While some of us aren’t sure if fat bikes are a fad, fashion, or functional – lots of ski towns are getting onboard with them. They’re a great option to sit alongside other snow sports, and when the snow is a bit sparse for skiing or snowboarding, in can be great for fat biking.
Livigno is a mountain bike paradise in its short summer. But fat biking has been embraced in the popular holiday resort. Livigno has introduced 20 kilometres of trails, specifically designed for this discipline of mountain biking.
Ever more frequently we find ourselves exposed to the extraordinary wide tyres, ideal for cruising across the snow and ripping up fresh powder. Few remain who would disagree that fat biking is a minor niche in our beloved sport. The broad, low pressure tyres are ideal for cruising over soft surfaces – making a ride in the snow a whole new experience. This low consequence sport is a brilliant way for beginners and experienced riders to spice up their mountain bike adventures.
Livigno, known as one of the most progressive bike resorts in Europe, jumped on the fat bike train quite early and has now reacted to the high consumer demand. Every year more mountain bikers travel to the Italian resort for a winter shred – it only takes one try before you are hooked.
If you are a novice to fat biking then a trip to Livigno is certainly worth experiencing. The well-priced fat bike rental from bikes starts from just 15 Euro. You can have a guided ride with bike hire for 50 Euro. Once a week you can even hop on a guided fat bike night ride. For more information about fat biking in Livigno go to their website.
You can find out more about fat bike riding and racing below:
Justin Morris on the Fat Bike Fraternity
Snow Epic: Stage Racing on Fat Bikes