GMBN’s Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails From Around The World

GMBN’s Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails From Around The World


– Welcome to this rundown of our favourite trails in the world. Now this is a really hard thing to do, because a lot of us just really love our local trail, because
you get to know every bump, rock, root, and jump
there and it makes you run through it in perfect style. But we thought, what about the ones that you just cannot
miss, the unique trails? Great thing about this
is you can disagree, so get involved in the
comments section down below, but for now, let’s take a look at the ones that, in GMBN, we thought are the best and our very favourite
trails on Planet Earth. (rhythmic Latin music) Our first trail is the Petzen Flow Trails. Now I first heard about these
trails, they’re in Austria, so we’re starting just
about there on the globe, from Hans Rey, legend of mountain biking, trails riding, friend of mine. And he saw my riding after I came back from my injury, where I was using a bike that was pushed along by my mates, and he gave me a call and
said, “You’ve got to go and ride the Petzen Flow Trails,” ‘cuz it’s 11 kilometres. 11 kilometres, imagine
it, of perfectly smooth, sculpted trails winding their way down through Austrian hills, turn after turn. Look at it. It’s just beautiful. But imagine how good you’ll be at railing those turns by the time you get to the bottom after just one run. Your riding will be improving, left, right, left, right, so nice. I’ve seen these trails
so many times on videos, I’ve been caught just staring at a video watching the guy go down, and my head just flowing into the corners. I’ve gotta go to this place. It’s on my bucket list. Have you ever ridden there? If you have, let us know. But it’s one of those trails you just cannot miss, the Petzen Flow Trails. Oh, nice. (rhythmic Latin music) Next up is the Meadows Trail
in the Chilcotin Mountains in B.C., Canada, is just there
above Vancouver on the globe. Fabulous place to ride. Now this one is an adventure. You take a floatplane out
of the Tyax Lodge, fly up to a beautiful lake, and
then start your descent down. The experience of this ride is, coming from the word of
Doddy, who’s done it, is the experience of going out into the wilderness and
being all on your own. Because basically that
floatplane drops you off in a spot where there is no one else. You’re very unlikely to see another rider the entire way down. What an experience. Beautiful, long grass
meadows, flowing trail, and you might even see some grizzly bears. No, really. Actually you might see a grizzly bear. If you do, you’re gonna need to speed up. This one, an adventure
of a lifetime, surely. (rhythmic Latin music) Next up, well, this is strange, because I’m suggesting
a trail that probably, if we admit it, most of
us just could not do. It’s the Red Bull Hardline. Now let me find that on the globe. It’s in the Dyfi Valley in North Wales in the U.K., just there. This track is designed by
none other than Dan Atherton, brother of Gee and Rachel,
a fantastic pro racer. But he designs this course every year and it is evolving,
getting harder and harder and it’s so difficult now
that there’s a handful of pro downhill riders and FNB riders that are really brave
enough to take it on. It’s that hard. But if we’re talking about unique and crazy trails in the world, I’ve gotta bring it up. It’s Red Bull Hardline, it’s spectacular, it’s huge, it’s ballsy, it’s scary. It’s one of those ones
you just cannot miss. If you’re not gonna ride
it, make sure you watch it. It’s something pretty special. Well done, Dan. (rhythmic Latin music) Next up we have got the Whole Enchilada. Now, this trail in Moab, in
Utah, is just unbelievable. It’s 26.5 miles long,
almost all of it downhill. There are a couple of killer climbs in it right at the top, but basically, you’re running down that
hill for 26.5 miles. Now the bit we’re gonna concentrate
on is the Porcupine Rim. It’s the most technical bit of the run, it comes right at the end,
about an hour from the bottom. And this run is fast, it’s flowing, it’s got big technical rock sections. Every corner you go around,
you’ve got to expect some kind of obstacle that’s
really gonna test your skills. But what I love about it is that you’ve got this great flowing trail and then just off to your right-hand side, there’s some terrifying drops. You cannot get it wrong. And if you look at some of this video that we’ve been given by Nate Hill, thank you, dude, for letting
us watch this, you can see that once you get going fast,
it can get pretty sketchy. It’s definitely one for
your bucket list, in fact I’m putting it on my bucket list. I’m gonna do it, 2018, I’m
going to Utah, I’m gonna ride in Moab, and I’m gonna
do the Whole Enchilada. And that’s handy, actually,
because the last trail on our list is in the very
same spot, just there. Nope, that’s Idaho. (rhythmic Latin music) Oh, I’m sad. This is the
last trail on our list today. But don’t worry, there’s gonna be more volumes of this video, because
the great thing about trails is when you ride a new one,
suddenly that’s your favourite. So our last one is the Slick Rock in Moab. Yes, Slick Rock Trail is special because it’s on this incredible rock and it’s actually anything but slick. The reason it’s called
Slick is when they used to ride it on horses and it rained, it was treacherous for the horse. But on a bike it’s actually incredibly grippy, which is amazing. So some of the climbs you can do are almost unbelievable,
the grip is intense. And you’d definitely know
that if you fell off. There’s a 10-and-a-half-mile loop of this just beautiful riding. Flowing rocks, super grippy
banked turns, drops and hills. It’s like nothing else, really. It’s all marked with
these white paint spots so you can just ride
’round without getting lost unless you see yellow paint spots, because that tells you
that there’s some danger and you need to watch out. I’m definitely gonna be
hitting up Slick Rock Trail. In fact, I think it’s my favourite of the list today, it
just looks beautiful. Now, do you agree? It’d be great if you don’t. Let me know where in the
world you’ve been riding, the best trails on the planet. Let us know in the comments
section down below. I hope you’ve enjoyed this. If you want to see more from GMBN, then why don’t you click over there to see our top five
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