Are you looking for a special biking destination for your summer cycling holidays?
Hans Rey will give you one.
The MTB legend invites all bikers to follow him to Livigno on the new flow trails of the Mountain Park Carosello 3000. A new concept of track that can guarantee fun and safety for families and beginners as well as adrenaline and challenges for expert riders.
August is a month that more than any other evokes the summer holidays spirit. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno has become one of the most popular and appreciated destinations during the summer season for all kinds of bikers.
Recently some important pieces have been added to the “Livigno Bike Paradise Puzzle”. The Mountain Park Carosello 3000 has been creating a special area for all those who prefer to experience mountain biking and nature with a free spirit, rather than practice extreme MTB disciplines (well represented at the other beautiful bike park in Livigno).
Hans “No Way” Rey, pioneer of freeriding and inductee of the MTB Hall of Fame, has been riding his bike all over the world on the best trails and locations. Since few year he has been working together with Livigno and Carosello 3000 on an innovative project: building of a trail network suitable for most riders no matter whether they prefer Enduro, All-mountain, XC, or even Fat bikes.
Carosello 3000 has already opened over 20 km of purpose-built flow trails, interconnecting the already existing natural paths network. They range from the scenic tourist itinerary Coast to Coast to the purely flow-country trail Roller Coaster, and from the H-Dream, fast trail with lots of airtime, to the brand-new and more advanced Blueberry Line. There are also very simple routes for family cycling tours, as well as freeride and back-country trails like the panoramic descent into the Federia Valley.
But that’s not all. Other trails are being planned or already under construction. During the first half of August the new trail named “S-Way” will be inaugurated (subscribe to Trail Alert to receive a preview of features and a video of the new trail). It will be a magical easy line that takes across the heart of the mountain, in the natural amphitheater that in winter houses Fontane Vetta ski slopes.
Although the quality of the trails is the main factor at Carosello 3000 – Livigno, a full-spectrum MTB destination must also be able to offer appropriate supporting services. Livigno offers a network of Bike Hotels specialized in accommodating bikers, great duty-free shopping and countless restaurants, pubs and other activities. In town there are numerous Rental Shops where mountain-bikes of the best brands can be tested and bought. And, of course, there is an MTB Guides Center with guides able to offer their competence and a wide range of excursions.
The Mountain Park Carosello 3000 in Livigno, with more than 40 km of MTB trails, and many exclusive trails for hikers and trail-runners, is evolving to one of the largest and best organized areas for outdoor sports in Italy and in Europe.
Photography: Ezechiel Urrets