State-of-the-art facilities, mouth-watering features, beginner-friendly trails
Trentino is turning into one of downhill biking’s key venues. But there’s more to us than the 2016 World Championships
Whether you’re new to downhill biking, or you’re looking for a tougher challenge, we’ve got a bike park that’ll suit your needs.
The San Martino Bike Arena above San Martino di Castrozza is typical of the level of facilities we offer. Here, a 5km downhill trail drops through 700m, and features all kinds of ramps, jumps and parabolic curves en route; as well as the Chicken Line for anyone who wants an easier ride down. The Tognola cable car provides the uplift, and there are a host of bikers’ services available, including downhill bike rental, a chillout terrace and après-bike parties each weekend.
Even more impressive is the biking infrastructure in the Val di Sole, which has become one of the Europe’s hottest downhill venues (it hosts this year’s World Championships). Here, the Centro Bike Val di Sole in Commezzadura welcomes beginners, with entry-level trails, a mountain biking school and state-of-the-art rental facilities. Nearby, you’ll also find a new family bike park in Passo Tonale; as well as the Sfulmini trail in Pinzolo’s Brenta Bike Park - which throws up boardwalks, wallrides and plenty of jumps on its long, 4km descent.
Other facilities include the Fassa Bike Resort at Canazei and Pozza di Fassa, the Bike Park Garda Trentino near Lake Garda with the adrenaline Val del Diaol trail and the new 601 track, and Dolomiti Paganella Bike near Andalo – which is home to Apocalypse Now, one of the most technical downhill tracks in Italy.
Meanwhile, at the Lavarone Bike Park in the Alpe Cimbra, there are three downhill trails, graded Rum Runner, Mojito and Pina Colada, according to their difficulty, and more than 15 wooden features - updated throughout the season to keep the rides fresh and exciting.