Top 5 Mountain Bike Spots in the World

by - Monday, February 11, 2013

Few things in life are more exhilarating than mountain biking. The views are stunning, the sport is challenging and the sense of accomplishment and endorphins at the end are invigorating. The top 5 mountain biking spots in the world will provide you with all of this and more.

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler may be recognised worldwide for their top ski resorts; however, during the off-season, this Western Canada region is filled with another form of adrenaline-filled adventure. Mountain biking in Whistler provides riders with an opportunity to ride on open trails exposed to stunning views and challenging terrain parks for freestyle riders. This location also provides a variety of trails for all levels so no one leaves disappointed.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Uganda may be an unlikely locale for a top mountain biking spot; however, it is spectacular. You will be exploring an area of diverse terrain. You might head to the mountains for challenging rides surrounded by indescribable beauty. These tracks are not overly worn; therefore, you will experience more of a rugged adventure. You will also be able to explore low-lying areas of lakes, wetlands and even a waterfall. On this mountain biking adventure, you will will encounter African wildlife in their natural habitat.

Fruita, Colorado, USA

Fruita is an excellent location due to the difficulty of the rides and the high number of trails you are able to explore during your visit. They will provide you with challenging trails filled with steep downhills and switchbacks to push your skills to the limits. The number of trails available also allows for experienced riders to travel with less-experienced riders who are able to reunite at the day’s end. This region also provide a number of additional extreme outdoor adventures for individuals looking to make the most of their holiday.

The Garfagnana Region, Tuscany, Italy

If you are looking to incorporate a bit of history into your mountain biking adventure, Tuscany is your destination. You will be presented with a number of options. You might consider a downhill descent starting at 1900 meters or you could take a day to recover from a challenging ride and explore the Medieval cities in the Garfagnana region. Many of these routes were created from existing paths once used by locals of the region centuries ago. This adventure combines history, charm and adventure.

Les Gets, France

Les Gets is often a main attraction of European skiers. During the warmer months, it becomes home to some of the most exciting mountain biking trails in the world. Much like other locations, a number of trails exist that are suitable for all levels; however, most are for advanced and expert riders due to the challenges of the rides.

These top 5 mountain biking spots in the world provide you with entirely different views and terrain. Each provides unique challenges sought by the best riders the world over.

The Author: Reece is an Adventure Tourist and Travel Writer from Melbourne, Australia. He has travelled all around the world and says that these are his top 5 favorite mountain biking destinations. Reece recommends 99 Bikes for a great
mountain bike range [http://99bikes.com.au/range/mountain]with something to suit everyone.

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