On one side of the Ötztal valley, the natural trails and tracks draw cross-country skiers in winter, and mountain bikers in summer. On the opposing side, a gondola ferries outdoor enthusiasts of all manner to the mountain peak.
We have been drawn to this area by the promise of an eclectic mix of natural and man-made trails. We are here for Bike Park Sölden: the new mecca of mountain biking.
This is no ordinary bike park. It is has been crafted by the masters. It would be best described as a bike kingdom: shaped and refined by the greatest names in mountain biking.
Hans Rey: he sculpted that berm. Didi Schneider: he designed this pump track. Chris Bernhard: he formed this signature line.
Bike Republic Sölden is unique. It is currently Europe’s biggest trail construction site, and hopes to be the headline destination for mountain biking in Europe, by 2020.