Czarna Gora has been known in the past mainly for its downhill focus, as the tracks here were very challenging with a heap of big obstacles, especially in its natural form – rocks and roots paired with often very steep (DH-style) terrain and big man-made jumps on the lower sections. However, in recent years, the resort has begun to transform into a more enduro-friendly location and now boasts 15 trails of various difficulties (mostly red & black diamond) with about 1.8km downhill. What you can expect is a lot of routes snaking around throughout the whole mountain of Czarna Gora. On top almost all of the trails feature all sorts of features built from rocks of every size and shape. Aside of Milky Way and the short trails on the small lift all of the trails are quite difficult and therefore are recommended to upper intermediate to advanced riders. You won’t find a smooth stretch of trail for longer than a few meters. For lovers of enduro and technical riding this is paradise, but we do not recommend going here when it rains, because then biking changes into scooter riding. We will spent two days riding here. It is about 4 hours from Bratislava by car.
Srebrna Gora is a relatively new trail park about 1 hour from Czarna Gora to the north west. There are 9 different trails, similarly to Czarna Gora all mostly natural and all mostly difficult (black diamond). All trails are relatively long probably about 2,5-3km which makes for more riding and less sitting around in the shuttle. From the feedback and videos it is obvious that tons of stones, roots and all sorts of sketchy steep terrain await us. Similar to Czarna Gora, Srebrna Gora seems to be ideal for fans of technical bumpy riding, where you will need to pay close attention to where you place your wheel and what speed you will carry.
This will be our first time exploring the park, but from the reviews and feedback from polish riders Srebrna Gora is on the way to become the most popular bike park in Poland. A quirk specific to this place is that instead of a lift, there is a shuttle bus taking riders up to the top, hence also the description as a trail park. Please be aware that e-bikes are not permitted on the shuttle. We will spent one day exploring this destination and decide based on weather since it is quite close to the main destination and accommodation in Czarna Gora.