Mountain Bike Vacations

Everybody needs a vacation once in a while. Where to go and how to spend your time are the questions. Maybe it’s visiting other countries to see the sites and try the food. Maybe beaches and pina coladas are your thing. Or maybe you have a family and like going to Disney. But if you’re a mountain biker, have you ever thought about taking a mountain bike vacation? This is in the realm of possibility and can even involve families. Imagine endless new trails in a foreign land. Think about how much fun you could have.


The following nine destinations (not in any particular order) are top rated, world class bike parks. They are adeptly set up for MTB tourism with amenities such as lodging, a wide range of food options, and bike rentals. They also have trails for every skill level, from smooth flow trails suitable for family rides to expert double black diamond downhill trails. The chance to have a great time and take home some indelible memories is well worth the time, effort, and money that it would take to make it happen. Check out these bucket-list contenders:

1) Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

http://bike.whistlerblackcomb.com/


2) Moab Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah, U.S.A.

http://www.discovermoab.com/biking.htm



3) Park City

Park City, Utah, U.S.A.

http://mountainbikingparkcity.com/


4) Durango

Durango, Colorado, U.S.A

http://www.durango.org/info/activities/biking.aspx


5) Central Oregon Mountain Bike Trails

Bend, Oregon, U.S.A.

http://www.visitbend.com



6) Lake Tahoe Area

Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.A.

http://www.tahoesbest.com/biking


7) Fort William

Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

http://www.ridefortwilliam.co.uk/location-fort-william.asp


8) Les Gets Bikepark

Les Gets, France

http://en.lesgets.com/mtb/#


9) Woodhill Bike Park

Woodhill, Auckland, New Zealand

http://www.bikeparks.co.nz/

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Paul Molenberg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has had a lifelong commitment to fitness and sport activities, including almost two decades of mountain biking a diverse range of trails throughout the United States and some of Canada. The coastal redwood trails of Northern California, Lake Tahoe’s epic rim trail, the slopes of Maui’s Mt. Haleakala, the downhill and cross-country trails in Park City, Utah, and the black diamond trails of North Carolina’s Pisgah Forest are just a few of the challenges Paul has taken on and conquered. He has now leveraged his experience to create a comprehensive book on the sport of mountain biking.

 

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