HOW AND WHERE TO START?
The best way to access the Bikepark for the first time is surely to do so accompanied by one of the instructors of the freeride school. Thanks to their experience in the sector you can learn the technical bases for your mountain bike descents: from the tips to tackle the simplest paths to those for approaching jumps and wooden structures. The first descents will be made on the simpler blue track of the bikepark (Take It Easy path) which starts from the arrival of the Mottolino gondola and winds for 4.5 km until it reaches the base of the gondola.
WHAT TO WEAR ?
Before starting your first day at the Bikepark, it is very important to get the necessary clothing and protections and that will guarantee you greater safety along the paths of the park.
Here is everything you need:
Full face helmet (obligatory): the helmet is absolutely fundamental for your safety inside the bikepark. We strongly recommend the use of the integral one as it will protect you in the best way in case you fall.
Mask: the use of a mask that completely isolates the visual field is very important to avoid problems with earth, small stones or other elements that could enter your eyes.
Protections for elbows and knees: they will provide maximum protection from cuts and scratches and will reduce the impact with the ground in case of falling in the parts that are most exposed like the elbows and knees.
Bodice: optional but highly recommended for those who want extra protection for their back and torso.
Shoes with a resistant sole: to ride downhill or freeride a pair of simple sneakers might be fine but we always recommend getting a pair of shoes that have a higher and more resistant sole that reduces the impact with the ground during the descent .
Gloves: they will guarantee greater grip on the brakes and protect you from cuts in the event of a fall. The hands are the first thing that will support you in the event of a fall, so it is very important to keep them covered.
Clothing: in this case there are no particular constraints but if you want to be really stylish riding your bike we recommend Mottolino bikepark’s official clothing, available for sale at the lower cable car station.
Helmets, masks, elbow guards, gloves and bodices are available both for hire and for sale at the Mottolino Rent located at the start of the Mottolino gondola. And they are included in our All-Inclusive!
WHICH BIKE TO USE?
To access the bikepark it is very important to use the correct bike. To be clear, a classic mountain bike is strongly
discouraged as it is not suitable for the terrain and structures that you will find inside the park.
The best solutions are the use of special downhill and freeride bikes, bi-cushioned to reduce impacts and with disc brakes
to ensure maximum braking during your descents. In case you don't have this type of bike, Mottolino Rent comes to your aid
with a wide range of Scott and Santa Cruz.