We love pinning a line on the mountain bike as much as the next person, but how far would YOU go for that adrenaline fix? We’ve picked 5 MTB destinations with a gnarly twist. How many would you dare to ride?
1. Yungas Road/Death Road, Bolivia
15,400ft of descent mixed with the slim width of the road, not to mention the frightening drop to riders left hand side definitely makes this one of the scariest MTB destinations in the world.
For more info, check out Gravity Bolivia.
2. Porcupine Rim in Moab, Utah
Sure to be one on any MTB riders bucket list, the Porcupine Rim is a menacing ride, yet it’s a cert in getting the adrenaline going.
A whopping climb to begin with, followed by stunning views of the Castle Valley, and then a super technical downhill to finish. Do you fancy riding this loop? Check out this Strava data, and let us know.
3. Strada Delle 52 Gallerie, Italy
Not so well known for MTB riding, however it’s a trail of choice by the more experienced riders. Strada delle 52 gallerie (Road with 52 galleries in English) is a military trail built during World War I on the Vincenza, Italy.
Steep descents, narrow bends and steep drops factor this trail definitely as one dangerous road to ride. YouTube has an epic selection of riders taking their chances, check out these crazy chaps.
4. Transalp, France
A popular MTB destination, and an obvious location for technical enduro races such as the Transalp MTB Race, however there are tracks here not for the faint hearted/beginners.
Think technical, steep, swooping lines and plenty of climbing for good measure.Check out the highlights from this years Craft BIKKE Transalp. Also, if you’re wanting to take the plunge and ride these alps for yourself, ALPSMOUNTAINBIKE offer tours which span the Transalps les Carroz to Chamonix; 8 days of MTB heaven.
5. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
and finally, the most terrifying MTB trail on earth has to be this one CLICK HERE.
Famously ridden by MTB hero Hans Rey in 2006, this is a 700metre high, scary place to ride. Most people don’t even dare to walk along this cliff, let alone attempt it on a bike, due to the strong head-wind which has caused numerous casualties and fatalities. Warning: don’t attempt this yourselves, whatever you do!