FEATURED: Tasman Glacier Road / Old Ball Hut Road
Southwest of Christchurch and northeast of Queenstown in the Mount Cook National Park, the Tasman Valley Road that becomes the Old Ball Hut 4WD Road is a scenic 15kmmountain bike route up the Tasman Glacier Valley.
BEST MOAB MOUNTAIN BIKING
The best Moab mountain biking is highlighted with footage throughout the region. Moab offers amazing redrock and desert singletrack to explore, including Captain Ahab, Navajo Rocks, Klondike Bluffs, Moab Brands, Porcupine Rim and the famous Whole Enchilada.
TIROL MOUNTAIN BIKE SAFARI, AUSTRIA
The Tirol Mountain Bike Safari, also known as the Bikeschaukel Tirol, is an epic lift-accessed mountain bike route covering 780km over 16 stages. The 22 lifts along the route provide 15,000m of elevation of the total 32,000m of climbing. The route starts in Soelden and runs northeast towards Innsbruck before running east to Kitzbuhel.
PALISADE RIM TRAIL, COLORADO
West of Grand Junction and southeast Palisade, the 9 mile Palisade Rim Trail is a new addition to the mountain biking scene in the greater Grand Junciton region. It was formerly locally known as the Petroglyph Trail, and after rework in 2011, it was reopened as the Palisade Rim Trail. The trail system consists of two interconnected loops with a total mileage of 9 miles and a vertical ascent of 1,475 feet.
PASSO DELLO STELVIO, ITALY
The mountain biking off Passo dello Stelvio (Stilfser Joch) follows some of the best singletrack trails in Sudtirol. The narrow trails descend a winding route from Passo dello Stelvio east towards Rifugio Forcola, high above the village of Trafoi.