Adrenaline kick on two wheels
Pure adrenaline at Bike-Park Planai! It isn’t just pros like Markus Pekoll and Sam Hill that are excited about this 4.5 km course that drops around 1,000 m! Rookies are in their element here, too. The starting point for Bike-Park Planai is World Cup Planai Stadium. The top of the course is perched at 1830 m, surrounded by the amazing mountain panoramas of the Schladming-Dachstein Region, and can be reached directly by riding up on the Planai gondola. The different degrees of difficulty promise perfect challenges for beginners and pros alike – guaranteed!
For ambitious downhillers
The downhill course, which is designed for ambitious riders, features steep inclines and rough root passages. Mountain bikers simply rave about this technically challenging course with its tight turns. After the mid-station, the downhilling gets even tougher, though this is hardly surprising since you are now on the former World Cup downhill course. Even Markus Pekoll, Austria’s strongest downhiller and local hero, trains here, while multiple world champion Sam Hill has claimed Schladming as his personal favorite course.
On the Rookie Trail, which also starts at 1830 m, you can take things quite a bit easier and even enjoy the wonderful views of the Dachstein. The Rookie Trail promises biking enjoyment for everyone, though it is designed especially with beginners and groups in mind, so they can enjoy biking through nature together.
For skilled riders & beginners
The 2 km flowline begins at the Planai mid-station. It is suitable for ambitious mountain bikers, though also for beginners. Like the downhill course, the flowline also ends on the legendary Planai finish slope. When you reach the actual finish slope, you will be greeted by the Bike Cross trail. With its beautifully shaped jumps, rollers and banked turns, it is ideal for experts, but there’s no reason why rookies can’t give it a shot either. Here, you can either ride the course together or see how you match up against friends.
Yet another attraction is the Pump Trail in Planai Stadium. It provides ideal training opportunities for bikers as well as kids looking to find optimal balance on their bikes. Negotiating the circuit and small obstacles, you are able to prepare yourself perfectly for the bigger challenges on the mountain. Here, you will also find dirt jumps. The amazing setting and the jumps themselves leave nothing to be desired.
Timekeeping & Alpreif Bike Center
Everyone who feels like a pro or who simply wants to compete against friends can take advantage of the automatic timekeeping feature they’ll find in the finish area. The downhill and bike-cross courses both offer permanent timekeeping.