Lift Rides to the Backcountry: Exploring the Grandiose Welschtobel Trail in Switzerland


Here in the US, “lift rides” and “backcountry” are two mutually-exclusive terms. But in Europe, they don’t have to be. On my second day riding in Switzerland we used a pair of lifts to access one of the most remote trails that I had the chance to ride in the Alps: the Welschtobel Trail. Using the …

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The 20 Most Tantalizing MTB Trails of 2016, According to Singletracks Readers

Monarch Crest Trail, Salida, Colorado. Photo: Scott Anderson

Featuring thousands of trails all around the world, the Singletracks trail database is your first stop for MTB trail research and trip planning. Singletracks’ millions of readers use these listings every day to plan everything from their next day trip, to their annual MTB vacation. We analyzed our 2016 data to determine exactly which trails Singletracks …

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Podcast: The Best Destinations for Escaping the Snow and Riding Dry Dirt this Winter


In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Aaron, Greg, and Jeff talk about their favorite winter mountain biking destinations, including some unconventional destinations you might not have considered before. Also, be sure to check out the following articles mentioned in this episode for additional information. The 9 Best Winter Mountain Biking Destinations in the Southwest …

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Five2Ride: 5 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in North Carolina, According to the Pros


Among eastern US states, North Carolina is literally tops, with Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, towering 6,684 feet above the Pisgah National Forest. Though only the far western portion of the state is mountainous, hundreds of excellent mountain bike trails can be found throughout North Carolina, from the coastal plains to the Piedmont to the Appalachian …

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