The trip began under the sun at my home spot of Chaumont. The trail is shaped by Bikeattitude.net
. I was happy to be there! Bienne was the next spot where the trail is held by Trailnet.ch
. Then I hit the road to Germany to reach Todtnau. I haven't been there for a long time, but nothing has changed. The 2 trails are still well maintained.
After Todtnau, I visited the European headquarters of UMF (Merida – Centurion) in Magsstadt where I saw the first prototype of the new Freddy (freeride bike). Sweet design! The next stop was at Bad Wildbad where we can find a lot of trails (4x, 2 DH, 2 Freeride trails, 1 dual), but they are short ones. The good surprise was in Willingen where there are 2 nice trails: one DH (the one of the world cup) with some big doubles and nice jumps and the other one (freeride) which is an easy run with some nice berms and tables. Then in Winterberg, there is the biggest choice of trails that I've seen during this first week. They offer DH, freeride, north shore, 4x and a huge slopestyle spot. Finally the last spot was the wildest one : Silbersattel. There is only one hotel and a lift at the end of a small road, that’s all! People were very nice there and the north shore trail is very fun to ride!
Today I rode in Geisskopf and then hit the road to Austria and Slovenja :
Leogang / Schladming / Kranjska Gora / Wagrain / Saalbach / Innsbruck