The video here was produced recently to illustrate just what it is like to ride the Singltrek pod Smrkem, a large network of over 67km of variable grade trails designed by Dafydd Davis and situated near the border between the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. What makes singltrek trails different is the detailed and proven approach to their planning, design, and construction. This gives them their unique qualities - they are fun to ride, yet sustainable, safe, and considerate of the natural environment.
Singltrek trails accommodate riders of all abilities - not only expert riders - so that mountain biking is accesible to a wider range of people. Singltrek is not just a trail - it is an authentic experience. Singltrek is based on a long lasting relationship between the landscape and its users, not just mountain bikers, providing a very real outdoor recreational resource.
Singltrek pod Smrkem is among the seven top World’s Model MTB Destinations...
In November 2011 IMBA announced the list of global MTB destinations chosen to serve as models and awarded them its IMBA Ride Centre status. Among 7 of the places - and the only one lying outside of the US - is Singltrek pod Smrkem. The prestigeous Ride Centre label means that the trail is to become globally known and visited by mountain bikers from all over the world. Singltrek pod Smrkem is the first "purpose built" trail system in contintenal Europe. It is inspired by the trend of Welsh, Scottish and Irish "trail centres" designed wholly for mountain bikers’ enjoyment.
"This is the future of mountain biking" (Hans Rey, former trials riding world champion)
Link to a schematic of the system
|photo courtesy Singltrek pod Smrkem|