Video: Sölden, Austria Rolls Out Its Alpine Carpet for Mountain Bikers

Mar 29, 2019
by BikeRepublicSoelden  
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A NATION WITH GLACIERS, A REPUBLIC FOR BIKERS

It’s a unique project of stately size: we at Sölden, a place nestling in the heart of the Austrian Alps, have built our own nation – dedicated entirely to mountain biking: the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. A huge network of singletrack covers the high alpine scenery. Or as the citizens call it: long lines, non-stop. In wintertime the elite skiers race down the steep glacier here, in summertime bikers roll the rocks of the 7km OLLWEITE LINE.

Ride the nation.

Riders: Thomas Mayerhofer & Johannes Dietl
Film Crew: Pirates Video Production

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6 Comments

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 The Bike Republic trails in Solden deserve a lot of credit. I enjoyed every second of riding there! Sure, it doesnt have massive jump trails and such, but apart from that - really awesome trails. Berms, berms and more berms. Simple, good gondolas, great panoramas.
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 Its a Ski Ressort, so not a romantic Place. But riding is good there, fast Lifts and really nice Trails with high alpine panorama. They well know how PR works..
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 This is one of the most ugly places in the alps in summer. And it has one of the most complicated rules for trail access and using uplifts. You can take a bus on a highway uphill to the glacier if you want, but you may not ride down from there on a trail. To be fair, the bikepark trails are okay.
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 Back to verbier it is then..
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 I don’t know what you’re talking about mate.... Spent a day there last August and had a ton of fun! Nothing complicated about the trail access at all and if you know how to ride a bike their lines are awesome!
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 @DutchmanPhotos: Yes, same experience here. Can't wait for the season opening. Some say that it is only for Enduros, but i had a lot of fun with the big bike.

@all: The lifts are modern, fast and BIG. The most trails begins directly on the lift exits and it´s a wide area with two gondolas and an 6er chairlift. A bunch of different trails. The level goes from beginners to experienced bikers. Most trails are technical or really flowy, a few are boring. The good thing is that they are always building new and long trails. There is no jump line with big doubles and no whip-off jump. However, it´s a cool bikepark. :-)

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