Who doesn’t want to watch Danny MacAskill and Hans Rey making smooth work of the first ride on the new Flowcountry trails in Livigno, Italy? Judging by the video the trails look super fine, with a blend of flowing singletrack, jumps and amazing mountain vistas. Mr MacAskill even drops in one of his famous reverse-wheelie-stoppie-madness moves for good measure, ‘cos why not?
“With the trails official opening just around the corner, and this video to whet your appetite, now is the time to start planning that summer riding trip to the fantastic town of Livigno!”
If you needed any further convincing, then read on to hear what Danny and Hans have to say, find out the official opening dates, and how you can take advantage of ‘Early Rider Multi-Passes’ to use throughout the whole summer.
Livigno’s summer is going to be really magic. Carosello 3000 continues with the construction of their innovative trail network of flow style mountain biking trail , considered the new frontier in the mountain bike universe. The trails will be accessible from Saturday, June 18 with the opening of the gondola Livigno Center (access to the Roller Coaster), while from Saturday, June 25, the gondola Carosello 3000 (San Rocco zone) will give access to the complete trail system. The inauguration of a new flow trail going through the woods is scheduled for the same date.
The flow-trails are constructed in a symphony of turns, berms, rollers and rhythmic jumps, while the slope is never more than 10 degrees. From beginners, families to pro riders everybody can ride and enjoy 15 kilometers of trails according to their own skill level. This new purpose-built type trail network is based on speed and rhythm ensuring the required safety for beginners, and a roller coaster sensation for expert bikers.
The first flow-country trails were opened last year by no other than one of the pioneers of mountain biking Hans “No Way” Rey and the Scottish star Danny MacAskill who said: “I rode already with Hans all over the Livigno valley and mountains in the past and now riding the new flow country trails as a pro rider I had the same thrills and enjoyment. These trails are fun for any kind of rider, you don’t need a special downhill bike”.
But what Danny MacAskill saw last year, is not all. Since then, Carosello 3000 has continued the construction of the new mountain bike trail network. The project, in fact, is very large and many more kilometers of trails are planned for the next two summers. The ‘3K Up & Down’ event is scheduled for Sunday, July 31. 150 participants will be chasing a pro rider, trying to see who can rider the 13km loop most. Last year’s record was 9 times.
The new flowtrails will be added to the 30 km of already existing trails and dirt roads, like the popular Val Federia tour, all accessible by lifts. Another popular trail leads bikers and hikers to Madonon, one of the most incredible viewpoints in the entire Livigno Valley.
Carosello 3000 Livigno is happy to announce the partnership with international mountain bike icon Hans Rey who spends many weeks each summer in Livigno and has consulted and inspired the resort to become one of the leading biking destinations in the world. Come and follow his tire tracks this summer.
Hans ‘No Way’ Rey: “It’s just the beginning. The Carosello 3000 project is very good for tourism and for the bike industry because it will get more people on mountain bikes. Livigno is one of the best places for mountain biking, and offers world-class riding and infrastructure for any kind of cyclist. These trails are perfect for Cross Country, Enduro and Freeriders alike.”
Camillo Bertolini, Marketing Manager of Carosello 3000 Livigno: “Hans has always believed in Livigno and in the potential of its beautiful territory. His personality and his concept of riding go perfectly with the project that Carosello 3000 has been developing so that Livigno can establish itself as a full spectrum biking destination recognized in Europe and in the world.”
‘Early Rider Multi-Passes’ have been already available on Carosello 3000’s website; these non-consecutive multi-day tickets (therefore usable during the whole summer season) can be purchased online before the opening date at a really advantageous price.
More info at http://www.carosello3000.com
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