One of the things we, here at MonkeyMTB, love about Livigno is it is a place you can go biking with mixed groups or as a couple. With the flow country trails accessed via lifts and the varied trails in the bike park, you are sure to keep the most daring members of your group and those wanting to push themselves and learn more, equally entertained all holiday. But being one of the best bike parks in the world, Livigno felt it was time to open a brand new trail which was truly suitable for EVERYONE.
Eas23 is a very streamlined course, which can be ridden fast for the more experienced but is also very safe for beginners thanks to an average 6% gradient. It is 2100m long and starts from the Mottolino gondola top terminal. The trail runs under the lift coming down to the overpass where it comments to other trails. Although plans are in place to continue building this trail down to the bottom before the summer is out.
So if you fancy riding this, or the must do DH 2005 MTB World Cup track, MonkeyMTB can offer guided riding on the trails, lift passes, bike hire, half board across the choice of three hotels and airport transfers from Milan. www.monkeymtb.com
Well summer is well and truly here. Horah! While it’s baking hot back in Blighty, here in Livigno the sun is shining, the snow has melted and the trails are filling up. It’s been a fantastic start to the summer mountain biking season with the Nine Knights festival showcasing their amazing skills on Mottolino with visitors getting to ride with some of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers. Plus all the excitement on the mountain spilled into the town for the the après-ride with beers and aperol spritzers being served on the street into the small hours. Good job the gondola ride and the fresh air helps clear your head the morning after!
We’ve also seen Hans Rey on the trails riding with us regularly and capturing his days on the mountains on his Instagram feed. We love riding with him, especially when you think you can keep up only to realise he’s going easy on you as he wheelies, does a 180 and rides off into the distance leaving you for dust.
And this week we’ve seen the opening of a new EAS23 trail on Mottolino. A nice flowing trail which for experienced riders allows you to ride fast with plenty of jumps ,or if you want to warm your legs up, provides a smooth decent with an average 6% gradient so great for those starting out. Check out this sneak preview.
So if you fancy joining us for the key season of August, where the bars and trails are in full swing, get in touch as we have some spaces left during the peak season – with no additional or overinflated charge for travelling during the holiday period. Our prices are the same throughout the season.
We always love it when Hans comes to lead our groups. That man has some skills!
Want something a bit different from your MTB trip this year? Why not head to Livigno during the Nine Knights MTB Festival from 16th to 21st June.
Watch the strongest bikers in the world tackle jumps and tricks on huge structures built next to the Livigno bike park. Plus get in on the action too with our packages including lift passes.
We can offer you 4 days bed & breakfast in a 3 star hotel in Livigno plus 3 days lift pass from €299 or why not upgrade to Lac Salin, our luxury option for €449 for 4 days. Based on 2 sharing.
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Want model trails? Livigno has become a silver level IMBA Ride Centre. And we're not surprised, we have always known Livigno's potential and every year it gets better and better!
"Long known has a highlight on trans-Alps routes, Livigno and the surrounding area has more than 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) of mapped trails — it's possible to ride for weeks without even scratching the surface. In 2009, Livigno built the first IMBA-designated "Flow Country" trail, and plans are underway to build many more such purpose-built bike trails in upcoming years. The small town offers shopping (duty free), diverse accommodations and plenty of other activities. Trail maps, guided tours, retail and rental bike shops, bike instruction schools, a pump track, circuits for kids, and shuttle service to nearby rides, such as the IMBA Epic Bernina Express."
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