Thursday, September 1, 2016

Vallnord Bike Park la Massana

The the ninth and final event of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will take place from 1 to 4 September in Vallnord Bike Park La Massana, Andorra.
Vallnord Bike Park is located in the Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ski resort, in Pal sector, in the parish of  La Massana accessible from La Massana on the cable car, or by highway CG-4 to Pal and then the CS420 to La Caubella.
Vallnord Bike Park la Massana has a 40-km downhill zone and a total vertical drop of over 1,000 metres. The park is equipped by three mechanical lifts that give users access to the 25 circuits, classified into different levels of difficulty: the telecabine of  La Massana that leaves from the town center at 1,300m and arrives in La Caubella at 1,950m; and two detachable chairlifts, La Serra II and Cubil, this one reaches the highest point of the Bike Park, at 2,350m.
The Park has downhill circuits, a wood park, cross country and four cross, in addition to a children’s wood park (from 6 to 10 years of age) and a bike trial area designed by the rider Xavi Casas, world champion in the speciality. There is a cross country and descent bicycle rental service. It also has a Mountain Bike school run by the local rider Soraya Drici with a professional team of trainers giving beginners and advanced classes to individuals and groups to help them start out in the world of Mountain Bike in the safest possible conditions, giving knowledge and transmitting the necessary skills and aptitudes for downhill.
The site has become a reference in southern Europe due to the great variety of circuits and ascents/descents, as well as the quality of the facilities and the superb natural setting.

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