[Press release] A new gondola, new trails, new experiences and a special event. The Carosello 3000 Mountain at Livigno has completely restyled and expanded its mountain biking offering for the summer 2018 season. The trails are set to open on Saturday 23 June.
With a total of 9 metres of snowfall on the peaks over the winter, and more than 2 metres of snow still sticking around in hollows on the Mountain, the team at Carosello 3000 are working non-stop to clear the mountain bike trails and get them ready for opening on Saturday 23 June (see early pass promotion).
In the meantime, the final touches are being made to 2 new trails for the season.
The Bike Academy trail, running 4.9 km from the top of the Vetta chairlift down to the Costaccia Hut, is fully dedicated to the mastering of mountain bike techniques. The route is made up of 8 exercise areas (balance, step downs, switchbacks, rock gardens, north shore, drop, jumping and skinnies) ready to gear riders up for any type of mountain route.
Announced and then put on hold due to construction work on the new gondola, the Bikers United trail is now almost complete. Covering a distance of 4.2 km, this trail combines flow and enduro style riding, bringing together fluidity and technique to offer bikers a hybrid-style riding experience. When linked together with the Blueberry Line, Bikers United offers an almost 1000-metre non-stop descent of the Mountain. A rare find at any mountain resort.
Thanks to Bike Academy and Bikers United, the Carosello 3000 Mountain has extended its mountain bike routes to a total of 40 km, with 30 km of these created in the last 3 years. These include trails which have already become favourites of MTB enthusiasts, such as Roller Coaster (pure flow), Hutr Dream (speed and bumps) and Enduro.
Enjoyed by skiers and freeriders for the first time during the 2017-18 winter season, the new San Rocco gondola will also soon be open for bikers. A gem of technology and comfort, it can take passengers up the 1000 metres from the valley bottom to the top in less than 10 minutes.
As in the past, the Livigno Centro gondola and Vetta chairlift are also available for mountain bikers, offering access to one of the largest MTB areas in the Alps.
Tutti Frutti Epic
Under construction last summer, the new San Rocco gondola will give visitors the chance to enjoy the Tutti Frutti Epic to the max. This is a 45 km tour which has already been reviewed by some of the most important international mountain bike magazines. Created by the Carosello 3000 team along with the trailblazer mountain biker Hans Rey, this route has been designed to offer a super day of riding on various types of trails (flow, enduro and historic trails), whilst at the same time enjoying the stunning surroundings of Livigno. The tour is perfect for lovers of all-mountain, cross-country and enduro mountain biking.
The Tutti Frutti Epic route is the scene for one of the two bike experiences offered by Carosello 3000 and the Livigno Mountain Bike Guides. The Tutti Frutti Experience is a day of great riding, friendships and fun along stunning trails and through alpine peaks, with breathtaking views along the way. For e-bike lovers, there is the Wild Goat Experience, a tour which takes riders on an exploration of the backcountry, from the Madonon to the Federia Valley ending on the ancient shepherd pathways down to the Cassana Hut. These spectacular and relatively unknown enduro routes are recommended for expert bikers.
From 13 to 15 July the Great Days event will be taking place: three days of trail riding and partying at the event village at the bottom of the new San Rocco gondola. The programme includes the Tutti Frutti Team Challenge, bike orienteering in teams where participants must reach checkpoints, complete special challenges and find hidden objects. Another event in the programme is the 3K, a top to bottom loop with a 1000 metre descent. The Great Days event is a huge party and a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends and celebrate the freedom that the Mountain and mountain biking can offer enthusiasts.