7 best mountain bike destinations on Earth
These remote two-wheeler trails offer speed, excitement and scenery.
(Photo: © 2013 Ilan Shacham)
Paradise for mountain bikers
Bike aficionados are willing to travel all over the world to find pedaling paradises. But a lot of variables go into choosing the ideal mountain-biking destination. It has to be scenic and uncrowded. The terrain has to offer speed and challenges, but it can't be impassable.
Professional competitions are held in mountains, forests and deserts, and some freestyle riders even seek out urban biking opportunities. The best destinations will provide speedy runs, lengthy trails and terrain that tests the best riders' technical skills. The following seven destinations deliver all this and more to mountain bikers.