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Mountain Biking Trail No.4 ‘Um den Homberg’, Baselland, Switzerland

MTB Um den Homberg

Mountain Biking Trail No.4 ‘Um den Homberg’
Starting point: Grellingen Railway Station
Distance: 22.70 km
Elevation gain: 497 m
Highest point: 759 m
Time required: ca. 3h
End point: Grellingen Railway Station

This circular tour starts and ends at the Grellingen train station and leads first along the Birs to Chessiloch, a historical site from the 1st World War – now a popular picnic area (Feuerstelle). During the first World War troops were stationed at Chessiloch. Since the Jura railway line was one of the important connections to the border troops, this railway line, as well as the Chessiloch bridge, was strictly guarded. Members of the various units have left coats of arms and symbolic figures on the rock walls.
The ascent through the Chaltbrunnen valley is not very steep an follows a designated hiking trail so (mind the walkers and hikers at this part of the trail!). After Chessiloch the trail turns left into beautiful Chaltbrunnen Valley (Chaltbrunnental) with towns Meltigen, Zullwil, Nunningen, Bretzwil and Seewen. Here the trail enters so-called ‘Schwarzbubenland’. After rounding the Homberg, the trail returns to the starting point Grellingen, crossing the main road Seewen – Grellingen and continuing downhill on the flank of the Eichenberg. READ MORE !!!

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Lago Ritom, Ticino, Switzerland 2015

MTB Lago Ritom 001The natural lake Lago Ritom, located in Piora valley, Ticino, Switzerland is used as a reservoir to generate hydro-electric power for the Gotthard line. Our plan was to cycle up to Lago Ritom and cycle some of the trails around the lake. Unfortunately all trails were covered by snow and we only got to the lake after breaking through some small snowdrifts and a road blocked by an avalanche… There was no chance to get further.
I am posting some pictured from our short ride. I am hoping to come back to this place in Summer and explore the area on a bike … READ MORE

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Monte Bar, Switzerland 2014

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Mountain Bike tour to Capanna Monte Bar
Starting point: last car park after Capriasca (Coordinates 46.091608, 8.999696)
via point: Capanna Monte Bar hut 1620m
End point: car park
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MTB Emmental, Switzerland 2013

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Mountain bike tour from Naturfreundehaus Aemmital to Napf.
Distance: 16.40 km
Elevation gain: 990 m
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MTB Vir Island, Croatia 2013

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Location: Start & End: Zaton Holiday Resort, Zaton-Nin
Distance: 34 km
Elevation gain: 180 m
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MTB Antalya, Turkey 2012

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Mountain biking tour from Cirali READ MORE !!!

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MTB Catalunya, Spain 2010

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Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Park, Ireland 2009

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Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Park located in County Wicklow, about 30km from Dublin, provides 14km of purpose built mountain bike trails.
There are two loops to choose from, both of which are sign posted by red cyclist icons. The terrain at ballinastoe woods is a mix of wide double-track and narrow singletrack, offering a challenge for any mountain biker.
This trail is still one of the best trails I have cycled so far ! READ MORE !!!

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Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland 2009

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Mountain bike tour at Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland 2009
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MTB Skrzyczne, Poland 2009

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