Bikepark Willingen is one of the three parks of the MTB-Zone besides Geisskopf and Petzen. All three parks are operated by Diddie Schneider. He is one of the leading trail designers in Europe and works worldwide as a trail builder and consultant for bike destinations. With over 30 years of experience in professional track construction, the former professional cyclist is one of the pioneers and visionaries in the industry.
Looks can be deceiving
While there are only five trails present on the trail map, these five trails can keep you busy for a good day. Both the Flow Country trail and the Flow Trail are graded blue and last 2600 meters. Expect a smooth surface, smaller jumps steep berms to keep you flowing. Following the same direction as the two blues, there is a red Freeride trail. Basically, you can expect a trail that flows like a flow trail but provides bigger jumps. Alongside the Freeride trail, there are is a line option with North Shore’s and more natural, rooty, lines. The fourth trail on this site is the Enduro trail. As the name suggests, this trail is more natural with lots of roots, flat turns, and a few steep parts.
On the other side of the hill, you’ll find the 1600-meter-long Black downhill track, which will have you descend about 250 meters in altitude through rocks, drops, and roots. If that’s not enough for you, take your chance at the road gap with a 6-meter drop.
Altogether, the trails offer a good challenge to progress for every level of rider. There are lifts on either side available, which makes it possible to get back to the top pretty quickly.
Leisure World Willingen
The World Cup venue Willingen does not only have a lot to offer when it comes to biking. There are plenty of leisure activities on and around the Ettelsberg. Before you go biking, after biking, or for those who don’t want to get on their bikes – nobody will be bored here.
With the “Meine Card Willingen plus” guest card, you can use many leisure facilities free of charge. Take a look at the Leisure World site for all the different activities.
MTB-ZONE BIKEPARK WILLINGEN
Zur Ruthenaar 3
Tel.: +49 5632 969820
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