Trutnov is probably by now the second most known MTB bike location in Czech republic. Similarly to its bigger sisters in Rychlebske Stezky, Trutnov features a wonderous nature with huge moss-covered boulders and rocks ranging from small pebbles up to bus-size giants. The local trail builders have utilized these to prepare an entirely unique trail experience for all the natural MTB fans out there. We will spend two full riding days here on saturday and sunday with arrival on friday evening so that we don’t waste time travelling the next day. Since the guys from Trutnov allow E-bikes on the trails the only thing blocking us in exploring all the trails will be our battery and fitness level, so we are free to roam. We will have a local guide and trailbuilder to show us the most difficult trails and the best lines to tackle the trickiest places. For details about the Difficulty and Itinerary please see the specific tab above in the menu.
There are currently about 15 trails altogether with 6 black, 5 red and 4 blue ones in difficulty, so there’s a huge variety. Some sections are even double black diamond (like the Whistler section), so even the most demanding riders will get there fill of challenges to tackle. Depending on the final setup of the group, rider preferences and trail conditions we will build the riding itinerary when the group meets together. However in general we start with the easiest flow-iest trails and work ourselves up trail by trail to the most difficult ones. Of course if you want to stay at a certain difficulty and ride by yourself at any point of the trip you’re welcome to.
In terms of accommodation we will be located close to the trails in a private apartment or house depending on the number of participants. We will specify the details to the participants at a later date closer to the action. In terms of drinks and food we will be supporting the locals by having a bite and beers at their pub, as they are working hard to make it work, build new trails and maintain the existing ones. E-bikes are great for exploration, but they also take a toll on the trails, therefore we will be happy if you decide to support them in any way possible. Charging of the bikes can happen in their Trail HQ.
As part of the package there will be accommodation, guiding by a local and/or Traildeer guide, entry into the park as well, basic bike and safety check, loads of photos as well as tons of riding fun. Transportation together with a van and trailer can be arranged in case of interest. Otherwise the transportation will be individual – meaning we will connect all the participants so that they find a place for themselves and their bike in the cars and everyone gets a ride. If you’re interested in transportation so you don’t have to drive let us know.
If you’re interested in this trip without an E-bike as a regular pedal trip please let us know and we can create a separate trip or maybe add you to this one within a smaller non-electric group.
See you on the Trutnov Trails!
We will connect all participants to ensure everyone has a ride for them and their bikes before hand. We will either meet up in Bratislava or in the evening the night before the start of the riding at our apartment as the drive takes about 4 hours. If there is time we will get to know each other with a frosty Czech beer, talk through the itinerary and just have a good evening before diving into our beds. In case anyone needs help with any servicing of the bike we can do that also before saying good night.
In the morning we will have a breakfast either individually or ideally together at around 8:00 after a good nights sleep. Usually at 9:00 we meet up all geared up with the bikes ready to ride. We will transfer either per bike or car to Trutnov trails depending on where we will stay for the night and around 9.30 start our riding uphill to get our very first ride in. Usually we go trail-by-trail to get a first impression of each and everyone before deciding which ones are worth repeating. As we will be powered by our batteries we will discuss the trails on the way up and always decide which ones we want to do next. At around 12-13.00 we will grab a bite to eat, take a good break and relax, as well as put our bikes on chargers to get some juice in. The afternoon we will take it up a notch and continue raising the difficulty level on the trails. Once we cannot ride anymore or our batteries are totally empty we can call it quits and decide to go grab a well-deserved beer. Then a shower and getting rid of the sweaty clothing we will pick the best program for the evening… Just a hint: Usually it has beer in wine together with some good local cuisine in it.
The morning will again start with a hearty breakfast and most probably we will not have to check out right away. Instead we will have the chance to jump on the bikes and kick the pedals again and continue to explore trails we haven’t managed to ride the day before. Or if we did all of them we can choose the very best ones, which we want to ride again and have even more fun since we already know them a bit better than when going blind. We can either do a quick lunch at midday or postpone it by having a quick snack and ride till about 2-3pm before going back to the apartments, getting a shower and packing our stuff up for departure. At the end we will take a few shots of how we look after 2 full days in Trutnov, will say goodbye to the crew and set out for home.
Trutnov provides a great variety of trails in terms of difficulty, but it is necessary to take into account that there will be more demanding technical terrain with many obstacles as these are rather natural trails, not smooth tracks with large berms etc. common on bike park trails. If you do not want to ride the more challenging tracks, you will be able to explore the easier ones with us as there are many to choose from. However, our goal is to try all of them to find out which ones are the best, so even if we will start with the easiest ones, we will definitely want to work our way up to the most interesting ones, which are often also the ones that are the most technically difficult. However, we will check each participant to ensure safety both for him and for the whole group, as well as to set up a relatively balanced team of riders in order to maintain a healthy riding pace during the trip.
As this is an Enduro e-MTB trip, please make sure your bike fits the category, a full suspension bike with at least 140mm front and back, ideally more is required. The battery size depends on how much you want to ride. We ride light enduro bikes with 360Wh and 220Wh extenders so 580Wh overall, but if you have a full e-bike with a 500Wh+ it should work out well. There will be opportunities to charge the bikes at the HQ for a small friendly fee.
Warning – Make sure its in very good riding condition – brakes, tires, derailleur etc. all work well. We will do a bike check at the beginning of the trip to ensure everyone is ready to go. However if we find a serious problem, you will have to have it fixed before you can join us riding so that you and everyone in the group is safe and will enjoy the trip the most. This serves both rider safety and smoothness of the ride as there are only a few things as bothersome as having to wait on someone with technical bike issues.
Mandatory gear (you can’t ride with us without it):
Spare brake pads
Recommended gear (up to you to take, but recommended):
Light – helmet
Light – bike