Nothing beats a singletrail. Nothing compares to riding down a narrow path in the golden hours of the day and being surrounded by panoramic views and mountain peaks. The family region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is continuously working on developing and expanding its trail network outside of the bike park. Mountain bikers can look forward to three new singletrails when the season kicks-off on June 8. The Scheidtrail, Flüstertrail and Zirbentrail are designed to put smiles on the faces on both beginners and experienced riders. This clip offers a first impression:
The family region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is dedicated to creating possibilities for beginners, regardless of age, to get a foot in the door and take their first laps on a mountain bike. The region is able to expand options for rookies thanks to the Scheidtrail. The Scheidtrail starts at an impressive altitude of 2,313m / 7,588ft and pairs panoramic views with loads of fun, without having to leave the comfort zone – perfect for beginners. The trail has its starting point a few hundred meters from the Lazidbahn gondola with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. If the sky is clear you can even let your eyes wander all the way over to the Italian border. The Scheidtrail meanders down the mountain face from the summit of the Lazid mountain and after 2.3km / 1.4mi riders reach the lowest point at 2,099m / 6,886ft of altitude.
The playful track features a subtle gradient, but still incorporates fun Northshore elements. The features can easily be rolled over and riders can enjoy a first taste of flow. After reaching the end of the Scheidtrail, riders can join the new Komperdell Lassida Tour that will take them to the village of Komperdell. There are a number of different restaurants waiting to take care of mountain bikers there. Recharge your batteries, enjoy traditional food and soak in the village atmosphere, before taking the Lazidbahn back up to the starting point and giving the Scheidtrail another go.
The Flüstertrail translates to “The Trail of Whispers” and if you are the kind of mountain biker that enjoys the challenges of a natural trail, then this one is sure to put a smile on your face. This advanced 2.1 kilometer/ 1.3 mile singletrail starts at an altitude of 2,433m / 7,982ft at the Schönjoch and leads riders to rustic, wooden huts after a descent of 343m / 1,125ft. But before reaching this small oasis of peace and quiet, the steep sections of this natural, rocky trail will get every heartbeat going fast. The view of the valleys below as the trail makes its way down the mountain is breathtaking. Eyes are constantly drawn from the loose stones on the trail to the picturesque alpine sights and riders need to take care not to be distracted too much by the majestic mountains surrounding them.
The so-called “Heustadel Dorf” awaits riders at 2,095m / 9,873ft a.s.l., where mountain bikers can rest up their tired legs and soak up the sun while lying on the lush pasture or in one of the available hammocks. Alternatively the huts offer plenty of shade to sit in while enjoying a snack, before jumping back on the bike to ride the other trails the family region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis has to offer, like the flowy Zirbentrail, which starts at the end of the Flüstertrail.
The Zirbentrail starts at an altitude of 2,072m / 6,797ft and is a singletrail that takes mountain bikers in the family region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis from the Zirbenhütte on the “Fisser Nordseite” through a pine forest to the Schöngampalm. Categorized as a blue trail, mountain bike beginners can look forward to the fairly wide 2.1km- / 1.3mi-long trail where all the features can be rolled over easily. However, experienced riders will also relish this trail. Northshore elements, doubles and mini tables along the way put their creativity to the test. The trail offers numerous line choices thanks to a number of well-coordinated berms and playful rollers.
Apart from offering bags of fun on the lines, the trail also boasts marvelous views of the majestic alpine mountains. The sight of the Northern Limestone Alps towering over the valleys below is one of the most spectacular views visitors get to see as they make their way down the exciting and varied trail. After having reached the end of the trail, the rustic Schöngampalm waits at an altitude of 1,890m / 6,200ft to welcome thirsty and hungry riders. The family-run restaurant treats its guests to traditional Tyrolean cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Keen riders who haven’t seen enough trails on the day can hop back on to their bike and take the Almbahn to the Zwölferkopf, from which they can then head back to the Schönjoch where both the Frommestrail and the Flüstertrail have their starting points.
Further information about biking in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is available on bike-sfl.at.
Photos: Christian Waldegger