Do you like to take your mountain bike with you on vacation and explore all the paths and best routes that you find? Perhaps you even travel the world and rent mountain bikes at some of the top destinations. There are those great places to go biking, and then there are the top 10 mountain bike routes in the world. Each top 10 list is going to look a little different, but no doubt you will find these places extraordinary.
One of the best mountain biking trails in the world is called Colorado Trail. Then there is another called The Whole Enchilada. That sounds like an exciting and challenging adventure, don’t you think? When you look at some top travel sites, they rank destinations for you according to their own professional opinions. Others rank them according to reviews from travelers. Each site might have different metrics and varying amounts of participants with different backgrounds. The point I’m making is that there are some mountain biking sites out there that get their rankings from the people.
The only downside to that is certain sites may be more prone to identify biking destinations within the country the participants live. Not every mountain biker travels the world. I say all of that so you can keep this in mind as you look at some of the top mountain biking destinations. If you look at some of the sites, and all of them are in the US, now you know why. It will be because there were many US participants who have traveled the country but have not traveled the world.
So far, we have identified two of the top 10 mountain biking destinations in the world. Let’s look at some more of them. If you look at user ranking sites, those rankings are always changing, too, which makes things interesting. One site I looked at featured Monarch Crest Trail coming in at #3. I was delighted to see that because Monarch Crest Trail is in Salida CO. I have been to Salida and Monarch Mountain twice for two ski/snowboarding adventures.
Notice how many of the places seem to be in Colorado. Colorado is a beautiful state for sure. Of course, we have only identified three out of the ten top biking destinations in the world so far. The next one is Aberfoyle, Scotland. How would you like to take a mountain biking adventure in the beautiful country of Scotland? To round out the top five, let’s identify one more. The next one is Top of the World Trail in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
France has some great mountain biking destinations, too. One of the best there and in the entire world is the Morzine Slopes. Then there are the campus trails above Santa Cruz in California. Oh yes, we are back to the US again. By the way, I never told you where The Whole Enchilada is located. It is a city called Moab. McKenzie River Trail in Eugene is another top mountain biking trail.
Then there is Doctor Park in Crested Butte, Montana. You know that Montana has to have some great mountain biking trails. Be sure that you do pay attention to what you need to know when experiencing these trails. Some of them can be quite challenging I’m sure. And of course, make sure you bring all the supplies you need and have fun. If you are traveling the world, you are obviously going to have to get some of the things you need when you arrive at your destination. Plan accordingly, and have a blast on your next mountain biking experience.