Mountain Bikes Abroad – Trails in North America

I’m currently thinking about where to head off on my holidays this year and I’m wondering exactly how much trouble I’ll get in if I suggest to my girlfriend that a bike-bag might be accompanying us abroad.

I’ve never really thought about organising a proper mountain bike trip to foreign climes before, mainly because there’s still plenty of great trails I’ve never ridden in Scotland, not to mention the UK, but I’ve come across a few videos recently that might be changing my mind. The first one was at Whistler, and the amazing bike park they’ve built over there for the summer months. I thought some of the trails there look amazing but it’s just a bit steep to get to Canada from here.

A more realistic option, however, is the alps, and in particular this trail I found at Morzine – The Avalanche Downhill. I know we’ve got stuff just as good over here in the UK, and in Scotland in particular, but it’s be pretty sweet to go over and spend a few days riding in the alps when there’s trails like this to ride. Check out the video below and leave me a comment if you’ve got a better suggestion for my impending holidays!


Colin started mountain biking in the early 2000s and has haphazardly, and with barely increasing skill, dragged his bike around the majority of Scotland's trail centres since then. Colin has oodles of hard earned experience in how NOT to do things - listen, be warned and don't repeat his mistakes...   More about Colin... Google+ Colin

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