Petzen Flow Trails, Austria - Video

May 12, 2016
by Marc Brodesser  

The legendary Flow Country Trail in Petzen is the longest mountain bike flow trail in Europe. Built by a professional crew it opened two years ago on Mount Petzen in Carinthia and is 11 km long - an absolutely must ride for every mountain biker! In July, riding skills experts from the how-to website fahrtechnik.tv will host a flow camp with coachings and riding.

Petzen Flow Country Trail

Austria’s first certified “Flow Country Trail” was built by Diddie Schneider, one of Europe’s best mountain bike trail designers. The trail is ideal for beginners because it doesn’t require any specific technical skills. With your bike safely stowed, you can comfortably ride the mountain railway up to the trailhead. Then, on the way down towards the valley, mountain bikers can really show what they’re made of as they wind their way down the track and over jumps with fun waiting for them at every turn. The trail also offers panoramic views over the surrounding lake and valleys of Southern Carinthia, all inviting you to stop and enjoy. A training course with a dirt park and pump track as well as an area for children is also in the works for the area at the base of the mountain so that newcomers can get a feel for the sport.

Link to the flow camp: http://www.fahrtechnik.tv/flow-camp-suedkaernten-wochenende-am-petzen-trail/

Video: Much fun at the Petzen Flow Country Trail:

Not many riders get under 20 minutes down:



24 Comments

  • + 44
 'Just because its long don't make it good' that's what I tell my wife
  • + 1
 Exactly! All the turns and ugly bumps are missing!
  • + 9
 Whilst this does indeed look pretty fun, it seems a shame to have all of that nice rocky real dirt and cover it up with pea gravel...
  • + 4
 Depends on what you're riding. It seems like you'll be fine on a 4X hardtail if you've got the skills (and endurance). It is a trail for a big audience hence also rideable on many different bikes.
  • + 3
 Ride it for sure 100 times already and have to say that you always find even better line as a ride before...
Gondola is nice and very fast. In 8 minutes you are on the top and you need at least 20 minutes to come down again. Few hours after rain and the track is perfect for ride. Be careful, you can be easy to fast. First run always make it very easy to learn the track.
However, this is the flow trail to remember. If you want to make your chick loving MTB, bring her here...Wink
  • + 2
 A great day out after relentless rocky trails of Slovenia!
Its surprisingly tiring though, hard on your back. No need to pedal at all the whole way down Smile
A really well built trail that was still looking immaculate at end of season! Last September: youtu.be/PJZHJsjDxcY

I'm taking my lad there this summer, just hoping I can hire him a 20" bike for the day.
  • + 5
 This trail is really a monster, sooooo long! Great track design by Diddie Schneider as usual :-)
  • + 3
 Yea love it - one of a kind... the funny thing about it is that there is not one bumb in that track but when it comes to charging your run even pro riders get hurt on that track... As seen at the Black hole Enduro Race
  • + 5
 That kind of trail is quite dangerous because you get incredibly fast on it.
  • + 3
 Also your mind kinda switches off as there is no challenge, next thing ya know you are on the ground haha
  • + 5
 You don't even need suspension for that trail. A klunker would do just fine.
  • + 4
 where is the off road roller blader from a few months back?
  • + 1
 I'm really planing a trip there this summer . My question is since I haven't found anything clear about it , how to you get at top ? Is there a gondola or something ?
  • + 3
 Yes, it has a nice Gondola :-)
  • + 1
 @Meles: thanks for the info . Do you happen to know when the gondola starts running this summer ?
  • + 1
 @bogdanc: It's supposed to open on May 26th for the weekends and then from June 17th every day.
  • + 3
 Totally worth 3h drive up there!
  • + 2
 looks quite boring and repetitive to watch but i bet it's a dream track to ride!
  • + 3
 bobsleigh track ?
  • + 2
 Scooter-bait...
Or put an armchair on 6" wheels and have at it
  • + 1
 Not long before it's 11km of braking bumps
  • + 2
 You are wrong there is daily maintenace it worked for almost 2 years now without braking bumps as far as i know
  • + 2
 They maintain it on the dailly basis. They have small bob cats with special tool to make the track always smooth,,, Wink
  • + 1
 Looks like fun but I bet there is a lot of coming up behind slower riders.

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