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Apr 3, 2019 | General Interest
Trending: MTB Popularity Skyrockets!
Already known as a family-friendly destination for skiing in the winter, the tourism region decided families should be the cornerstone of their bike program as well. A lot has happened since then and before the region kicks off the sixth full season on June 7, 2019, one thing is very clear: mountain biking in the three Tyrolean villages has become more popular than ever.
At first, mountain bikers were able to hit six trails within the bike park and the legendary Frommestrail. The three villages nestled within the Tyrolean mountains Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis have since further developed the trail variety and especially focused on the expansion of singletrails outside of the bike park in the past two years.
True to the nature of being a family focused destination, a number of trails have been built and shaped to meet the needs of all levels of bike riders. Blue trails such as the Scheidtrail, Zirbentrail, Almtrail and Högtrail as well as a red trail called the Flüstertrail, have joined the Frommestrail in the line-up. “Thanks to the work we have put into developing singletrails and the bike park we can offer exciting trails and plenty of variety for the whole family,” states the bike park manager, Christian Zangerl.
And the hard work by the tourism region, trail builders and bike enthusiasts in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has not gone unnoticed by the biking community and guests from all over the world. The expansion of the trail network last year was mainly responsible for an increase of lift bike transport of around 115% in comparison to the year before. Compared with the first full season in 2014, last year showed an increase of 750%. The bike park was also able to welcome a new record number of visitors.
The region now has 27 kilometers /16.7 miles worth of singletrails, that meander through spellbinding woods and past breathtaking panoramas and allow mountain bikers to overcome a total of 2,700 m / 8,838 ft. of altitude into the valley below. Visitors that prefer to skip the lifts and challenge themselves can experience the full trail and tour network giving them over 207 kilometers / 128 miles of mountain biking pleasure, which covers 8,000 m / 26,246 ft. in altitude both up and down hill.
However Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is not stopping there. “Thanks to our new green trail, the new Alpkopftrail, we now truly have trails for absolutely every skill set and riding level. We will reveal more about the new trail soon. It is our goal to be able to offer sporty families a path into mountain biking and simultaneously please avid mountain bikers too. Some bikers may have a young family and want to show their kids the sport they are so passionate about, without having the young rippers drop into the gnarliest of trails on their first try. It is all about having fun together outdoors, on two wheels,” Zangerl explains while looking forward to the upcoming season.
Mountain biking has become a central part of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis’ identity since 2013 and will continue to do so. New trail ideas are being developed as we speak and time will tell how the trail network will develop in future. For now though all eyes are set on the bike park opening on June 7. Even though we still have to be patient, you can mark the day in your calendar and start dreaming of an endless summer on the bike.
Further information about biking in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is available on www.bike-sfl.at/en
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About the region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is the place to be for a family holiday. Regardless whether it is summer or winter there is always something going on. In summer the cable cars and bus shuttles connect the mountainous region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Apart from many other attractions the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis high plateau offers bike fun for the whole family. From gentle bike rides for young and old, to mountain bike tours in the middle of breath-taking mountain scenery, to action-packed descents on single trails or courses through in Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Visitors can reach all singletrails by using the Schönjochbahn. The Waldbahn takes riders and their bikes to the trails within the bike park, which have different levels of difficulty from blue (easy) and red (medium) to black (expert). There is also a kids park, slopestyle area with a landing bag, pump track, dirt line and training area at the bottom station, where beginners can try out and get used to their new equipment. Experts in the bike shop advise in bike and safety equipment matters and the bike school and rental office can also be found here. Beside the shop there is also a chill out area and a snack bar.