Cyclists are at home in Movimënt, where they will find many kilometres of trails through high-altitude woods and mountain pastures. This summer the big news
is the Bike Beats bike trails
, three beaten tracks surrounded by a wild natural environment covering a total of 4,760 metres, easily accessible by ski lifts from all the towns of Alta Badia.
These are "flow" downhill runs in beaten earth and sand, smooth and fast, with small obstacles and bridges, kept constantly in perfect condition. They start by descending on both sides from the Piz Sorega mountain, with the red trail (1,290 m, medium difficulty, 9-14% gradient) and the green trail (1,469 m, easy, average 8.5% gradient, perfect for anyone over 8 years of age), before coming together above the Pic Prè mountain refuge into a single trail, the blue trail (2 km, medium-easy, average 12% gradient).
The Movimënt staff is always there to provide advice and directions, while every Thursday afternoon a mountain bike instructor follows and accompanies the less experienced and those who want to improve their technique. Bicycles can be hired both downstream and upstream of the trails.
These trails are suitable for a broad range of cyclists, but at the same time they can put even expert bikers to the test: it is not surprising that the new trails, especially the red and blue ones, are at the centre of two events due to take place this summer. On 7 and 8 July, a stage of the international Rookies Cup circuit will be run; a chance to admire the best Under-19 downhill specialists at work, while on 29 July, it will be the turn of one of the stages of the E-Enduro Race, a competition dedicated to e-bikes, for which registration is already open.
But before dashing down the Bike Beats, a piece of advice: a few laps around the two pumptrack
circuits, that of Piz Sorega
and the wooden circuit of Piz La Ila
- recently expanded and modified -, both ideal for a good warm-up
. Without pedalling, taking advantage of the boost provided by the whoops - the humps positioned at strategic points - muscles can be trained and balance, fluidity and coordination can be improved
Finally, another new feature has been added for those who want to have fun in the company of others, starting with the discovery of the local area, by mountain bike, but also by e-bike: group tours with an accompanying person, organized every week.