Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 22.02.2007, 13:36
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Someone told me that there is a wild downhill biking run with raised sections, banks and obstacles. I've forgotten where. Anyone know where there is such a park/place ?

Thanx
dave
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22.02.2007, 13:40
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,156
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,020 Times in 945 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:
Someone told me that there is a wild downhill biking run with raised sections, banks and obstacles. I've forgotten where. Anyone know where there is such a park/place ?

Thanx
dave
Yep. Its called Graubunden.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22.02.2007, 13:50
Eire's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tir na nÓg
Posts: 3,630
Groaned at 54 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,386 Times in 1,207 Posts
Eire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

I found a bike park with some such stuff in the woods in Pfanensteil last autumn.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22.02.2007, 22:16
Radar's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ehrendingen
Posts: 66
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
Radar has earned the respect of manyRadar has earned the respect of manyRadar has earned the respect of many
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

There's a good one on Uetliberg. Starts just beside the Uto wotsit

You can cycle up any of the blue tracks on this map and then bomb down the long red one
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22.02.2007, 22:30
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
FunkyD has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

think I did this one before (got kind lost) but was great fun... oh and then got stopped as my bike sticker was out of date... can you declare bikes Sorn here?

I am too looking for good tracks to go crazy with. Also was wondering whether there are "orienteering" style rides here?

FunkyD
http://nightlife.meetup.com/305/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22.02.2007, 22:52
Kat's Avatar
Kat Kat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 70
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Kat has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

If you want to explore the local area, you should get hold of the Zürich Swiss Singletrail Map. They're available for most of Switzerand now and I can heartily recommend them, but word of warning: when they say black route, they mean black route

The maps all have suggested tours on the back, which is especially nice when you go somewhere new. The classic one here is the Many-Hill-Show, also known as the Pizza Cup route. It's a challenge but a must-do every summer - tougher on fitness than technique. If people are interested, we could get a group together and give it a shot in the summer. The other thing I'd recommend is the Mondfahrt rides - does what it says on the box: rides by moonlight. Next one is March 3rd.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22.02.2007, 23:22
Radar's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ehrendingen
Posts: 66
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
Radar has earned the respect of manyRadar has earned the respect of manyRadar has earned the respect of many
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

I'd definitely be up for trying the many hill show.
I say try because my fitness isn't really any better than my technique.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 23.02.2007, 08:17
Eire's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tir na nÓg
Posts: 3,630
Groaned at 54 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,386 Times in 1,207 Posts
Eire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Think I might head on the next mondfahrt ride, should be fun. Anyone else game for training to do some good tours in the alps this summer. I found some really nice ones in Engadine last year am dieing to go back there, really good views and some fun singletrails.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23.02.2007, 08:46
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

In the words of the great U2 , I still haven't found what I am looking for: it is an downhilling "engineered" trail almost like a bobsleigh run...

dave
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 23.02.2007, 09:05
Eire's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tir na nÓg
Posts: 3,630
Groaned at 54 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,386 Times in 1,207 Posts
Eire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Hmm... engineered trail, that takes all the fun of tackling nature out of the equation!!! You could always try cycle down the bobsleigh run in St. Moritz!!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 23.02.2007, 09:08
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Perthia
Posts: 1,237
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 905 Times in 446 Posts
Yokine has a reputation beyond reputeYokine has a reputation beyond reputeYokine has a reputation beyond reputeYokine has a reputation beyond reputeYokine has a reputation beyond reputeYokine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

My old brain ticks over slowly but retreives the required data in the end

This could be the one.
http://www.bikepark-filzbach.ch/

I havent ridden it, but have taken the chairlift up to the top to go hiking. Looked like a lot of fun, though I think my hardtail and I would be separated many times on the way down.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 23.02.2007, 09:16
Kat's Avatar
Kat Kat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 70
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Kat has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

I'd have thought we're in one country where you really don't need an engineered trail - just getting home from work across the Züriberg can be tricky depending on what the weather has been doing - but whatever floats your boat. . .

