There is a lot happening in Geilo at the moments regarding mountain biking. The 2020 summer season the ski lift has been closed because trail builders has been building a brand new flow trail from the top of the ski lift at Vestlia to the bottom. This trail will open in 2021 and we are looking so much forward to using it. Watch this movie for a small teaser of the new flow trail.
Vestlia Bike Park
Vestlia Bike Park is a part of Geilo Rides (Geilo Bike Park). Vestlia Bike Park is close to Vestlia Resort (hotel). The park is situated next to the beautiful lake “Ustedalsfjorden” so you will get some amazing views while riding these trails. So fare there is a pump track, some jump lines and three trails at this bike park.
The trail «Røyskatten» is next to the jump lines and is a 0,7 km long blue rated trail. It is quite narrow so you can’t keep full speed all the way through, but it is accesible for most adaptive mountain bikes.
“Fossekallen” is wider than «Røyskatten» and is an excellent adaptive trail with beautiful views. The trail is rated green and is 0,7km long.
“Skruffen” is a beautiful and funny 0,7 km long blue rated trail. It is wide enough for adaptive bikes, but it sometimes feels a little narrow. Especially at those section the terrain is quite steep on one side. The biggest problem for many adaptive mountain bikers riding this trail is some really steep turns. If your bikes turning radius is not the best you might need some help turning your bike around.
This trail is not situated at Vestlia Bike Park. Bever’n is situated on the other side of the river close to the biathlon arena. It is 0,5 km long and is rated blue. Like “Skruffen” it’s a really fun trail with many steep turns. Many adaptive bikes will struggle with these turns. With my Quadrix I could make some of these turns only if I did it perfectly. Bring a support rider the first time you try this one or be prepared for some struggle through a few turns…
“Gold digger” is a machine built trail from 2015. It has not been maintained the last years so it is pretty rocky and the beams are fare from perfect.. Although it quite torn down it is still a trail worth trying. It is wide enough for an adaptive bike and there is no obstacle that makes it hard to ride for an adaptive rider. It is quite steep thought so do not ride it without any experience. It is rated red and starts on the top of ski lift at Vestlia (it doesn’t go all the way to the bottom of the lift).
Part of the trail is gone due to construction so it is not easy to find without a local guide/ biker. Next summer the ski lift will be running so you can use this to access this trail. If you prefer to ride your bike to the top this is also possible. I recommend to bring someone to show you the way the first time you ride to the top (it´s no signs).