4 Of The World's Best Mountain Bike Trails
From the tough terrain of Chile to the adrenalin of Welsh woodland, we bring you four of the best mountain bike trails in the world. To face the demands of some of these routes you’ll have to be fairly well versed in traversing those tricky trails and handling mountain bikes. Some people even push themselves a little further and put in some time in the gym (maybe even utilising supplements for body building to tone up that muscle). Preparation is key, so if you’re up to the challenge, check out our ultimate list and get on your bike.
Afan Forest, Wales
With a mighty 14 miles of off-road routes, Afan Forest near Port Talbot offers a range of trails all of varying difficulty and length. But whichever route you choose, you’re sure to be bowled over by the stunning views of the Forest park, Swansea Bay and the surrounding valleys, as well as exhilarated by the spectacular single track descents. Considered by many to be amongst the best mountain biking in Britain, Afan Forest is a must for any biker worth their salt.
Les Gets, France
For those who love the adrenalin of downhill biking, Les Gets in the Alps offers a series of top notch downhill trails amidst a truly stunning location. Whether you’re new to biking or a seasoned pro, this popular spot is great for both getting to grips with the sport and showing off some serious skills. Aside from over 200km of trails spanning 12 resorts, there is also a selection of permanent downhill tracks including some of world cup standard.
Cancha Carrera, Chile
Located high in the mountains of Chile, they don’t get much better than Cancha Carrera. But be warned; due to the technical riding required as well as sharp, speedy turns, this is strictly for advanced riders. However, if you’ve got the skills, this one should be at the top of any serious riders list and is certainly worth the visit thanks to the beautiful scenery across Chile’s wild and wonderful terrain.
Cited as ‘the greatest mountain biking on the planet,’ Moab is also amongst the most popular. Slickrock trail, the most well-known of the trails to be found here, attracts over 100,000 visitors a year, each of which no doubt comes to enjoy the 9.6 miles of challenging turns and highly technical riding it offers. However, if Slickrock doesn’t sound like the track for you, check out one of the countless others in Moab, including Amasa Back, Klondike Bluffs and Sovereign.