Mountain biking is a thrilling sport for those you love adventure, beautiful scenery and physical activity. Generally, experienced mountain bikers want to experience riding the best trails and visit some of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the world. MTB trails can vary from pleasant rides to challenging technical singletrack.
Here are some of the popular mountain biking destinations in the world:
The Alps are a prime mountain biking destination for hardcore mountain bikers with its thrilling downhills and natural single tracks. It is the most common destination for British mountain bikers. The alpine sceneries are breathtaking, typical old wooden mountain chalets, glaciers cascading from mountain tops, lush green and flower covered pastures, snow-covered peaks, and cows with their jingling bells. Whatever your discipline is, Enduro, All Mountain, XC or downhill, you will surely have a good ride because there are plenty of choices of riding, from downhill in Morzine to all-mountain in Chamonix. There are also chairlifts that are in place to eliminate steep ascents if you choose to use them.
Park City, Utah
Park City is located on the western side of the Rocky Mountains. It has a mild weather and no bodies of water in sight. It sits at 2,100m and the trails go a further couple of thousand meters higher. Before attempting a serious bike trip in the Park City, bikers should be accustomed to high altitude. Park City not only offers the spectacular scenery but also some of the best trails in the world. The natural terrain has created some exciting and interesting trails making it one of the popular mountain biking destinations in the world. There are over 400 miles of a large network of trails in Park city so you won’t get bored easily. If you like well-marked trails and technical singletrack, Park city is the best place for you.
Rotorua New Zealand
This is a great place to bike during all months of the year and an affordable destination for bikers traveling on a budget and has an impressive claim to the title of the “best trails in the world”. Rotorua is a mountain biking destination famous for the Whakarewarewa Forest with a diverse and unique network of over 100km mountain bike trails. It has XC trails and downhill courses to keep intermediate and expert mountain bikers busy. These trails in lush surroundings make Rotorua a must-ride destination. Moreover, New Zealand’s Rotorua has been described by many as one of the hottest places to ride. It also has some thermal hot springs nearby to soak those sore muscles after your ride.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whistler, in addition to being a prime skiing and snowboarding destination, it is also one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the world. The city is located along the stunning west coast of British Columbia. Whistler offers over 120 miles of trails for bikers to explore. Many of the trails are accessible by the chairlifts used during the ski season. The trails cater for beginners through to experts. Mountain bikers should prepare to sweat and work hard to complete the expert trails because they are not for mountain bikers looking for a quick and easy ride. Whistler is considered a challenge due to its length and the technical aspects that bikers will encounter.
Mustang is a ‘must do’ for those who want to experience Himalayan riding. It is one of the most popular mountain biking destination in the world because it is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking mountainous scenery in the world. Mountain Biking in the Mustang region of Nepal is a unique adventure because it has a history dating back centuries, with a wealth of cultural heritage strongly anchored in Buddhism. Indeed, it is an area for experienced mountain bikers who love the gorgeous scenery and local culture. Most bikers start their journey near Annapurna or at the nearby airports in Jomsom or Kathmandu. Lo Manthang is considered one of the best trails in Mustang.