.
The peaks around Leogang are among the best in the Alps and ideal for cycling. The area is full of trails and endless freestyle bike routes. Not to mention the Leogang Bikepark, an all-level route facility, as well as the organizer of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship. There are plenty of places to rest in Leogang, but it’s hard to look away from Kleintödlinggut, accommodation with bike storage and great views.