These are the 7 most popular routes on WHIP in 2022. Check out this year's riders' favorite routes, navigate them or download the gpx to retrace them at the earliest opportunity, it's really worth it!
top 7 of 2022
Proposing the best routes of the year made by WHIP riders has now become a regular occurrence. Let's go together to discover the most-visited places by our off-road bike enthusiasts. Here are the Top 7 Mtb routes 2022.
#7 Monte Cusna
The mtb trail on Mount Cusna starts from the base of the mountain, near the town of Fabbrico. From here, you start climbing along a dirt road that skirts the south side of the mountain, crossing beech and fir forests. The climb is challenging, with steep sections and some short technical sections that require good training and riding skills. The scenery before your eyes is breathtaking, with panoramic views of the plains and surrounding mountains. Once you reach the top of Mount Cusna, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. There is also a hut here, where you can take a break to regain your strength and refresh yourself with sandwiches and drinks. The mtb trail then continues along the north side of the mountain, where more technical and fun sections are encountered, with jumps and tight turns that test riders' skills. The descent is very fast and engaging, with stretches of single track winding through the woods that require a good dose of agility and technique. Once at the bottom, you can return to base by following the same route up, or choose to continue the ride via the trails that branch off nearby.
#6 Letino Park
Letino Regional Park is a protected area located in the province of Frosinone in the Lazio region of Italy. It is an ideal place for mountain bikers, with numerous trails and paths through forests, hills and valleys. The route we chose starts from the parking lot in San Giovanni Incarico. Once you arrive in the park, you can follow one of the marked mountain bike trails, such as the "Sentiero delle Querce" or the "Sentiero delle Ghiacciaie." These trails are generally well-marked and offer breathtaking views of the nature of the park. Along the way, it will be possible to make stops at picnic areas in the park where you can refresh and rest. In addition, the park is home to many plant and animal species, so it will be possible to admire the local flora and fauna along the way.
#5 Monte Pierfaone
The mountain bike trail at Mount Pierfaone in Basilicata is a challenge for fans of the sport, who will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the region. The route presents a medium difficulty, suitable for those with good training and physical fitness. It starts from the historic center of the town, where you can park your car, and climbs to the slopes of the mountain, passing through oak and beech forests. The first part of the route is fairly easy, with flat and slightly uphill sections, where you can admire the views of the valley below. After about 8 km, you come to a junction, where you can choose whether to continue to the top of the mountain or follow the return route. If you choose to continue to the summit, the trail becomes more challenging, with steep uphill sections and narrow, uneven paths. The views of the valley and surrounding mountains are spectacular and really worth it. After about 12 km, you will reach the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the region.
#4 Monte Epomeo
The MTB trail on Mount Epomeo begins in the town of Forio, where you can park your car. You then follow the road that leads to the base of the mountain, where there is a dirt road that begins to climb upward. The climb is challenging, with some very steep ramps that require a good workout. As you climb, the views become increasingly spectacular, with views of the island of Ischia and the coast of the Gulf of Naples. Halfway up there is a small refuge where you can take a break to regain your strength and enjoy the view. You then continue to the summit of Mount Epomeo, which offers a 360-degree view of the entire island. From the top, you can descend following the same route or choose to take a longer tour, crossing the paths of Mount Epomeo and making a detour to the village of Serrara Fontana.
#3 Monte Matajur
The MTB trail on Mount Matajur is an exciting adventure for mountain bikers. It is located in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the province of Udine, and offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below. The trail begins in the town of Sagrado, where there is ample parking to leave your car. From there, you follow a dirt road that leads toward Mount Matajur, passing through some small villages and vineyards. After about 10 km of pedaling, you arrive at the base of the mountain, where you can choose from several options to climb to the top. The most challenging is the "Sentiero della Guerra" trail, which has steep and technical sections with rocks and roots. On reaching the top of the mountain, the views are truly spectacular, with views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. From here, you can choose to go back the same way or take the "Sentiero della Pace" trail, which offers an easier and more scenic route.
#2 Monte San Primo
The mtb trail on Mt. San Primo starts from the town of Como, where you can leave your car. You start by following the asphalt road that climbs towards the mountain, going through the beech and fir forest. After about 3 km uphill, you reach the first turning point where you can choose whether to continue on the paved road or take the dirt path that cuts through the woods. It is recommended to take the dirt path, which becomes steeper and more challenging, but offers breathtaking views of the valley below and the town of Como. After another ascent of about 2 km, you reach the summit of Mount San Primo, at 1,680 meters above sea level. Here you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Alps chain and the Lombardy plain. A stop can be made at the refuge to rest and have something to eat before facing the descent.
#1 Monte Baldo
Monte Baldo is a must-ride half if you are a mountain biker; the mountain peak overlooks Lake Garda, surrounded by open-air pastures and the Dolomites.
The options for getting to the summit and down are many, suitable for every skill level. You can ascend from Malcesine by Shuttle Shuttle that will take you to the top of the mountain in about 1 hour, from which you can take several descents, properly marked and divided by color. Whichever of these routes you choose for your tour, fun and breathtaking views are guaranteed.