Downhill, "off road" experience on two wheels

Full helmet, technical protective equipment, bikes with two shock absorbers and disc brakes: the "gravity killers" are arrived in Val di Fassa! Nothing to worry about, we are talking about downhill, one of the extreme versions of mountain-biking, a new opportunity to boost your adrenaline in the Dolomites. Some compare downhill to motocross, others to downhill skiing. One thing is for sure: this sport is only for the brave.

Downhill in Val di Fassa: use instructions

In Val di Fassa the downhill tracks start on top the mountains. The Fassa Bike Resort in Belvedere can be easily reached by lift from Canazei. The downhill trails start is at 2,000 m and the steep slope includes side slips, jumps, wooden platforms and bents. The maximum speed that can be reached is 70 km/h. Grass, dirt roads, forest, mud: this is what awaits downhill fans in Val di Fassa. You stand on the pedals for most of the time; arms absorb the vibrations of the ground, hands are on brakes, leg muscles are in tension, all in an adrenalin whirl. In the beginning you can rely on the instructors of the Fassabike MTB School to learn about the rules and techniques. Downhill is a thrilling, demanding sport but anyone can have a go as tracks are suitable to all levels. Of course you have to be a little bit daring, have good reflexes, keep your concentration during the descent and - last but not least - be familiar with mountain biking.

Fassa Bike Resort Belvedere

Mountain bike downhill Canazei

Technical features of the Fassa Bike Park Belvedere
Locality Col dei Rossi - Pecol. Reachable by lifts from Canazei or Alba di Canazei.
Opening times bike park summer 2017: from June 18th to September 24th, every day 8.30 a.m. - 5.20 p.m.
Admission fees bike park summer 2017: daily ticket adults € 29,00; daily ticket juniors € 21,00 (born after 01.06.2001); 2-day ticket adults € 49,00; 2-day ticket juniors € 37,00 (born after 01.06.2001); afternoon ticket adults, from 1.45 p.m., € 23,00; afternoon ticket juniors, from 1.45 p.m., € 17,00 (born after 01.06.2001). The Dolomiti Summer card is also valid.
Tracks bike park: Double-U (intermediate; 3.7 km), very fast track, winds through stunning meadows of Belvedere basin with natural mounds. Electric Line (difficult; 2.5 km), the singletrail starts in Pecol and goes down to Canazei through the wood. It is divided into three diffrent stretches: the first downhill, the second freeride and the third has several North Shores. The track has 17 wooden bridges, that are altogether 300 metres long, with jumps and parabolic turns. 9.90 (easy; 2.5 km), track to go back to Canazei as an alternative to the Electric Line. 4X (intermediate), a four cross trail that is 600 m long with woops, jumps and parabolic turns. The Col (easy; 0.8 km), flow line starting from Pordoi Pass, suited both to beginners as to advanced bikers. Amusing and fast slope with parabolic turns, humps and bridges. Infinity (intermediate), return track from Pordoi Pass to Canazei, easy flow style shaped trail with some parts on grassy slopes. It is 7.5 km long and directly connected with Canazei. Lezuo (medium level; 2.9 km), a much panoramic single track, completely structured on the meadows of Pordoi Pass with parabolics, changes in gradient and wooden gangways. Departure from Fredarola Refuge (Belvedere, Canazei) and arrival by the valley station of the chair lift Saletei-Pordoi (Maria). 

Wearing helmet and minimum body protections are compulsory.
Services bike park: guided downhill/freeride/enduro tours for adults and children, mountain bike rental, bike wash with biological professional detergents.

For more information: Fassabike MTB School - Mobile +39 339 8757878; Sport Check Point - Mobile +39 340 1147382


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