Ok, Many-Hill-Show - remind me nearer the time and we'll sort something out. Eire - I'd be up for a few runs now and then but am sadly out of the loop quite a lot over the next few weeks (actually months) so it'll be sporadic and definitely won't start until the ski season is over - a girl only has so much free time!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 23.02.2007, 09:18
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

That's just the kind of thing to recover my insurance excess...
Thanks
dave

Quote:
My old brain ticks over slowly but retreives the required data in the end

This could be the one.
http://www.bikepark-filzbach.ch/

I havent ridden it, but have taken the chairlift up to the top to go hiking. Looked like a lot of fun, though I think my hardtail and I would be separated many times on the way down.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06.03.2007, 14:11
ChrisW's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lausanne (or out on my bike)
Posts: 1,780
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 856 Times in 495 Posts
ChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:
If you want to explore the local area, you should get hold of the Zürich Swiss Singletrail Map. They're available for most of Switzerand now and I can heartily recommend them, but word of warning: when they say black route, they mean black route
These maps look really handy, but the only problem is that they completely ignore the french-speaking part of the country. Does anyone know of any good alternatives for my area?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06.03.2007, 16:21
Kat's Avatar
Kat Kat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 70
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Kat has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:
These maps look really handy, but the only problem is that they completely ignore the french-speaking part of the country. Does anyone know of any good alternatives for my area?
Look here - you can search the maps by region so hopefully there should be something for your area (French-speaking still leaves a lot of scope - maybe you could be a bit more specific?). The Singletrail mappers aren't ignoring your end of the country, they're just getting round to it (the guy who does them is a friend of a friend and they're local to the Zürich area so naturally started this end).
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06.03.2007, 16:37
Eire's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tir na nÓg
Posts: 3,630
Groaned at 54 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,386 Times in 1,207 Posts
Eire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

There is also the bike explorer series of maps with different tours and stuff on them. They come with a CD ROM and you can print off sections of tours as you want. http://www.bike-explorer.ch/

Weather like today and it looks like the pike season could be off to a premature start!!! Nearly feel like hitting some trails this evening!

Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06.03.2007, 16:48
Kat's Avatar
Kat Kat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 70
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Kat has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:

Weather like today and it looks like the pike season could be off to a premature start!!! Nearly feel like hitting some trails this evening!
I'm ahead of you - went up the Altberg earlier this afternoon (I've been itching to try out my new Speedplay Frogs for weeks!) and it was glorious apart from slightly chilly fingers, despite two pairs of gloves, but then I don't tend to brake much, so that might be why
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06.03.2007, 16:50
ChrisW's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lausanne (or out on my bike)
Posts: 1,780
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 856 Times in 495 Posts
ChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond reputeChrisW has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:
Look here - you can search the maps by region so hopefully there should be something for your area (French-speaking still leaves a lot of scope - maybe you could be a bit more specific?). The Singletrail mappers aren't ignoring your end of the country, they're just getting round to it (the guy who does them is a friend of a friend and they're local to the Zürich area so naturally started this end).
Take a look at this map on the singletrail maps website, and you'll see that the missing coverage is pretty much the entire french-speaking part of the country. But if you want me to be more specific, then since I live in Lausanne then I'd love to find something for caton Vaud / Wadt, especially the Vaudoise Alps or the Vaudoise Jura. I've been hoping that the Singletrail guys will get to these areas for 1.5 years now, but still no luck. However, their site does list a few maps from other publishers that might be useful, and I'll take a closer look at the Bike-Explorer site when I get time, thanks.
__________________
Cycling in Switzerland | Photo blog (mostly travel pics from Switzerland)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06.03.2007, 16:55
Eire's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tir na nÓg
Posts: 3,630
Groaned at 54 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,386 Times in 1,207 Posts
Eire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond reputeEire has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Hey Kat,
Where is Altberg? What are the trails like there?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06.03.2007, 17:07
Kat's Avatar
Kat Kat is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 70
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Kat has no particular reputation at present
Re: Mountain Biking Trail with "boardwalk"

Quote:
Hey Kat,
Where is Altberg? What are the trails like there?
Um, basically go up the Käferberg or Höngerberg depending on which bit of Zürich you're coming from (I start from Bucheggplatz), go though the ETH Höngerberg campus heading west and through the forest, keep heading west over the Gubrist and you soon get to the Altberg - it's just west of Regensdorf. There's a nice route up which ends at a cafe/restaurant, and a heisse Schoggi later, you can then go back down the lovely single trail all the way. It was a bit muddy, but then trails round Zürich are renowned for that. Anyway, it's ideal for a post-work run in the summer.

As for the Singletrail maps, I'll see Thomas Giger (they're his baby) on a course in early April so I'll try to remember to ask him what the story so far is on the Romandie coverage.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mountain Bikers swissbob Complaints corner 17 10.04.2007 10:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0