Bike Beats: Flow country trails in the heart of Alta Badia

An inundation of energy, adrenaline and vitality: High-mountain sport gives you an incredible intensity of sensations and supplies your mind and muscles with an abundance of oxygen. The Movimënt parks in the heart of the Dolomites and Alta Badia are also the homeland of the "Bike Beats" trails, a network of dirt tracks or packed sand flow trails weaving through the slopes and woods of the villages of San Cassiano, La Villa and Corvara. With their spectacular stretches of northshores, bumps and jumps at all levels of difficulty, they are a guarantee of immense fun in the saddle. The trails have been baptised with Ladino names that reflect their character: The Ödli trail (‘eyes' in ladino) is a winding, green, leisurely panoramic route, while the Cör Trail (heart) is a red, moderately difficult trail which features two jumps in rapid succession in the initial stretch. Halfway along, both the Ödli and the Cör merge into the Avëna Trail (veins), rated at blue level, which continues onwards in a series of berms and bends to the end of the valley in the village of San Cassiano. On the Corvara slope, in Pralongià, we find the Fle Trail, a word which describes a deep breath. This last trail features long northshores (wooden trails) and a breathtaking view towards the magnificent Marmolada and the Sella mountain range. From Campolongo Pass and Corvara, the spectacular Fle trail can be cycled in a single breath – but don't forget to enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites!

The Bike Beats "menu" offers even more this year with an all-new, adrenalin packed route. After the Heart, the Eye, the Veins and the Breath, this summer is time for the Hands. The Trail Mans, of moderate difficulty, calls for a sensitive touch and careful attention while riding along a fun route, where the trick lies in finding the optimal equilibrium between manual technique and balance. Over 2 km in length, the route descends from Piz Sorega (San Cassiano) and arrives at the new La Fraina chairlift in the valley. From here, you can either head back to the summit on the San Cassiano slope or take the neighbouring "Bamby" chairlift back to the Movimënt at the mountain station of the Piz La Ila at La Villa. The Cör Trail also boasts a new feature this summer: A brand-new Jump Line, providing even more fun for expert bikers who are looking for a challenge. 670 metres in length, it features a number of jumps in a variety of heights and dimensions, while easy drops and mini kickers provide bikes with the perfect launch pad to get full momentum for the downhill stretches. Two camera traps are ready and waiting to immortalise bikers along the routes, who can download the best and most acrobatic shots at the Piz Sorega valley station.