Biking with the whole family strongly encouraged
Families enthusiastic about bike sports sometimes face smaller difficulties, like varying skill levels when visiting a bike park, or preference of different disciplines. The teenage son's favourite might be the adrenaline pumping downhill course, while mum and dad prefer the flowing singletrail and the littlest one still needs to practice skill and balance on his balance bike.
Tirol's largest bike park and the “MTB Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis” which takes place every year in the first August week, meet these different needs of the family. This week in the “Kona Rookie Games”, the focus lies on young talents in the gravity-disciplines, but there is also plenty on offer for their parents in the festival week – travelling here for a joint bike holiday is worthwhile for the whole family!
From the Kids Park to the Milky Way and to the Downhill Course
What makes the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis so special is its suitability for families, and its family-friendliness. Not only advanced downhillers get their monies worth here, but all members of the bike-enthusiastic family, big and small. Next to the downhill and freeride tracks you can also find family friendly trails like the Milky Way, Vuelta or Morning Glory – all marked as blue trails. With small obstacles and very small jumps they are a highlight for beginners and therefore also ideal for mountainbike-loving families. The littlies can train their skills and balance, or gain first experience on the pumptrack in the Kids Park, adjoining the valley station of the Waldbahn.
Take your parents to school day
Rookie Training Days – the main event that gives time to the individual family members to explore their interests. Running from the 1st to the 7th of August 2016 the parents are given free-reign of the mountain to explore, relax, and know their children are getting absolute pro training, or alternatively enrol in a back-to-school course with their kids. One of the biggest historical draws for parents has been the presentations aimed at those dealing with the tough questions of the aspiring pro riders: Is my child safe? How to choose a marketer or agent? Should we look at a license agreement? Those who have tackled these subjects will answer anything and everything professionally.
Two Generations, One Team
The end of the week features the culmination of all the training, a showdown over what the family is made of: the Family Challenge. The highlight of the festival is apparent with a family racing down the track and everyone getting a feel for competition and more importantly camaraderie. While all the teams fight for the fastest time, a relaxed environment nurtures the spirit of biking, advancing the sport and personal development.
Declaration of consent
Children under 10 years of age may only use the bike park when accompanied by an adult.
Children between the ages of 10 and 16 years must produce a declaration of consent from a parent or legal guardian when purchasing tickets. Download the form here.
Without a declaration of consent we are unable to provide access to the bike park.