The Livigno Mountain Park is gearing up for a summer of mountain biking: read on to find out more about opening dates, early passes on sale, the Great Days event and a new singletrack almost entirely built by hand to complete the 50 km of trails.
Winter in Livigno is a snowy spectacle. At the moment there are more than 2 metres of snow on the Carosello 3000 peaks, and plenty of time to make the most of the skiing right up until 1 May. But that doesn’t mean that the Carosello 3000 team isn’t already working hard and getting ready for the summer ahead. From mid-June it will be time to get back on your mountain bike again and explore the Mountain. Here is everything you need to know to make the most of your summer escape to the Carosello 3000 Mountain Park.
The Carosello 3000 Mountain will be open for the summer from Saturday 15 June. During the first few weeks, there may still be some patches of snow around towards the top of the mountain and on the higher trails. The Carosello 3000 team will be working hard to open trails to ensure access to as many routes as possible. The summer season ends on Sunday 15 September.
Trail building at Carosello 3000 is a fairly new but well-organised project. In recent years more than 30 km of new trails have been created. Together with existing mule tracks, these make up a vast bike area with more than 50 km of routes. Keen riders have already become fans of many of these trails, including the Roller Coaster, a pure flow trail with sensational views of Livigno Lake; the super speedy H-Dream (Hutr) where pro-bikers can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h; the scenic Coast to Coast which was part of the route for Bike Transalp 2018, and let’s not forget the Blueberry Line, a technical flow trail. Each and every route has been designed to delight and exhilarate you with unique bike riding features.
Perfect your technique. Last summer a huge new area was opened especially for learning mountain biking techniques. The Bike Academy, next to the Costaccia Hut, is a special route made up of 8 exercise areas (balance, step downs, switchbacks, rock gardens, north shore, drops, jumping and skinnies) ready to gear new riders up for any type of mountain route.
Here’s what you’ve been waiting to hear: what’s new this year? The Enduro and Bikers United trails already take flow riding to the next level, and this summer you’ll have the chance to get even closer to a natural style of riding that brings you in harmony with the Mountain. The Bomb Trail is a new 3-km singletrack trail, almost entirely built by hand, that will open this season. This is one for pro-bikers, making the most of the natural geography of the land with its rocky passages, tight curves and long paved sections thanks to the use of rocks found on site.
To be one of the first to find out exactly when this trail will be completed and open to the public, just sign up for Trail Alert, a special newsletter with updates of trails, projects and promotions for mountain bike lovers.
TUTTI FRUTTI EPIC
A mix of newly-built trails and existing mountain routes make up the Tutti Frutti Epic, a spectacular 45-km tour perfect for cross-country, all-mountain or enduro bikes. The tour was designed to give you an MTB experience on a variety of terrains for an all-round exciting day on your bike. What’s more, the Tutti Frutti Epic route takes you through some of Livigno’s most stunning locations. One of these is the Federia Valley, a magical, unspoilt valley which can be reached via a natural trail directly from the top of the Carosello 3000 Mountain.
THE GREAT DAYS
Mountain biking at Carosello 3000 is a chance to have fun together and enjoy the outdoors. To celebrate this philosophy, the Great Days event was created – 3 days of riding, games and partying from 12-14 July. The Saturday will once again be dedicated to the Tutti Frutti Team Challenge, a fun event taking you and your team on the hunt for checkpoints and hidden objects, with special team challenges to complete as well. The Sunset Ride on the Friday has already been confirmed, and the rest of the programme will be announced in due course. Updates will be available as soon as possible.
The event will be attended by Hans Rey, MTB legend and Carosello 3000 spokeman, who has recently finished a series of talks – Speakers from the Edge. This was a tour of venues in the United Kingdom where he talked about his greatest adventures, his connection with Livigno and his non-profit charity Wheels 4 Life, which provides bikes to people who live in remote areas in the developing world.
BIGLIETTI EARLY PASS
If you already know that the Carosello 3000 Mountain Park will be the destination for your MTB escape this summer, book your Early Pass now. If you buy before the season begins, you get access for more days (including non-consecutive days throughout the summer season) at a discounted price, saving you 20% compared to standard rates.
Not long to wait now and the Mountain will be all yours!